Monday, June 23, 2014

Stitches and Notions

It is that time again.  Contest Time!  I am really excited for the upcoming contest themed "Sewing Notions".   I had so much fun creating my main print:  "Stitches and Notions" and all the fun coordinates to go with it.  This contest required 4 different prints on one yard of fabric, so the overall view doesn't really allow you to see all the detail that I put into the design.  I wanted to share a few extra views so you could see a bit more of the designs!  I hope you like it as much as I do!

Sewing Notions Four Prints
This block shows the four patterns together that make up one yard of fabric.

Stitches and Notions

Button Bursts

Sewing Lines
*** Designs Copyright Brenda Zapotosky, 2014.  Permission required to repost or use online or off in any way.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Cosmic Voyage to a land of Alien Architecture

As we approach the beginning of Spoonflower's Fabric8 contest for this year, I thought it would be fun to share a few close up looks at my entry.  The theme of the contest is Cosmic Voyage.  At first I wasn't very excited about this theme, and planned on just doing an abstract star type of pattern.  But after I read through the contest description a second time through, I realized that the parameters were a little wider than I first imagined, since you could include what you might FIND when you took a Cosmic Voyage!  Once I changed my perspective an idea that I WAS very excited about came to me!  ALIEN ARCHITECTURE!  With a background in architecture I already enjoyed dreaming up out of the box buildings, so imagining a world of space buildings seemed like so much fun!  So that is exactly what I did!  For colors I went with a deep blue space sky, with a layer of cosmic clouds and bright light blue stellar stars.  The buildings are depicted in two of my favorite teal tones with a pop! of orange. Light blue outlining and detailing add to the space feel of the print!
Alien Architecture, Stellar Stars and Cosmic Buildings!

A close up look at a few of the buildings in this Alien World.