Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Collection Sampler: Road Trip!

Wow, I've been away for a long time! I will do a post on a couple of my past contest entries, complete with pictures of a finished project I designed. (The project post is a bit late, since it was Christmas related, but it's fun and it's never too early to think about later this year. Right? I still can't believe it's 2012). But first, is my current contest entry, and a new collection.

My new collection Road Trip was inspired by a trip on a section of Route 66. It includes things you would see or bring on a trip, such as neon lights, luggage, sunglasses, and film (not anymore though). I plan on adding a few more prints to the collection. Until then, here is the collection so far.

Road Trip Coordinate Sampler
Click on the image to see it in detail.

This is my contest entry for the current Fabric of the Week Contest: Coordinates at Spoonflower. You can vote for the contest here until Wednesday evening when voting ends. The Coordinates Contest was for a one yard image that included four coordinating fabrics. One of the fabrics had to be a stripe and one fabric had to be a dot of some sort. It's really interesting to see all the mini collections and the wide variety of subjects, color themes, and pattern choices.

My coordinate sampler includes Film Strip Stripe: Small, which is half the scale of my Film Strip Stripe found here. The Film Strip Stripe is a vertical stripe print made up of strips of film negatives and are the exact size as actual negatives. Once I get my samples, I can test actual film negatives against the fabric to see if the perforations match up.

Film Strip Stripe : Small
Film Strip Stripe: Small. Click image to see it in repeat.

The large scale print for the sampler is Sunglasses Outline. It is a 4-way print made up of various types of sunglasses. The shades all are about 4" wide. The outlines of the sunglasses are in varying thicknesses. I also have a half scale version of this print, better suited for smaller craft and sewing projects. Sunglasses Outline Half scale can be found here. Sunglasses Outline is my favorite print of the collection. I think it would make an awesome circle skirt or summer dress.

Sunglasses Outline
Sunglasses Outline. Click image to see it in repeat.

Pink Luggage Ditsy is the small scale print for the sampler. It is a ditsy print, which is typically a smaller 4-way/scatter print. Luggage in retro shapes are scattered in various colors on the print. The same print is also available in a blue colorway, Blue Luggage Ditsy, which is available here.

Pink Luggage Ditsy
Pink Luggage Ditsy. Click on image to see it in repeat.

Last is my dot print for the sampler, Neon Dots: Night. The dots are similar to how circles are done in neon form. The colors pop against the black background, and look very bright, but are actually the same colors used throughout the collection. I also have a dot version on a white background, Neon Dots: Day, which can be found here. For the Day version, I made the white neon grey in color. It's neat to see how muted the colors look on the white background, even though the colors (excluding grey) are the same as on the Night version.

Neon Dots : Night
Neon Dots: Night. Click on image to see it in repeat.

You can see the entire collection here, but I will be adding more prints eventually. My next post will be a sort of Winter/Holiday wrap up, complete with two contest entries and project photos. Until then, please vote for the current Spoonflower fabric contest, and check out the talented designers there.

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