I Love Gingerbread

First of all I want to say a big Thank You! to everyone who took the time to scroll through all the wonderful entries for the recent Gingerbread Design Challenge on Spoonflower to vote. I am pleased to announce that my design 'I Love Gingerbread' was placed in the Top 10, coming 7th out of 368 entries! 

This design is now available for sale on my fabric shop 
I am really pleased with the quality of the printed fabric and it looks great!

I Love Gingerbread Design by Kirsten Katz

I Love Gingerbread Design by Kirsten Katz

Secondly, it has been such a busy year for me between travel, family and work I have a lot of things to write about and catch up with on my blog so I will be posting updates over the next few weeks before this year ends. 

Spoonflower Design Competition

I have not entered any design competitions or challenges recently because I have been busy concentrating on various courses, learning new skills and working on new artwork in different mediums. One of the mediums I have started to play around with is painting with water colours and when Spoonflower announced that the theme for this surface pattern design competition was watercolours I thought yes! perfect timing. What a great way to be inspired to create a design, all in one day, and also incorporate some birds with my flowers. This is my entry 'Folk Garden' .  

To create this surface pattern design I started by painting up different folk style birds and floral motifs in watercolours which I then scanned and opened in Photoshop, where I created and assembled my repeat pattern. Here are some design process images of the original watercolour paintings which I used for this design.

Watercolour Painted Birds 

Watercolour Painted Birds 

Watercolour Painted Floral Motifs

Watercolour Painted Floral Motifs

I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit more of the process and the original paintings behind the design. If you would like to see more watercolour designs and vote for your favourite designs in this competition you can do so by going to the Spoonflower website via clicking Watercolour Design Competition

The designs are randomly displayed each time someone views the website and you can vote for as many designs as you like, however you can only vote once. If you like my design I would really appreciate your support with a vote, just scroll until you see it and select it by clicking on the tick.....Thank you so much :)

 

 

Fleur de Lizard

This is a fun little design that I entered into the Spoonflower 'Ditsy Lizards' textile challenge. Because lizards are definitely not my thing I thought this would be a good challenge to be able to design a pattern that would not look like lizards and be pretty.  Fleur de Lizard is the design I came up with, a cute fun pattern that is a quirky take on a traditional country style french fabric. I think it looks rather good on tea towels!