This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is all about kaleidoscopes. As usual I sat down to begin about four hours before the submission deadline! I had kind of decided I wasn't going to enter but then I found myself with some free time so I sat in front of the computer and decided to have a play.
The first elements that I went for were butterflies. I don't know if that was because deep in my subconscious I made the connection between kaleidoscopes and butterflies (the former being the collective noun for the latter) or if I just thought that butterflies would look pretty in a kaleidscope. The colour scheme came about organically once I had selected the butterflies that I wanted to use. It wasn't really a conscious decision, but I knew that I wanted to use pink flowers and then once I had the blue, tealy green and pink elements the purple just followed. It's a colour combination that I find myself using a lot. My signature colours perhaps?
I considered using the pattern function in Adobe draw to create the kaleidoscope effect, but due to the lack of time I decided to simply create a tile with a geometric pattern and then use the mirror repeat function in the Spoonflower uploader to achieve a kaleidoscopic look. Somehow it all came together and I LOVE it! Voting is now open at Spoonflower until Tues 19th November at 8pm EST. I'd love your vote if you're willing to give it.