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Creepy, crawly, and in some cases -- surprisingly beautiful. Get inspired by your favorite backyard bugs (...or at least maybe just the ones that don't totally freak you out!) and create a watercolor design worthy of collecting and saving forever in a shadow box!


Overview

We hope you're ready to dust off your watercolors because this month's themes are all about using this soft and painterly medium to create motifs and surface patterns. More of a digital kinda person? There are plenty of great watercolor Photoshop brush packs out there to give you a similar effect that are a lot of fun to play with! For the first time ever, all submissions into May's design challenges are automatically entered to win the grand prize full of design goodies worth over $1000!

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner each week (5 total, 1 per theme), chosen from the top 25 by Skillshare, will receive a 1-year Skillshare Premium subscription (valued at $96) and $200 in Spoonflower credit.
  • The 2nd place (5 total, 1 per theme) winner will receive a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription, along with a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place (5 total, 1 per theme) winner will receive a 6 month Skillshare Premium subscription, along with a $50 Spoonflower credit.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly-voted designs from each theme (100 total, 25 per theme) will be automatically made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (provided they are a verified seller) where they will receive 10% commission on every sale -- no $5 swatch required.
  • In addition, all design challenge entries submitted during the Skillshare partner design challenges (04/12/17 - 05/23/17) will be entered into a drawing; one lucky contest entrant will be randomly selected by Spoonflower for the Grand Prize on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The grand prize winner will receive a 1-year Spoonflower PRO membership (valued at $249), a 1-year Skillshare Premium subscription (valued at $96), one Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Small Tablet (valued at $218) and a 1-year Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud subscription (valued at $240). The grand prize winner will be announced Thursday, June 1, 2017.

