Dog Stuff Pattern for Fabric, Scrapbook Paper, Wallpaper, etc.

Dog Stuff Pattern for Fabric, Scrapbook Paper, etc.

I created this dog print with my sister in mind. I thought it may be cute to make a bag or a doggie bandana or a whatever. I’ll be honest, a dog person I am not, but I know that people love their dogs and I now have a new love for dog stuff. It was super fun to doodle these little dog things!

I didn’t just decide one day to doodle dog toys, food and beds. Spoonflower is at it again, pushing me out of my comfort zone and into the unknown. This time the theme is Dog Days (may as well add “of summer”, right? Maybe I should have gone a different direction with this theme?)

Dog Stuff Pattern for Fabric, Scrapbook Paper, etc.

Dog days? As a non-dog-person, I’ve never really spent a lot of time illustrating dogs. I thought about it for about a half second before disregarding the whole idea. Living things are hard, People! But their stuff… now that’s another animal all together. (See what I did there?)

So here it is, my entry for the Dog Days Design Challenge over at Spoonflower. It’s open for voting between July 18-23, 2019. Click over and check out the compitition. Oh, and vote for mine too if you like it. 🙂

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Dog Stuff Pattern for Fabric, Scrapbook Paper, etc.

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Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise in Watercolor and pen -- repeating pattern for fabric, wallpaper, or gift wrap
Birds of Paradise Repeating Pattern

Growing up, my grandparents had this enclosed back porch area that was huge. And in it was this huge (3×3 or more I’d say) Bird of Paradise plant. Now, I was little, so whether it was real or fake, I can’t tell you, but I remember the flowers and I grew up to love them! So when Spoonflower announced their Bohemian Design Challenge, I was pretty sure I would have to do Birds of Paradise (among other non-specific greenery).

Then I decided that illustrating and painting Birds of Paradise was going to be way too hard and wouldn’t turn out right, so I thought I’d fake it with herbs. Yep… very tropical, right?

When I mentioned my decision to my husband, he was pretty sure that was not Bohemian. But it’s green, I argued. They are plants too. Still I promised him I’d take another look at the “rules” before I started my Sunday afternoon painting. Ugh. In the midst of doing just that, I just knew I had to try the “impossible” Birds of Paradise. These challenges are about stretching myself after all. So gave it a try. And I’m actually pretty happy about the way they turned out.

If you’re a voter, you can find the challenge here until Tuesday, February 26th, 2019.

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Repeating Star Pattern with Limited Color Palette

Limited Color Palette Stars - mamasbrush

We interrupt this Valentine’s streak, to bring you stars.

Yes, I know, I’m kinda on a roll with all the Valentine’s posts, and don’t worry (or I’m sorry, depending on who you are), there will be more. In the mean time, I wanted to share this repeating pattern I’ve entered in the Spoonflower Limited Palette Design Challenge.

That’s it… short and sweet today. Voting closes Tuesday, February 5th, if you’re into that kind of thing, or let me know what you think in the comments.

Blessings!

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God is Love Conversation Hearts Repeating Pattern

Truth Talk about Love

It’s been a month since I’ve entered a Spoonflower Design Challenge. Life just got too hard. And on top of it all, my husband’s at home schooling got behind and my access to Photoshop is tied to his computer. Not a problem… I had plenty else to do!

This week the theme is a little Valentine’s repeating pattern. I painted these fun hearts last year, but they weren’t done, so I only blogged a few of them. It’s a little early for V-Day, even for me, but since I entered these in the challenge, I thought I’d share it with you. Head over to vote if you like it! 🙂

I’m hoping to share my original COMPLETED project with you closer to February. Stay tuned!

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