Today is Mardi Gras and all of New Orleans is booming with music, parades, picnics, floats and excitement. It's one big holiday party and I wish I were there!
Today is the day that everyone is dressed in bold colors and adorned with long beads. Lots of crazy costumes will be seen parading up and down Bourbon Street.
The colors of Mardi Gras are Purple, Green and Gold and their history dates back to the nineteenth century. Rex, the King of Carnival, selected the Mardi Gras colors and assigned meaning as well. Purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.
You will see these colors draped across all of the amazing floats that will be traveling down the street as the riders will be throwing beads to the deserving spectators down below.
Now is the time to take advantage of all of the fun Mardi Gras assets at Creative Market.
After ten years of creating design and illustration work for clients like The New Yorker, NY Times, NIKE, ESPN, TIME Magazine, and NPR, Kyle's Pro Design Tools is offering his best custom brushes and other digital tools to his fellow creatives.
Want to surprise your wedding guests and express your offbeat personality on your wedding day? Why not choose an unexpected -- yet stylish and sophisticated -- color palette: teal and mustard! This color pairing has been cropping up in all sorts of real weddings recently -- from vintage, to modern, to rustic-chic -- and we think it's just stunning. Browse below to discover how you can bring this unique color palette to life on your big day.
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Hey folks! Just a quick reminder that the submissions for the Betabrand Contest close this Sunday at 10pm PST. After that,
If you've ever wanted the chance to design your own clothing, then this is one that you won't want to miss!
Betabrand, a company based in San Francisco, is an online community that designs, manufactures, and releases new items every week! They are now launching a new clothing line for women and we’re going to help them choose colors for one of their designs. Our users will be choosing five colors for a pair of Betabrand leggings.
Check out the contest details in full right here.
Have you ever wanted to design something that will actually get turned into a finished product you can wear? Now's your chance! Betabrand is partnering with COLOURlovers for an incredible new contest. Betabrand, a company based in San Francisco, is an online community that designs, manufactures, and releases new items every week! They are now launching a new clothing line for women and we’re going to help them choose colors for one of their designs. Our users will be choosing five colors for a pair of Betabrand leggings.
Here's how it works
Users will use the COLOURlovers.com palette tool on the entry page to color in a five-color Betabrand template for their new leggings. Once an entry is completed, you can vote for your favorites by ‘loving’ them in our gallery. You can begin ‘loving’ submissions as soon as they are created!
The 9 most loved designs will be featured on Betabrand's site and the design with the most votes on their site will win.
The top 9 finalists will receive a Think Tank designer t-shirt
Grand prize winner: The prototype of their leggings, a chance to crowdfund their design into production with Betabrand, $200 Betabrand Credit and a Think Tank designer t-shirt!
2 runners-up: $50 credit plus TT designer t-shirt
- Tuesday, February 25th: Contest is open for submissions – up to three per user!
- Sunday, March 2nd: Submissions Close at 10pm PST.
- Monday, March 3rd: Top 9 most loved entries will be moved over to Betabrand’s site. Voting will recommence on their site for the remainder of the contest.
- Tuesday, March 4th: Voting on Betabrand opens.
- Monday, March 10th: Monday, March 10th: Betabrand voting closes at 10pm PST.
- Tuesday, March 11th: Winners Announced
- Tuesday, April 8th: Winner's design goes live on Betabrand for crowdfunding.
Please keep in mind there is a limit of three entries per person, so make your designs count!
To get started with this contest, click the link for the contest entry page.
Looking to cast your vote? You can view entries here.
We wish you the best of luck and happy designing!
Art Deco is a style that became increasingly popular during the 1930's and 1940's. "It is aneclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials". In true Art Deco style, you'll see lots of bold colors and geometric shapes. It is truly one of my favorite styles, and I'm excited to see it become popular once again. Why don't you try making a Great Gatsby inspired invitation for your next party? Creative Market has an amazing selection of resources.
Wing's Art Studio has an amazing collection of backgrounds, frames, seamless patterns, and more.
Fizzy Images has some fun seamless backgrounds that are perfect for creating Great Gatsby themed invitations.
Art Deco Vector Elements are ideal for creating a 1920's theme invitation.
We've loved the Winter Olympics so far, and we're so proud of our medal-winning Olympians! To show our love for the whole U.S. team in Sochi, we've rounded up some of our favorite gold, silver and bronze wedding decor ideas. Bold metallics make for an unforgettable fete, so be sure to incorporate some of these details into your wedding!
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Valentine's Day is often a day where many couples get engaged. Were you one of those lucky people? How about your best friend? One fun way to get geared up for the occasion is to make your own Save-The-Date Cards. Here we have a collection of 8 amazing resources to help you on your way.
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I've been seeing a lot of really amazing and unique office spaces lately. Modern office designers really take into account the creativity needs of the employees that will be occupying the space. Wide open spaces and calming colors are becoming ever more common, which allows the energy to flow from room to room. After all, most of one's time is spent within the confines of their office walls each week, so it is crucial that designers create surroundings that foster creativity as well as relaxation. Let's take a look at some of new office spaces showing off these characteristics.
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Spring weddings are extra special because they celebrate the end of winter and the return of warm weather and outdoor fun. We love the sight of tulip bouquets, bare shoulders, and pretty pastel party dresses. Celebrate the season and dress your bridesmaids in beautiful primrose-yellow dresses. Browse our favorites below!
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