I had so much fun with this series. I painted first, with acrylics and/or watercolor. The first two have pots that were collaged by hand. I continued in Photoshop, adding collage with digital patterns. Some of which are just copies of paper patterns I have.
You might ask, “why not just collage the paper by hand?”. And that is a fair question. In photoshop I can change the color, stretch or shrink the pattern, change the direction. I can try everything. I can also change my mind in the final stages and rework the individual pieces.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. We are in the final week of the gathering now, and I have started a new series. But I will be revisiting this style in months to come.
Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. Linda Solegato
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! 🙂