The Winner

The rest of the Top 10

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 293 votes for Butterflies_and_bugs by charlotte_anne
  2. 290 votes for Catching Fireflies by thestorysmith
  3. 261 votes for Sweet Dreams Caterpillars & Fireflies by sarah_treu
  4. 255 votes for Insecta_Nocturnus by j9design
  5. 242 votes for Dragonflies and tea roses by laurawrightstudio
  6. 206 votes for Whimsical Watercolour Butterfly Whirl by stitchyrichie
  7. 205 votes for Busy Bees - Aqua Watercolor Regular Scale by heatherdutton
  8. 200 votes for Dragonflies in My Garden - Large Size by y_me_it's_me
  9. 199 votes for colorful butterflies by camcreative
  10. 198 votes for Watercolour bees on white by bethramsden
  11. 196 votes for walk like an egyptian beetle by natalia_gonzalez
  12. 185 votes for Watercolor Butterflies by sveta_aho
  13. 183 votes for Dragonflies (plum) by seesawboomerang
  14. 182 votes for Flitting butterflies by spikeabell
  15. 179 votes for busy bee by littlearrowdesign
  16. 177 votes for Colorful Insects in Watercolors by mandalinarossa
  17. 176 votes for Dragonflies on Paisley by gingerlique
  18. 174 votes for Watercolor dragonflies mini by ginkodesign
  19. 173 votes for Midnight garden by adenaj
  20. 167 votes for Small scale // Fireflies Glowing Nights // teal by selmacardoso
  21. 166 votes for Beasty-Watercolour-2 by linziloop
  22. 165 votes for Watercolour grey Insects by lisa_brown
  23. 164 votes for The dragonfly effect by magic_pencil
  24. 162 votes for specimens repeat by michaelzindell
  25. 161 votes for watercolor_insects by bruxamagica
  26. 159 votes for watercolor dragonflies by scrummy
  27. 159 votes for Whimsical Watercolour Beetles by hazelfishercreations
  28. 159 votes for Luna moth butterfly and fullmoon night by kotyplastic
  29. 157 votes for insects by gaiamarfurt
  30. 156 votes for (private design)
  31. 156 votes for Watercolour Butterfly Pattern by elena_o'neill_illustration_
  32. 154 votes for Cobalt Blue Watercolor Beetle Toile by doda_smith
  33. 152 votes for The Jewelled Garden {Turquoise} by ceciliamok
  34. 146 votes for Cabinet de curiosités by appaloosa_designs
  35. 145 votes for Dripping with Dragonflies by karismithdesigns
  36. 142 votes for Watercolour Stag Beetles and Shield Bugs by slumbermonkey
  37. 141 votes for Scarab Garden by edsel2084
  38. 140 votes for Dragonfly & Moth Watercolor by mariden
  39. 139 votes for Moths_and_Bees by laurenthomasdesigns
  40. 139 votes for blue butterfly garden watercolor by designed_by_debby
  41. 132 votes for watercolour beetles by cjldesigns
  42. 132 votes for Grass & Ladybug by ed_designs
  43. 131 votes for Wild World in Watercolor by creativetaylor
  44. 130 votes for Beetles Insects in watercolor by heleen_vd_thillart
  45. 129 votes for Butterflies and Ferns - large scale by byre_wilde
  46. 129 votes for Summer Nights by Friztin by friztin
  47. 127 votes for Whimsical Honey Bees on White by katrina_henry
  48. 127 votes for watercolor wings by jackiejean
  49. 127 votes for Firefly Spirits by alphabetsoup
  50. 126 votes for Beetle late than never by actuallycharming
  51. 126 votes for Dragonfly Garden by debtrevitt
  52. 123 votes for Dragonflies by jvclawrence
  53. 123 votes for Dragonfly & Lotus by angelastevens
  54. 118 votes for Butterflies___Dragonflies-final-01 by annelafollette
  55. 115 votes for Flights of Fancy by ileneavery
  56. 115 votes for Whimsical fine art novelty print inspired by nature Influx by mimipinto
  57. 115 votes for -TK-Dragonfly_Whimsical_Watercolor_Purple-1-200-8x8 by doodledoer-teresakelly
  58. 114 votes for watercolour honeycomb by catashtrophe
  59. 113 votes for Night Butterflies by jamie_runnells
  60. 113 votes for Bumble Bee Grid by aimeelouiseillustration
