Announcing the Winners of the Whimsical Watercolor Fantasy Creatures Design Challenge

MAY 4, 2017

watercolor mermaids by mintedtulips is the grand prize winner of the Whimsical Watercolor Fantasy Creatures design challenge!
watercolor mermaids by mintedtulips is the grand prize winner!

While we can’t guarantee we’ll be seeing mermaids, yetis and dragons co-existing outside of the Spoonflower design challenge world,  we can promise the winning designs will brighten your day with whimsy and fun! A round of applause is in order for FIRST TIME WINNER, Lindsey Marsh ( aka mintedtulip) for her design, Watercolor Mermaid! Lindsey will be receiving the grand-prize of $200 in Spoonflower credit and a 1-year Skillshare Premium subscription. The 2nd place winner, nouveau_bohemian  will receive $100 in Spoondollars and a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription. The 3rd place winner, heatherdutton will receive $50 in Spoondollars and a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription. The rest of the top 10 winners will receive $20 in Spoonflower credit. See all the top 10 winners.  

Don’t forget, for the first time ever, all submissions into May’s design challenges are automatically entered to win the grand prize full of design goodies worth over $1000! 

1. 351 votes for watercolor mermaids by mintedtulip
2. 324 votes for Mythica (sea foam) by nouveau_bohemian
3. 313 votes for Under The Sea – Nautical Mermaid Watercolor Blue by heatherdutton
4. 267 votes for WatercolorFairies by blairfully_made
5. 263 votes for In the Garden by susan_polston
6. 255 votes for Fire dragons in orange and blue watercolors by heleen_vd_thillart
7. 252 votes for Merry Mermaids in Watercolor by micklyn
8. 250 votes for sea unicorn by bruxamagica
9. 234 votes for sweet mermaids by cjldesigns
10. 219 votes for Nessie by artfully_minded 
11. 211 votes for Oriental Garden by mariden
12. 197 votes for Unicorns + Mermaids = Uh-Maids…? by elena_o’neill_illustration_
13. 195 votes for Scared dragons by camcreative
14. 194 votes for Dragonwild by seesawboomerang
15. 193 votes for black fairies amongst the blossoms and blooms by laurawrightstudio
16. 189 votes for whimsicalwatercolor by gaiamarfurt
17. 188 votes for seahorse-pattern-repeat-400_post by michaelzindell
18. 184 votes for phoenix by scrummy
19. 183 votes for Whimsical watercolor rabbit wolpertinger, fly-agaric and poppies. by kotyplastic
20. 178 votes for Mermaid Garden by abigailhalpin
21. 177 votes for The Sun Will Come Out by katerhees
22. 176 votes for Whimsical_dragons by kerryn_art
23. 172 votes for mermaid2 by holaholga
24. 171 votes for Gnomes by cathleenbronsky
25. 170 votes for Magical Creature Watercolor by tonia_dee
26. 167 votes for Wild Flowers + Unicorns – © Lucinda Wei by lucindawei
27. 166 votes for fairy by gnoppoletta
28. 166 votes for Loch Ness Dream by Friztin by friztin
29. 165 votes for Watercolour mermaids by hollydickson
30. 164 votes for watercolour fairies by laura_may_designs
31. 163 votes for Dragon Eggs by jennifer_todd
32. 161 votes for When Knights Away, Dragons Play by edsel2084
33. 160 votes for There be Dragons by stitchyrichie
34. 151 votes for Unicorn Party by digidivagraphics
35. 150 votes for unicorns and clouds by torysevas
36. 144 votes for Unicorns by cerigwen
