Thursday, May 17, 2012

I placed fourth...

Can you believe it? I am still having a hard time... especially since there were over 280 entries in Spoonflower's "Retro Kitchen" contest.
Whew, that's a whole lot of really amazing fabric and indie fabric designers too!
Needless to say I am very glad (also very lucky) that I placed in the top ten.
Thank you kindly to all who voted for me, I am very grateful you took the time out of your day to do so! 

My "Retro Kitchen (Advertising)" fabric is now available for sale on Spoonflower.
There's a pic below of my printed fabric from Spoonflower Fabric's/Flickr photostream with a link, if you'd like to see a larger snapshot of this fabric.

I also have several postcards available on Zazzle with the same retro graphics I used for the fabric design.
Picture is from: © Spoonflower Fabrics/Flickr acct.
I also wanted to mention that the "Hand Drawn" contest is now up and running on Spoonflower.

My friend Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm has a magnificent pattern called "Do Goode Witch", you can find it here and vote by clicking here.

You do not have to have a Spoonflower account to vote, so please pop by if you have the chance! If you love it, please leave Lori a comment to let her know!

Cheers for now! ~ Lori

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Now available on SpookyTime Jingles

This month I have three new pieces up for grabs.
One is made from a combination of paper mache and hand dyed, spun cotton, the other two luminaries are made from hand dyed, spun cotton and completely hollow (one is pictured below). All pieces have been trimmed with vintage crepe paper "leafy" trim.

If you are so inclined please stop by my STJ page to check them out.
For more detailed pictures please pop over to my Flickr set.

Happy weekend all! ~ Lori
All imagery and content © 2012 Retro Rudolph's. 



Friday, May 4, 2012

"RETRO-VIRUS"

Not to worry, I am not sick - but RETRO seems to have spread across my desktop much like a virus this week.
I have spent the majority of said work week hacking around in my graphics program creating a design for the upcoming Spoonflower "Retro Kitchen" fabric challenge. 
I started out with one idea, wasn't 100% thrilled with it... so back to the old drawing board I went.

While I was playing with my first design ~ a basic teapot, teacup and bowls ~ my designs seemed to morph into something a little more "catchy" -  retro food advertising.  I love old ad art, worked at a local newspaper for several years off and on and spent many hours designing and tweaking adverts. I can tell you I definitely had a heck of a lot more FUN making these mini ads.

After my fabric was completed I decided to turn these foodie graphics into something else - postcards. Fourteen postcards to be exact and they (unlike the fabric) are now available in my Zazzle store. You can find them here, if you'd care to take a peek. A preview of these "Retro" designs are posted below too.

Happy Friday all~ ~ Lori
All imagery and content © 2012 Retro Rudolph's.