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Ambowife Designs
09-08-2012, 05:49 PM
HI all, if you got knocked out of the contest but would love to play along with me in this thread, go right ahead. all elliminated contestants can play along here, same rules as the NDC with less stress ;)

here's the outline for round 2 playalong ;)

This round I’m asking more. A lot more. So show me what you’ve got!

Your Round 2 Challenge is to create a kit & palette using another photo by Captain Kimo (http://captainkimo.com/juno-pier-under-the-moon-light/) as your inspiration. You must use the inspiration photo to create your palette . Reminder, this year we have a common theme throughout all four rounds: the moon.

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photo by: Captain Kimo (http://captainkimo.com/juno-pier-under-the-moon-light/)

The Rules:

Use the above photo to inspire your palette and kit. Your kit must include: <o:p></o:p>
· At least 10 papers: <o:p></o:p>· At least 3 must be solids<o:p></o:p>
· either jpg or png <o:p></o:p>
· At least 24 unique elements, ie no duplicates or recolors. <o:p></o:p>
· Include a terms of use (TOU) within your zip file(s). <o:p></o:p>
· The preview must be 600X600px, 72dpi, and a jpg file. <o:p></o:p>
· The preview must include all papers, elements, kit name and your logo. <o:p></o:p>
· Previews must be posted in the 2nd chance NDC (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1435-2nd-chance-ndc-play-a-long.html) Gallery due September 13, 2012 by 23:59 EST. <o:p></o:p>
· Include your download links with your preview in the gallery only. <o:p></o:p>
· Links must be available until September 16, 2012. It is appreciated if they are available until October 1, 2012. <o:p></o:p>

You may use commercial use/designer resource products in the creation of your kit. You may use more than one photo-editing/vector program to create your kit. You may use plug-ins.

Please do not break any copyright laws in this competition--you will be disqualified if you do. Do give credit, as required, to any Commercial Use products you use.

All previews must be posted in the 2nd chance NDC (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1435-2nd-chance-ndc-play-a-long.html) Gallery. Please post your download links there as well. You may use any outside host including 4shared/rapidshare/boxnet etc. You must use ZIP files only. Do not use RAR. You may blog all you like about the contest.

Voting will again be done privately by theStudio Design & Admin teams only. <o:p></o:p>
· Round 2 kit will be due September 13, 2012 by 23:59 EST. <o:p></o:p>
· Round 2 results will be posted September 15, 2012 by 6:00 am EST. <o:p></o:p>

I have worked hard to make these rules as clear and easy to understand as possible. However, if you have any questions please post here or PM me.

Good luck!

Toiny (and Tracy ;) )<o:p></o:p>

09-08-2012, 06:58 PM
i found a awesome photo inspiration..should we post this photo in the thread with our palette???

Ambowife Designs
09-08-2012, 07:06 PM
sure that would be fine if you want to Carmen, can't wait to see it ;)
do you gals want a chat thread??

09-08-2012, 07:09 PM
Round 1 was so much fun! I just might play along - No stress, no expectations :-) Thank you!

09-08-2012, 07:20 PM
Tracy, does the winner get a prize or just recognition? lol

Ambowife Designs
09-08-2012, 07:33 PM
winner will get a prize, probably a coupon for my cu store :) I'm just waiting to get the nod from Toiny ;)

09-08-2012, 09:00 PM
Thanks for doing this, Tracy, it will be great to play along? Will this last for the other two rounds as well?

Ambowife Designs
09-08-2012, 09:31 PM
yes Dona definitely :)

09-08-2012, 11:11 PM
hope i can win cause i love your CU stuff Tracey! woohoo!!!

09-09-2012, 02:26 AM
What a nice idea and such a gorgeous offer!

Even without the brilliant chance of winning it is a lovely consolation prize, we're allowed to try again.
I was so happy about all the nice comments about my small Constest-Contribution in round 1, soooo amazed how often my Mini has been downloaded. Just a wonderful thank you!

So I say also: thank you so much!

09-09-2012, 07:52 AM
Can anyone enter, or just the eliminated designer? I thought it was open to all??

