We're just one day away from finding out who will be winning this week's Design Challenge, made up entirely from Spoonflower employee entries! Read on to learn about the inspiration of four more designs and the employees behind them! Don't forget to check back tomorrow to learn who made the Top 10 and who is the lucky new owner of a custom chair reupholstered in their winning design!
Suz: Senior Marketing Associate
Design : Soccer Balls and Oranges
What was the inspiration for your design?
Soccer and orange slices are a right of passage, right? My nephew is 2 and a half, and I wanted to make him a travel blanket for his future soccer career (plus I'll probably want one because it reminds me of the good ol' days.) I had orange wedges in mind, but when I cut an orange in half for juice this past weekend, I decided that half shape would mimic the soccer ball in a fun way
How did you create your design entry for the 2016 Spoonflower Employee Design Challenge?
Soccer Balls and Oranges by Suz
Molly: Print Room Operations
Design : Float Away
How did you create your design for this week's Design Challenge?
Float Away by Molly
Ashley: Web Developer
Design : black + white corn silhouette
What was the inspiration for your Design Challenge entry?
I started by cleaning all the silk and leaves off an ear of corn. I painted it lightly with acrylic paint so that it wasn't dripping but had good coverage. I pushed a chopstick into each end of the corn ear to use as handles (like a rolling pin). I rolled the ear of corn across a piece of paper to transfer the paint and pick up the texture. I tried a few different variations, turning the corn in different directions and overlapping, but the one pictured above was my favorite.
black + white corn silhouette by Ashley
Leah: Web Developler
Design : Illusions
What was the inspiration for your Design Challenge entry!
When I doodle, it's often simple geometric shapes so I decided to embrace my own subconscious with a design full of lines.
What materials and technique did your use to create your design?
Using a fine tipped felt pen and a ruler, I drew a series of lines in the middle of a small square of paper. Then, I cut in half and half again, piecing the parts together until my design was on the edges so that I could make a seamless repeat. Then, I filled in the center of the page with even more lines. I uploaded my design and used the Spoonflower color changer to make the colors bold and bright.
Illusions by Leah
Thanks for following along these past six days as we took you on a behind-the-scenes look of the Spoonflower employees and their entries for this week's Design Challenge! We hope you enjoyed learning a little more about the artists behind the entries! Check back tomorrow to see if your favorite design made the Top 10 and stay tuned for exciting monthly contest news!