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…

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…

The Creation of the Collection

This was one of the collections I created this summer as part of the Textile Design Lab’s Summer of Creativity course.  I think this one was one of the most exciting ones for me, mainly because I realized how far my painting (digitally and with actual paints) has come.  The two main floral prints were…

Orange Tropical Print – Malaysian Floral Collection

Think hot tropical locations and gorgeous colorful blooms, and you’ll see the inspiration behind this collection!The Malaysian Rain forest really had me inspired this past summer, and the more I painted flowers, the more I fell in love with the colors and shapes of the botanical elements.  Set against a batik background, this glorious floral…

Lime Batik Print

Inspired by the Malaysian Rain Forest – and the Batik fabrics of that region, this lime “batik” print is one of the coordinates for the Malaysian Floral Collection available through my Zazzle.com shop. You might know that this summer, I decided to join the Textile Design Lab  for the Summer of Creativity.   This collection was inspired…

Coordinate Print – Canyon Circles and Stripes

 This is a coordinate print from the Canyon Collection – it is the reverse print on pillows and duvet covers for the Craftsman Inspired Circles and Stripes pattern.  I loved it so much, it’s also available in bath coordinates just by itself – or you know you can combine it with the other prints. Geometric…

Canyon Waterfall Print

This was inspired by the colors of the canyons in the American Southwest and the reflections seen in the waterfalls there.  This print has a light feel to it, with waves, multiple tones, and rippled texture.  The colors are teal, burnt orange, cream, smoke blue, aqua, and peach. I layered the image with a subtle…

Beach Rose Floral Print

Beautiful watercolor beach roses in a bold all over print design – this was inspired by my frequent trips to the Massachusetts coast – you can see the subtle fishing net print in the background. Beach Rose Green floral shower curtain by SandandChi Rose Floral Print Bath Mat by SandandChi Beach Rose Floral Print Reversible…

Beach Rose Border Print

This series of prints was inspired by the beach roses that grow wild along the Atlantic coast line of the Northeast United States.  They are vibrant pink and when they are blooming, they are simply stunning! Beach Rose Border Print Pink White Shower Curtain by SandandChi Beach Rose Border Print Pink and White Bath Mat…