Announcing the Whimsical Watercolor Cityscapes Design Challenge Winners

JUN 1, 2017

Holland in royal Delft blue watercolors” by heleen_vd_thillart is the winner in the Whimsical Watercolor Cityscapes design challenge!

After seeing all of the entries in this week’s design challenge sponsored by our friends at Skillshare, we had to call in a friend to help with judging because we caught the travel bug! Luckily, our special guest judge, Samarra Khaja, best known as SammyK in the Spoonflower community and city motif expert, was ready to help!

A big congratulations goes out to this week’s challenge winner, Heleen van den Thillart (aka heleen_vd_thillart) for her winning design, Holland in royal Delft blue watercolors! Inspired by the 9 years she spent in Delft, Holland, Heleen’s design has won her the grand-prize of $200 in Spoonflower credit and a 1-year Skillshare Premium subscription. The 2nd place winner, sarah_treu, will receive $100 in Spoondollars and a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription. The 3rd place winner, torysevas, 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

1. 376 votes for Holland in royal Delft blue watercolors by heleen_vd_thillart
2. 361 votes for Salt Lake City by sarah_treu
3. 358 votes for norden_city by torysevas
4. 356 votes for New York watercolor by scrummy
5. 315 votes for CITY by j9design
6. 292 votes for Pastel City by miranema
7. 242 votes for in the Spanish South coast by analinea
8. 239 votes for Once Upon A Time by ceciliamok
9. 227 votes for La Nuit Parisienne by susan_polston
10. 223 votes for City Life by Friztin by friztin

We’re also sending a big congratulations to the grand prize winner of the Spoonflower + Skillshare giveaway, Michelle Goggins ( aka mgdoodlestudio). Michelle will be receiving a 1-year Spoonflower PRO membership (valued at $249), a 1-year Skillshare Premium subscription (valued at $96), one Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Small Tablet (valued at $218) and a 1-year Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud subscription (valued at $240). Get to know more about our grand prize winner :

Hello! I’m Michelle Goggins from MG Doodle Studio in Ennis, Montana.  I love to sew and have been sewing as a hobby for over 20 years.  I enjoy sewing everything from clothing to handbags, quilts and soft toys.  In 2014, I discovered the thrill of designing my own fabric at Spoonflower, which rekindled my love of drawing.  Now I’m obsessed with creating repeating patterns with my drawings. I love drawing with colored pencils, markers and ink – but then I especially love combining my hand-rendered work with digital drawing using Adobe Photoshop.  I’ve been taking lots of classes about surface pattern design and how to paint digitally in Photoshop.  I have a lot left to learn – and I’m sure enjoying the process. My goal is to have fun & enjoy!  I hope you have fun & enjoy as well!

