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Evocative of a desert sunset; deep, cool greens and earthy corals take the lead in in this limited palette challenge. Black and white are optional, and you must use at least 2 of the following colors: Dark Green (#0A3528), Sage (#74A588), Blush (#FFE1CE), Terracotta (#D69672) or Rhubarb (#D6655A). Transparent variations will not be accepted. Submissions close 04/11/17 at 3 p.m. EDT.


Overview

April showers bring floral design challenges! After you take a short break during the Annual Employee Design Challenge, that is. That's right folks, for the first week of April the tables will turn and Spoonflower staff members get to put on our designer-hats to face off in a beloved annual tradition. Inspired by the constant strive for balance, this year's theme is Opposites Attract. Employees submit designs, and the community votes on a favorite. Take that week to visit some gardens and gather inspiration, because the rest of the month is dedicated to floral designs with a twist. Read on to find out more.

Prizes

One popularly voted grand-prize winner will receive $200 in Spoonflower credit. The 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars. The 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars. The rest of the top 10 winners will receive $20 in Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly voted designs (provided the designers are already verified sellers) will be automatically made available for sale in the Marketplace where they will receive 10% commission on every sale — no $5.00 swatch required! In addition to cash prizes, the top 10 will receive additional exposure in our email newsletters, professional photography of their printed designs, and social media mentions.

