Neutral Heart & Diamond Print

I wanted a simple yet graphic print for this collection. The colors are in line with the coordinates, but this pattern is on a larger scale. This is one of the first patterns I’ve ever created with Corel Paintshop Pro, and I think it worked out rather well. Quite honestly, I don’t even remember the…

Charcoal Woven Mudcloth Print

This print was inspired by Mudcloth – I love the tribal vibe with the pattern and the woven texture against the charcoal gray makes it seem really authentic.  This really was one of my favorite prints from the collection and when I put it on these products I got super excited about it.  From my…

West African X and O Pattern

For this pattern, I took my West African inspiration to a more graphic place.  I kept the colors neutral (so there’s a blend with the mud cloth inspired pieces) but used a bolder X and O pattern (which created these awesome little arrows).  There’s an olive green color for the darker accent, with khaki and…

Neutral Colored West African Print Collection

As part of the Textile Design Lab Summer of Creativity, I discovered a new love for West African inspired textiles.  I love the bold colors of African fabrics – but I also love the simple black and white (or cream and white, or white with charcoal) designs that are so classic but completely modern.  These…

Felted Plaids Collection

This is the collection together.  Since I thought immediately of home decor when I started designing it, I have the entire collection posted on my Zazzle site – pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains…and more items are added all the time because there are so many cool products on Zazzle.  I also added the collection to…

Woodland Prints

One of my favorite features in Corel Painter is the ability to capture a pattern and use it either with the brush tools or as a fill.  When I needed a coordinate print for the Felted Plaids collection, I turned to an old leaf print I had done a long time ago and never used. …

Bringing the Thistle in

Once I had the plaids finished, I began laying the thistle on top of the felted textures.  I wasn’t happy with the look of the detailed flowers against the plaid, so I started using my filters in Corel Painter to bring a new dimension to the flowers.  After a few tries, I wound up with the…

Felted Plaids Collection

This past summer, one of the inspiration sources for the Summer of Creativity at the Textile Design Lab was Scotland, so I started designing with the first thing that came to mind:  Thistle.  Since I love working in watercolor (and because I had just received some new Daniel Smith Watercolors) I started with a simple…

Not Everything works out as planned…

This is a coordinating print I did for the Thistle Song Collection.  I liked the look of the medallions, but I accidentally blocked myself in on this collection.  I tried to come up with some interesting coordinates, but I became too married to the idea of simple graphics and ended up creating a collection I…

Thistle Song Plaid Print

This print was developed as part of the “Summer of Creativity” at the Textile Design Lab.A bold plaid, in neutral colors (Navy and Camel) with bold white thistle flower shapes flowing across the background.  It’s simple and elegant, and comes in a variety of home decor items. Thistle Plaid Navy and Neutral Colors Print Shower…