37. 143 votes for Watercolor Mermaid Scales by xtinew
38. 142 votes for Mermaids & Seahorses in Sea Green by pinkowlet
39. 140 votes for Fairies in the Garden {Green} by ceciliamok
40. 135 votes for 06381817 : watercolour stained celtic knotwork dragons by sef
41. 126 votes for Among Dragons by miranema
42. 125 votes for Mermaids in Watercolor by sarah_treu
43. 124 votes for Watercolour Space Fairies by emmaallardsmith
44. 122 votes for annual_camping_trip_green_smaller by ghouk
45. 122 votes for In the Mists of Loch Ness by irishvikingdesigns
46. 120 votes for WatercolourDragonsPattern3 by gypsiem
47. 119 votes for Watercolor_Cameo_Mermaids by sewdesune
48. 114 votes for Yeti astronaut by elena_naylor
49. 114 votes for fairy_flowers by chocomonkey
50. 113 votes for fantasy creatures by valeri_nick
51. 113 votes for whimsical watercolor mermaids (warm) – peach by littlearrowdesign
52. 111 votes for Flight of the Phoenix by landpenguin
53. 110 votes for watercolor unicorn by heleenvanbuul
54. 108 votes for Pixie Pathway by divadeba
55. 104 votes for Ocean Pegasus by gingerlique
56. 104 votes for Watercolor Mermaids and Creatures by geekygamergirl
57. 103 votes for Here Be Dragons by ceanirminger
58. 101 votes for WatercolorMermaid by bskrabanek
59. 98 votes for Midsummer Nights Dream by lisa_brown
60. 97 votes for Unicorn Dreams by karismithdesigns
61. 96 votes for Magical creatures on dark by marta_strausa
62. 95 votes for freya_and_her_boar by nanamira
63. 95 votes for PiXie SticKs by lizzystitch
64. 95 votes for Spring whimsical garden in pastel watercolor by nsoraya
65. 95 votes for Pegasus, Son of Poseidon by tangerine-tane
66. 94 votes for Underwater Fantasy by jollyjaroszko
67. 94 votes for Sunday in the park with unicorn by vo_aka_virginiao
68. 93 votes for Watercolor Yetis by jadegordon
69. 92 votes for Under Sea Dance by sugarpinedesign
70. 91 votes for Azure_Dragon_of_the_East by samantha_w
71. 90 votes for Whimsical Watercolor Dragons by mgdoodlestudio
72. 90 votes for Unicorn Dreams by robyriker
73. 89 votes for Pegacorns in the sky Pegasus flying unicorns by beesocks
74. 89 votes for Kitsune-01 by charliecarli
75. 87 votes for Mermaid Tails & Scales (Watercolor) by sew-me-a-garden
76. 85 votes for watercolor dragon play by littlewhimsy
77. 85 votes for unicorns_stars_purple_pink_stars_3 by linda_baysinger_peck
78. 84 votes for resize_2 by lyndis
79. 83 votes for Wild Fairies by dom_dum
80. 83 votes for Jackalope by la_fabriken
81. 81 votes for Watercolor Unicorns by whimsicalvigilante
82. 81 votes for Mermaids and Water Lilies by minikuosi
83. 80 votes for Jackalopes // by Sweet Melody Designs by sweetmelodydesigns
84. 78 votes for Mermaids Pattern by nellik
85. 77 votes for Micro Alien World by mandalinarossa
86. 76 votes for Silly Fuzzies by jjtrends
87. 75 votes for Sprite_Fairy_Girl inktense watercolor pencils sewindigo by sewindigo
88. 73 votes for Naiad by graceful
89. 73 votes for FOREST FRIENDS by janemonteith
90. 73 votes for Watercolour_Dragons by amy-michelle
91. 73 votes for Moon Rabbit, The Boy and The Bear by orangefancy
92. 72 votes for Fantastic Creatures on watercolor by julia_faranchuk
93. 71 votes for My Little Sea Unicorns by xoxotique
94. 70 votes for Watercolor Phoenix by ameliae
95. 69 votes for Unicorns and Fairies by woolandtie