The Winner

Soothing succulents
393

The rest of the Top 10

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 259 votes for Soothing succulents by beesocks
  2. 242 votes for Sunset succulents by vo_aka_virginiao
  3. 241 votes for succulent_garden by nadja_petremand
  4. 225 votes for Tea Cups & Succulents by hnldesigns
  5. 191 votes for Succulent Garden - Black by heatherdutton
  6. 178 votes for Spiky Succulents by samalah
  7. 176 votes for Paisley succulents by camcreative
  8. 171 votes for Lime Zinger Sedum Too by lindiart
  9. 165 votes for Succulent Waltz - Peach by ceciliamok
  10. 162 votes for Windowsill - Large by lellobird
  11. 161 votes for Succulents on Modular Bookcase by jennifer_todd
  12. 154 votes for Potted Succulents by cherishedminky
  13. 153 votes for succulent by gaiamarfurt
  14. 149 votes for Succulents Desert Bloom by elramsay
  15. 148 votes for succulent by angela_sbandelli
  16. 144 votes for cacti garden by cjldesigns
  17. 143 votes for Macrame Succulents by runningriverdesign
  18. 142 votes for Spiked Tea is Succulent by cynthiafrenette
  19. 141 votes for Succulence by dearchickie
  20. 141 votes for Cacti by lidiebug
  21. 138 votes for Sssnakes and Succulents by actuallycharming
  22. 137 votes for Cats among whales by solnca_lych
  23. 136 votes for Succulent's tiny pots by mia_valdez
  24. 136 votes for Succulents at Sunset by chicca_besso
  25. 134 votes for succulents limited by scrummy
  26. 132 votes for succulent garden by desi_draws
  27. 130 votes for Succulents in Bloom by pinky_wittingslow
  28. 130 votes for succulent by nclbttn
  29. 127 votes for (private design)
  30. 125 votes for Cacti by melhales
  31. 125 votes for Potted Succulents on Polka Dots by run_quiltgirl_run
  32. 125 votes for Coffee, Tea and Succulents by bybeck
  33. 125 votes for Cactus in planters by chris_jorge
  34. 124 votes for Soft Succulents by stitchyrichie
  35. 122 votes for Desert Garden by robyriker
  36. 122 votes for Rabbits in the Garden (small scale) by irishvikingdesigns
  37. 121 votes for Cats in a succulent garden by elena_naylor
  38. 121 votes for My New Desert Home by edsel2084
  39. 121 votes for Succulents by sarah_treu
  40. 120 votes for Succulent desert garden in cool green and earth coral by heleen_vd_thillart
  41. 119 votes for Potted Desert Succulents by frostdesignco
  42. 118 votes for Night Time Succulents by linziloop
  43. 117 votes for Succulents fiesta by appaloosa_designs
  44. 117 votes for PRICKLYpears by katerhees
  45. 116 votes for Succulent by stephloren
  46. 115 votes for Prickly Portraits by vanillabeandesigns
  47. 115 votes for Moroccan Tile garden, inspired by Moroccan Riad gardens, Marrakesh Garden succulents // Marrakech succulent fabric // cacti, western, Succulent flowers, succulent floral by magentarosedesigns
  48. 113 votes for succulents by habiba_artsy_studio
  49. 112 votes for Succulents by kotyplastic
  50. 110 votes for Succulent hairstyles by petitspixels
  51. 110 votes for Desert Garden by lisa_kubenez
  52. 109 votes for Succulent Garden by jill_o_connor
  53. 107 votes for Succulence by j9design
  54. 102 votes for the succulent snatchers by katherine_quinn
  55. 102 votes for (private design)
  56. 102 votes for Succulents in Pots Limited Palette Small by tiffanyheiger
  57. 102 votes for Suc's N' Pot's by everhigh
  58. 102 votes for Succulents by olgart
  59. 102 votes for Succulent by bonsaimechagirl
  60. 101 votes for Sun Room Succulents by slumbermonkey
  61. 101 votes for rabbit and fox on white by pamelachi
  62. 101 votes for Succulent Pattern by mikelkate
  63. 100 votes for terracotta_cats by glitterstreet
  64. 99 votes for Sooo Suculent by valentinaharper
  65. 99 votes for succulents by la_fabriken
  66. 98 votes for Succulents by lasidi
  67. 98 votes for Bean Succulents by crafty_cuss
  68. 96 votes for Birds in my blooming Crassula by mutterfit
  69. 96 votes for Retro Succulents by k_rog
  70. 96 votes for Succu Succu Sucre by aprchr
  71. 92 votes for Stamped Succulent Garden by yesterdaycollection
  72. 92 votes for Lithops by Friztin by friztin
  73. 91 votes for Succulent by lprspr
  74. 91 votes for Vintage Succulents by hollybender
  75. 90 votes for Wild Succulents by gingerlique
  76. 89 votes for Cactus Cats in Ceramic White by pinkowlet
  77. 89 votes for Succulents_and_Cacti by kristeentibbits
  78. 89 votes for Caring Cactus by heatherhightdesign
  79. 87 votes for Succulent Field by vinpauld
  80. 86 votes for desert_mirage-ncd by patterntalk