11. 213 votes for Rooftops and Treetops by graceful
12. 212 votes for The City! by carovalver
13. 204 votes for Cute houses by juliabadeeva
14. 203 votes for Whimsical Cityscape by jc_textiledesign
15. 199 votes for new_york by holaholga
16. 195 votes for pigeon6 by lauredesigns
17. 190 votes for Krakow by boris_thumbkin
18. 190 votes for City Suburb by ruthenia
19. 188 votes for Amsterdam neighbourhood by adenaj
20. 185 votes for PDX Watercolor by jadegordon
21. 175 votes for rainbow buildings by gracedesign
22. 173 votes for Stepped Gables in Watercolor by meowandcraft
23. 161 votes for acuarela_patron_por_fin_ by rachilan
24. 155 votes for Eternal snow city by elena_naylor
25. 154 votes for The Eastern Shore of Virginia by ceanirminger
26. 153 votes for Where We Live by artfully_minded
27. 149 votes for SOOBLOO_WATERCOLOR__1 by soobloo
28. 144 votes for Town and country by vo_aka_virginiao
29. 141 votes for THIS OLD TOWN by janemonteith
30. 139 votes for Vancouver BC by kimthings
31. 132 votes for Kansas City Skyline by palifino
32. 131 votes for Amsterdam by bonifi
33. 131 votes for THE OLD STORE NIGHT AND DAY CITYSCAPES WATERCOLOR by paysmage
34. 128 votes for The Arabian nights by mission:design
35. 128 votes for Whimsical Hayle in Cornwall, UK by lauraflorencedesign
36. 119 votes for City WaterColor by lanrete58
37. 118 votes for Cityscape Windows Blush by katebillingsley
38. 114 votes for floral_facades by veronicapt
39. 114 votes for Blue City by turnerhousearts
40. 111 votes for Lets Travel by christinelynnjohansen
41. 108 votes for Brisbane City by laragurney
42. 107 votes for Romewatercolor-pink by gaiamarfurt
43. 105 votes for Congestion by seesawboomerang
44. 103 votes for City_scape_bright by ruthjohanna
45. 101 votes for Streets_of_Brunswick by samantha_w
46. 100 votes for Miami Beach Watercolor by eclectic_house
47. 98 votes for Watercolor_City_spoonflower by leigh_jacobs
48. 95 votes for Chicago Skyline by irishvikingdesigns
49. 94 votes for Those Village Favourites by bonniestitch
50. 90 votes for Overlapping Watercolor Cityscapes by xoxotique
51. 89 votes for Made With Love by snidgy’s_designs
52. 85 votes for NYC_Luvs_Trees_big by kimkim
53. 84 votes for Paris City by susannekasielke
54. 84 votes for C’est la fête ! by vannina
55. 84 votes for suburbia USA watercolor, large scale by amy_g
56. 84 votes for Bournemouth Beach Huts – on Sand with shells by cecca
57. 82 votes for Liberty London by kociara
58. 82 votes for A Seattle Perspective by sewindigo
59. 81 votes for Cityscapes Mandala by julia_faranchuk
60. 80 votes for Seattle by brittemily
61. 77 votes for Amsterdam streetscapes (late 1700s) by greennote
62. 76 votes for China by eezzeedesign
63. 75 votes for KCToile150 by blairfully_made
64. 75 votes for Purple Mountains by dahliabunny
65. 73 votes for Welcome to the Urban Jungle by mulberry_tree
66. 72 votes for cityview by bruxamagica
67. 69 votes for watercolour city stamps by lisa_brown
68. 68 votes for Cityscape: Birds’ Spring Celebration by anniedeb
69. 68 votes for streets_at_night by mariange
70. 68 votes for Sewing_city_scape_spoonfl by littlelemontreeart
71. 67 votes for Manhattan Streets – © Lucinda Wei by lucindawei
72. 67 votes for London i love you but you’re bringing me down by natalia_gonzalez
73. 67 votes for parisian roofs by lisahilda
74. 64 votes for Baltimore Plein Air by joannabarnum
75. 64 votes for Golden State by ghouk
76. 63 votes for My Favorite Cities Watercolor by misschiffdesigns
77. 63 votes for Bricks and Mortar by ladyrattus
78. 61 votes for Scranton Whimsical Cityscape by supersky
79. 61 votes for Paris by svetlana_prikhnenko
80. 60 votes for Urban-Watercolor by franbail
81. 60 votes for Tel-Aviv skyline by dafnag
82. 60 votes for Watercolor candy city with sakura by kotyplastic
83. 59 votes for Milwaukee City Scape by digitallove
