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We Love Colors Tights Design Contest Winners

We Love Colors Tights Design Contest Winners


Talk about an awesome contest! You guys have been dazzling us with your colorful entries in our We Love Colors Tights Design Contest. Now that the voting period has ended, it's time to tally the loves and see which designs you COLOURlovers loved the most. But before we do that, let's all give a huge thanks to the awesome people at We Love Colors for making this contest possible!

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We Love Colors is a unique clothing company. Founded as a family-run business, they specialize in coloring all products at their dye house in Miami, Fl. Their products are shipped to and enjoyed by customers worldwide. We Love Colors carries products for men, women, and children -- sizes range from infant to plus sizes. They offer tights, leggings, fishnets, socks, dancewear, and more in over 50 solid colors and 13 hand-dyed splash colors that help you find your own unique expression.

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We Love Colors Tights Design Contest

We Love Colors Tights Design Contest


Hey there COLOURlovers! We're back with another awesome design contest to put those creative color skills to the test. This time We Love Colors is joining in the fun and we've put something special together for you.

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We Love Colors is a unique clothing company. Founded as a family-run business, they specialize in coloring all products at their dye house in Miami, Fl. Their products are shipped to and enjoyed by customers worldwide. We Love Colors carries products for men, women, and children -- sizes range from infant to plus sizes. They offer tights, leggings, fishnets, socks, dancewear, and more in over 50 solid colors and 13 hand-dyed splash colors that help you find your own unique expression.

Together with We Love Colors, we are excited to bring you a Tights Design Contest! All of the pertinent details are included below.

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COLOURlovers Betabrand Socks Now Available

COLOURlovers Betabrand Socks Now Available


Do you guys remember the awesome Argyle Sock Design Contest we had with Betabrand back in April? Well we have some exciting news, the winning sock designs are now available for purchase on Betabrand!

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The three winning designs can now be ordered as the stylish Reno Midnight, Pumpkinetics, and Happy Hoof socks.

In addition to these three pairs of argyle socks, you can choose from three pairs of striped socks (Blue Shindig, Faberge Egg Salad, and Von Truffler) also designed by COLOURlovers.

What's really cool about Betabrand, is if you end up losing one of your colourful socks to the laundry elves, you're insured. That's right, all of their socks (including ones by COLOURlovers) are now covered by sock insurance for one year after purchase. So if, by some tragic turn of events, you find yourself with only one sock and a frown, snap a photo and submit your claim to Betabrand and they'll send you a new one.

With a sweet deal like that, you can buy with confidence knowing that Betabrand has your back (or maybe it's your feet) if you should need it.

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The Colours of the Queen

The Colours of the Queen


If you've ever lost sleep at night wondering just what colours strike the Queen's fancy, wonder no more.

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After 60 years of style and class, Vogue went on a mission to follow the beloved monarch around for a year, chronicling every outfit that she wore. The resulting data should help answer any questions you may have had about the Queen's colour preferences.

Queens_Colour_Chart Queens_Colour_Redux

It turns out blue is the clear-cut winner with the Queen. She sports the "royal" colour about a third of the time, which is three times higher than any other colour. At the bottom of the list are boring beige and checked patterns -- because really, no one wants to be a walking optical illusion. She's not one to shy away from floral patterns though, those flowery outfits surprisingly come in second.

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel suddenly compelled to wear more hats?

The Leo Burnett ad agency in London even took this inspiration and created Pantone Queen, 60 Years of Matching Colours based on the Queen's outfits, which is pretty fantastic.

And with this knowledge, I plan to finally get a good night's rest. Cheerio!

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Colorful Like A Feather

Colorful Like A Feather


Who knew a feature could be so inspiring! Feather artwork is nothing short of beautiful. People have experimented in a variety of ways to create different kinds of feather art. We have put together a collection of some of our favorite and most inspiring feather features.

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Feathers have become a huge trend in the fashion industry, though you can see them a bit on clothing, accessories are where feathers inspire beyond belief. Earrings, hairpieces, and just about everything in between get an extra fashion kick when adorned by feathers.

