Wheyhey! When I checked my email this morning, I got some exciting and unexpected news that my design I entered in the One Yard Tree contest won first place! Whoa! How cool is that! I’m super honoured, getting in even top ten on Spoonflower these days is hard to crack, the community is huge and the entries are often in the hundreds, maybe more, so a win is huge and big thank you to everyone who voted for my design!
I haven’t entered a contest in ages and thought this one would be fun for an idea I had brewing. It also keeps me going, trying new things, and refining my skills.
I decided I wanted to do a hand-drawn design, with a chalkboard-y flair. I drew it up, starting with a rough sketch, the refined it with tracing paper, then went for the finished art. All by hand, no computer. I wouldn’t even know how to do this and get the same free flowing hand drawn feel on the computer, lol!
After that, I scanned it and cleaned it up in Photoshop, saved it out and imported it into Illustrator where I layered it onto a texturey, chalky background, and finished it up!
If you’re interested in buying a print of it on fabric, you can find it on Spoonflower here! I’d recommend the linen cotton canvas if you want it for the wall, it’s a nice weight and print really well.
Very exciting, I’m so chuffed!