I am really pleased with how the background turned out on this. It was difficult to hide the seam. There are sections that look like the seam is showing, but it is just part of the coloring. This is for the Birding Design Challenge. Here is a close-up.
I had a few ideas to add more to this, but I opted to turn it in early so I could prepare for the 30 day gathering. I have started on the next challenge design. A complicated Victorian floral.
Voting is open until the 6th. So many amazing designs presented!
Granny Square Floral placed at 482 of 718 with 29 votes. I was blown away by all of the fabulous designs! Thanks so much for voting! 🙂
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Last week I designed two collections for the Spoonflower Granny Square challenge. I had no idea how I was going to create a faux-crochet effect. Looking at the challenge entries, I am amazed at the different ways designers achieved this.
My floral granny square has hundreds of layers. Each line, each petal. Whew! I knew that there would be lots of bright, colorful designs. So I decided to go with something softer. I am very happy with how this design turned out.
Voting is open now through the 30th. Yikes! The 30th? The 30-Day Creative Challenge is right around the corner! 🙂
I designed the basket weave first. And I think I will go back and increase the size of the pom-pom. It seems too small. WIth this design, I think the brighter colors work better. Which do you like best?
Twitchy Witch received 13 votes. Seems Appropriate. Haha. Unlucky 13 . Thanks so much for voting! I appreciate your support so much 🙂 Enjoy! 🙂
It works. It’s a working, repeating pattern. It’s not one of my favorites though. I know what I need to do to fix it. I was tempted not to turn it in. But I read a reminder… done is better than perfect. Actually, I came across that quote by two different artists this week.
So I entered it in the Spoonflower Eclectic Witch Challenge. I can always go back and update the design. And I am very happy with the simple, slightly off kilter plaid. I can use that as a base in other designs, and I can recolor it.
I took the basic shape of a witches hat, and a face. I thought of adding shapes for a face. Simple circles or lines. Tried it, and decided to stay more abstract. I meant to add a secondary bloom, slightly smaller. But after I made the Dandelion, sizing it down lost some of the detail. I’m not happy with both of the “blooms” being roughly the same size.
The collection shows the parts of this design. I started with a solid, added the plaid, added the dandi’s, and finished with the wandflowers. There is an actual wandflower, and the colors are sort of the same. A fluke. I was looking for flower names after I had completed the design. Kismet. 😆
Voting is open now until the 23rd. I already have a handful of favorite votes, so maybe it is not as icky as I think. The next challenge is going to be very difficult. “Granny Square Crochet”. More learning ahead!
Pink Posy placed at 492 out of 1433 entries with 49 votes. Woo Whoo! Haha. 🙂 My thanks and hugs to all who voted. Thank you! 😍