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Dawn Floret On Spoonflower

Dawn Floret Wallpaper. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Dawn Floret Wallpaper. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Well color me confused. I had the wrong idea in my head. What this challenge was about. I was confident enough, that I did not bother to reread the design brief. Not until after I had completed my entry. Bam! You thought what?

Our assignment, per Spoonflower: Over the last year we’ve traveled to the 1800’s, 1920’s, 1970’s and early 2000’s through Design Challenges. This week you’re in the driver’s seat. Take us on a journey to your favorite time period, even if it hasn’t actually happened yet!

My foggy brain was thinking time. Thinking abstract. Thinking how Covid has altered our perception of time. Thinking of how the pandemic imposed limits should have freed up time for us. But yet we are all feeling like we have even less time in the day, than we did before.

Well, yeah. I knew I was not going to get all of that into one repeating pattern. So I simplified. Abstract, clock. Begin. I chose the palette, and only later realized that my colors were too literal. Day and night. Yeah. Real clever there. 😏🤪

Voting is open until the 7th.

Dawn Floret Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Dawn Floret Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Working on last weeks challenge made me crave sunny colors. I’m sure our consistently cold weather has something to do with it as well.

This is the third version. I had to work out a few details, and minimize along the way. It is often interesting, how the original idea can seem splendid. And yet, sometimes, doesn’t quite work in the end. So you try again. And somewhere along the way, everything just clicks.

I had that moment, with this design. Suddenly, it just felt right. So here is to failure. And how it can sometimes be, exactly what was needed.

Earthy Blooms Placemats. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Earthy Blooms Placemats. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Earthy Blooms placed at 1218 of 1774 entries with 37 votes. (It has 49 ” favorites”.) You can see the top 69, here. That was a heck of a lot of entries! Thanks so much for taking the time to vote! I am grateful for your support. 🙏

Gosh, this seems so dark to me. I am going to take this design, and create new colorways for it. In March. LOL. After the Gathering. I’m happy to hear your suggestions and ideas!

Happy February everyone!

Earthy Blooms

Earthy Blooms Sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Earthy Blooms Sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Earth Tone Throw Pillows. Spoonflower gave the designers a limited palette this week. Four colors. I used them all. I don’t know why, but I had it in my head, that it was a neutral challenge. Neutral colors. Subtle. Soft. I had several ideas for subtle patterns. I read the instructions again, and saw the color choices. And I had nothing. 😆

I wasn’t comfortable with the palette. You know me well enough, I don’t often reach for these hues. So I thought it would help to use design elements I am familiar with. This is a new design. We are not allowed to enter the same design twice. (You can see the two designs like this on my Spoonflower widget to the right.)

Earthy Blooms Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

The collection includes 3 designs and two colorways, each with or without a linen effect.

Earthy Blooms Placemats. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Earthy Blooms Placemats. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

I prefer the caramel version, but I think the contrast of the dark and light might show better, and that is my entry for this Spoonflower challenge. Voting is now open, until the 31st. I am always grateful for your votes.
There are over 1700 entries this week. Definitely need to grab a cuppa and use it as a short break in the day. 😊 Scroll through slowly, and allow the page to load. Especially if you an using your phone or pad. 🙂

Prospering Radiance Close-Up. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Prospering Radiance Close-Up. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Prospering Radiance placed at 807 of 1494 entries with 37 votes. (It has 51 ” favorites”.) You can see the top 58, here. I am grateful for your votes! Thank you! 🤗😊🙏

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Prospering Radiance For Spoonflower

Prospering Radiance Tablecloth. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Prospering Radiance Tablecloth. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Spoonflower challenged designers to celebrate Chinese New Year with “Year of the Rabbit”. With this design, the color came first. Deep Shiraz. Or wine. Or burgundy. Take your pick.

Prospering Radiance Close-Up. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Prospering Radiance Close-Up. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

With a dark base, the design elements were sure to pop. I started with a linen texture, and carried it through on the lanterns and hexagrams. The hexagrams are, “Prospering” and Radiance”.

For the rabbits, I added a subtle brushed gold effect. I need to check the swatch, the brushed effect might need to be increased. I was inspired by the silky, vibrant Chinese Qipao dresses.

The linen effect is hard to see here, you can check out the post on Spoonflower to better see it. Voting is now open, until the 24th. Prospering Radiance is off to a good start. I am grateful, and hopeful. 🙏😊🙏

Prospering Radiance Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Prospering Radiance Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Numb Tongue, Pillow. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Numb Tongue, Pillow. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Numb Tongue placed at 1127 of 1345 entries with 12 votes. You can see the top 73, here. They are gorgeous! I am grateful for your votes! Thank you! I know this is ghastly, haha. But I am grateful for the learning! I have started reworking this design, and I will share it soon. 🙂

Woo Who!

Can you believe it! February is almost here, and that means it is time for our 30 Days of Creative Gathering. I for one am excited. As you know, I have not been very productive artistically. These past few months I have been busy with behind the scenes admin tasks.

I am still undecided on a theme. As always. Haha. Landscapes? Collage? Abstracts? Well, you know me, I will probably do a little of each. Haha.

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Can you believe it? We are starting our 5th year! Woo Who!

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