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Spoonflower Drawing Challenge: Week 2

Spoonflower is sponsoring a month of drawing for the month of August where they provide daily exercises and inspiration to use as a prompt for drawing an illustration or surface design in your sketchbook.

The theme for week 2 was Text and Type, where you’re challenged to incorporate hand lettering into an illustration. The prompts included lemon, book, arrow, tea and toast.

Day 6: lemon – I doodled things you can make with lemons

Day 7: book – inspired by one of my all–time favorite books “The Secret Garden”

Day 8: arrow – inspired by my Zodiak sign

Day 8: arrow – leaves that look like arrows accompanied by part of a great quote by Groucho Marx

Day 9: tea

Day 10: toast – A toast to my brother whose birthday is today!Some of last week’s prompts were challenging because I don’t like tea and I don’t eat bread, so I had to come up with fresh ideas to get motivated.

It’s nice to have prompts to narrow down the focus on what to draw. And it’s great to have theme each week so the illustrations can be tied together into a series. I’m so excited to see this week’s theme, Animals, which I love to draw! Stay tuned for more fun drawings.

Terri

Spoonflower Drawing Challenge: Week 1

Spoonflower is sponsoring a month of drawing for the month of August where they provide daily exercises and inspiration to use as a prompt for drawing an illustration or surface design in your sketchbook.

The theme for week 1 was Open Spaces, so the prompts included cactus, mountain, tree, landscape and river. I experimented with a few ideas, and these are my favorites. I think they would make fun notecards or surface patterns.

Sketchbook Day 1-cactus Sketchbook Day 2-mountain Sketchbook Day 3-tree Sketchbook Day 4-landscape Sketchbook Day 5-river

It’s nice to have prompts to narrow down the focus on what to draw. And it’s great to have theme each week so the illustrations can be tied together into a series.

Terri

Inspiration Wednesday: Spoonflower Hacks

This week, I wanted to share with you Spoonflower Hacks. Have you seen them? They offer a clever variety of DIY inspiration, from home decor projects to making your own clothing to getting organized.

Here are a couple of my favorites, with screenshots from their blog for reference and links to instructions to make these fun DIY projects:

Book Binding – I do love making books.

Spoonflower Hacks - Book Binding

Decal Calendar

Spoonflower Hacks - Decal Calendar

DIY Goodie Bag

Spoonflower Hacks - Goodie Bag

Hope you find something or someone that inspires you this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Terri

Spoonflower Test

Check this out – I downloaded my shop logo to Spoonflower, and ordered a swatch to see how they would turn out as labels to sew inside my patchwork products.

It took me awhile to figure out how to do this, but I think I got the hang of it using Picnik to size my logo. I really love how they turned out, size and color, so I ordered a fat quarter. Each label measures 2 inches x 2 inches, which is a pretty good size for labeling my merch.

I’m hoping to try a sketch with Spoonflower one of these days!