Friday, 31 October 2014

Print Me Pretty

As of yesterday Print Me Pretty has 145 designers who upload their work for their own use and / or to sell. I do both.

I am one of the only two designers to have a personal tag on Print me Pretty . It will take you to all my designs available.

For example Next Year's calendar 2015 is up. I have entered it into the Print Me Pretty Calendar contest Next Month. I'll be ordering these and sending them to mates and family as they can be hemmed with a loop in the hem and a piece of dowel slid in the top and bottom and then hung up... or simply stuck to the fridge with magnets.. LOL.
This is the design :
Found on the 112 cm wide fabric and can be bought as a Fat Quarter

Found on the 150 cm Fabric and should be bought by the meter
 as the Fat quarter sizing does not work on this size fabric yet.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Print me Pretty

I have been Honoured!! Yes I have and I'm so excited by it :-)

Print Me Pretty has over 150 designers on their site at present and I have been honoured with a PERSONAL TAG :-) If you're on the Print Me Pretty Market Place Page and you scroll down to the bottom of all the tags on the left hand side.. you'll see my Name.. Art On Fabric :-) Click on that and the page will refresh with my designs only listed under the Staff Picks and Contest winners. If you've clicked on the 'personal tag' above you'll see that the tag is already ticked.

If you don't know already, Print Me Pretty is an online fabric printing company based in the UK. This will be great news for folks in the EU because they won't have to pay import duties on fabric printed by this site.

Their printing is first class I have a pinterest board with some examples for you to see. I am waiting for more samples so that I can upload the photos. Every now and then this board will get fatter so please keep checking it out and re-pin to your hearts content :-) .

Some pictures of some designs :

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Designing Fabrics!

  So what is it you'd like to see on a fabric? I think that every now and then someone thinks 'Oh I wish I could find fabric with this or that on it'. Well I can create it for you, you know. I don't charge much. $25 a design is all.... and it's done to your sizes and colour specs. How cool is that?

The companies that will print my work for you and post it to you are :
Spoonflower in the USA and Print Me Pretty in the UK.

On Spoonflower I have my own Studio with over 500 designs in it. They are categorised into Collections, so if you want to look at it that way then click on the word collections on the left hand side of the page.

On Print me Pretty there are no individual shops yet ... but you can easily recognise my work because I have " By Art On Fabric " after each design name. So pay me a visit and if there is something on Spoonflower that you'd like me to set up on Print Me Pretty, please just ask and I'll organise it. :-)

Here is a dinosaur design that I did recently created and put into various different colours.
Please ignore the watermarked names over them, they aren't there in reality. :-)
Thanks for visiting :-)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

African Inspiration into design on fabric

There was a design contest on Spoonflower to create a fabric design for Rhinoceros. I came up with this one : Please ignore the watermarks, they aren't on the actual design :-)

Then I got thinking and came up with these : African Autumn

The difference between these two designs is the colour of the Burgundy / Maroon

Then this version .....  Rhino's and Diamonds.
And this....             African Diamonds.
Another ....            Sunspots and Rhinos.
........................    Windows of Africa.
..........................   African Ostrich Egg.
...............................  Diamonds and Crackle
Well that's the collection so far.. Oh wait one more but I don't have a picture to show you here.. you'll have to go and have a look. It's a colour adjusted version of the first design on this post, to match the mud background shown in the other designs  Called Chipembere ... Rhino.. Small.. Swatch size.

Hope you like them :-)

Friday, 7 March 2014

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Colours Inspired by Another Artist!

My Entry into the Wellies and Galoshes Design Contest on Spoonflower this week. 25/03.2014

I wanted to give you all a sneak preview of what this Collection is going to grow into.
It started with a design I saw on Spoonflower. It's gorgeous and I fell in love with it. So What I did was asked the owner of the design, Joan Mclemore, if I could use the colours in her design.. and she said sure! whoohoo...
So the first one is Joan's design and the rest are mine: 

There are 2 more designs in the works for this collection, but I'm holding them back for now. I have a great reason for this. I'm working on a 3rd that I'll post up soon. Whoohoo what fun!!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

What's Happening?

