This idea came to me quickly. Perhaps out of necessity. Or stress. I’ve been so busy with my painting projects, I didn’t start until late the night before the deadline. I thought about adding textures, but I think there is enough going on.
Voting is open until May 16th. I spied lots of fun, colorful designs on page one! Have fun! Thanks so much for taking a look!
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Mellow Mid Mod placed at about 63%, at with 24 votes. You can see the top 77, here.
I really like the calm simplicity of this pattern. The majority seems to prefer busy and over the top. Those designs always do well.
Thanks so much for voting for this design, and for following my learning journey. You are the wind beneath my wings! 🙏🌻🙏
Wishing you JOY!
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Edwin Land
Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
I don’t even need to write a post for this design. The title is long enough, all by itself! There is a prompt when you enter the challenge that asks if your title meets the challenge requirements. I may have over thought it. 😏
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Spoonflower partnered with Pantone for this, their Pantone Ultra-Steady Wallpaper Design Challenge. Now that is a mouthful. Pantone selected the limited palette.
I eliminated the greys right off. I wasn’t feeling “minty”, or ultra-bold. That left me with three soft hues. I did try a dark outline, to bring in another color. I prefer the soft tones on their own. I had in mind a deconstructed, or faded feel.
The Spoonflower Fans page on Facebook gives me an early peek to some of the designs. And WOW! The designers made awesome use of the palettes. Voting is open until May 9th. Can you believe we are in May already?
Festive Fetti Fun placed well within the top 50%, at 47.14% with 36 votes. You can see the top 74, here.
I am so glad you enjoyed this pattern. Even though it did not show well in the voting display. Thank you for taking the time to vote, and supporting my digital design devotion. 😍🙏
Doodle Bugs was our Spoonflower assignment this week. I am not a fan of bugs in general. I wouldn’t choose to draw them. I do admire bugs that other artists create. And I have to admit, I was surprised at how many colorful, pretty bugs there are. I had a hard time narrowing it down.
The brief called for hand drawn or painted bugs. My Talens Angora watercolor palette came to mind. Warm desert tones. (Their skin tone collection.) And I decided on Moths. There are so many pretty ones. Some are neon pink and yellow. There were lots of yellows, in the images I researched. And warm earthy rusts and salmons.
I created the bodies and details using the pen tool in Photoshop. I wanted nice crisp lines. I painted blobs, trying to get some bleeds and blooms. I wasn’t as successful with that, but I did end up with a few that were usable. I trimmed them digitally to fit the moth bodies.
I have never considered painting a butterfly. Always felt it was beyond my abilities. But I surprised myself. I am learning to think in pen tool. Haha. 🙂 No way would I be able to draw them by hand though.
I am really happy with how this turned out. Happy with the hues. Happy with my little taught-me-so-much doodle bugs. 😉 Voting is open until next Tuesday, the 25th.
Last week I received notice that Spoonflower was making changes in the challenge voting. They have already changed the main challenge page, and WOW! I am looking forward to seeing what changes they made on the voting page. Fingers crossed.
I just read in a Facebook Spoonflower group, that the voting is messy and takes you through 21 pages. BUT, it does allow you to exit and come back to it. It saves your votes, but shows the designs in random order. So you may see some designs more than once, if you re enter. Sounds like they need to work out some glitches.
It will take people using it, for them to gather info for improvements. And if you do consider voting, I am very interested in hearing your opinions, so I can pass them on to Spoonflower.
They did mention, that there would be two columns instead of one, on the phone app. That is a huge change. And will help make voting a little faster. They will also be verifying that designs meet the requirements, and are repeating designs. One key to voting on the phone, is to open the page, and give it a few seconds to load the images.
Spoonflower calculates the counts now! Awesome! I don’t have to search through the entries now, to find my placement. Thank you Spoonflower! 🙂
Woo Whoo! 176!! That is the top 10.45 %. (If the online calculator is correct. LOL)
You can see the top 65, here. I would have needed only 30 more votes to make the top 65. WOWzers! 🙂 This simple design is one of my favorites. So nice that so many others like it too. 🙂
Sending out a huge cup of appreciation, to all of you who voted & to those of you taking the time to vote this week. 🙂 And to all of my followers. I am so grateful. 🙂