  61. 113 votes for The Usual Suspects - insects on grey by cecca
  62. 112 votes for Forest Floor by mulberry_tree
  63. 111 votes for ladybirds and butterflies by angela_sbandelli
  64. 111 votes for Betterfly_LUVs_Roses by kimkim
  65. 111 votes for (private design)
  66. 111 votes for bugs in the garden by ottomanbrim
  67. 110 votes for I'm going on a bee hunt // bumble bee and honey bees by ruth_robson
  68. 109 votes for watercolor lightness moths by alenaganzhela
  69. 108 votes for (private design)
  70. 108 votes for butterfly_white by designsbyismatshahid
  71. 107 votes for Beetles by elena_naylor
  72. 107 votes for Backyard Bright by littlerhodydesign
  73. 103 votes for Living Jewels Insect watercolour by dittoprintstudio
  74. 103 votes for Lady's Choice by orangefancy
  75. 102 votes for watercolor_bugs_swatch by ajunebug
  76. 102 votes for Backyard_Besties by yvelisse_boucher
  77. 101 votes for Beetle Scatter by maidencrone
  78. 100 votes for Beetle Madness by artfully_minded
  79. 100 votes for InsectsMariaPaula by mariapaularq
  80. 100 votes for whimsical bug watercolor, large scale, white colorful by amy_g
  81. 98 votes for Butterflies dance by camilalemos
  82. 97 votes for A-ladybug-garden by grace_andersson
  83. 95 votes for Insects by katedolamoreart
  84. 95 votes for beetles by viktoriarodek
  85. 95 votes for Beetle Bands by mottle&daub
  86. 94 votes for Garden snails by nadiia_nemchenko
  87. 93 votes for WatercolorInsects by ortizamortegui
  88. 92 votes for Blue Butterflies by lebski
  89. 92 votes for Swallowtail Cacophony by patriciasheadesigns
  90. 92 votes for love_bug by the_sunny_side_up_studio
  91. 91 votes for Pink Dragonfly by poulin
  92. 91 votes for Fireflies Lightning Bug Firefly by infiknit_fabrics
  93. 91 votes for Watercolor Butterfly Painting (Turquoise, Blue) by boissindesign
  94. 90 votes for (private design)
  95. 90 votes for BUTTERFLY_square_1A_format_90x90 by johngio
  96. 90 votes for Luminosa by della_vita
  97. 89 votes for Bee Nice Blue Watercolour by emsprintco
  98. 88 votes for Joli mois de mai by un_papillon_s'envole
  99. 88 votes for beetlemania by lened
  100. 88 votes for Happy Butterflies by jacquelinehurd
  101. 87 votes for Gentian Pattern by herbal_things
  102. 87 votes for flying butterfly 2 by kazakka
  103. 87 votes for Egyptian Scarabs and Palm Fronds by elramsay
  104. 86 votes for pretty bugs by erinanne
  105. 85 votes for THE BUTTERFLY by janemonteith
  106. 85 votes for Beetles & Vines - Colour by tracey_knight
  107. 85 votes for butterflies by belana
  108. 85 votes for Watercolor Winged Insects by heatherhightdesign
  109. 85 votes for The Ants Go Marching by brittany_vogt
  110. 84 votes for Soaring Moths by sara_gerrard
  111. 84 votes for paper dragonflies by analinea
  112. 83 votes for Waltz of insects by souffledarmonie
  113. 83 votes for in the garden by kociara
  114. 83 votes for Watercolor Butterflies on Green by vinpauld
  115. 82 votes for Lovely Ladybugs by chromaddict
  116. 82 votes for Hemaris by annaboo
  117. 81 votes for Dragonfly Watercolor Batik by enid_a
  118. 79 votes for Beetles and Butterflies by kathleenbruceillustration
  119. 78 votes for Lavender Moths and Roses by pond_ripple
  120. 78 votes for Lady butterflies! by gasponce
  121. 77 votes for Watercolor_Insects2 by maddieskaggs
  122. 77 votes for Patriotic Butterflies by lisa_kubenez
  123. 76 votes for WATERCOLOUR BUTTERFLIES AND BEETLES by jorichardsartist
  124. 76 votes for ladybugging by hanneke_binnen
  125. 76 votes for Bumblebees in Watercolor by meowandcraft
  126. 75 votes for Little whimsical bugs by lauraflorencedesign
  127. 75 votes for watercolor-insects01 by emily_caraballo
  128. 74 votes for Lucky Bugs by robyriker
  129. 74 votes for Moth Balls are a MUST by pinky_wittingslow
