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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Summer Time Design for Fabric and Gift Wrap

Summer Time Fabric and Gift Wrap | BBQ Grill Outdoor Picnic Fun | mamasbrush

This week the theme at Spoonflower is Small Scale Summer . I came up with this basic design last year, but never took it beyond the sketch. When I saw the theme for this week, I immediately wanted to bring it back out. I transferred it to watercolor paper and got painting.

This would be great on fabric for a summer tote or purse or adorable on gift wrap for any of your summer parties! You can vote for your favorite design through May 7, 2019here.

I have a free printable of the original design coming up for you soon. Click follow in the sidebar so you won’t miss it! 🙂

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Tulip Showers Design for Fabric, Wallpaper, and Gift Wrap

Tulip Showers Fabric Design from mamasbrush

One of the reasons I enjoy participating in the Spoonflower Design Challenges, is that it pushes me to try something new. Something I might not have thought to do on my own. They give me a theme for each week. Sometimes I decide I don’t like the theme or don’t have time to participate, but when I can (and want to), I enjoy rising to the challenge.

Tulip Showers Fabric Design from mamasbrush

This week the theme is April Showers. I was already working on this concept for an up and coming bridal shower I’m working on, so it was easy to turn it into a repeating pattern for fabric, wall paper and gift wrap. It was inspired by this pin. I saw those tulips in the umbrella and I really wanted to paint them!

From there, I imagined the look of tulips “showering” down from above and the concept was born.

Voting for this design is from Thursday, April 11 – Tuesday, April 16.

Stay tuned for a bridal shower invitation along the same theme, coming up!

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Cacti in Mugs – Repeating Pattern

Cacti in Mugs - mamasbrush

I’ve created another repeating pattern for Spoonflower’s Design Challenge. The main reason I enjoy participating in these is because they push me to create something I wouldn’t otherwise create. This week’s theme is Desert Modernism, and while I’m not sure I’d call this modern, it is my take on their theme. I wouldn’t have chosen to paint cactus just for me and I certainly wouldn’t have thought to put them in mugs if I wasn’t painting them at all.

In the end, I’m a super pleased with how they’ve turned out. Voting is over here if you are into that. 🙂 (Voting now closed. I didn’t win… but it’s okay, I’m just in it to grow.)

What do you think?

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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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Honoring Grandma… with Christmas around the corner

A couple years ago, in the beginning of my painting journey, I did this piece as a Christmas gift for my dad.  My childhood Christmas mornings were amazing!  (The story is here.)  And it all revolved around Grandma and her breakfast!  This year, when Spoonflower announced their “Holidays Around the World” design challenge and asked us to share how we celebrate the holidays where we live, I knew I wanted to create a repeating pattern out of those memories. 

I added the trees and the chocolate bars. Oh, those chocolate bars. Giant chocolate bars were always part of the stockings!

So here it is on the left… my repeating pattern for printing on wrapping paper or fabric (or wallpaper if you really want too… who am I to judge?)  At least I hope it will be available soon enough.  For now, it’s up for voting!  Come on over and vote if you have a minute. 🙂  Click the “Vote for Designs” button on this page

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