Tag Archives: #spoonflowerdesignchallenge

Spoonflower 2023 Calendar Wall Hanging

Serene Green. 2023 Wall Calendar, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Serene Green. 2023 Wall Calendar, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

This challenge was so much fun. As you can see, I recycled one of my paintings from this month. I used different patterns, to be sure the dates were legible. The full leaf is larger, to fill the space. I also added a digital border, outline, to the vase. To give it a crisp look. I left the planting raw, with rough edges and pencil marks.

Voting is now open, There are fewer entries this week. Lots of terrific designs, though. Thanks so much for taking the time! 🙏😄

This will be available as a wall hanging, and on a tea towel.

Serene Green. 2023 Wall Hanging Calendar, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Serene Green. 2023 Wall Hanging Calendar, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Serene Green. 2023 Calendar, Tea Towel, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Serene Green. 2023 Calendar, Tea Towel, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Sample, Spoonflower Template
Sample, Spoonflower Template

Spoonflower provides a template for the designers. I created a frame, to cover the areas that are out of bounds. It helped me to see only the area I had to work with. Gave me a “clean” canvas.

Fika Fine Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Fika Fine Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Fika Fine placed at 522 out of 770, with 20 votes. Thank you! I’m so grateful to you. 🙂

Feeling Fika Fine – Spoonflower Design Challenge

Fika Fine Tablecloth. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Fika Fine Tablecloth. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

The design theme this week is Swedish Fika. Fika is a coffee and cake break, but is much more than that. Fika is a state of mind. An attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. It is considered almost essential to make time for fika every day. And often, several times a day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.

This design came together fairly quickly. A nice surprise. I delayed starting, sure that I could not pull it off. Doubting myself.

Fika Fine Pattern Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Fika Fine Pattern Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I had fun creating the treats and Latte. For the dishware I used a pattern I created a few years ago. It has the colors of the Swedish flag and seemed a perfect fit.

I added shadows and highlights to add dimension to the treats, and china. That took some finagling, but was fun to do.

Voting is open now through the 27th. Thanks so much for taking a look. 🙂

Fika Fine Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Fika Fine Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Desert Dune Buds, Sample, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Sample, SMDelgado

Desert Dune Buds placed at 811 of 1177 with 21 votes. I appreciate you taking the time to vote for me. Thanks a bunch! 🙂

I am so grateful I have had the energy to take part in the design challenges while also painting each day for the 30-Day Creative Gathering. I’ve had to sneak in a nap a few times, but I am managing. 😉😉🙏

Otherworldly Botanicals, Spoonflower Challenge

Desert Dune Buds, Pillow, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Pillow, SMDelgado

Well, not too otherworldly. The desert was my inspiration. There is a bloom that looks like a striped starfish. It grows in Africa, and has a horrible odor. Which of course attracts bugs. The Starfish Flower Cactus. Haha. Appropriate. Combines my love of the sea, and of the desert. It is more of a succulent than a cactus. The smaller “bloom” in this design was inspired by String of Pearls. With a twist. I love those plants. And yes, I love peas. And I do think they look like they are from a distant planet.

I created a few more blooms, but felt like I needed to keep it sparse. Like the desert. I reworked the background I had used for the roadrunner design. I copied more of the sandy, jagged markings and placed them throughout. I started with more of a caramel background. A very warm sand. But here it looks more orange. Works for fall though! And Mars is reddish orange.😂 Voting is open now thru the 20th.

So grateful for your votes! I know it is a chore. Time for me to vote, and check out the fabulous designers! 😂

Desert Dune Buds, Table Runner, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Table Runner, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Sample, SMDelgado
Desert Dune Buds, Sample, SMDelgado

Wishing you JOY!