  130. 74 votes for (private design)
  131. 72 votes for Insectopia Mustard by katebillingsley
  132. 71 votes for Butterfly Stamp by twyfie
  133. 71 votes for Colorful Night Flyers by pinkowlet
  134. 70 votes for beetle mania by booboo_collective
  135. 70 votes for Bombastic Beetles by jollyjaroszko
  136. 70 votes for Bright Watercolor Beetles by ameliae
  137. 70 votes for insects_on_pink by mahoneybee
  138. 70 votes for Backyard Insects by ltmadigan
  139. 69 votes for Ready to Fly - Cicada Print by hammyhaus
  140. 68 votes for Honey Bee by lilymorgan
  141. 68 votes for (private design)
  142. 67 votes for Stick Bugs by jadegordon
  143. 67 votes for Monarch Butterflies with Blue Watercolor by linda_baysinger_peck
  144. 66 votes for Crazy Ant Antics brights by colour_angel_by_kv
  145. 65 votes for Bees & Flowers Watercolor Design by modarie
  146. 65 votes for Winged Things by divadeba
  147. 65 votes for Rosemary and Thyme by countrygarden
  148. 65 votes for fireflies by hedgepigart
  149. 64 votes for Bee's Delight by ravens_spirit_song
  150. 64 votes for dragonfly_spoonflower by artgirlangi
  151. 64 votes for Splatter Drip Moths by xoxotique
  152. 64 votes for Watercolour Butterflies by dragonfairy
  153. 64 votes for Summer is a flutter - © Lucinda Wei by lucindawei
  154. 64 votes for butterflies in flight ~ watercolour by retrorudolphs
  155. 64 votes for (NOW LARGER) Red-headed azalea caterpillars + caterpillar nuggets on pale olive, by Su_G_©SuSchaefer by su_g
  156. 63 votes for Watercolor butterflies by maria_pedinich
  157. 62 votes for Float Like a Butterfly by tangerine-tane
  158. 61 votes for Dreamy Watercolor insects by madiha_yearwood
  159. 61 votes for (private design)
  160. 61 votes for Green flies by marta_strausa
  161. 60 votes for Watercolor Insects by chiral
  162. 60 votes for Ladybugs and Leaves by whyitsme_design
  163. 60 votes for Shadowbox Rainbow Beetles by lisakling
  164. 60 votes for Halloween BEDBUGS bite!!! by magentarosedesigns
  165. 57 votes for (private design)
  166. 57 votes for Spider by eezzeedesign
  167. 56 votes for dragonbutterfly_sewindigo by sewindigo
  168. 56 votes for Bee-utiful Watercolor by shelby_bass
  169. 55 votes for Snails and Slime Challenge Entry by suzzincolour
  170. 54 votes for (private design)
  171. 54 votes for Grasshopper by huard_delphine
  172. 54 votes for (private design)
  173. 54 votes for Watercolor bright butterflies by graphicsdish
  174. 53 votes for bugs by brittemily
  175. 53 votes for Luna moth dance by beesocks
  176. 53 votes for (private design)
  177. 53 votes for Sweet Dragonfly Skies by inscribed_here
  178. 52 votes for Lady Bug Watercolor by emilysanford
  179. 52 votes for flit and fly by sarah_joseph
  180. 52 votes for dragonflies by momshoo
  181. 51 votes for Butterfly watercolor by bjdk
  182. 51 votes for insects by marielatresoldi
  183. 51 votes for WatercolorInsects by blairfully_made
  184. 51 votes for Scattered Beetles on Gravel by hazelnut_green
  185. 50 votes for ClassyLadyBug by pla_art_design
  186. 50 votes for Dragonfly by linsart
  187. 50 votes for Three Butterflies Watercolor Allover by eclectic_house
  188. 50 votes for Yellow butterfly by dariara
  189. 50 votes for Beetles by la_fabriken
  190. 49 votes for Blue watercolor butterflies by galina_bolshakova
  191. 48 votes for (private design)
  192. 47 votes for Beetle bugs by emilyhamiltonillustration
  193. 47 votes for rainbow scarabs by hannafate
  194. 47 votes for (private design)
  195. 47 votes for Mister Grasshopper by chris_jorge
  196. 47 votes for Watercolour Butterflies in Purple by thewellingtonboot
  197. 46 votes for Thistle Damask by acappellasoundschorus
  198. 46 votes for BugsPatternByAnnette2 by annetterai