I have a bit of a brag for you :-) I try to enter as many of the Challenge / Contests that Spoonflower has and over the past year I have had some great results and some not so great, but that's par for the course. Anyway the last three contest I entered, Great Barrier Reef, History of Jazz, Geodes and Gemstones, have all been good for me.

My designs have all been voted onto the TOP 50. You might say, hey that's not that good, but consider that there are several thousand designers on Spoonflower and in those there are around 500 who enter the contests. Some regularly and some only occasionally, then you realise that being in the TOP 50 is quite an achievement. :-)
A Little bit of Reef. 37 out of 228. The design on Spoonflower  on Pillows and
laptop skins / covers, tote bags etc on Society 6

All That's Jazz. 37 out of 133. On Fabric on Spoonflower. On Society 6.

Geodes a Sparkling. 41 out of 296. On Fabric on Spoonflower. On Society 6 on all sorts of products.
There are at least 12 different fabric types to be found on Spoonflower as well as Wallpaper and Stick 'n Peel Decals and a really great luxurious quality Gift Wrap in Shiny and Satin.

So that's my Brag, here's hoping I'll have more even better brags in the future :-)

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Spoonflower is giving away 3 yards of Modern Jersey!!

This time you have until the 25th Feb 2014 to enter this free give away contest. :-)
Click HERE

You'll get taken to a page that will explain everything. It's really simple and easy.. you don't have to become a member of Spoonflower to do this and if you win please use one of my designs :-)
This is the link to my shop on Spoonflower Art On Fabric

Some of the designs you may like to choose from: I have a very wide variety of designs.. take a look at them at the above link. :-)

Thursday, 13 February 2014

I've been run off my Feet :-)

I haven't posted for ages.. loads of things happening and I've been naughty and not posted here for ages.

The most urgent bit of news is:
My Spoonflower shop : ART ON FABRIC   this is where you go to take advantage of a FREE SWATCH offer, with FREE shipping, that is only for FEB 14th 2014 ... starting at EST USA
You can get a free 8 by 8 inch swatch of any of my available fabric designs on the new Modern Jersey fabric.

Here is your chance to see what Spoonflower's fabrics are like, if you've never tried them before.
When you login on Spoonflower and then come here and click on the link, you'll go straight to my shop front page where you can choose a design, click on it and when you get there you'll see a green outlined box with a message GET YOUR FREE MODERN JERSEY SWATCH with a yellow GO FOR IT button... click that, you will be taken to your cart where you....... well you'll see :-)

This just in from Spoonflower :

Spoonflower Fabrics is a group administrator Spoonflower Fabrics says:


As you may have heard, Spoonflower's home state of North Carolina is buried under several inches of snow and ice at the moment, which has brought our little fabric factory temporarily to a grinding halt. As a result, we are postponing the Free Swatch Day that we had planned to run today and tomorrow (Feb. 13-14) for our new fabric, Modern Jersey. We will reschedule a new Free Swatch Day once we dig ourselves out. We'll go ahead and make the new fabric available today, but -- with apologies -- we're going to ask you to be patient and wait for your free swatches.

Thank you for understanding!

-The Spoonflower Crew 

I'll let you all know when it's on again.. :-) Sorry

The other news is that I'll soon have work posted up on SENOVA STUDIOS , yup one of a very few designers to be on this site and I'm really excited about it. I've always wanted my designs on shower curtains and blankets and duvets.... :-)

More news is my work is also on Society 6 now... see I wasn't kidding hey.. happily rushed off my feet I am :-)

Here my work is on pillow slips, laptop covers and laptop and phone skins, clocks, tote bags, T shirts and onsies and hoodies, all sorts of things.. oh yes coffee mugs as well.. LOL.
Here are some examples of designs on Spoonflower and Society 6......   Senova Studios will have to be a later post :-) Have a great day everyone .
A little bit of Reef on Spoonflower
The Great Barrier Reef on Society6

Anemone on Spoonflower
Nemo's cousins are Visiting on Society 6

All That's Jazz on Spoonflower
All That Jazz on Society 6

RazzMaTazz Jazz on Spoonflower
RazzMaTazz Jazz Nite on Society 6

For the Love of Sharks on Spoonflower
Sharks on Society 6

Shark Quartet on Spoonflower
Sharks, Which Ones? on Society 6

Chained Up on Spoonflower
Chain Gang on Society 6