Linda Renee
09-09-2012, 09:41 AM
Like Sally, I'd like to play along, but just for fun, not for a prize. There is no gallery for those who just want to play along for the fun of it, except the one for store designers. If I play along, what gallery should I post in?

Ambowife Designs
09-09-2012, 11:28 PM
This is officially open to anyone, even if you missed the contest, I'm all about the fun of the challenge ;)
no stress!! Just Fun, with a prize for the winner :)
so feel free to post your mini in the gallery I listed above it's fine Sally and Linda ;)

09-10-2012, 07:56 AM
Thanks for the challenge!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1430/ms-MITF.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/ndc-studio-designer-27s-play-a-long/p105629-monnlight-in-the-forest.html)

09-10-2012, 11:03 AM
Wow - wonderful! :))

I packed my palette into the kit. Should we show it on preview or here?

Linda Renee
09-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Thanks, Tracy. I'm working on mine.

Ambowife Designs
09-10-2012, 06:09 PM
Wow - wonderful! :))

I packed my palette into the kit. Should we show it on preview or here?

Pop it on the preview then it's visible in the gallery too :)
or feel free to add it to your folder with your preview and tou :) as long as it's somewhere and also let us know what photo you used :)

09-11-2012, 12:42 AM
Thank you so much dear Tracy.
I read: "You must use the inspiration photo to create your palette .", and so I took it. But you are right: I had to write that in my TOUs - I'll do it!!!
And I also will try to do the platette on my prewiev. :))

Ambowife Designs
09-12-2012, 01:16 AM
great thanks hun :) just add it to the bottom or something like that should be fine.
off to the gallery for another peek ;)

09-12-2012, 07:31 PM
I had so much fun with this kit! Thank you for giving us a second-chance. Here's my gallery link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/2nd-chance-ndc-play-a-long/p106035-shabby-moonlight-by-nana-27s-digi-scraps-aka-mama4bears.html) where the download links are..


Linda Renee
09-12-2012, 08:56 PM
I finished a kit yesterday, got the preview done, and even did a layout, then… I didn't like the preview. It just didn't look right, and I put that kit aside and did a second one. After looking at the photo, I based it on the song that is Andy Williams's signature song, Moon River. Using the photo and the song, I came up with a kit that I like. I have uploaded the preview to the gallery with the download link.


The first kit will get some tweaking in the near future and go up on my blog.

Ambowife Designs
09-12-2012, 10:04 PM
Wow ladies, looking awesome. Off I scoot to the gallery, outstanding job Linda and Pam.

Ambowife Designs
09-12-2012, 10:05 PM
still 24 hours to go too everyone. I gave you an extra day since I got this up a day late :)

09-12-2012, 10:48 PM
i have my kit done just have to qc it and zip it up...hope i can get it done before i have to watch jakey..

09-13-2012, 01:23 AM
Your kits are wonderful Linda and Pam! :))
And now I go to look for yours littlespooky. ;)

09-13-2012, 10:14 AM
have to zip it up and put preview in gallery and upload kit to 4shared and then i am done..whew!!

uploading to 4shared now, Here is my preview, my colors are on the lighter side more muted...

09-13-2012, 03:11 PM
You girls really Rocked the play along contest! Such pretty kits!

Ambowife Designs
09-13-2012, 06:11 PM
Great Job Carmen.
Hey guys, Just so you all know, I am going out of town for 4 days to do a charity bike ride with hubby interstate so I'll see you all when I get home ;) hopefully still in one piece rofl!!
Toiny will post the poll for the designers to vote on your kits and she'll post next round play along for you all.
I'll announce the winner and sent out a prize when I get back if she hasn't done it already ;)
good luck all, you did awesome ;)

09-13-2012, 08:56 PM
My kit is finally posted. A lot of work for just 5 days!
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1435/donakat_GypsyMoon_pvw.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/member-galleries/p106160-gypsy-moon.html)

Studio4 Designworks
09-13-2012, 10:30 PM
These are all so very creative ladies. Great to see you all playing along! Fun for everyone!

09-14-2012, 12:08 AM
And this is officially closed to new entries! Great job guys.

09-15-2012, 09:15 AM
Oh you all did a great job. I tried, but I couldn't get those colors to "speak" to me, so nothing from me this week. BUT the week three looks like something to me! I shall work that out.