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Using a bold but limited color palette, channel a winter wonderland using sleek abstract shapes to create a repeating design inspired by the coldest time of the year. Black and white are optional, and you must use at least 2 of the following colors: Platinum (#DFE1E8), Roman Silver (#818A96), Sunglow (#FFCC36),Oxford Blue (#031D44), Cobalt (#092E96). No additional or color variations accepted.


Overview

In the midst of holiday making, hosting dinner parties and baking cookies to the point of losing track of how many dozen you’ve made, it’s easy to see why this time of the year can fly by. Escape the busyness of the holidays, even if just for a few hours, with the November design challenge. Whether it’s limited color palettes or larger than life designs, your hardest challenge this month will be remembering to get back to your to-do list!

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner each week will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly-voted designs from each 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.

The Winner

geometricwinter
459

The rest of the Top 10

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 350 votes for geometricwinter by gaiamarfurt
  2. 340 votes for winter birds and frosted berries by cjldesigns
  3. 292 votes for Winter Mod by jill_o_connor
  4. 273 votes for In a Winter Mod Mood by Friztin by friztin
  5. 261 votes for Wild Wood by Mount Vic and Me by mountvicandme
  6. 260 votes for ModWinter_Deer in the Moonlight by robinpickens
  7. 259 votes for Snow at Night by nicolejonessturk
  8. 234 votes for Collingwood - Decorated Deer by diane555
  9. 230 votes for winter_mod_trees_sfc by fern&sterling
  10. 228 votes for 60s Winter Fashion by oleynikka
  11. 221 votes for Mod Beanies by mariaspeyer
  12. 213 votes for Modern Winter Aspens and Squirrels by justdani
  13. 208 votes for MOD SNOWFLAKES by artfully_minded
  14. 203 votes for Winter Sunshine - large - grey and yellow by byre_wilde
  15. 202 votes for Winter Woods by ceciliamok
  16. 201 votes for Modern Forest by angelastevens
  17. 200 votes for Mid Century Hare by chris_jorge
  18. 195 votes for HEADWARMERS DARK by katerhees
  19. 193 votes for Winter Mod Snowflakes by kfrogb
  20. 192 votes for Winter_Woodland by j9design
  21. 191 votes for Mod Ornaments by lisa_kubenez
  22. 188 votes for Snowy Ornaments - Large - Cobalt, Sunglow by fernlesliestudio
  23. 182 votes for The Lost Mitten Barkcloth by lellobird
  24. 173 votes for Winter Bloom by michelle_luu
  25. 172 votes for Fractal Forest, Winter Wonderland by anneostroff
  26. 171 votes for Winter Mod _©Solvejg by solvejg
  27. 166 votes for Three Sides to Every Story-Penguin by erijoyjoy
  28. 161 votes for winter_land by la_fabriken
  29. 159 votes for Mod Baubles by jjtrends
  30. 158 votes for Frost Flower Platinum and Blue by marketa_stengl
  31. 157 votes for Snowflake Pattern by 2329_design
  32. 157 votes for Winter_Wonderland_Limited_Spoon-01 by ferncreekdesigns
  33. 156 votes for Winter Mod Limited Color Palette, large scale, blue yellow gray white by amy_g
  34. 154 votes for Exploding_snowflake by Pippa Shaw by pippa_shaw
  35. 149 votes for Ice Bears by sveta_aho
  36. 142 votes for Winter Mod Ornaments by kellie_jayne_
  37. 141 votes for Marrakesh star, moroccan tiles, moroccan star pattern, by magentarosedesigns
  38. 141 votes for Winter Breeze by sarah_treu
  39. 138 votes for Indigogee by seesawboomerang
  40. 137 votes for (private design)
  41. 137 votes for Walkin' in a Mod Wonderland by cynthiafrenette
  42. 135 votes for vintage balls and snowflakes by zapi
  43. 132 votes for Somewhere in the snow.... by everhigh
  44. 132 votes for Mod Winter Clouds and Snow by vinpauld
  45. 130 votes for winter_mod_white by bruxamagica
  46. 130 votes for Winter nights a dancing by lauren_mccrea
