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Color a Plaid Shirt Contest by Betabrand + COLOURlovers

Color a Plaid Shirt Contest by Betabrand + COLOURlovers


Have you ever wanted to apply your color design abilities to a real-life product? Well here's your big opportunity! Rev up your color coordination skills and become the next palette designer for a plaid shirt offered through Betabrand! You'll get the unique opportunity to color a plaid pattern, see the design in action (applied to a template shirt) and the possibility of having your colors picked for print. How cool is that?!

Betabrand is an online-only clothing company based in San Francisco that produces unique designs in limited-edition batches every week. They make Cordarounds, Japants, DARPA hoodies, Farmer's Market backpacks, disco pants, and much, much more.

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Ready, Set, Contest Time!

We've had our very own, sec9586 create a pattern template for a new plaid flannel shirt that Betabrand plans to release in two versions for the 2011 holiday season. Betabrand has already chosen the colors for one version - the other is up to you!

How it works...

Easy, color the Betabrand plaid pattern template, Betabrand2.

Your colored pattern will automatically appear with the rest of the entries on the contest gallery page. You may color as many versions of the pattern template as you like.

If your colors are chosen...

The Betabrand design team will select one winner, who'll receive the following:

  • - A real-life finished plaid flannel shirt;
  • - Your COLOURlovers user name on the shirt label (for this 2011 production run - see above image);
  • - $100 Betabrand Gift Card;
  • - Recognition on the Betabrand web site and in all company communications; this includes photo of the winner in his/her winning shirt (optional).

The contest runs August 2nd - 11th (2011). Anyone who submits an entry will receive a coupon code for 20% OFF any Betabrand product - offer only valid during the contest timeline.



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Color this plaid pattern template to enter (Betabrand2)


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reverenddaniels

Looks great, Molly. Can't wait to see the entries

babybaby

this is the best contest ever
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mollybermea

Did you notice that you're name will also appear on the label? Surprise! and thank you again for creating this plaid pattern template!

sec9586 wrote:
yay!
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mollybermea

GREAT! Please share! :)

we look forward to doing more like it!

babybaby wrote:
this is the best contest ever

sec9586

I did notice! I did a tiny happy dance so that my co-workers wouldn't think i'm nuts :D

I'm so excited! Thanks SO MUCH!

mollybermea wrote:
Did you notice that you're name will also appear on the label? Surprise! and thank you again for creating this plaid pattern template!

sec9586 wrote:
yay!

sonflower

I am a noobie and can't figure out how to get my pattern in the gallery... it's http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1688512/the_bomb

Can someone tell me & I will post it. Great contest :)

escapepea

That's the wrong plaid sonflower. You need to base it on this plaid:Betabrand2. Once it's saved, it will automatically go into the gallery.

sonflower wrote:
I am a noobie and can't figure out how to get my pattern in the gallery... it's http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1688512/the_bomb

Can someone tell me & I will post it. Great contest :)

sonflower

Dude! OK, I made another one :) Hope it is now in the gallery...

love your handle! it reminds me of "finding nemo" (es-cawp-ay)

escapepea wrote:
That's the wrong plaid sonflower. You need to base it on this plaid:Betabrand2. Once it's saved, it will automatically go into the gallery.

sonflower wrote:
I am a noobie and can't figure out how to get my pattern in the gallery... it's http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1688512/the_bomb

Can someone tell me & I will post it. Great contest :)
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mollybermea

Thank @escapepea for helping sunflower. :)

Let me know if you require any other assistance. We updated the link to make it more clear which pattern to color.

sonflower wrote:
I am a noobie and can't figure out how to get my pattern in the gallery... it's http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1688512/the_bomb

Can someone tell me & I will post it. Great contest :)

escapepea

It's there, and looking fabulous!

sonflower wrote:
Dude! OK, I made another one :) Hope it is now in the gallery...

love your handle! it reminds me of "finding nemo" (es-cawp-ay)

escapepea wrote:
That's the wrong plaid sonflower. You need to base it on this plaid:Betabrand2. Once it's saved, it will automatically go into the gallery.

sonflower wrote:
I am a noobie and can't figure out how to get my pattern in the gallery... it's http://www.colourlovers.com/pattern/1688512/the_bomb

Can someone tell me & I will post it. Great contest :)

Nim_design

Awesome! I'll give it a try.
Note: Actual printed shirts will display horizontal/ vertical lines and not diagonal lines.