Source: Frau Grau

Source: Yellow, Earrings

Source: Colorful Feathers

Source: Etsy

 

Source: Hair Extension, Colorful Feather

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Source: Etsy

Source: Brit

 

Source: Peacock

Source: Feather, Watercolor 

Source: Etsy

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Betabrand Sock Contest Winners

Betabrand Sock Contest Winners


Hello again! Today is the exciting day that we get to announce the winners of the Betabrand Argyle Sock Design Contest!

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First of all, we want to thank Betabrand for allowing COLOURlovers to design the next product on their website. As I am sure you know by now, Betabrand has some pretty awesome clothes to choose from. The question to yourself won't be whether to buy, but instead, which color or pattern should you pick.

As you know, Betabrand chose 9 finalists and for the past week we have left it up to you guys to vote for your favorite design. Now comes the time when we announce  which designs had the most votes. First, let's refresh you all on the prizes for the winners:

The Prizes:

The Betabrand design team will select three winners, who'll receive the following:

  • $100 Gift Card to Betabrand
  • Recognition on the Betabrand website (photos/video/optional) & COLOURlover username printed on the sock packaging
  • Five Three Packs of the COLOURlover socks bundles for free

So now, let's get down to business and announce the brand new COLOURlovers sock collection!

Congrats to Magg, Michaelann3, Faith4faith! Thanks to everyone who entered and voted in this contest. We hope to have Betabrand here again soon as you COLOURlovers can help them create something else just as awesome!

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Betabrand Sock Contest :: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist

Betabrand Sock Contest :: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist


We are back with an update on the Betabrand Sock Design contest we have been running on our blog for the past week. Submissions are officially closed for the contest, and it is time to get your vote on and help us pick the winning designs.

 

Betabrand is one of those really cool clothing companies that is sure to keep the men dapper and the women trendy at all times. Their latest release is a cool pair of shorts with a black & white design (with a hint of turquoise) that I think is pretty awesome. And in case you haven't heard this enough, COLOURlovers even has a collection of our own on the Betabrand website.

So let's get down to business. Submissions are now closed for the Betabrand contest. Thank you to everyone who has entered and voted!

Out the top 30 most-loved palettes Betabrand chose 9 design finalists and from there 3 will triumph as winners. The three winners will be bundled into a 3-pack and sold on the Betabrand website.

 

Voting is incredibly easy. All you have to do is head over to the Betabrand Contest Page and click to vote. You can only choose 1 to vote for, so make sure your choose your favorite. And to make things even more fun, 5 lucky voters will be randomly selected to win a free 3-pack of socks as well!

Good luck to all and happy voting! We will be back on Monday to announce the winners!

 

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Argyle Sock Design Contest with Betabrand

Argyle Sock Design Contest with Betabrand


Ready to put your color-matching talents to good use? Betabrand is offering you a chance to design their next set of socks. They have created the argyle design, and you get the chance to color the coolest sock you can and possibly have YOUR creation sold by Betabrand. How cool is that?

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Betabrand is an online-only clothing company based in San Francisco that produces unique designs in limited-edition batches every week. They make tons of hip clothes for both men and women. And look, there is even a batch of COLOURlovers pieces including 2 flannel shirts (here and here) and some cool sock designs created by COLOURlovers.

The Prizes:

The Betabrand design team will select three winners, who'll receive the following:

  • $100 Gift Card to Betabrand
  • Recognition on the Betabrand website (photos/video/optional) & COLOURlover username printed on the sock packaging
  • Five Three Packs of the COLOURlover socks bundles for free

How It Works:

Create an entry: Get creative and make a palette to design this argyle sock however you choose. You may create up to 3 submissions.

Once you have created the coolest palette, time to get votes. Share your entry with your friends and try your best to get lots of love on your sock. The 30 most-loved submissions with be considered for the top 9 finalist spots. Check back on Tuesday April 24, to see the top 9 finalists and to vote for you the one you want to win.

Once you have created your entry, check out the designs other people are creating and vote for your favorite. Good luck and happy coloring!

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Keeping Up With Fashion Trends. Neon + Colorful Handbags

Keeping Up With Fashion Trends. Neon + Colorful Handbags


Color-blocking has become all the rage in fashion these days. As far as handbags go, designers are following suit by offering their most popular designs in a variety of hit colors of the season. These choices allow you to spruce up any look, and add that pop of color in any of your favorite outfits.

