I placed at 369 of 1425 entries in last weeks 70’s Pillow Challenge. WOW! I received 64 votes! Thanks everybody! I’m stoked. LOL. 😊
This weeks design is already receiving lots of “favorites”, and I am excited. I thought I might have gone too plain with this one. The theme was dark academia. Think Harry Potter. Not my interest at all. But I did the research, and gathered ideas. I just couldn’t get excited about candlesticks and creepy owls. Haha. So I made the call and turned in my unembellished plaid. There are only about ten other plaid entries.
You can see the detail, a twill weave, in the image above. I tried several different variations. And there are a couple more I am going to make available in my shop. In one, the yellow stands out more. The other has less burgundy, and is darker. I used Indigo, Juan yellow and deep burgundy. It’s so fun to see how the pattern process yields different tones.
This turned out to be an awesome challenge. I learned how to make a plaid easily. I can make a regular, a twill and a flannel from one design. How awesome it that? Gotta love learning!
This is how it looks in the voting panel. Thanks so much to all of you who take the time. I know it is a chore. Spoonflower is working to make it easier.
World Watercolor Month
It’s hard to believe that WWM is wrapping up. I have posted some of these before, But here they are as a series. I had so much fun, and I can’t wait to do more collage. They are doing another round next month if you are interested. I will be prepping for the 30-Day Creative Gathering in September. Can you believe it is already here?
I also participated in Laly Mille’s Soulful Abstracts Retreat. A teaser for her full length course. Laly has such a calming, peaceful presence.
I love both of these fabulously talented, generous women!
I wasn’t happy with how the first two collages turned out. The sky is an off color. I am more happy with it in the second set. I made a lot of mistakes in both series. Learned from them though. And I learned that making papers is so much fun. 😉
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