84. 58 votes for White Rock by orangefancy
85. 57 votes for Welcome to Virginia Beach by jennifer_todd
86. 56 votes for Danish small town by camcreative
87. 54 votes for Denver’s Art Disctricts by the_sunny_side_up_studio
88. 53 votes for cityscape by pamelachi
89. 53 votes for cityscape watercolor by bjdk
90. 53 votes for Toronto_watercolour- by rikkandesigns
91. 52 votes for Madrid by dariara
92. 52 votes for Glowing City by KSchowe by kschowe
93. 52 votes for Deepest Darkest Suburbia by edsel2084
94. 52 votes for City neighbours by abstracthands
95. 52 votes for Watercolor City Lights by minikuosi
96. 51 votes for toronto skyline cityscape by infiknit_fabrics
97. 49 votes for Buildings NY cityscape by maria_alejandra_ortega_
98. 49 votes for A City of Earth and Sky by lyddiedoodles
99. 49 votes for Toronto Canada Urban Watercolours by morenap
100. 49 votes for Little city by artishark
101. 48 votes for hometown_for_all_seasons_small by leroyj
102. 48 votes for heidelberg by karinka
103. 48 votes for Cityscape_Carmel_CA by divadeba
104. 47 votes for Escape the city by lydesign
105. 47 votes for Whimsical_cityscope_at_night by bugs4
106. 46 votes for San Francisco Blues by ed_designs
107. 45 votes for Outside the City by twilfley
108. 45 votes for 06464242 : stormy city skyline by sef
109. 45 votes for little houses by daria_nokso
110. 45 votes for windows by ipek
111. 45 votes for cityscape by laurawrightstudio
112. 45 votes for Portland in watercolor by mrshervi
113. 44 votes for Night Life in Seattle by Salzanos by salzanos
114. 44 votes for watercolour_houses by bridgeywidgey
115. 44 votes for windowsanddoors by marigoldpink
116. 43 votes for Hometown Hamburg by claudis_colors
117. 42 votes for Memphis Cityscape Watercolor by terrikjones
118. 41 votes for Old Town Portland by hazelnut_green
119. 40 votes for Chicago Cityscape by violetmalu
120. 40 votes for Valley_in_Spring_Landscape__G_ by khowardquilts
121. 39 votes for Stormy Philly by anneostroff
122. 39 votes for IMG_5631-copy-2 by bittybottoms
123. 39 votes for Cityscape_acuarelas by marielatresoldi
124. 39 votes for Colorado by everhigh
125. 39 votes for City Medallions at Sunrise by ally_the_junebug
126. 38 votes for Floating Cloud City by amborela
127. 36 votes for Moscow_theme by sasha_maslo
128. 36 votes for Floating Cityscape by bowerbirdhouse
129. 36 votes for Northampton MA Cityscape Sketch by madartes
130. 36 votes for Vernazza, Italy Inspired Watercolour by carolyn_cameron
131. 36 votes for In the Village by marcy_horswill_design
132. 35 votes for (E)scape from the City by sara_gerrard
133. 35 votes for kansas by denydestiny
134. 35 votes for Color-block Houston by studiosarcelle
135. 34 votes for New York City by zis6
136. 33 votes for 1watercolorWDC by margotbevi
137. 33 votes for Saint_Paul__Midway by choffman
138. 33 votes for International Circuit of Vila Real by selmacardoso
139. 32 votes for Brisbane_City by artonfabric
140. 32 votes for Natural_Abstract_1_ by kalambysheetalkmajithia
141. 32 votes for Rustic Rowhouses by oceangirlcreativeco
142. 32 votes for The Great Australian by Su_G by su_g
143. 31 votes for Seattle Pride by thecameronquinn
144. 31 votes for Rocky Mountain Cityscape by trizzuto
145. 30 votes for Chicago_Sunset by haystacks
146. 30 votes for Rainy City by svaeth
147. 29 votes for Bogota__Pattern_modulo by laura_cifuentes
148. 29 votes for Cityscape on Water at Sunrise Watercolor by sweetamelia
149. 29 votes for San Diego Beach by designsbyismatshahid
150. 29 votes for New York NYC favorites by cityette
151. 28 votes for fireflypattern4 by cheshire_curious
152. 28 votes for havana 2017 by hypersphere
153. 28 votes for SouthScape by belana
154. 28 votes for Deep in the heart of Texas (clap clap clap clap) by beesocks
155. 27 votes for Postcard of Edinburgh by floramoon_designs