96. 69 votes for Forest Fairies by jenimp
97. 68 votes for Ocean friends by sleepandhersisters
98. 68 votes for Watercolor Fairy Silhouettes by vannina
99. 67 votes for Just Believe Watercolor by fabricbrat
100. 67 votes for Watercolor Woods with Unicorn by eclectic_house
101. 67 votes for fairies whirls by ipek
102. 67 votes for Red_Dragons by lunapetuna
103. 65 votes for dragons_on_black by pamelachi
104. 65 votes for Mermaid Lagoon by moderntikilounge
105. 64 votes for Dragon A Book Out by sueclancy
106. 64 votes for Bluebird Dream with Fairies by vanillabeandesigns
107. 63 votes for Watercolor Unicorn by islandmama10
108. 62 votes for * * Flowery Fairy * * by rocsanne_putri
109. 62 votes for Friendly monsters of the watercolour by pimento
110. 61 votes for Whimsical Mermice by lauraflorencedesign
111. 60 votes for Fairy_Forest by fabricandfundesigns
112. 60 votes for Diving Mermaids by gypseeart
113. 60 votes for Will-o’-Wisp_Navy by brittany_vogt
114. 60 votes for Phoenix rebirth by pinky_wittingslow
115. 59 votes for Super freaky fantasy creatures watercolor monsters blue by littlesmilemakers
116. 59 votes for pegasus and friends by analinea
117. 59 votes for Watercolor teensMermaids by mia_valdez
118. 58 votes for mermaid watercolor by teart
119. 58 votes for Dragon and Phoenix by dragonfairy
120. 58 votes for Whimsical Unicorns by jacquelinehurd
121. 57 votes for Puppy Unicorns by jc_textiledesign
122. 57 votes for Unicorns by byre_wilde
123. 57 votes for navyunicorn by ana_e
124. 56 votes for blue finned mermaids, large scale by amy_g
125. 54 votes for Horseflies_in_watercolor_b by leroyj
126. 54 votes for What Shape does your Phoenix take? by ladyrattus
127. 54 votes for WatercolourDragon1 by et_al
128. 53 votes for Tesselated_dragons__edit_ by yamandu
129. 52 votes for Watercolor Dragons by chiral
130. 52 votes for mermaiding by angelastolons
131. 51 votes for Phoenix_pattern_21x18_150 by tsm3_illustrations
132. 51 votes for BABY STAR UNICORN MEDALLION WATERCOLOR LACE CANVAS by paysmage
133. 51 votes for The Kraken (Water Color) by infiknit_fabrics
134. 51 votes for Fairies ❤ swings & flowers by magentarosedesigns
135. 50 votes for Unicorns and Clouds (Large) by hazelnut_green
136. 49 votes for Fairy Garden by twyfie
137. 49 votes for Unicorn_Valley by boissindesign
138. 49 votes for Beautiful Mermaids by suzzincolour
139. 49 votes for Gnome_fishing by amanda_jane_textiles
140. 49 votes for Watercolor Dragons by pond_ripple
141. 49 votes for Fire Dragons by appaloosa_designs
142. 49 votes for 002 by artbyvilla
143. 48 votes for Mermaids at Play by nrink
144. 48 votes for vegetables in a wonderland 01 by y_me_it’s_me
145. 47 votes for Bigfoot Goes Green by overthemoondesigns
146. 47 votes for Phoenix Feathers, Mermaid Scales, Unicorn Horns, and Dragon Claws by erin_karr
147. 46 votes for Dreams of Dragons by floramoon_designs
148. 46 votes for Mythical Rabbits by svaeth
149. 46 votes for Flower Fairies by countrygarden
150. 46 votes for Mermaid BFF’s by saint_shores
151. 45 votes for Preening Mermaid in Coral and Teal by spikeabell
152. 45 votes for Galaxy – Aqua by petals_and_chalk
153. 44 votes for Dragons at sunset watercolor by bjdk
154. 44 votes for A Fairy and Her Friend by thatfabricchick
155. 44 votes for Forest Bunni by hudsondesigncompany
156. 43 votes for Unicorn Businessmen by ghostfire
