This week we are re-featuring the pattern template contest we initially posted last Friday. The challenge is to create a numbered pattern using any number one through seven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7) with the month of April in mind (see more on the theme, below). Also, each number must be its own pattern template.
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Createmixedmedia.com features an artist each week on their homepage in "THE WEEK AS ART" as visualized by the artist who creates that weeks days as art. This week on createmixedmedia.com there is a wonderful display of numbered art four through ten (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) each very rich in color by artist, Denise Brown (inkstitch.net).
source: createmixedmedia.com homepage, week of march 4th through 10th (THE WEEK AS ART)
Create Mixed Media will place each winning COLOURlovers template as a colored version by the creator, on their site the first week of April in THE WEEK AS ART. The image on the site will link back over to the winners pattern on COLOURlovers.com.
Seven Winners - You win exposure and a great prize!
This fun opportunity offers you as a creator, exposure on your design skill and a prize of $25 to spend in the North Light Shop which has tons of books on mixed media, color, anything art, craft, hobby and technique.
The challenge rules:
Template must be created using any single number one through seven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7).
You can submit as many versions and numbered templates as you like.
Please submit a colored version along with your original grayscale template.
A loose theme of "April Fools" and/or "April Showers" will give you more weight in winning, but you are not limited to this directly (i.e. in the current weeks artist on createmixedmedia.com, her work is simply colorful and organic which will work too).
You can use any extra design elements (shapes, lines, etc) you would like within the template, but the number does need to be noticeable.
Remember, you must only put one number in to one template as the template is referring to a day of the week.
CONTEST ENDS: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. Submit designs in the comments of this post.
Numbered Pattern Inspirations
Here are some great patterns that incorporate numbers for some design inspiration!
And some inspiration from COLOURlovers Templates with numbers:
Current submissions include (feel free to create more!):
First, a big thanks to everyone who participated in last weeks Community Survey! The results were helpful in gauging what you as active, participating members are mostly interested in for the site and in Community Engagement blogposts.
Last weeks survey results
As promised, the random COLOURlovers T-Shirt winner for participating in last weeks survey is COLOURlover member, frugaldivadesignz. She's been COLOURlovin since January 2012 so say hello and check out her profile, website and make her feel welcome! Congrats I'll contact winners via Love Notes as well.
Great responses and extra notes I'll take in to consideration for future surveys, possible blog post and How-To's. Getting active in the survey's will shape what we are able to provide for you so please spread the word and make sure you get involved! We will randomly pick another T-Shirt winner for submitting to this survey too.
Don't forget to play in the CreateMixedMedia template challenge, a themed design challenge!