  47. 130 votes for Ornamental_Ogee by fridgeworthy_designs
  48. 126 votes for Wish (Dark Blue) by pennycandy
  49. 126 votes for Mod Party by orangefancy
  50. 124 votes for Peace on Earth Mod Winter by hnldesigns
  51. 123 votes for Ugly Winter Sweater by xoxotique
  52. 123 votes for Winter Origami Penguins by susan_polston
  53. 120 votes for Mod Winter Trees (Freeze) by brendazapotosky
  54. 118 votes for Chevrons in ethnic style by milagrosvita
  55. 118 votes for geometrics stars by angela_sbandelli
  56. 118 votes for winter_scene by mrsmarty
  57. 118 votes for Tree Slopes by atlas_&_tootsie
  58. 117 votes for Winter Wonderland Birds & Snowflakes Grey by kirstenkatz
  59. 117 votes for Sprinkly mod snowflakes by beesocks
  60. 117 votes for In Winter Only the Wallpaper Blooms by edsel2084
  61. 116 votes for Abstract winter mood II by selmacardoso
  62. 115 votes for winter mod-mid century modern by ottomanbrim
  63. 114 votes for 06912184 © SC3C3o : spoonflower0415 by sef
  64. 112 votes for Winter Mountains by vo_aka_virginiao
  65. 112 votes for Snowflake Flurry by jenniferjacksonlee
  66. 111 votes for Mod Mittens by willowbirdstudio
  67. 111 votes for Cozy comforts by mobijo
  68. 110 votes for multi poinsettias 18x18 green by leroyj
  69. 107 votes for Chevron snowflakes by ebygomm
  70. 107 votes for Winter snowflakes / flowers by matite
  71. 107 votes for (private design)
  72. 106 votes for Mod Limited Palette by jadegordon
  73. 106 votes for Winter village snowman dark teal by heleen_vd_thillart
  74. 106 votes for Portugal snowflakes by dariara
  75. 105 votes for Twinkling Lights Geo by mariafaithgarcia
  76. 105 votes for WinterMod by melhales
  77. 102 votes for groovy snowflakes and soup bowls by pamelachi
  78. 102 votes for Snowfall at Dusk by robyriker
  79. 101 votes for night_snow by msidlosky
  80. 101 votes for On ice by camcreative
  81. 101 votes for Twinkles Winter Modern by gnarllymamadesigns
  82. 99 votes for Winter Mod with Shadows by corinnarencreative
  83. 98 votes for Geometric Winter by markieann
  84. 97 votes for Deco Diamonds by artsytoocreations
  85. 97 votes for Mod Snowflakes by heatherhightdesign
  86. 97 votes for mod snow by analinea
  87. 95 votes for Winter Star by bees_that_buzz
  88. 95 votes for Once In A Blue Moon - Winter Mod Limited Color Palette, Sunglow, Deer, Antler, Racoon, Platinum by applebutterpattycake
  89. 94 votes for (private design)
  90. 93 votes for Mid Mod Icy Blues - large scale by cleolovescolor
  91. 93 votes for winter mod. cats in hats by kostolom3000
  92. 92 votes for MAJA_TREEflakes150 by maja_a
  93. 92 votes for Winter Starlight Flowers on the Snow by rhondadesigns
  94. 91 votes for All Baubles by floramoon
  95. 90 votes for Eat, Drink and Be Merry by scarlette_soleil
  96. 89 votes for silver mod ornaments by ghouk
  97. 84 votes for The Winter Mittens Mod Limited Color Palette by palusalu
  98. 84 votes for mandala snowflakes by scrummy
  99. 83 votes for NightMountains by cathiedesigns
  100. 83 votes for Penguin Winter Wonderland by sarah_knight
  101. 82 votes for Mountain Stitch /Blue by appaloosa_designs
  102. 82 votes for SPOONFLOWER_WINTER_MOD_SMALL-08 by erica_iannuzzi
  103. 81 votes for modernwinter by a_fine_frolic
  104. 81 votes for Winter by owlandchickadee
  105. 81 votes for WinterMod by studio_hansen
  106. 80 votes for reindeerandsnowflakes by sigs_creations
  107. 80 votes for Cold Winter by cherishedminky
  108. 80 votes for (private design)
  109. 80 votes for Mod Christmas Snowflakes by anastasiajahadi
  110. 79 votes for Cold night winter city by daria_nokso
  111. 79 votes for Pebbles - Winter by eto
  112. 78 votes for Frost Formations by slumbermonkey
  113. 78 votes for (private design)
  114. 78 votes for Winter_Mod Italia sewindigo by sewindigo
  115. 78 votes for Snowy Mod Moon by spinning_clouds
