Welcome the new Graft Concepts Artist!

Welcome the new Graft Concepts Artist!


The wait is finally over COLOURlovers. Today, we are pleased to announce that Graft Concepts has chosen their 1st place winner for the Graft Concepts design contest here on COLOURlovers.

The new Graft Concepts artist is ArrayofLilly, a software engineer from Budapest who has a great eye for color and definitely knows how to create beautiful patterns. She has been a COLOURlovers member since 2008 and has created over 2,000 palettes and over 3,000 patterns. Her winning design, Discography, featured below was chosen for the following reasons:

- Unisex Design - either a guy could rock it
- A bold, yet harmonious color palette - also unisex
- Took into account the shape of the back plate and fit the design accordingly.
- Sophisticated look with a refined sense of design.

Check out some more of ArrayOfLilly's awesome submissions to the Graft Concepts design contest below that the designers and creatives from Graft Concepts also fell in love with:

 Congratulations to ArrayofLilly for her beautiful design work!

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Vote for Your Favorite Graft Concepts Case Designs

Vote for Your Favorite Graft Concepts Case Designs


For the last week we've seen an incredible amount of creative designs for our Graft Concepts Hard Case Contest. Today, submissions for the contest are officially closed and now it's time to give some love to your favorite case designs.

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The team at COLOURlovers wants to give a huge shout out to the creative minds over at Graft Concepts who have made this contest possible. Graft Concepts is an innovative company who focuses on creating unique and iconic products through creative problem solving. The company focuses on crafting beautiful iPhone cases that are elegant and provide a great user experience.

What makes the Graft Concepts Leverage Case different from other iPhone cases out on the market is it's unique design and customizability. Unlike other cases on the market, this case features interchangeable backplates, enabling a variety of options with just one case. We're so excited that the COLOURlovers community has had this incredible chance to create backplates with unique and colorful designs for the Leverage Case.

 

 

There have been 2,528  entries and now it's time to vote. Click to send through some Love to your favorite entries to they have a chance at some awesome prizes!

 

What do your votes mean?

The Graft Concepts team will select the First Place. The winning design will be available for sale on Graft Concepts, and the designer will receive royalties for sales of their design.

Like other COLOURlover contests, the Second, Third, and Fourth Place runners up will be selected based on Loves from the COLOURlovers community.

 

Prizes

1st Prize: Two cases of their own design and the credit card backplace, a royalty agreement, and a medium Wacom pad.

2nd through 4th prize: Two cases of their own design and the credit card backplace and a royalty agreement.

The winning designs will be eligible to be manufactured and sold through the Graft Concepts store.

Only winning entries can be used for manufacture and sale, but the client can approach any of the contest participants after the contest has completed via a Love Note if they are interested in their designs.

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Design Contest - Be the next Graft Concepts Artist

Design Contest - Be the next Graft Concepts Artist


We are so excited to announce a new contest for the COLOURlovers community today! We've teamed up with  Graft Concepts an innovator and leader in the iPhone accessory industry. You will have the opportunity to design and color a pattern template for the Graft Concepts Leverage iPhone hard case!

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What makes this contest stand apart is the unique design and customizability of the Graft Concepts Leverage case (available for the iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5). Unlike other cases on the market, this case features interchangeable backplates, enabling a variety of options with just one case. They offer backplates with wood veneers, utility backplates that hold your credit cards, and now, with the help of COLOURlovers, there will be backplates with beautiful patterns and color palettes.

This unconventional case possesses a quick release latch and lever system -- inspired by the clasps of high end watches -- enabling the frame to securely grasp onto backplates without the need for adhesives.  This makes it easier than ever to swap out backplates on a whim.  The latch provides a stylish metal accent, pulling design elements reminiscent of the iPhone itself.  It also enables the case to be taken on and off easily...just a quick flip and snap and the frame is locked securely in place!

This unconventional iPhone case is available in a variety of colors and either a matte or high polished chrome finish on the hand polished latch and lever and will surely be noticed on your phone.

Here is some important information about the contest:

How to Enter

COLOURlovers can enter this contest by creating and coloring a pattern for the iPhone  HardCase template that Graft Concepts has provided. To submit your designs, just visit the contest page and create your entry, easy peasy!

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To see all the entries click here.

Voting Process

The Graft Concepts team will select the First Place. The winning design will be available for sale on Graft Concepts, and the designer will receive royalties for sales of their design.

Like other COLOURlover contests, the Second, Third, and Fourth Place runners up will be selected based on Loves from the COLOURlovers community.

