Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rounds 2 and 3 of Contests at theStudio

It seems that I'm a bit behind in posting my progress in both the Layout Artist Competition and the Next Designer Contest over at theStudio...

My entry for Week 2 of the Layout Artist Competition was created using the kit 'Afternoon Delight' by JW Digiscraps - I created a page highlighting the day my husband and I met Gerald Charles Dickens, the great, great grandson of the famous author, Charles Dickens.  During the Christmas holiday season, Mr. Dickens performs in a one-man play of his ancestor's story, A Christmas Carol.  All I can say is he is phenomenal and if you ever get the chance to see one of his performances, I highly recommend it!

A True Delight!

My entry for Week 3 of the Layout Artist Competition was created using the collaborative kit 'Goodnight Sweatheart' by BooLand Designs and JulieC Designs  - I believe the polls are still open on this, until 24:00 hours EST tonight (Sept. 20th), so if you have the inkling to vote (you must already be a registered member to vote), the voting poll is HERE.

Pleasant Dreams

For round 2 of the Next Designer Contest we were given a two word theme of 'Summer Afternoon' and directed to used this as our title as well.

I spent a long time thinking about that theme and how I might apply it to a digital scrapbook kit, finally finding my inspiration on the idea of strolling through the park and feeding the ducks.  Since I worked in Boston, Massachusetts for many years and always enjoyed visiting the Boston Public Gardens and Boston Commons, I tried to reflect those places in my mini kit... the swan (from the garden's famous swan boats) and ducks (from the well known bronze sculptures by Nancy Schön which were themselves inspired by the well known children's story, 'Make Way For Ducklings', by Robert McCloskey) were hand-drawn using photographs of both as reference.

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For round 3 of Next Designer Contest we were given the two word theme of 'Evening News' and a request (it was not an obligation) to give it a vintage style.  We were given a base color palette which included 6 neutral colors; we were required to use at least 3 in our designs adding additional colors as desired.  Addtionally, we were not allowed to use and CU (commercial use) designer resources so that makes my mini kit, 'Times to Remember', a one of a kind.

Everything in this collection was created solely with the tools included with my software program (Adobe Photoshop CS5), my hand drawing capabilities and digital image scans of physical objects I own (i.e., books in the public domain - published in the 1800s).

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That's all for now; thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping to you!


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Sep. 21, 2011. Thanks again.

  2. Thank you Rose I've just downloaded the Summer afternoon kit it looks very nice.

  3. Thank you so much Rose for the beautiful Summer kit! Love it!