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Default Designed To Color Magazine Publication Call


Submission Call for Aug/Sept 2012

Do you love to color or paint on all your projects? Do you get comments on your manicure only to look down and see that it's really ink and paint from your crafty adventures? Is your passion for all things colorful so powerful that you have no idea how to make a project without a colored image? If you said yes to any of these, then you NEED to submit to our second submission call here at Designed To Color!

With almost 8000 views on our second issue, you are sure to get your love of coloring out in the public eye!

In every issue, we provide a sketch for you to have fun and play around with! Remember, just b/c you see squares and other elements does not mean you have to copy them completely. Have fun and come up with your own design based on this sketch!

Color Watch
Tangerine Tango is the color of the year according to Patone. We want to see your amazing tangerine/orange creations! Your project does not need to be monochromatic but tangerine/orange needs to be prominent.

Trending Mark
Fabric isn’t just for sewing you know. You can add it to all kinds of fun crafts! We want to see how you can incorporate fabric into your projects.

Critter Cards
From an adorable deer to a spunky squirrel, we would love see your critter cards! Incorporate a critter somewhere on your project; it could be the image you color or cute critter paper. It’s up to you how you show off your critters!

School Days
The mark of summer’s end is when the kiddos go back to school. You start to see the school bus in the morning drive, the laughter of children during the midday is no longer and the air gets a little cooler. We would love to see you show off your Back To School Style!

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye
It’s so hard to say goodbye, but with a cute card it might make that goodbye just a little bit better. Show us your gorgeous goodbye/farewell cards.

Have something to Say?
We want to hear from YOU! Dear DTC is a column that is for our readers. You can ask anything that you have always wanted to know. From what goes into making an issue to how a coloring technique is done. You can even just drop us a line to let us know how great we are doing!

Inspired By DTC
Have you seen a project in our previous issues that totally screamed MAKE ME!? We want to see how DTC has inspired you! Submit your projects along with a description (page number, project title, artist) and you just might see your very own project in our next issue! Now you can inspire others as well!

Coloring Medium
We are looking for it all - Copics, Promarkers, Water Colors, Pencils, Distress Inks, Bic Markers, Stampin' Up markers, crayons, etc.!!!! This is the open portion of our call, didn't make something for one of the categories above, no worries, you can submit it here, just tell us what you used.

Before submitting, please take a look at these guidelines
•Submit NEW projects that have never been displayed on the internet. That means, projects that have not been on your personal or company Facebook or in any forums/galleries or blogs. If you have uploaded a photo of the project to the internet previously, it is not eligible.
•If selected, you may share your project online 30 days AFTER the issue in which your project is featured. No exceptions.
•ALL levels, styles & coloring mediums are welcome, clean and simple, layers galore, shabby chic - you name it, if you colored something, we wanna see it!
•All accepted projects must be shipped out by June 20th and received by June 30th.
•International submissions are welcome and encouraged! But please be mindful of shipping time.
•Keep a detailed supply list handy. I'm talking about colors used for your image, name and company of image used, and papers. This is very important if you get chosen to be featured.

Please send your submissions to:

The Aug/Sept Submission call will end June 15th 11:59PM MST.

Email subject lines must contain the theme of the call you submitting to i.e. Sketch, Trending Mark, Dear DTC, etc

We only need ONE photo per project. Please take photos in a well lit area for the best quality. You do not need a fancy, smancy camera, but taking your photos in natural light helps out tons!

Notification emails will be sent no later then June 16th. If accepted further instructions (including shipping address and other info) will be included in this email. So please add the above email to your contact list so it does not end up in the spam folder!!

Thank you for your interest in submitting to our magazine! You all are amazing and keep up the inspiring work!

Note: This call is a little short as we have been working so hard on the next issue of DTC. We apologize for that but know that all our future calls will have a six week window. Again we apologize for the time frame of this call. And we hope you make something amazing for us to display in our magazine.
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