Submissions will end on August 26th.  Voting will be open on August 27th, and close on August 29thThe winner will be announced on August 30th.

Prizes

1st Prize: Two cases of their own design and the credit card backplace, a royalty agreement, and a medium Wacom pad.

2nd through 4th prize: Two cases of their own design and the credit card backplace and a royalty agreement.

The winning designs will be eligible to be manufactured and sold through the Graft Concepts store.

Only winning entries can be used for manufacture and sale, but the client can approach any of the contest participants after the contest has completed via a Love Note if they are interested in their designs.

That's it! Best of luck to all of you talented designers, can't wait to see what you come up with.

To see all the entries click here.

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Cute Animal ClipArt by MyClipArtStore

Cute Animal ClipArt by MyClipArtStore


Linda Murray is the creative individual behind MyClipArtStore. She has a passion for doodling and creating fun and cute graphic images for your use and enjoyment. Do you need to create an invitation to a party, or looking to make something cute? Check out some of her clip art:

Baby Girl Animal Clip Art

Animals at the Circus Clip Art

Safari Animal Clip Art

Animal Circus Fair Clip Art

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Navy and Green Patterns and Backgrounds

Navy and Green Patterns and Backgrounds


Are you completely addicted to blue and green colors? I love the idea of combining these two colors and if you do too, here are some backgrounds and wallpapers from Subway Party I know you'll enjoy using. These patterns feature a variety of nautical elements including compasses and anchors, as well as chevron designs.

Navy and Green Nautical Patterns

 

Blue and Green Anchor Patterns

 

Blue and Green Golf Patterns

Blue and Green Dots and Stripes Patterns

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Handmade Watercolor Art by Yao Cheng

Handmade Watercolor Art by Yao Cheng


Yao Cheng is a designer currently based in Columbus, Ohio. She specializes in creative watercolor paintings, and designs everything from greeting cards to larger art pieces. Check out some of her work below, and let us know which are your favorites.

Blue Waves

Green Hills

Forest

Blue Triangles

Multi Triangles

Dots in Blue

Looking to create some stunning watercolor art pieces without actually getting our your paint brushes? These resources from Creative Market will help you create stunning watercolor masterpieces without actually getting paint anywhere.

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Creative Design from Wing's Art Studio

Creative Design from Wing's Art Studio


Christopher King is the incredibly talented designer behind Wing's Art Studio. Chris is a freelance designer and illustrator who creates both hand-drawn and digital artwork for everything from posters to movies for clients around the world.

Below you'll find some of Chris's illustrations and art that I have completely fallen in love with:

You can even find Chris on Creative Market, with design resources that are easy to use for a variety of creative projects. Chris has everything from brushes to backgrounds to badges to help you accomplish the best and most creative design work.

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Watercolor Photoshop Tutorials

Watercolor Photoshop Tutorials


I love all of the creative things that people can do with watercolor, but without the mess. I recently found some fun and easy Photoshop tutorials you can do without creating mess that can help you make incredible watercolor art pieces.

Watercolor Wallpaper Photoshop Tutorial

All you need to complete this Photoshop is a photo or image of a person, and then a set of Photoshop brushes like those featured below. You can also use a fun and bold font if you want to add a quote or saying to your poster.

Create a Grungy Photoshop Tutorial

This tutorial is pretty versatile and easy to construct. You can add whatever elements you want to the piece, and customize it entirely to your preference. To complete this tutorial you'll need a variety of different images that you can blend and mold together. Here are some things that you can use from Creative Market:

 

Watercolor Painting Photoshop Tutorial

You can create this fun watercolor effect in Photoshop in no time at all, just select a picture and the brushes and images below and follow the steps.

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How Color Impacts Your Purchases

How Color Impacts Your Purchases


A lot of factors are taken into account when a company prepares to sell their items. Things like color, look, feel, and tone all come into play. Many times we don't realize how significant the role of color plays when it comes to our purchases. Kissmetrics recently created an interesting infographic on the way that color impacts our purchases, check it out below and see if you agree:

Do you have some color knowledge or design expertise that you want to share? Why not make an infographic? Once you've compiled the research, it's relatively easy to create an infographic. Check out Creative Market to find packages of design tools to create an infographic in no time:

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Cute & Colorful Owl ClipArt

Cute & Colorful Owl ClipArt


Owl Art from Pink Pueblo

Pink Pueblo is an incredibly talented design studio that features the work of Devon Carlson. She constantly creates cute and colorful animals that you can use for creative projects.

Cute Owls

Halloween Owls

Pastel Owls

Wedding Owls

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