  81. 85 votes for Desert Succulent Garden by ajunebug
  82. 83 votes for Succulents Galore by laura_kerridge
  83. 82 votes for Succulents Nursery 2 by palusalu
  84. 82 votes for Succulents by aimeelouiseillustration
  85. 81 votes for Succulents by patternopolis
  86. 81 votes for succulents by laura_may_designs
  87. 81 votes for such succulents by mrshervi
  88. 79 votes for Potted Succulents Polka Dots by nicoledobbins
  89. 79 votes for adobe_and_cactus_2 by leroyj
  90. 79 votes for succulents by laurenthomasdesigns
  91. 79 votes for Succulents limited palette by marta_strausa
  92. 79 votes for Potted succulents by ebygomm
  93. 79 votes for Silly Succulents by trxy
  94. 79 votes for Over A Barrel by sheila_marie_delgado
  95. 78 votes for (private design)
  96. 78 votes for California in Bloom by alison_janssen
  97. 78 votes for Red Panda & Potted Succulent Party by micklyn
  98. 77 votes for Succulents Dinos (large scale) by gabriellemutel
  99. 77 votes for Bunny Succulents random by colour_angel_by_kv
  100. 77 votes for Cacti & Kitties by moonpuff
  101. 77 votes for Wanderer by kylie_33
  102. 76 votes for Succulent Garden - Dark Green by whyitsme_design
  103. 75 votes for butterfly floral limited pallette by melisse_pinto_designs
  104. 74 votes for (private design)
  105. 74 votes for Potted Cacti Color k2a by offmyrocker
  106. 74 votes for Succulents terrarium by sekyoung
  107. 74 votes for Small scale // Succulent pots // deep coral background by selmacardoso
  108. 73 votes for Succulent Succulents ~ Limited Color Palette by retrorudolphs
  109. 73 votes for Doodle Succulents by jenuine_designs
  110. 72 votes for Succulents by patriciasodre
  111. 71 votes for (private design)
  112. 70 votes for Abstract Succulent Garden by radianthomestudio
  113. 70 votes for Desert Garden by jjtrends
  114. 70 votes for sweet succulent by jackiejean
  115. 69 votes for Modern Succulents by vannina
  116. 68 votes for Spotted Potted by seesawboomerang
  117. 68 votes for Succulents_Hand_Drawn by annelafollette
  118. 68 votes for Cactus by belana
  119. 68 votes for (private design)
  120. 67 votes for So many cactuses! by almerk_design
  121. 67 votes for Pink Hearts on Black by mariafaithgarcia
  122. 67 votes for Cactus & succulents by lisahilda
  123. 66 votes for Cacti, Coffee and Cake by tangerine-tane
  124. 65 votes for (private design)
  125. 65 votes for Spring Succulents by fatcat_designs
  126. 64 votes for Succulents by jadegordon
  127. 64 votes for Floral Arizona by roxannecyrdesign
  128. 63 votes for succulents by teart
  129. 63 votes for tiny succulents by orange_alley
  130. 62 votes for Lapidaria Pattern by nellik
  131. 61 votes for Succulent Picnic by melarmstrong
  132. 61 votes for (private design)
  133. 61 votes for SUCCULENT_GARDEN-7x-01 by soobloo
  134. 60 votes for succulent_shelves by ravnorr
  135. 59 votes for Succulents Bouquet by julia_faranchuk
  136. 57 votes for Prickly Heads by orangefancy
  137. 57 votes for cactaceas desert (limited palette) by analinea
  138. 56 votes for Desert Peach by dahliabunny
  139. 56 votes for succulents_and_stone by solmariart
  140. 56 votes for Mediterranean cacti collection by revista
  141. 56 votes for elvis by annaboo
  142. 56 votes for cactus_flower_limited_palatte-01 by rikkandesigns
  143. 55 votes for Buenos Amigos by franbail
  144. 55 votes for Final_limited color succulents by fragmentsofanimaginarylife
  145. 55 votes for Pearls and Swine en blanc by ladyrattus
  146. 55 votes for Cactus by julie_thibault
  147. 53 votes for Blossom and Bloom by phosphorialove
  148. 52 votes for Succulent_Floral_Succulentia_Anastasia_ by pattern_garden
  149. 52 votes for Succulents - Fixed Palette Challenge by gargoylesentry
  150. 51 votes for (private design)
  151. 51 votes for potted succulents by littlearrowdesign
  152. 50 votes for String of Pearls by katielee
  153. 50 votes for Dayhix_Cactus by dayhix
  154. 50 votes for Sahara Night by mariden
  155. 49 votes for SUCCULENTS by janemonteith
  156. 49 votes for Lovebirds Love Saguaro Cactus by eclectic_house
  157. 49 votes for Succulent Sweet Home by jamielewisdesigns
  158. 49 votes for (private design)
  159. 49 votes for limited_colors_cactus by h_caspia
  160. 48 votes for SWEET SUCCULENTS by bluevelvet
  161. 48 votes for Sweetly Succulent by missy_warp
  162. 47 votes for (private design)
  163. 47 votes for Cactus Cuties by jollyjaroszko
  164. 46 votes for Trellis by graceful
  165. 46 votes for Hand Drawn Cactus - Terracotta by diane555