157. 43 votes for Mystical Creatures Mer-cat and Octo-kitty by amyjeanne_wpg
158. 43 votes for Fairy Josie by hannafate
159. 43 votes for Deer Prancing through Watercolor Flowers by annelafollette
160. 42 votes for watercolor_unicorns_-_pink-01 by lambandewecrafts
161. 41 votes for Jackalope Jinx by bowerbirdhouse
162. 40 votes for Nightmare Wolf by almerk_design
163. 40 votes for Watercolour Bubble Mermaids by lydesign
164. 39 votes for A Magical Twinkle of Periwinkle by landfish
165. 39 votes for Undines by belana
166. 39 votes for Unicorn Magic by thewellingtonboot
167. 39 votes for mermaids by bronwynsimons
168. 38 votes for Dreamy watercolor mermaids by selmacardoso
169. 38 votes for unicorn 2bg by erinanne
170. 38 votes for Mythical seahorses by sylviaoh
171. 38 votes for Bigfoot Fantasy by cindymindypindy
172. 37 votes for seaweed worship… or fight? by shelbyrf
173. 36 votes for mythicalcreatures by brittemily
174. 36 votes for Watercolour Mermaid – Pink by meganpalmer
175. 35 votes for Mermaid and Octopus Underwater Dance by bloomingwyldeiris
176. 35 votes for Reverse mermaid by artishark
177. 35 votes for Unicorn Alebrije by ixpule
178. 34 votes for watercolour_mermaid-01 by rikkandesigns
179. 34 votes for Mermaids Reading in Original by afarq
180. 34 votes for Mermaid Frolic by samalah
181. 34 votes for Seaing_is_Believing by sheila’s_corner
182. 34 votes for Ferruginous Phoenix Watercolor by jamielewisdesigns
183. 33 votes for Mermaids and Waves by amborela
184. 33 votes for Baby Kraken Watercolor by gartmanstudio
185. 32 votes for Stem_Song by shaunasarelittle
186. 32 votes for Ouroboros in Knots by elramsay
187. 32 votes for under_the_magic_sea by melluciani
188. 31 votes for Yellow Fairy by palusalu
189. 31 votes for I Spy in the Loch by elisabethmitchell
190. 31 votes for Watercolor Unicorn by lyddiedoodles
191. 30 votes for fairies by pam_ash_designs
192. 30 votes for Mermaid Aurora Chime by franbail
193. 30 votes for Flower Fairies by sarah_pogue
194. 29 votes for Owlicorns in the Air by macaromi
195. 29 votes for Unicorn Curls & Dragon Tears by studiosarcelle
196. 29 votes for Mermaid Watercolor by lanrete58
197. 28 votes for a3_6 by anubha_arora
198. 27 votes for working_mermaid by suzannefs
199. 25 votes for Pegasus war horse by Salzanos by salzanos
200. 25 votes for Watercolor Mermaid and Starfish Friends by girlupinatree
201. 25 votes for Watercolour Pink Dragon Tiles by lisakling
202. 25 votes for The Deep by dahliabunny
203. 25 votes for good_mermaid by omrosato
204. 24 votes for Watercolor blots by tatjana_melikhova
205. 24 votes for Siamese Mercats by wanderlustwoolves
206. 24 votes for Mystical_watercolor _fairies by littlelemontreeart
207. 24 votes for MermaidSeaUnicornO by smmackkkk
208. 24 votes for Kitty the fairy by meowandcraft
209. 23 votes for rose_lamb by dariara
210. 23 votes for image by painterlygypsy_
211. 23 votes for The Seed Scatterers by fairytale_&_whimsy
212. 22 votes for Her Eyes… by serenatoxicat
213. 22 votes for Watercolour Mermaids by drawnbycat
214. 22 votes for Jeweled Unicorn by snarky_sloth
215. 22 votes for WATERCOLOR_FANTASY_ ONE by soobloo
216. 21 votes for Mermaid and Bubbles Under The Sea by dreamoutloudart
217. 20 votes for IMG_6875 by pretty_pastel_pets_
218. 20 votes for pegasus by laurajohanna