  116. 78 votes for Mod, Mod Holiday by elramsay
  117. 78 votes for Winter Cat Nap by kimruss@thatcatart
  118. 77 votes for 5F3353F0-3673-4F2D-BF6B-19F990E207C6 by kawthar_
  119. 77 votes for Triangles and Stars by cvetidinkova
  120. 76 votes for Abstract Hanukkah (Blue) by joycekuan
  121. 76 votes for Mod Sun in Winter by ileneavery
  122. 76 votes for Winter forrest by natalia_gonzalez
  123. 75 votes for Snowed Under Mod - blue & yellow by engravogirl
  124. 75 votes for Nordic Star - Mid Century Modern Geometric - Navy Blue Grey Regular Scale by heatherdutton
  125. 75 votes for finka_studio_Mod_Winter_2 by finkastudio
  126. 74 votes for winter_snow by brigida_filomena
  127. 73 votes for Snowflakes by mememe
  128. 73 votes for Winter_Mod_2017 by rosemary_alvares
  129. 72 votes for wintermood blue grey golden by sewingfever
  130. 71 votes for winterspoon18 by lil_chick_ent_
  131. 71 votes for The_Winter_Colors by svetlana_kononova
  132. 70 votes for Winter Forest at Night by another_village
  133. 70 votes for Footprints in the evening snow by pinky_wittingslow
  134. 69 votes for Mod Blizzard by dunnspun
  135. 68 votes for Ski Race by chubbellart
  136. 68 votes for Winter mountains by magic_pencil
  137. 67 votes for Snowflake Quilt by diseminger
  138. 67 votes for Tossed Presents by jennascraftstudio
  139. 67 votes for Midnight Mod by abearcub
  140. 66 votes for Winter Mod Fat Quarter by lucielou
  141. 65 votes for mod about snow by kfay
  142. 64 votes for Floral Winter by nagorerodriguezdesign
  143. 64 votes for Winter Wonderland Gray by kristinnicoleart
  144. 63 votes for winter trees by threadconnections
  145. 62 votes for Abstractish Snowflakes by fatcat_designs
  146. 61 votes for Winter_Mod_Ribbons by make_much_studios
  147. 61 votes for 60s Winter Wonderland by thewellingtonboot
  148. 60 votes for WINTER_MOD_19-2-01 by soobloo
  149. 60 votes for Winter_Mod by lisahilda
  150. 60 votes for Winter Mod Limited Color Palette by ekaterinap
  151. 60 votes for Winter Time by meowandcraft
  152. 59 votes for winter hexagons by marta_strausa
  153. 59 votes for (private design)
  154. 59 votes for Spruce and Owl Forest by thescientifichome
  155. 59 votes for Mod Wintery Hexagons by gingerlique
  156. 58 votes for distressed denim by floraryfabrics
  157. 58 votes for Sunny Winter Tree and Snowfall by shasmeen
  158. 58 votes for Winter Snowflake by palifino
  159. 57 votes for Winter Starry Night by gabmana
  160. 57 votes for Shine On... by stitchyrichie
  161. 56 votes for starflake by peach_home
  162. 56 votes for (private design)
  163. 55 votes for Ice Crystal by micaela_cimino
  164. 55 votes for Trees by meredith_watson
  165. 54 votes for mountain sunset by rebeccagabrielle
  166. 54 votes for (private design)
  167. 54 votes for Falling_Lacey_Snow by shapeseekerstudio
  168. 54 votes for Mod snowflakes by olgart
  169. 53 votes for Winter Mod Ice Crystals by pearlposition
  170. 53 votes for chalet mod in sunglow by crystalgates
  171. 53 votes for Hibernating Dormouse by babysisterrae
  172. 53 votes for Retro Winter by shellymae
  173. 52 votes for WinterMod by rmcaustralia
  174. 52 votes for Dance of the Winter Willows by Salzanos by salzanos
  175. 52 votes for Festive Winter Scape by bexdsgn
  176. 51 votes for BOBS_MOD_SNOWFLAKES by katybobsyouraunty
  177. 51 votes for Modern Ornaments by kathleenbruceillustration
  178. 50 votes for Snow Flower by imgolly
  179. 50 votes for winter_mod by ixpule
  180. 49 votes for J000169_-_SMS_PTRN_012_Contest_Entry by simple_modern_style
  181. 49 votes for Modern Winter Wonderland by yourfriendirene
  182. 49 votes for Mod Christmas Ornaments by katielee
  183. 49 votes for Mountain_rooftops by claire-gaffney
  184. 48 votes for Winter wonderland by krystalsavage
  185. 48 votes for Modern Geometric Snowflake by peony_dreams_art