  166. 46 votes for Cute succulents by lebski
  167. 45 votes for Summer Cactus Pricker Texture by jacquelinehurd
  168. 45 votes for desert_frames_2 by tangledvinestudio
  169. 45 votes for Herd of Unicorn Planters by pond_ripple
  170. 45 votes for Life's a Garden by madibee
  171. 45 votes for Finding the Trail by hedgepigart
  172. 44 votes for Succulents Barkcloth by mintgreensewingmachine
  173. 43 votes for potted succulents limited color palette by moinlena
  174. 41 votes for Adobe colored cactus flowers by hannafate
  175. 41 votes for Lots of Succulents by sammichsewing
  176. 41 votes for Succulent Conservatory by nsoraya
  177. 41 votes for Cactus by bruxamagica
  178. 40 votes for The Succulent Party by abigailhalpin
  179. 40 votes for Succulents by catashtrophe
  180. 40 votes for Glass Garden Succulents by tabacchi_to
  181. 39 votes for wallflower_textile_23 by wallflowerdesign
  182. 39 votes for Abstract Cactus in Limited Color Palatte by modernfox
  183. 39 votes for (private design)
  184. 38 votes for Potted Succulents in Blush Pink // Cacti and Terracotta pots // Desert Chic by Zoe Charlotte by zoecharlotte
  185. 38 votes for (private design)
  186. 38 votes for square-pot succulents by desertfable
  187. 38 votes for Sappy_succulents by moragmotif
  188. 38 votes for (private design)
  189. 38 votes for Succulent_Symmetry__Blush_ by wink&smile
  190. 38 votes for succulent_limited by andrealoydesign
  191. 37 votes for jarrones by marielatresoldi
  192. 37 votes for Cute Succulents by lisalangenhop
  193. 37 votes for Succulents_limited by bonmélange
  194. 36 votes for Cactus_Nectar by g_lord
  195. 36 votes for Desert Succulent by jgh_design
  196. 36 votes for (private design)
  197. 36 votes for Green Thumb Succlent Pattern by gnarllymamadesigns
  198. 36 votes for succulent_leaves by jktphotofab
  199. 36 votes for Abstract Desert Succulents by charldia
  200. 36 votes for Tiled Succulents by tonia_dee
  201. 36 votes for Succulents by brooke_elayyne
  202. 35 votes for Succulent Camouflage by enid_a
  203. 35 votes for cactus_with_limited_palette by bugs4
  204. 35 votes for Succulent Polka Dots Multi by spottedfox
  205. 35 votes for Cute Baby Suculents by lauraflorencedesign
  206. 34 votes for 06289744 © potted cactus 2j : spoonflower0386 by sef
  207. 34 votes for succulents planted in toys, large scale, peach coral green terra-cotta apricot orange by amy_g
  208. 34 votes for coral-succulent-sp-ps by artbint
  209. 33 votes for Dancing_Cacti by rmcaustralia
  210. 33 votes for Darling Succulents - Larger Size by taraput
  211. 33 votes for Succulents_trace_pattern by kostolom3000
  212. 33 votes for Cactus Pirates, Clowns, Chef and Cheerleaders by michelleaitchison
  213. 32 votes for Mesa Cacti by flutterbi
  214. 32 votes for Succulent Chevron by palifino
  215. 31 votes for Succulent Limited Color Pattern by bonifi
  216. 31 votes for Succulent by amelia_kate_studio
  217. 31 votes for Cacti_Garden by herbal_things
  218. 31 votes for Geometric Succulents (Siesta) by brendazapotosky
  219. 30 votes for Succulent Stripes by sarah_coombs
  220. 30 votes for Midsummer rose by endla
  221. 30 votes for Succulents in Green by thewellingtonboot
  222. 30 votes for (private design)
  223. 30 votes for Succulent circles by felecialyn
  224. 29 votes for conversation in limited palette by isabella_asratyan
  225. 29 votes for succulents in the desert by stofftoy
  226. 28 votes for Terracotta Succulents by menny
  227. 28 votes for potted succulents- large by dafnag
  228. 28 votes for sage rosette succulent by ed_designs
  229. 28 votes for SpinyCutouts by amsterdamsel
  230. 28 votes for Succulent Forest by Su_G_©SuSchaefer by su_g
  231. 27 votes for Dragonsblood dark by katawampus
  232. 27 votes for Cacti Garden by ally_the_junebug
  233. 27 votes for succulent spring by lynnbishopdesign
  234. 26 votes for Trex Dinosaur Riding a Bike through the Saguaro National Monument by twix
  235. 26 votes for Desert Flower - Rhubarb by designsidestudio
  236. 26 votes for Succulent plants in the desert garden by joanandrose
  237. 26 votes for Succulent Cacti in Flowerpots with Triangles and Dots by carabaradesigns
  238. 26 votes for (private design)
  239. 26 votes for Bunny Ear Cactus by meowandcraft
  240. 26 votes for (private design)
  241. 25 votes for Succulents by retroagogo
  242. 25 votes for Desert Sketches by ghostfire
  243. 25 votes for Succulents by anino
  244. 25 votes for Succulents Fun! by pixabo
  245. 24 votes for Pattern_Piece by sarahselkirkdodge
