Tea towel design for Spoonflower

 

Oct
23
2017

 

In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had entered a couple of competitions. The first one was to design a sock for ‘Sock It to Me‘. Out of six thousand entries I was one of the top twenty finalists, which I am very pleased with! The second competition was to create an illustration based on the word, ‘Opulent’, for Illustration Friday and as I didn’t win that one, I decided to have another go at entering yet another contest. The aim of this one was to produce a tea towel design for Spoonflower. The results will be announced in a few days time and here is my final, ‘Farm to Tea Towel’ design.

Tea towel design for Spoonflower

My final tea towel design is bold, bright and modern in style. I love how the neutral background tones down the bright colours and the vegetable icons ‘pop out’ too. It is a simple composition, yet has enough going on.  Fingers crossed I’ll be one of the twenty five finalists selected!  😀

 

Emma Jayne x

 

Opulent design for Illustration Friday

 

Oct
13
2017

 

It has been two weeks since I entered the ‘Sock It to Me’, design a sock competition and I’m rather excited to tell you that I was selected as a finalist! It was even better to find out that I was one of only thirty three chosen, just under six thousand entrants! I’ve yet to find out the results, but if my design doesn’t win, I’m very happy to have at least reached the finals. I will let you know how I got on in a future post.

In the meantime, I entered another competition. This time, for Illustration Friday. They run a competition each week and this week’s theme was ‘Opulent’.  I love to enter contests, because they are rather fun to do and are a pleasant break from my everyday design work.

The first images that sprung to mind when thinking about all things opulent, were the fashionable ladies of the eighteenth century, with their extravagant hair styles. I decided that for my illustration, I would update my female and give her an on-trend appearance, with pink coloured hair, a jewelled nose ring and a ribbon choker. I imagine my illustration would appeal to the teenage and young adult audience or for any one who is young at heart.

 

Opulent design for Illustration Friday


Opulent design for Illustration Friday

 

Do you enter competitions and if you do, do you have a favourite that you’d like to share?

*This piece is illustrated by emmajayne-designs and I kindly ask to please refrain from using my illustration. Thank you!

 

Emma Jayne x