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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!

30-Day Creative Gathering Begins In Five Days

Our 30-Day Creative Gathering is an informal gathering of creators.
Just paint each day in February (& September).
Or sketch, or take a photo.
We welcome all levels, all mediums.

Creating each day
doesn’t have to mean completing a finished piece.
Work in progress is welcome!

You can choose to follow a theme,
experiment with new tools,
use a new palette.
Or not. 😉

By gathering together
we connect with others,
make new friends,
& cheer each other on.

Hope to see you there!
Follow the link to join us.

Wishing you JOY!

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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