Experiments in Blue // Week 27

07/05/16

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This week: another pattern (and I’m a day late posting since yesterday was a holiday).

Enjoy!

To view all of my Experiments in Blue, just go here.

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Experiments in Blue // Week 26

06/27/16

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This week’s Experiment in Blue is a pattern! You can see all of my Experiments in Blue here.

Happy Monday!

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New Fabric Release and Lounge Pants Contest!

12/18/15

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MY NEW LINE OF FABRIC IS HERE! She’s called KINDRED and is now for sale in stores! You can take a look here on Cloud9 Fabric’s site to see where the fabric is for sale in your area or online.

To celebrate the launch of the KINDRED collection Cloud9 is giving you an opportunity to win fabric prizes by simply making your own pair of Cloud9 lounge pants – you won’t be disappointed! See below for information on what you could win and how to enter:

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                {Me lounging in my own pair of LOUNGE PANTS made with my Delicata print!}

Here’s what’s up for grabs for three lucky randomly chosen entrants:

1st prize:
• A fat quarter bundle of all KINDRED prints {including the voiles}
• PLUS 3 continuous yards of any one KINDRED print {in either substrate} – enough to make yet another lovely pair of lounge pants
• PLUS a signed copy of my book FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE  to cuddle up with
• approximately $110 retail value!

2nd and 3rd prizes {choose one}:
• A fat quarter bundle of all KINDRED prints {including the voiles}
• OR 3 continuous yards of any one KINDRED print in either substrate and 4 fat quarters of CIRRUS SOLIDS in your choice of colors
• approximately $50 retail value

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The rules are pretty simple:
To qualify for entry into the sweepstakes you’ll need to be able to publicly post or send Cloud9 a photo – you can use Instagram, Facebook, or email them at fabric {at} cloud9fabrics {dot} com. By posting or sending them photos, you agree to allow them to repost the photos on Instagram, Facebook and/or their blog.

Follow Cloud9 Fabrics via the format you post your image so that you can be notified in the event that you are chosen as winner:
@CLOUD9FABRICS on Instagram
CLOUD9FABRICS on Facebook
SUBSCRIBE TO THEIR BLOG if you’ve emailed them
+Using any Cloud9 fabric, stitch up a pair of lounge pants
+You can use our free, downloadable, exclusive, super easy and fast CLOUD9 LOUNGERS pattern or any sleep/lounge pants pattern of your choice
+You must use a Cloud9 Fabrics fabric, past or present, to qualify
+CLOUD9 LOUNGERS are created in women’s adult size S-XL however, you can also make lounge pants for women, children or men using another pattern
+Who the lounge pants are intended for is not of consequence, only that they are made in any past or present Cloud9 fabric
+Post a picture of the Cloud9 fabric lounge pants you’ve made – either in lounging action, on a hanger, laying on the edge of a bed, or whatever works best for you and via
+Instagram: tag it with #LoungeinCloud9
+Facebook: attach a photo in the COMMENTS OF THIS POST
+Email: simply send to the address indicated above
+Anyone in the world can enter – shipping is on Cloud9! Winners are responsible for any applicable duties and taxes.

All entries must be submitted by December 23, 2015 at 11:59PM
. If posting on Instagram, PRIVATE accounts are made PUBLIC during the giveaway in order to be entered. The winner will be chosen at random from a pool of all eligible entries and announced on December 26, 2015.. Good luck!

Per Instagram rules, I must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use. By entering, you release and hold Cloud9 Fabrics harmless from all liability arising from or in connection with your participation and/or acceptance or use of any prize. Limit one entry per person during the entirety of the promotion. Cloud9 Fabrics reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify this promotion if fraud or any other causes beyond its control affects the integrity or fairness of the promotion

Have fun & good luck!

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Little Village Wallpaper Makeover

12/07/15

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Last week I did a little makeover on the entryway of my Portland home using my brand new Little Village Wallpaper from Chasing Paper & some blue paint, and I’m pretty happy with how it came out!

First thing to know is that this wallpaper (all wallpaper from Chasing Paper) is REMOVABLE and comes in sheets that you apply like contact paper. So applying it was a snap (so easy), and when I want to change the space again someday, it will be easy to remove as well. I also love wallpaper in small spaces as accents, and that’s exactly how I used it here — in this little space below my stairwell leading to the second floor of the house. We painted the opposite wall a rich blue, hung some art from our collection, and whoooooosh, a new entryway.

It can be intimidating to use wallpaper in an entire room, but it’s almost never necessary to paper an entire room (though I also think rooms covered in wallpaper are truly amazing also). I like to choose a wall or a small nook or the space behind built-in shelving. My patterns are great because they add a pop of color and whimsy, and because they are all only one color on white, they are not too visually complicated or distracting. They look great in bathrooms and kitchens too!

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You can purchase my Little Village paper in three different colorways here. You can also view & purchase my other two designs from Chasing Paper here. Later this month I’ll be papering one of my bathrooms in Poppy (the pattern below, far right) in red, so stay tuned for images of that! I can’t wait!

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Have you used any of my wallpaper patterns from Chasing Paper in your own home? Show me what you’ve done by sending me an email at hello@lisacongdon.com! I’d love to see it!

Have a great Monday, friends! And happy wallpapering.

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New Wallpaper with Chasing Paper

08/21/15

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Friends, I am so excited today to be released three new wallpaper patterns with Chasing Paper. Chasing Paper is different than traditional wallpaper: it’s well-designed removable wallpaper that will stick to nearly any surface! Genius! I hope you will be inspired by the patterns I’ve created and I am sure some of you will think of some very creative ways to use these! Oh, and I’ve also got a discount code for you today too (scroll to the bottom of the post for that).

First up: Little Village. Drawing old architecture in a stylized playful way has always been a beloved part of my repertoire, so creating this pattern was so much fun for me. For the pattern Little Village, I drew a montage of old medieval styled buildings stacked on and behind each other with clean lines and modern, stark colorways. I love the interplay between old and new & traditional and modern in this pattern!

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{Little Village in black}

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{Little Village in black and gold}

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{Little Village in grey}

Next up: Poppy! love drawing all-over floral motifs! This pattern is a hand drawn pattern of my favorite flower: the poppy. I grew up in California, so the poppy holds a special place in my heart. There are so many varieties of poppies, and the pattern includes poppies from all over the world. My favorite colorway is the vermillion red, which is the most ubiquitous poppy color.

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{Poppy in vermillion}

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{Poppy in black}

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{Poppy in grey}

Finally there is Folk, the boldest pattern of the bunch. For the past ten years I have been really interested in traditional folk pattern and folk art, and much of the imagery in my work reflects that passion. About a year ago, I began drawing patterns in my sketchbook that included traditional folk symbols, like the heart, the hand and fruit shapes. To create this wallpaper pattern, I used many traditional folk motifs and then added some of my own favorite imagery to the mix, like scissors, teacups, trees and a few animals to create this pattern. I love taking traditional imagery and making them modern. I think Folk is a great example of the perfect mix of traditional and modern. Best of all? It comes in four colorways!

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{Folk in blue}

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{Folk in black}

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{Folk in green}

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{Folk in grey}

 

For this weekend ONLY, Chasing Paper is offering a discount code just for you. Enter LOVELISA at checkout for 15% off your order. You can learn more about the wallpaper here in the FAQ and watch a how-to video here.

Have a great weekend, friends!

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