I just finished up this new design, "Folkloric Lily Border" in time for the weekly challenge over at Spoonflower - this is the first competition I have entered over there in quite some time as most of the subject matter for them has not been pertinent to my style - but this one this week was right up my alley.
The directive was to create a border design with Mother's Day in mind as the inspiration. I thought the beautiful Madonna Lily was the perfect choice for the flower and then wanted to create a layered look that had the feel of a folkloric pattern from Hungary or thereabouts.
So I set to work painting up the three separate borders you see here pictured in watercolour on paper, then I scanned and cleaned them and put them together in Photoshop, adding the dynamic black ground which may not be so much in the sentiment of Mother's Day but looked so good I just couldn't resist.
The design will appear as you see in the top picture please click
to vote - the images are shuffled for each voter - each person can only vote once and multiple votes from the same IP address will be automatically disqualified, you don't have to sign in or have an account to vote and you can vote for as many designs as take your fancy.
(if you click control F on a PC or command F on a Mac a search box will come up lower left and you can enter patricia_shea to quickly find my entry when you have landed at Spoonflower)
Wish me good luck and my sincere thanks to you in advance for your vote!!
I will be formatting this new design in all sorts of ways for scarves, leggings, totes, smartphone cases etc etc etc and will post links to all in my next blogpost.