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Twitchy Witchy Wandflowers Surface Pattern

Twitchy Witch Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Twitchy Witch Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

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.

Twitchy Witch Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Twitchy Witch Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Twitchy Witch Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Twitchy Witch Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

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 Curtains. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Pink Posy Curtains. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

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! 😍

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Pink Posies Surface Pattern

Pink Posy Curtains. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Pink Posy Curtains. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

My entry for the Spoonflower Retro Floral Curtain Design Challenge. Yes, this looks familiar. I used some of the same blooms from the retro pillow challenge, but changed the palette.

I tried to do a more natural pussy willow design. Twiggy and delicate. But everything I have worked on this week has turned to muck. 😆 What could go wrong, has. With time running out, I decided to recycle.

Even then, more problems. My strokes, outlines, were messy and uneven on about half of the smaller blooms. And unfortunately, I hadn’t noticed until after I had duplicated many times. Uggh. I didn’t know what was wrong, so my fixes weren’t fixing. The only thing to do was to start over. Voila. 🤓

Pink Posy Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Pink Posy Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Pink Posy Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Pink Posy Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I tried a texture on the background. It looked great, but the seam was showing. For some reason it was not lining up to create a seamless pattern.

Pink Posy Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Pink Posy Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Voting for the Retro Floral Curtain Challenge is open for five days. Last week’s Moon Sun design placed 456, (With 29 votes.) of 848 entries. That’s almost the top 50%. 😆 Thanks so much for voting. I really appreciate it. 😻

Challenge yourself,
it’s the only path which leads to growth.
Morgan Freeman

Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.
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There is no challenge more challenging
than the challenge to improve yourself.
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The Moon & Sun, And Spoonflower Fun

Moon Sun Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Bedding. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Sample. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Wallpaper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Moon Sun Wallpaper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Dark Plaid received 36 votes last week. Thanks so much to all who voted! 🙂 This week, the Spoonflower theme is Space Exploration. I kept the design simple, and added textures for more interest. The background has a faux linen effect. For the main elements, there is a gauze overlay. Very minimal and a slightly larger scale that most of the other design entries.

There are lots of bold, colorful, fun entries. Take a peek if you’d like. Voting is open now.

Have a super day!

The sun loved the moon so much
that he died every night
to let her breathe.
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