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These bags are not the only ones to fall in line with this new trend, no matter the price point, the designer or the look you want, you will find a variety of colors popping up in your favorite bag. With spring just around the corner, this is a great piece to lighten up your winter wardrobe.

Source: Balenciaga

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National Craft Month Kickoff: A Collection of Spring Must Makes

National Craft Month Kickoff: A Collection of Spring Must Makes


As crafters and sewers, we emerge from our cozy winter projects and start looking for fresh, colorful crafts that will get us ready for warm weather ahead. So we've put together a collection of spunky spring crafts to kick off National Craft Month.

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We bring you a the latest trends in DIY to brighten up your life be it you prefer to sew, work with fibers or even glue, it's all here in a bundle of color and style!

20-min Tote DIY | Repurposed Jeans Bag DIY | Boxed Pouch DIYDiana Hobo free pattern | Kindle Slip-Case |  Felt Checkbook Holder DIY | Easy Knit Produce Bag DIY 

If you make anything this spring, it has got to be a new bag, clutch or tote of some sort. Changing up your carriers or adding new ones to your collection will add a little skip to your step for certain! The 20-min tote is an awesome way to utilize a great print you want to see hanging around and that denim bag is the trendiest done with repurposed jeans.

Those adorable boxed pouches can be used for organizing anything from makeup, hair irons, art supplies, accessories, you name it.  At the end of the day, most of these are the quickest projects to start your spring crafting off right. In addition, a great book by Kay Whitt came out last fall called, Sew Serendipity Bags which would also be an excellent choice full of colorfully inspired patterns, as her style is unbeatable!

Blue Clover Pants modeled on author Sarai | Skirt & Dress

What better to go along with a new bag or tote accessory than a new outfit? The Colette Sewing Handbook, is chalk full of spring and summer fashion patterns perfect for any beginner to intermediate sewer. Sarai also continues to offer tips, tricks, more in-depth tutorials and alteration ideas (usually with tutorials) to the patterns in the book.

In addition to all this available support, she features real sewers from around the globe on the Coletterie blog, with photos of finished outfits from the book and a small interview. A great sense of community and an excellent purchase that keeps on giving.

Coffee Filter Flowers | Felt Hair Pins | Felt Dahlia | No-Sew Vase Flowers | Bottle Cap Button Flowers | Felt Hair Accessories  

Heading away from sewing projects, here is a colorful collection of minimal to no-sew DIY flowers to get your floral fever on. Between crafty arrangements for your table or something to adorn and accessorize with, they're all full of texture and color!

patterns (scroll the page to find each): Green Grocer Tote | Daisy Motif  | Loopy Roses | Irish Roses | Love You  | Mabel Pillow | Granny Garland

Springtime brings flowers, farmers markets, celebrations and an itch for warm weather and sunshine. This is the time to start getting some summer-loving colors on and around you! A cheery market tote, a bright celebration banner or a few unique flower patterns to add to your lapel, hair, shoe clips, bag, you name it - bring some flowers out before they actually sprout!

Techniques (also need to scroll to find each): Larksfoot (technique) | Squiggly Wiggles (technique) | Granny Squares

Check out these wonderful techniques. The Larksfoot (shown above) works so well with an ombre palette, the Squiggly Squiggles is fun and funky and really pops with a large, loud palette and granny squares, well gee you can do so much with them!

Hawaiian Flowers FREE printable PDF crochet pattern

If you're looking for a great way to color block and add some palette-love to your body or abode this spring, get cracking on one of these fabulous projects from Sarah London, author of Granny Square Love.

LOVE pattern | Cartwheels pattern | Wind Swept patternSnow Globes pattern

If quilts were nothing special to you before, they will be after you take a second look at, Quilts from the House of Tula Pink. Tula is a total trend-setter for an entirely new kind of quilting. If anything, her projects will give you fantastic inspirational colors, textures, patterns and shapes.

So what are you working on right now? What medium is your favorite to work with and what colors are seeping in to all of your projects?


Spring Palettes:
Plenty_of_LoveliesLoopy_Spring_RoseMabelI_like_your_SmileDance_To_ForgetAll_Eyes_On_YouPoker_Facedusty_springRibbons_Of_Spring_RCSpring_MintSpring_SprinkleSpring_Forward

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