What happens when you mix ice cream and watercolor? Beautiful DIY napkin projects, that’s what! During the hot & sticky heat of summer, few things are as delicious and refreshing as ice cream. We love it so much, in fact, that we’ve combined it with another thing we love, watercolor, to create our newest (and dare we say sweetest?) DIY napkin project.
With apologies for announcing the Fabric Of the Week contest results a day later than usual, we're pleased to let you know that the winner of our ice cream-themed Fabric Of the Week contest is Jeni Paltiel, a talented graphic designer who won two previous contests, one using an amazing collage made froms bits of leaves, and the other our competition to create a bunting kit.. This time her design emerged as the winner from nearly 200 ice-cream-loving entries, so today's win is doubly sweet. Nice work, Jeni!
The final results:
1. 733 votes for Ice Cream Dream by jenimp
2. 697 votes for ice cream paraphernalia by kayajoy
3. 628 votes for scream for ice cream by amel24
4. 572 votes for Fancy Ice Cream Carts by ahmarie
5. 561 votes for Ice cream 🙂 by bora
6. 555 votes for IceCream by kimsa
7. 536 votes for Ice Cream Crime Scene by sammyk
8. 441 votes for popsicles by karynservin
9. 434 votes for tons of tubs by aperiodic
10. 410 votes for Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry Cone Flower Garden by kdl
We've got another big bunch of entries for the ice-cream-themed contest this week (although not as large as last week's, fortunately), but time-pressed voters should take heart: we're working on a system that will narrow down the entries ahead of time to a more manageable scale. The new system will rely on volunteer contest moderators who are willing to take a few minutes each Wednesday to help us weed out some of the designs before the community-wide voting starts on Thursday. If you are a big fan of our contests and think you might be willing to put in some time as a moderator, sign up to find out more using the form on this page.
This week's fabric design contest has around 200 entries, but I know you won't mind because the subject is so very sweet.
The participating designs and designers this week are:
- Ice cream feelings ("clic" for clear view and collection) by mariao
- 5cents by chovy
- 70's Drama by organicgirl323
- A 7 February 2011 – Icecream cone Yummy Fabric Sweet in a girl's room by rupydetequila
- A Cherry on Top by pond_ripple
- All Scream For Ice-cream by j_whitham_illustrations
- © 2011 Bring on that bowl with cherries by glimmericks
- Bernadette Eating Ice Cream by robbrez
- Candy Dipped cones by tracydmc70
- casquinhas by mariseixas
In case you missed it, we've announced a few new themes for upcoming Fabric Of the Week contests, including Alphabet, Poetry, Black & White, Ice Cream, and Folk Tales. The deadlines appear below, and a full set of rules and instructions for entry appears on our upcoming contests page.
Alphabet: Submit a fabric design that uses the alphabet as a design motif. The use of fonts created by others is acceptable as long as the license for the font or fonts you use includes permission to create derived works for commercial use. Please submit original work. Do not submit centered images unless the design is intended to be ordered as a pattern rather than as fabric. Entry deadline is Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Poetry. This is a contest to create a fabric design inspired by the imagery in a particular poem that you love. In your design description, you must note the specific poem and poet that inspired your design. Please do not reproduce poems in their entirety without permission, either in your fabric description or in your design. Entry deadline is Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Quarter-yard previews (21" x 18").
Black & white. This is a contest for fabric designs using only black and white. No gray. No gradients, please. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Quarter-yard previews (21" x 18").
Ice cream. This is a contest for fabric designs using ice cream as a design motif. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Quarter-yard previews (21" x 18").
Folk tales. This is a contest for fabric designs based on folk tales. Please share the title of the folk tale that inspired you in the design description. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Quarter-yard previews (21" x 18").