  199. 45 votes for PAPILLONV_BLANC by t-13
  200. 45 votes for IMG_7294 by lilbow35
  201. 44 votes for Spring Butterfly by asteride
  202. 44 votes for Strawberry Picnic by slugofthesea
  203. 44 votes for beetle by canigrin
  204. 44 votes for bichooooooo by camilagiraldom
  205. 44 votes for Jewel Beetles by trizzuto
  206. 43 votes for DSCF9206 by quest
  207. 43 votes for Bee Bloomers - Steel Blue by sheila_marie_delgado
  208. 42 votes for watercolor Bugs by ninanaina
  209. 42 votes for Fragility by inniv8z_oz
  210. 42 votes for Whimsical Insects by edinburghese
  211. 42 votes for watercolor bees by christineweenk
  212. 42 votes for Watercolor butterfly swarms! by carovalver
  213. 42 votes for Dragonfly Garden by ivydoodlestudio
  214. 42 votes for Creepy Crawly Coloured Caterpillars by rhondadesigns
  215. 42 votes for (private design)
  216. 41 votes for Ants watercolor by ekpdesign
  217. 41 votes for (private design)
  218. 41 votes for Watercolour dragonflies by alexsan
  219. 40 votes for Small Lady Bird LadyBug Watercolor Insect Bug Gray buffalo check _Miss Chiff Designs by misschiffdesigns
  220. 40 votes for Watercolor Butterflies by michelle_luu
  221. 39 votes for Bugs and Insects pattern by aljahorvat
  222. 39 votes for Caterpillar Garden by woolandtie
  223. 39 votes for Friendship Garden by lellobird
  224. 39 votes for waterfloral by mavi-elle
  225. 38 votes for Catching Bugs 1 Red background by Salzanos by salzanos
  226. 38 votes for Ladybird Watercolour by jenuine_designs
  227. 38 votes for Insect_Safari by margotbevi
  228. 38 votes for Papallones by ferrermartina
  229. 38 votes for SF_BF_plus_2_aqua by jparsnips
  230. 38 votes for marbles_and_bugs by laurajohanna
  231. 37 votes for insects_whimsical by michelle_vassallo_vansell
  232. 37 votes for Honey Ants by ladyrattus
  233. 37 votes for Life is Mysterious by veenydreamed
  234. 36 votes for ant_and_grasshopper by pamelachi
  235. 36 votes for InsectWatercolourMain by et_al
  236. 36 votes for PhotoEditor-1494674823863 by hs7782
  237. 36 votes for damselflies by ipek
  238. 35 votes for (private design)
  239. 35 votes for Mantis_Antics by margodepaulis
  240. 35 votes for fingerflies and fungi on black medium by colorofmagic
  241. 35 votes for vibrant watercolour insect by kittywoodberry
  242. 35 votes for Bees Knees by kschowe
  243. 35 votes for 2 Bees or not! by ncxadair
  244. 35 votes for Watercolor Butterflies on yellow by pixabo
  245. 34 votes for Insects of the Forest Floor by boris_thumbkin
  246. 34 votes for Blazin'Butterflies by kiwiscomet
  247. 34 votes for (private design)
  248. 33 votes for Colorful Watercolor Butterfly Pattern by robin_ankerich@icloud_com
  249. 33 votes for blue_beetles by ghouk
  250. 32 votes for Bees by apalazon
  251. 31 votes for Fireflies over Water by anneostroff
  252. 31 votes for party_crashers by pam_ash_designs
  253. 31 votes for Bees on Borage Flowers by vanillabeandesigns
  254. 31 votes for Watercolor Exotic Butterflies by wickedrefined
  255. 31 votes for Colourful_Critters by lauren_hamill_designs
  256. 31 votes for Ant blanket watercolor by mariettag
  257. 30 votes for World of insects by julia_faranchuk
  258. 30 votes for Ladybugs and ladybirds by greennote
  259. 30 votes for watercolor creepy crawlers by ali*b
  260. 30 votes for Iris Honey by erinyh
  261. 29 votes for ButterfliesSpoonflower by neilepi
  262. 29 votes for IMG_5227 by alexdrewdesigns
  263. 29 votes for whimsical doggie insects by littlewhimsy
  264. 29 votes for Spoonflower-Whimsical-Hide-n-Seek by fiona_solley
  265. 29 votes for Whimsical_Walking_Leaf_Insect by tretyak_ol
  266. 29 votes for Rainbow Butterfly Fairies by ally_the_junebug
  267. 29 votes for Rainbow Beetle Watercolor by stoneamazon
  268. 29 votes for Bee Booties by dahliabunny
