Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The latest Spoonflower competition was ART DECO, which, influenced all areas of design and was a purely decorative style. So it was a bit tough to choose just one motif or area of design to create my pattern. I love Art Deco jewellery and was very tempted to incorporate it in my design. However, at the last minute I saw a wonderful balcony in Turin with the face of a Lion, typically Art Deco I decided on my theme!
I am pleased at how the repeat worked out. The face of the Lion is very dominant and I used elements which bring to mind wrought iron grids, railings or balconies to complete the design. I am NOT pleased with my colour palette... I'm not sure if I'm supposed to admit that, but its the truth. Although I used a typical Art Deco palette I find the finished effect a bit flat. Maybe if I had had a little more time to experiment I might have been more content with the final result. The deadline for the competition has now expired so I can't change anything at the moment. In fact I am moving on to the next competition which is "Ditsy Sea Creatures". As my last ditsy design was a bit of a disaster I had better make sure I have time to work things out better this time. I will keep you all informed about both ART DECO and DITSY designs.