Hi again. Here comes some of my ideas about your work if it helps.
First I have to clarify that I like your work and you are on the right way. I usually hesitate to write my opinions because most of the people do not like to be critised. Mostly they like nice words about their work even if they know that its a lie. I can not lie. So inorder not to irritate people I keep myself until they have the sign of desire to improve their work. Look at the thread, TMC is full of nice compliments but there are only a few themes which you can call a theme each time. So that was the start and I just wanted you to know that what I say is what I think. If you dont like it just ignore it.
Your last theme was very good and my champion of the week. But the color you used for input marked text and volume staples was not matching with the color of the highlights. Its a small detail and on the phone I am sure that the colors will be poping out more matching but on the screen preview it was eye catching. If it is called theme making challange, the aim is already there. Its a challange, means you must be perfect as much as you could. So that was the only thing that I can say about your last one on the negative side. On the other side I like the idea, you catch the spirit of the topic and your wall was very good. I like the contrasting harmony of the whole theme. Functionality and readability was very good. Bars designed well. And different for the first time.
I am saying this because for the last (I do not remember how many but) 2 or 3 TMCs you were doing exactly the same highlights with different colors. When you are using frames with the bars the pattern is very dominating. It is catching all your theme. The wall, the color combi, everything is staying in the shade and that patterned borders are poping out. I am not saying that its not good. But if you use it too much it seems that you are repeating yourself.
For me, the most important thing of making a good theme is to arrange the text colors with the whole theme. I usually use dark colors on the bars and very bright colors on the highlighted text. I like more smooth colors on the listed text but bright and eyecatching colors on the highlights. This is what I usually do, you must find out your way.
Generally speaking you are good and I think in a short period of time your home page will be full of badges.
Take care. All the best.