  186. 48 votes for snowflakes and stars by dramacatz
  187. 48 votes for winter accessories by nanamira
  188. 47 votes for Block-Christmas-Tree-and-leaves by hudsondesigncompany
  189. 46 votes for Winter Mod by lprspr
  190. 46 votes for winter mod_adinkra_style by kimlea
  191. 46 votes for Blue houses in front of snowy mountains and the moon. Geometric shapes winter night. Blue yellow white and gray winter print. Winter village. by sandra_hutter_designs
  192. 45 votes for abstracts_spoonflower_michelle_walker by emjwalker
  193. 45 votes for Winter Wonderland Forest by pond_ripple
  194. 44 votes for Star of David by themadcraftduckie
  195. 44 votes for (private design)
  196. 44 votes for Winter gems by boadala
  197. 43 votes for Memories_of_last_Xmas by ruthjohanna
  198. 42 votes for Oscar-Winter Mod by miamaria
  199. 42 votes for Nautical Geometric by twix
  200. 42 votes for Cold_Clear_Night by cricketswool
  201. 42 votes for modxmas2017 by amyjeanne_wpg
  202. 42 votes for Winter's Lion Mod Design by gracelillydesigns
  203. 41 votes for (private design)
  204. 41 votes for Modern Winter by arts_and_herbs
  205. 41 votes for winter color palette by arrpdesign
  206. 41 votes for Winter Mod Icicles by katawampus
  207. 40 votes for Succulent Winter Stars by thecameronquinn
  208. 40 votes for snowberry yellow and grey by colorofmagic
  209. 40 votes for (private design)
  210. 40 votes for Winter_Geo_2018 by ellie_b_funk
  211. 39 votes for winter wonderland by shesalioness
  212. 39 votes for Stars, Stripes and Snow Skyline by joannereay
  213. 39 votes for Italian Boxes - winter modern by ormolu
  214. 39 votes for Mod Winter Scape_D by khowardquilts
  215. 39 votes for Snow Crystals by ally_the_junebug
  216. 38 votes for MOD_WINTER_WONDERLAND by yasminah_combary
  217. 38 votes for Warm Winter by atideas
  218. 38 votes for winter_mood by yuliia_studzinska
  219. 38 votes for Winter Mod Blues by bagelsdesigns
  220. 38 votes for Wintereigh Flakes by spicerroots
  221. 38 votes for Frosty yellow snowflakes by sara_dias
  222. 38 votes for Mountaineer_Winter by bdarbydesigns
  223. 38 votes for finalwinter by teal_feather
  224. 37 votes for Winter Mod PJ's Limited ©Julee Wood by jewelraider
  225. 37 votes for WinterWonderland by ironlilly
  226. 37 votes for Wintery Mod Forest - Daytime by gargoylesentry
  227. 37 votes for Winter grey by alexandraboman
  228. 37 votes for dot-ed by maruqui
  229. 36 votes for snow-star by chappy_and_neko
  230. 36 votes for Sunflower Buffalo Check by christineweenk
  231. 35 votes for (private design)
  232. 35 votes for Snowflakes by flutterbi
  233. 35 votes for Mod Snowstorm by mgdoodlestudio
  234. 35 votes for FORESTINSNOW1504 by annaostapowiczkulczycka
  235. 35 votes for Retro Squishy Diamond and Dots by ameliae
  236. 34 votes for Fall findings by printmakerly
  237. 34 votes for Winter ornaments by greenrainart
  238. 33 votes for Brush Strokes_Of_Modern_Winter by anino
  239. 33 votes for Angular Winter by tangledvinestudio
  240. 33 votes for Winter Mod Design by driessa
  241. 32 votes for Mod Blue Spruce by whimsicalvigilante
  242. 32 votes for Iciscle abstraction by twilfley
  243. 32 votes for abstractwinter by lizuka
  244. 32 votes for mitten for winter by alandco
  245. 31 votes for Snowpond-ch by feralartist
  246. 31 votes for White Bat's Garden by inkysunshine
  247. 31 votes for The stars and trees forever by zandloopster
  248. 31 votes for Ice crystal explosion by gcatmash
  249. 30 votes for icicles by wren_leyland
  250. 30 votes for celtic_snowfall by all_dolled_up_designs
  251. 30 votes for winter_blues by stargazingseamstress
  252. 30 votes for mod winter mountains by victorialasher
  253. 30 votes for icicles_and_sparkles_limited_palette by kel_chouette
  254. 30 votes for Night Geometry by julie_&_co
  255. 30 votes for mod2 by lalaurasx3