  269. 29 votes for From Nature With Love by threeperfectbuttons
  270. 28 votes for (private design)
  271. 28 votes for Watercolor Imaginary Butterflies by palifino
  272. 28 votes for WhimsicalWatercolorContest by laurinnie1812
  273. 28 votes for Hello, Goodbye Beetles by mjmstudio
  274. 27 votes for Watercolor Dragonfly -ed by katawampus
  275. 27 votes for Dragonfly Days by floramoon
  276. 27 votes for (private design)
  277. 27 votes for Insects Interacting by grossworks
  278. 25 votes for Dreamy Dragonflies by dreamoutloudart
  279. 25 votes for feast for flies by miranema
  280. 24 votes for (private design)
  281. 24 votes for MANTIS by asarmiento
  282. 24 votes for Dragonfly Wings by jamielewisdesigns
  283. 23 votes for Wall Flutter by franbail
  284. 23 votes for insects in mixt media by isabella_asratyan
  285. 23 votes for bee buzz square dance by kae50
  286. 23 votes for ladybugs-ed-ed by pookeek
  287. 23 votes for Soft_Butterflies__ by soobloo
  288. 23 votes for DragonFly Love by cleolovescolor
  289. 23 votes for insects__Bwatercolor by silnamilisa
  290. 23 votes for Ladybug_Lane by seaweedandpinestudio
  291. 22 votes for Retro Dragonfly by radgedesign
  292. 22 votes for watercolor_swallowtails_4_8x8 by leroyj
  293. 22 votes for A-flutter 3 by nalo_hopkinson
  294. 22 votes for Butterfly 1 by artbyalpach
  295. 22 votes for THE PINK WATERCOLOR DRAGONFLY OF THE POND by paysmage
  296. 21 votes for Bug Eyes by studiosarcelle
  297. 21 votes for Colorful bees by supersky
  298. 20 votes for Ladybugs in Watercolor by lyddie_doodles
  299. 20 votes for Wonderful Beetles by miniblossomsdesigns
  300. 20 votes for Watercolor lady bugs and leaves by kslittleworld
  301. 20 votes for Watercolour Dragonflies and Waterlillies by fatcat_designs
  302. 20 votes for gengen by nioukniouk
  303. 20 votes for InsectContest by camimorales
  304. 19 votes for Whimsical Watercolor Termite Hills by belinda_paige
  305. 19 votes for Butterflies Lavender Pink by dorothyfaganartist
  306. 19 votes for Bees and Dragonflies + by gargoylesentry
  307. 19 votes for Cleopatra's Jewels by snidgy's_designs
  308. 19 votes for Street Beetles by daintydora
  309. 19 votes for (private design)
  310. 19 votes for Watermelon Insects by tomokosart
  311. 19 votes for Topaz_Blue_Cicada_Dot by mocccha
  312. 18 votes for Water Beetle by francine's_art
  313. 18 votes for Bugs_H2O1 by the_naturalists_daughter
  314. 18 votes for Insect Watercolor by amyjeanne_wpg
  315. 18 votes for Butterfly by themodshop
  316. 17 votes for Insect Watercolor Centipedes by lanrete58
  317. 17 votes for Wasp heads by zandloopster
  318. 17 votes for Butterflies_and_bluebells by amanda_jane_textiles
  319. 17 votes for Blue_Bug by isabelpizano
  320. 17 votes for said_the_spider2the_flies by elle_jay_jax
  321. 17 votes for butterfly by agapo
  322. 17 votes for moth by shelbyrf
  323. 17 votes for Getting My Wings by lizzystitch_-_j_scanlon
  324. 16 votes for GallaticBugs by brudandrade
  325. 16 votes for borboleta-spoonflower-rapport by isabelacury
  326. 16 votes for BeePrintFinal by meghaneileen
  327. 16 votes for mystical night fantasy beetles by arrpdesign
  328. 16 votes for insectos by dhda
  329. 16 votes for Beetles & Butterflies by svaeth
  330. 15 votes for Whimsical Ladybug by glendat
  331. 15 votes for BUGPATTERN_ChloeBulpin_spoonflower by chloe_bulpin
  332. 14 votes for whimsical-watercolor-insect by bugs4
  333. 14 votes for Lepidoptera // by Sweet Melody Designs by sweetmelodydesigns
  334. 14 votes for IMG_2882__1_ by sonia_paiva
  335. 14 votes for AwingAnPrayerInsects by grannynan
  336. 14 votes for (private design)
  337. 13 votes for monarch melange by twigsandblossoms
  338. 13 votes for watercolor_butterflies by rachml
