Saturday, March 30, 2013

Doodlin' Around...

Just thought I would share a little fun I have been havin' with doodles and circles.  Feelin' a bit geometric.  :)  Happy Saturday!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

More Designs Inspired by Ireland

I was doing a great deal of research about Ireland while developing my design for the REPEAT(ed) competition.  My design kept evolving as I played around with various elements that I thought represented Ireland.  My designs were influenced by the beautiful landscape, culture and history, as well as the people of Ireland.  Here are a few of the designs that I created but did not enter.  Hope you like them.  :)

"Emerald Isle"

"Land and Sea"
These designs were inspired by the beautiful hills of Ireland and sea as far as the eye can see.

"Heart of Ireland"
This design (shown in three colorways) used elements of Irish lace, Ireland's Snow Drop Flower, Celtic Knots, and the petals of the Shamrock represented by the heart.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Design Challenge One...Follow your Wanderlust

Here it is....finally!!!  I was so excited for the theme of our first challenge for the REPEAT(ed) competition from The Printed Bolt!!  For my inspiration, I decided to let my design take me to Ireland!  I have always wanted to go and travel around Ireland.  I can almost smell the damp mossy fields and sea salt in the air! Ahhhh!!!  My design was greatly influenced by the many beautiful stone castles scattered around Ireland's emerald green rolling hills.  The name of my pattern is called Emerald Kingdom.  Please visit The Printed Bolt website to read all about my design process, as well as view the wonderful designs from the other 9 contestants.  Please vote for my design if you feel it deserves the Reader's Choice Award.  Thank you for visiting!!

Emerald Kingdom
Emerald Kingdom Close-Up
Emerald Kingdom Close-up 2
Emerald Kingdom Coordinates