  256. 30 votes for Winter Block Kaleidoscope by coppercatkin
  257. 29 votes for Iceberg winter mode by lucybaribeau
  258. 28 votes for Stars of the season by elizabethmay
  259. 28 votes for Winter Solstice by dancingbirdstudio
  260. 27 votes for The Geometry of Snowflakes (large) by pattern_archive
  261. 27 votes for winter mod by casey_belle_
  262. 27 votes for Mod Chill - navy/black/grey by franbail
  263. 27 votes for Winter Mod by jvasquez
  264. 27 votes for Snowflakes by svaeth
  265. 27 votes for Snowflakes by azureimagestudio
  266. 27 votes for Winter Mod Snowflakes by kozihut
  267. 26 votes for Icelandia by colorulu
  268. 26 votes for Mod Grid by kimsa
  269. 26 votes for Winter abstraction. Geometrical ornament by julia_faranchuk
  270. 26 votes for Geometric Pattern: Square Twist: Grey by red_wolf
  271. 26 votes for Modern Throne by sanderella
  272. 26 votes for Winter Deco by veronique7
  273. 26 votes for Shine Bright Starlight by lidiarose
  274. 25 votes for PSX_20171015_204513 by tyler17
  275. 25 votes for christmas by nits_b
  276. 25 votes for (private design)
  277. 25 votes for mod_snowshoe_chevron by meg_sharie
  278. 25 votes for Aleksandra_Radic by sanjic
  279. 24 votes for winter_mod by nataliatcha
  280. 24 votes for Snowball Mod by janetdrummond
  281. 24 votes for Cobalt Snowflake by samantha_woodfordfabrics
  282. 24 votes for Circled Frosty Mod Black Grey by wickedrefined
  283. 24 votes for SPG-F_0041_WinterMod_Sandpipergfx by birdbranchandlantern
  284. 24 votes for Snowdrop by ekpdesign
  285. 23 votes for Geodesic Flat Pack_limited_palette by colour_angel_by_kv
  286. 23 votes for (private design)
  287. 23 votes for Winter Mod Moroccan tile by zoecharlotte
  288. 22 votes for WinterMod_TH by brenneke
  289. 21 votes for (private design)
  290. 21 votes for (private design)
  291. 21 votes for holidays-01 by aneika
  292. 21 votes for Mauna_Kea_Skylight-Sunrise_Winter_Mod-Ltd_Palette by melvin_keohohou
  293. 21 votes for Moon acrylic by mimush_art
  294. 20 votes for winter by quest
  295. 20 votes for (private design)
  296. 20 votes for Optical_Winter_Mod by crystal_holder
  297. 19 votes for Winter_mod_spoonflower_ by renamariedesign
  298. 19 votes for Mod-Mod by carimateo
  299. 18 votes for (private design)
  300. 18 votes for Winter star by simply_life
  301. 18 votes for pattern001_Blend01 by fishwalk
  302. 17 votes for Landers by the_hoarder's_art_room
  303. 17 votes for Winter Branches by dahliabunny
  304. 16 votes for Winter_geometric_design by atarahash
  305. 16 votes for winballs1 by kslloyd
  306. 15 votes for Night-time Winter Wonderland Abstract by b2b
  307. 14 votes for Frozen Lace by enid_a
  308. 14 votes for (private design)
  309. 14 votes for Winter_wonderland by rakhee_gupta
  310. 13 votes for Ferns by ampersand_designs
  311. 13 votes for Everywhere I Go-Winter by bent_line_designs
  312. 13 votes for Oxford and Sunglow Abstract Stripe by mottle&daub
  313. 13 votes for Winter Geometric by yopixart
  314. 11 votes for Wonderland Pinstripe by sowilofir
  315. 10 votes for mod_1 by ae_fresia
  316. 9 votes for (private design)
  317. 9 votes for large sled and skis by female_farmer
  318. 9 votes for Winter_wonderland_60s_pattern-01 by nicnack
  319. 9 votes for Winter_Mod_Limited_pallette by deanna_konz
  320. 1 votes for Hawaiian Volcano Snowflakes in the Sun by kedoki by kedoki

Winter Mod Limited Color Palette Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 24, 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.
  • 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

  • 10/13/2017: Submissions open
  • 10/24/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 10/26/2017: Public voting opens
  • 10/31/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 11/02/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

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