  339. 12 votes for (private design)
  340. 11 votes for DSC_0321 by peaceful_presence_art
  341. 11 votes for Spring And Butterflies by menny
  342. 11 votes for Bee Positive by shradha_nb
  343. 11 votes for Beautiful Bugs by klaire_de_lys
  344. 11 votes for butterflies by the_inked_mermaid
  345. 11 votes for ladybug by chickoritapita
  346. 11 votes for Butterfly on Fuchsia by texas_soul
  347. 11 votes for Chenilles by papilloca_
  348. 11 votes for Whimsical Potato Bugs and Friends by kimruss@thatcatart
  349. 10 votes for beetle-ch by whiterockcookie
  350. 10 votes for Fly by stlepus
  351. 10 votes for Waspish by twilfley
  352. 10 votes for catapiller08_blue by a_packard
  353. 10 votes for Insects_on_watercolour_floral by b2b
  354. 10 votes for blue_bug by kmarch
  355. 9 votes for image by bcb10
  356. 9 votes for watercolour_bees_and_friends by insanityandimpossiblethings
  357. 9 votes for 06424773 © dragonfly 4gX watercolour by sef
  358. 9 votes for Japanese Paper-cutter beetle by richardhjones
  359. 9 votes for Glorious Inch worm 2-ed by bent_line_designs
  360. 9 votes for Lightn' Bugs by vickiejofranks
  361. 8 votes for Dragongflying on a night sky by dom_dum
  362. 8 votes for watercolour_insects by bridgeywidgey
  363. 8 votes for retro_flowe_white by 257
  364. 8 votes for Big Bright Butterfly by little_dove
  365. 7 votes for cestlaviv_bluebee_picnic_round_2yards by @vivsfabulousmess
  366. 7 votes for butterfly's creep by artbyvilla
  367. 6 votes for FLORAL by mariholly
  368. 6 votes for Butterflies and Roses by nymphaeastudio
  369. 5 votes for HoneyComb Save the Bees by cosmicsevyn
  370. 5 votes for butterflies_are_free by mindyrdesigns
  371. 5 votes for The Ants Go Marching by creative_madame
  372. 5 votes for Grupo_1_copia by narguna
  373. 4 votes for ribow by pink_rose
  374. 4 votes for Flutterby by girlupinatree
  375. 3 votes for nikisolomon's spring explosion by nikisolomon
  376. 2 votes for snakeecc by audreycurry
  377. 2 votes for Resting_Damsel by artonfabric
  378. 2 votes for forth__of_july_fire_flys by spicerroots
  379. 2 votes for skillshare_dragonflies by quizzicalkittydesigns

Insects Skillshare Whimsical Watercolor Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a fat quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 25 winning designs. The first place winner will be chosen by Skillshare from the popularly-voted top 25 designs.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.
  • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.

Timeline

  • 04/11/2017: Submissions open
  • 05/16/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 05/18/2017: Public voting opens
  • 05/23/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 05/25/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Vintage Nostalgia Kitchen Wallpaper

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Winners to be announced May 26

Petal Solids Coordinates: Optimism

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Submissions close May 24 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins May 26

Bold Minimalism

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Submissions close May 31 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 2

Disco Revival

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Submissions close June 7 at 3 p.m. EDT,
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Joyful Jungle

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Submissions close June 14 at 3 p.m. EDT,
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Mable Tan X Spoonflower: Hissterical Snakes

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Submissions close June 21 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 23

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