Friday, August 26, 2011

Pattern Challenge on Threadless!

Threadless now have a ongoing Pattern Challenge. For now they are accepting designs which will be printed on tons of different types of products.
Of course, I could pass the opportunity to send one design! I'm planning to do, more but first I wanted to see how much "success" I could have accumulation scores. I'm kind of new on Threadless, and I don't know how they pick the designs or if is all base on the public "scores". I guess I will learn.. eventually!
If you want to help me to get a high score and star having my design in other products, you can go and "score" design and my "Doodles" here. If I get a lot of votes I may end up on a bunch of different products - tees, scarves, wall decals, tote bags, and more! yeahhh :)

Doodles!

Click here to Vote... And thanks in advance for your help!

Happy weekend

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

...and the winner is

winner

BIG thanks to everybody who participate! Reading your weekend plans was really inspiring! I realize I should be doing more every weekend ;)

Thanks again and I wish you an awesome week!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Giveaway Day!

It's Friday! Time to celebrate :)

Leave a comment telling me your plans for the weekend and you will participate in the giveaway of "The Elephant" print on canvas.

elephant-giveaway

This piece is printed on canvas fabric, and stretched over a strong anti-warping stretcher (wooden frame)
The canvas measures 14"x 11" x 1" inches and it's printed on the sides. Ready to hang ;)

You have 3 days to participate in this giveaway. I'll randomly pick the lucky winner on Monday August 22.
Have fun!!!

Happy Friday :)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

DENY Desings

A couple of month ago, I partnered with DENYDesigns to have my art in their fabulous Jewelry Boxes. I think their products are great and the Bling Boxes look awesome. Now, DENY Designs just blow up my mind because they are offering MORE fabulous products and they are just making one of my dreams come true. You know what their are doing? Shower Curtains and Duvets... DUVETS people... AWESOME! I swear, one of my biggest goals and dreams is to have like a whole line of home goods. Seeing my designs on duvets just make me more productive because now my mind it's none stop just thinking on new designs and MORE focus on my goal.
Someday you are going to see a "Valentina" Home Goods Line in a BIG store ;) ( Did you hear me UNIVERSE?)

OK. Now you can go to DENY Designs and see the fabulous Shower Curtains:

shower curtains

and these awesome Duvets ;)

Duvets

And last but not least, I want to let you know something cool! I'm having more prints on canvas on my shop! I really like these ones, and hopefully in a couple of weeks I'm going to have tons of more designs on 8x10 canvas (jut waiting for the big box to arrive on my doorstep)

Canvas prints

AND because I'm sooooo happy, I want to make a Giveaway! Come back tomorrow to see the details to participate in the Giveaway of this little friend:

elephant-giveaway

Come back tomorrow!!!!
Happy Thursday :)


Thursday, August 11, 2011

sooo happy...

Because:
1.- My Orange Doodle iPhone case is for sale on Apple Stores AND in apple.com! Super Awesome

Doodles case in apple store!

2.- I drew a new Owl. His name is Victor

Victor the Owl

3.- I spy my Peacock print on the Urban Outfitters early Fall catalog :)

I spy...

4.- The colors are ready on my 3 birds painting. Time for black ink party!

3 birds painting

Happy Happy :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

The whale and the thumb

I had an amazing productive weekend… and I think I got 5 lbs more because I ate like is not tomorrow ;)
Soooo… I finished the whale I was working on last week! Yes… that was a whale, obviously, right?

whale

I was a little bit afraid because out of the blue I decided to make a little collage/ d├ęcoupe thing in the artwork and I was afraid wasn’t going to look good PLUS would take days.

whale-collage-details

I can happily report, the idea wasn’t bad at all. Indeed I like it a lot and I start doing more artwork with that mixed media style.

In other news… you remember I told you I got a cut in my thumb? Six stitches. Ouch! And 7 days with heavy antibiotics (because got badly infected) .Well, my thumb right now is a rock start! Perfectly heal and working great. I’m super happy I didn’t lost any nerves feeling, because I really need the tip of my thumb when I’m drawing ;) I’m really happy…. BUT I don’t know how this happen but for some reason my thumb now have a bump.

pulgar01

I guess I have an accumulation of scar tissue or something like that. Whatever... I don’t care, I wasn’t planning to be a hands model :P

pulgar02

Happy Monday!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

This weekend...

Because I work at home, to me, weekends are almost the same as week days. I don have that TGIF feeling because if I want, everyday can be Fridays, right? But usually Andrew and I always try to do something to look forward every weekend. We are really laid back and simple. We look forward to have a couple of beers at the local bars, cook something special on Sunday, maybe go to the movies, going to some places to spy my work...You know... basic simple happy life. But one thing I love to do to mark the different between weekends and week days is to have a new project to tackle. This weekend I'll start painting a big canvas! I have 2 canvases 24x30 sitting in my studio staring at me ALL THE TIME, and I think its time to get some courage and start painting!. I already draw with pencil the main image.

working...

But before I tackle that project, I have to finish this piece:

whale

So far... I'm loving this weekend!!
What are you going to do?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Top Ten Spoonflower contest

Ops! I totally forgot to show you my submission for this week contest.

The theme was "Coffee" ONLY with 3 colors ;)
And this is my submission, "Retro Coffee"

Retro Coffee

and guess what? My design is in the Top Ten!

Retro Coffee by valentinaramos

What you think?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

On my table...

on-my-table

Happy Wednesday ;)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Oisch!

I had to make a print with one of my favorites words... OISCH!
(I love the print, but I think the t-shirt is funny, check it here)

Oisch!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello August!

It's cleaning time! I'm organizing my supplies/artwork closet and I have tons of things for giveaways and sale ;)

• Scrap papers with my originals designs!
Perfect for scrapbooks, cards, gift tags, collage and more.

Scrap papers bag

You can check the details and buy the packs on my Etsy shop :) Just click here!