Ummm... then why are the contest entries displayed with diagonal lines?

escapepea

This is pure speculation, but I'm guessing they didn't specify when they asked sec9586 to design it, but really wanted it horizontal. Because all the images are diagonal, it's easier to keep them that way for now.

Nim_design wrote:
Awesome! I'll give it a try.
Note: Actual printed shirts will display horizontal/ vertical lines and not diagonal lines.

Ummm... then why are the contest entries displayed with diagonal lines?

sec9586

Yea, thats what happened. Sorry :\
escapepea wrote:
This is pure speculation, but I'm guessing they didn't specify when they asked sec9586 to design it, but really wanted it horizontal. Because all the images are diagonal, it's easier to keep them that way for now.

Nim_design wrote:
Awesome! I'll give it a try.
Note: Actual printed shirts will display horizontal/ vertical lines and not diagonal lines.

Ummm... then why are the contest entries displayed with diagonal lines?

Nim_design

Yea, thats what happened. Sorry :\

No, worries. It's a great pattern and I think it'll look cool in any angle :)

sec9586

I'm glad you all like it :D
Nim_design wrote:
Yea, thats what happened. Sorry :\

No, worries. It's a great pattern and I think it'll look cool in any angle :)
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mollybermea

sorry for the delay, but yes, ultimately that's what happened. :)

sec9586 wrote:
Yea, thats what happened. Sorry :\
escapepea wrote:
This is pure speculation, but I'm guessing they didn't specify when they asked sec9586 to design it, but really wanted it horizontal. Because all the images are diagonal, it's easier to keep them that way for now.

Nim_design wrote:
Awesome! I'll give it a try.
Note: Actual printed shirts will display horizontal/ vertical lines and not diagonal lines.

Ummm... then why are the contest entries displayed with diagonal lines?
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aepstein

Multiple entries are encouraged!

ChairmanCao wrote:
Will only the first pattern created will count as an entry, and can multiple entries be submitted?

ChairmanCao

aepstein wrote:
Multiple entries are encouraged!

ChairmanCao wrote:
Will only the first pattern created will count as an entry, and can multiple entries be submitted?


Sorry, you also said this inside the original entry. x(

Your colored pattern will automatically appear with the rest of the entries on the contest gallery page. You may color as many versions of the pattern template as you like.
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COLOURlover

I can't win this... but I had to enter anyway. So fun to see this all come together.

Wear On Earth Only

P.S. You can click your entry in the gallery to get a badge code. :)
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mollybermea

I want to keep coloring these all day! lol I can't win either! There is now a super cool badge you can grab - just click on the shirts!

here's one of mine! "Plaid Party"
Plaid Party

glindathegoodwitch

Now molly you and your buddy better not take all the good colors. :)

mollybermea wrote:
I want to keep coloring these all day! lol I can't win either! There is now a super cool badge you can grab - just click on the shirts!

here's one of mine! "Plaid Party"
Plaid Party

Faeleia

:/ When I published, i was happy with my pattern, but when it's stuck on the shirt it's kinda changed!

*L A B E L
*L A B E L by Faeleia
www.COLOURlovers.com


*FambriosoConfrappet*L_A_B_E_L



*L A B E L
*L A B E L by Faeleia
www.COLOURlovers.com


*Origami*L_A_B_E_L



(am i the only one who can't see the shirt badges? they appear broken to me)
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mollybermea

@Faeleia the shirt badges are turning out fine. :) Great presentation of these! I think they look fantastic.... I like the second best. I think also, as fabric the darker lines may be a bit more faded out than in the digital version? Just a thought. Thanks for playing!
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mollybermea

Oh there are plenty of colors! ;) I have a certain palette I generally like to create any pattern I favor, with. :) Had to give it a go.

glindathegoodwitch wrote:
Now molly you and your buddy better not take all the good colors. :)

sec9586

Can I just say that I woke up this morning with 835 NOTIFICATIONS?!!! You all colorin' fools!

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