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The way I read Heather's reply was that she was bummed that an entry that did NOT follow the entry rules was allowed and then received the same number of votes as her. Maybe that's just my take on it. I love the fact that the total votes are posted because it's a really good tracking device for the designers to gauge their progress and how well their patterns are liked overall. I liked Heather's elephant too - the peanuts were an especially cute touch:)
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WOW! There is some stiff competition this week - Great Job everyone!
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really? THREE stinkin' votes? ouch. that smarts a little. ;) big congrats to katie though, it's a really smart design. I think I'll go console myself with some ice cream...
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Wow! It just keeps getting harder and harder to vote because the bar keeps getting raised every time! I had a hard time voting on the fish theme but this one is even harder to pick out favourites!
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9th place out of 72 isn't too shabby at all! I'm quite pleased:) Congrats Leigh on the landslide win!
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last night while waiting to fall asleep I began to think of spoonflower topics (LOL! you know you're addicted when that starts happening!) and I thought of bugs too! another idea is to post a poem, or even song lyrics and have everyone interpret them in their own way. the calendar idea is pretty nifty too.
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I really liked the narrow fish theme - it's great to see all the different designs come from such aspecified criteria - maybe more of those? Some other suggestions: - faeries, gnomes & other enchanted things - elements: earth, wind, fire, air (together or consecutive weeks) - certain hobbies: sewing/soapmaking/horseback riding/etc. - herbs & spices - music - virtues: hope/charity/etc.
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Stephen - since this contest has very specific guidelines (ie.colours, etc) will you be declining entries that don't follow the rules? (ie. gradients, etc.) Will you also be checking to see if the hex codes, LAB colours match up or just eye-balling it?
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AWESOME! you guys must be thrilled!!!
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That's true too Shala. The more I think about it, the more difficult it becomes separate it at all! I too am happy with the contests as they are - after all, spoonflower doesn't have to have them at all! I'm just grateful the allow us the opportunity for such fun. Whether I win or lose doesn't mean much at all to me - it's all about pushing my creative bounds:)
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I see where you're coming from too anemone. But you know, there are lots of professional textile designers who strictly hand-paint their fabrics too! Another issue I could see would be where to draw the line when it comes to who is considered professional and who is not. I am graphic designer by trade but do not profess to have any professional textile knowledge at all! (Of course I can still dream, right?) I could see maybe a line more clearly defined as hand-drawn/painted design vs. computer-aided design - that might be a better defining point if spoonflower decides to offer separate contests. I know I've seen a few FABULOUS hand-drawn designs on spoonflower that would take me much longer I'm sure to reproduce digitally than perhaps straight by hand. And on a completely unrelated note, I just LOVE spoonflower and especially how involved stephen and the rest of spoonflower family are so approachable and interested in the community feedback - I think it's just SUPER and can only get better from here on out! Two thumbs up for the spoonflower family!!
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@ jojoebi - I found this under the FAQ section of the spoonflower blog... "Spoonflower prints on the highest quality fabric we can source using eco-friendly, non-toxic pigment inks. " hope this helps!
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@ jojoebi - I found this under the FAQ section of the blog... "Spoonflower prints on the highest quality fabric we can source using eco-friendly, non-toxic pigment inks. " hope this helps!
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Hi Kim & Stephen, I have a couple of questions regarding the doll panel contest. I hope you can help clarify some points for me. 1. Are we to submit a full "working" doll panel (ie. with instructions for assembly on the panel) or just the dolls? 2. Should we be working with a full yard artboard without repeats for the panel and if so, when you post pictures of the entries will you be taking a variety of shots per entry to show the finer details? I'm just not sure how to go about starting so any pointers you have would be greatly appreciated!
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doh! thanks kim! that'll teach me to surf uncaffeinated! ;)
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I thought of the wallpaper idea myself a few years ago. I thought it would be awesome. And the mentions in the mags about spoonflower are so totally deserved - it's a GREAT business idea and I hope you guys expand and profit well for all your hard work:)
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wow! that pattern book sounds AWESOME! count me IN!
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