156. 27 votes for Geometric Metro by menny
157. 27 votes for WELCOME TO BOULDER by pam_ash_designs
158. 26 votes for Rainbow City by girlupinatree
159. 25 votes for Lower Manh from LSP_cropped_BLUE by stacysmithvelez
160. 25 votes for Tower by miamaria
161. 24 votes for Manchester Iconic skyline by flutterbi
162. 23 votes for Cafe Society by jvclawrence
163. 23 votes for Urban_Marseille by g_lord
164. 22 votes for Mexico by nymphaeastudio
165. 22 votes for Cityscape by chiral
166. 22 votes for Pompeii by enid_a
167. 21 votes for Large Watercolor cityscape by katawampus
168. 21 votes for Fragments of a Villlage – Yellow by monster_patterns
169. 21 votes for Manny Flicks by cathleenbronsky
170. 21 votes for Cityscapes at night by axelle_design
171. 20 votes for KRLG–Sweet_Home_Chicago by karenspix
172. 18 votes for Cityscape Watercolour by francine’s_art
173. 18 votes for Cityscapes around the world by b2b
174. 18 votes for Cityscape Sri Lanka: Matara by zandloopster
175. 17 votes for Watercolor brick wall by mnlva
176. 17 votes for old_town_skyline_with__watecolor_2 by isabella_asratyan
177. 17 votes for solarised_brisbane by art_by_rita
178. 17 votes for city_scape by terribaileydesign
179. 17 votes for Lisbon bridge by asteride
180. 17 votes for CLE_vintage2 by contented_studios
181. 17 votes for London Circle Line by thewellingtonboot
182. 17 votes for Miss u Dallas by laurajohanna
183. 16 votes for TREES_NOBORDER by zrotoni
184. 15 votes for Tower Of London by tatjana_melikhova
185. 15 votes for 20170429_230315 by jaxabbydesigns
186. 15 votes for Alpine Village Scape by herbal_things
187. 15 votes for MagicEye1 by sonicribbon
188. 14 votes for City Attractions – Seattle Washington by whyitsme_design
189. 14 votes for PATRON_CONCURSO by paulaamolinao
190. 13 votes for cityscape; shipping container graffiti by kae50
191. 13 votes for DSCN2556 by hellonaturalarts
192. 13 votes for Welcome to Miami! by catherine’s_colors
193. 12 votes for 7 by effieniu
194. 12 votes for Watercolor houses by mgdoodlestudio
195. 12 votes for Adobe walls of Albuquerque by hannafate
196. 12 votes for Denver + by gargoylesentry
197. 12 votes for Rocky Coast Stripe – Maine love by shelbyrf
198. 11 votes for seattle by raining54
199. 11 votes for Springfield, Missouri by mikelkate
200. 11 votes for IMG_0687 by sandi_k
201. 11 votes for city by mayayogev
202. 10 votes for Nightscape Kaleidoscope by katyluxionart
203. 9 votes for Watercolor_Highland_Park_4_19_2017 by compugraphd
204. 9 votes for Art Museum by dalabuda
205. 9 votes for Baltimore Inner Harbor Fountains by haimster
206. 8 votes for newimage by kokila_kumaraguru
207. 8 votes for yellow-01 by aspenkomski
208. 8 votes for pineapple wave- vintage linen tropics 35 by drapestudio
209. 8 votes for Philly boat on watercolor by sburke313
210. 8 votes for building_city2 by mimix
211. 7 votes for whiteflowerflower_red by 257
212. 7 votes for dallas_skyline by gr8chefmb
213. 7 votes for St-Tite by papilloca_
214. 6 votes for Keskustorivv26 by kardemumma
215. 6 votes for City’s Design by glendat
216. 6 votes for Modern dimensional design -ed-ed-ed-ch by ann_e_alburn
217. 5 votes for chase by pink_rose
218. 5 votes for Missouri by lilymorgan
219. 5 votes for Old City Hall by dale_ramirez
220. 5 votes for Rainy day by galina_bolshakova
221. 4 votes for Minneapolis by marykathrynryan
222. 4 votes for water_color_ann_arbor_block by ekatrina
223. 4 votes for peachy skyline and streets by daisy_jane
224. 3 votes for Carpark by allypea
225. 3 votes for Stockholm’s Skyline by ströva
226. 3 votes for Gateway To The West (St. Louis) by bent_line_designs
227. 2 votes for PhotoEditor-1495174846763-ch by hs7782
228. 2 votes for yellow_black_3 by m101tom
229. 0 votes for I_am_light by pla_art_design

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