  246. 24 votes for Succulents by svaeth
  247. 24 votes for The Palm House Aloe 2017 by wendy_sysouphat
  248. 23 votes for Floral_Succulent by artonfabric
  249. 23 votes for Western_Blush by bdarbydesigns
  250. 22 votes for Forest Fox by sixsie_lou
  251. 22 votes for succulent polygon by nissalynn
  252. 22 votes for Succulent Design by twyfie
  253. 22 votes for Succulents - Blush by moderntikilounge
  254. 22 votes for Cactus Trails by radgedesign
  255. 22 votes for Tiled Potted Succulents Large by bloomingwyldeiris
  256. 22 votes for Hairstyles of the Cactis and Succulents by apalazon
  257. 21 votes for Succulents and stones by johanna84
  258. 21 votes for Succulent Sun by cariboupatterns
  259. 21 votes for cactus_with_spoonflower_colors by dora_yvonne_textiles
  260. 21 votes for Potted succulents by elsie_pie
  261. 21 votes for succulent limited palatte by amyjeanne_wpg
  262. 21 votes for Limited_Color_Palette_Succulents by amber_apel
  263. 21 votes for succulents by sewlastweek
  264. 20 votes for Succulents In Pots by four_flowers_designs
  265. 20 votes for High desert bloom by lauren_mccrea
  266. 20 votes for Betty_s_Succulent by boutique_unique
  267. 20 votes for desert blooms - terracotta by cinneworthington
  268. 19 votes for Potting time with cactus plants by Salzanos by salzanos
  269. 19 votes for Succulant Sinsemilla by camomoto
  270. 19 votes for Succulents by boissindesign
  271. 19 votes for (private design)
  272. 18 votes for Succulents by squilliam
  273. 18 votes for Ornament Suculenta by one_fig_blossom
  274. 18 votes for Song of Succulence by bobgreenwade
  275. 18 votes for (private design)
  276. 18 votes for succulents_in_the_desert by alandco
  277. 18 votes for Succulent Pool by mariettag
  278. 18 votes for Succulent_blush by jellypoprock
  279. 18 votes for desert flower - retro sunset by drapestudio
  280. 18 votes for overgrown by yaboo
  281. 18 votes for limited_palette1 by lydiam6
  282. 18 votes for Zen Succulents by insalataillustrata
  283. 17 votes for succulence by matchlessbeauty
  284. 17 votes for Succulents by chiral
  285. 17 votes for succulents by arrpdesign
  286. 17 votes for (private design)
  287. 17 votes for agave_marginata3_mbh by mbahanley
  288. 17 votes for Potted succulents by carolineillustrates
  289. 16 votes for Stacks of Succulents by haystacks
  290. 16 votes for Hen&Chicks by suzy_q_designs_studio
  291. 15 votes for Desert Lace by landfish
  292. 15 votes for Pink and green succulents by leashtotheworld
  293. 15 votes for (private design)
  294. 15 votes for (private design)
  295. 14 votes for Desert Blooms by roseivy
  296. 14 votes for DottySucculents by patters
  297. 13 votes for dots by carolyn10
  298. 12 votes for Impressions of Succulents by floramoon
  299. 12 votes for Red Desert in Bloom by twilfley
  300. 12 votes for Prickly_Love_12 by ruthjohanna
  301. 11 votes for fixed color flower by studionld
  302. 11 votes for IMG_0538 by mrs_cecilia
  303. 10 votes for Flowering Succulents - Limited Color Palette by b2b
  304. 10 votes for Color blast by mango606
  305. 10 votes for Root Systems of Succulents Differ From Other Plants by boris_thumbkin
  306. 10 votes for Succulants by atharsea
  307. 8 votes for Limited Palette Succulents by peachpandastudio
  308. 8 votes for limited_color_palette_sucullant_design by spicerroots
  309. 8 votes for Prickly Pear Cactus Stripes by creative_madame
  310. 8 votes for (private design)
  311. 7 votes for Succulent Shapes by jennabee25
  312. 7 votes for succulent -mirror by kae50
  313. 7 votes for Family Contamporary by graphitedeco_com
  314. 5 votes for LCP_Succulents_Apr17 by amandella_graphics
  315. 5 votes for Succulents_comic by silvermistdesign
  316. 2 votes for succulent_circle3 by tinastextiles
  317. 0 votes for Terra Cotta Succulents by katrina_henry
  318. 0 votes for cactus garden by colorofmagic
  319. 0 votes for (private design)
  320. 0 votes for (private design)

Limited Color Palette Succulents Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 11, 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 grand-prize winner will be the fabric design with the most votes.
  • 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

  • 03/17/2017: Submissions open
  • 04/11/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 04/13/2017: Public voting opens
  • 04/18/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 04/20/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

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