219. 20 votes for Stagaflies by snidgy’s_designs
220. 20 votes for Unimaidhorse by juliesfabrics
221. 20 votes for Mermaids Swimming in Sync by marykathrynryan
222. 19 votes for unicorn2 by fallingladies
223. 18 votes for dragon watercolor by t_textile_design
224. 18 votes for Melusine by enid_a
225. 17 votes for O-ring Action Figures by boris_thumbkin
226. 17 votes for unicorn_pink by summer_was_here
227. 17 votes for Fantasy Galaxy print by kslittleworld
228. 17 votes for sleepingfairies by bananastudio_
229. 17 votes for midsummer_dreams by alohajean
230. 16 votes for Persian Mythical Simourgh by perporia
231. 16 votes for Fantasy_Creatures_1A by ruthjohanna
232. 16 votes for Golden_Fairy by ed_designs
233. 16 votes for faun-fabric by owl_and_pussycat
234. 15 votes for Supper Club par Sawyer by parsawyer
235. 15 votes for Bird Bud Ballet by camomoto
236. 15 votes for bluesky_dragon watercolor by katawampus
237. 15 votes for pizap by j_a_j_s_fabrics
238. 15 votes for Unicorn mermaid tale by valeryn
239. 15 votes for Fairy Confidential With Doves by vickiejofranks
240. 15 votes for Watercolor Dragons by felecialyn
241. 15 votes for Unicorns on Watercolor by ally_the_junebug
242. 15 votes for new-Nympheas-2 by isabelle_loiseau
243. 14 votes for Watercolor Fairy by mammajamma
244. 14 votes for Mythical Creatures – Origami Silhouettes by kate’s_kwilt_studio
245. 14 votes for Mikonodon 1 Dusky Memory by edwardhuse
246. 14 votes for Tweedledum + Tweedledee agreed to paint a wall by Su_G by su_g
247. 13 votes for bigfoot_2017-2 by calaismcneely
248. 13 votes for Faux Fairy Wings by twilfley
249. 13 votes for Unicorn_and_Hearts by lilymorgan
250. 13 votes for mermaid and flowers by aline21
251. 12 votes for ColoredTurtles by tomnboo
252. 12 votes for Sea Dragons by creative_madame
253. 12 votes for FantasycCreatures by silnamilisa
254. 11 votes for Ivy_Fairy_2 by herbal_things
255. 11 votes for Mermaid by aleesc
256. 11 votes for MEDUSA by erikikis
257. 11 votes for Waterfall sprites by roseivy
258. 10 votes for sleeping_mermaid by shalou
259. 10 votes for tooteroot by zandloopster
260. 10 votes for BFFs by everhigh
261. 9 votes for Sleepy Cat Spotty Pattern by driessa
262. 9 votes for Design by bridgeywidgey
263. 9 votes for monstruitos by arrpdesign
264. 9 votes for Mermaid Tails by cheshire_curious
265. 9 votes for Mermaid_Aqua by oceangirlcreativeco
266. 9 votes for Even mythical creatures were babies once… by carolyn_cameron
267. 8 votes for Abstractwatercolour-01 by olivy
268. 8 votes for Escaping Mermaids by bent_line_designs
269. 8 votes for pinky by mrs_cecilia
270. 8 votes for Ballerina Fairies by radgedesign
271. 8 votes for Deep Blue Mermaid by paperondesign
272. 7 votes for Fairytale by sixsie_lou
273. 7 votes for Fairy Doors comp_entry by flutterbi
274. 7 votes for Olive by anne_jantz_designs
275. 6 votes for Jewels & Fairies – Fantasy Watercolour by b2b
276. 5 votes for Unicorn Frap Girl by deannakei
277. 4 votes for mystical_blobs-ed-ed by spicerroots
278. 3 votes for shaista by shaista
279. 2 votes for Colorful Squares & Triangles, Going to a Party by ohhappyday!
280. 2 votes for easter by pink_rose
281. 2 votes for 10 by francoisgaudet@ymail_com
282. 0 votes for Midnight leaf dreaming by dwixie

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