Posts in Design
Pillow Fight

I submitted a few designs to the Pillow Fight Fabric Quickfire Challenge at Minted one in the children’s category with Cute brush stroke rainbows and clouds. One in the feminine category with flowy brush strokes in blues, gold, and teal. Finally, I submitted one in the masculine category with an abstract circle pattern with mustard and grey—a classic combination. I would really appreciate your vote on all 3 of these. Thanks!

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Happy Holiday Cards

Last week we posted about working on Christmas wrapping paper for Minted, and this week we have two more holiday designs up for voting at Minted. One is more general use and one for Corporate use. We would appreciate your vote on both of these designs as we are new to the Minted Community. Happy holidays on both of these cards were custom lettering created by Lathe & Quill specifically for these cards. It is great to use my lettering passion on more than motivational posters for myself.

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Playing with Geometry

This felt like I was back in freshman year and dealing with simple shapes to make a pattern, but the fun is that I was able to have fun with color while making bold patterns with easy shapes for the Abstract Minimalist challenge on Spoonflower. This is not usually my forte. I love busy patterns with lots of elements and textures, but it helped me to try something new (or at least something I haven’t tried in awhile).

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Getting Into a Summer State of Mind

This week’s design challenge from Spoonflower had me thinking of what brings on those warm summer vibes—fruit, lush vegetation, and vibrant colors always put me in the mood for a warm summer day (sitting in the shade of course) and enjoy color fruit (or fruity beverage) and watching my kids play in the water. I illustrated some very basic pineapples, dragon fruit, kiwi, and orange, lemon and lime slices hidden among lots of bold tropical leaves.

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New Ocean Inspired Patterns

Kansas is completely land locked and far from the ocean to get inspired for this week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge I had fun flipping through my natural history books and became inspired by the beauty of sea urchins. I created these designs as somewhat abstracted sea urchins and this would make a great pattern for curtains or pillow cases.

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A Magical Combination

Dinosaurs and unicorns are a magical combination. Inspired by my daughter's first birthday. I couldn't decide between dinos or unicorns, so why not do both full of flowers and floral elements. This Frankenstein design is perfect for this week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge of Maximalism.

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