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Round 1: Starts September 1, 6:00 am Ends September 5, 23:59 pm
Round 2: Starts September 8, 6:00 am Ends September 12, 23:59 pm
Round 3: Starts September 15, 6:00 am Ends September 19, 23:59 pm
Round 4: Starts September 22, 6:00 am Ends September 27, 23:59 pm

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Old 09-01-2012, 04:55 PM
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Will you all post the gallery link here for layouts created with our minis?
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:05 PM
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I can't go to bed! *hibbelig*
It's so exciting - I have to work!
Wonderful color - fantastic topic!
I'm very happy to be here!
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:19 PM
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Toiny, thank you. I think that makes it about clear as mud. So a solid isn't really a one color at all. So to clarify a solid might be a cloud rendered blue/dk blue but not a blue and green? A blue and green would be a patterned paper? Or is it only a patterned paper that has a repeating pattern?

A background with stars or planets would be a patterned paper? .

Thanks again for the patience.
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haha..thanks Danielle, I wasn't sure if I was going to enter until today when my cousin was urging me to give it a shot...she thinks I am the best..lol Little does she know how many truly gifted designers there are out there. She just made her first layout several weeks ago so to her, I'm the bomb! But hey, can't hurt to give it a whirl and I am sure it will bring out the best in all of us!
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Will you all post the gallery link here for layouts created with our minis?
I just went in and made one here's the link
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:25 PM
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thanks Kimberly!!

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I have finished up the minimum. I'm going to let to brew for a while while I work on other things I have neglected today
Usually in contests I like to make a bit more and pick the best .... but PS is acting weird. It won't let me save as png unless I go through save for web. I also cannot open png files (I could first thing this morning, but after a re-boot everything is screwy ... looks like a re-install for me.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:29 PM
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Toiny, thank you. I think that makes it about clear as mud. So a solid isn't really a one color at all. So to clarify a solid might be a cloud rendered blue/dk blue but not a blue and green? A blue and green would be a patterned paper? Or is it only a patterned paper that has a repeating pattern?

A background with stars or planets would be a patterned paper? .

Thanks again for the patience.
I think a solid can have multiple colors, especially if you use gradients, so a blue fading to green would be classified as a solid because there is no obvious pattern (like polka dots), but a nice papery texture, like cardstock or construction paper - I'm gonna go pull some examples from my stash, I do much better with visual than written! I believe I will make a separate post about it, so that other's with the same questions/concerns will be able to find it easier Give me a bit.... and, shhhh... don't tell the Scavenger Hunt People that I'm helping here instead of setting up their game!
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:32 PM
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lol Kim you make my heart happy
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:44 PM
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Such great information is already being shared here! Having participated in this contest myself last year, I understand the nerves and questions and doubts. Have NO fear! Everyone is here to encourage and support you! Best wishes to all of you!!!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:12 PM
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lol Kim you make my heart happy
lol I'm glad!

Now, if my internet would cooperate and move faster than snail speed, I'd be just as happy!
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:14 PM
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LOL Kim Thanks. That helps I think.

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I think a solid can have multiple colors, especially if you use gradients, so a blue fading to green would be classified as a solid because there is no obvious pattern (like polka dots), but a nice papery texture, like cardstock or construction paper - I'm gonna go pull some examples from my stash, I do much better with visual than written! I believe I will make a separate post about it, so that other's with the same questions/concerns will be able to find it easier Give me a bit.... and, shhhh... don't tell the Scavenger Hunt People that I'm helping here instead of setting up their game!
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:52 PM
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Just had an easy explanation idea...

2 plain texture single color papers
3 non plain papers
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Is there a forum thread where we are supposed to post the previews also or just in the gallery?
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I can't believe that "solid" is the most questioned component here, but I have one paper I put in the solid category that is 2 colors that fade into each other - everything else is plain, just some texture and grunged edges.

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No need to apologize! A solid is all one color, though there can be some additional color in it, however, it should have texture. Whether the texture is added by overlay, or brushes, or both is up to you. It is okay to have some edging as well.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:03 PM
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Well, I'm lazy and not starting a new thread! lol My internet just suddenly decided that it didn't need to load the pages faster than 10min at a time So, seeing as this FINALLY loaded for me, I'm posting here! Let me know if you have questions!

Examples of Obvious Solids: (taken from Blueberry Pickin' by Aimee Harrison)



Example of Multi-Colored Solids: (taken from Under A Palm Tree by Lara's Digi World)



Example of Embossed Solid: (taken from Bunnytales Paper Pack by Digilicious Designs)



Example of a deceiving solid, texture is too over-powering to be considered a solid: (taken from A Day At The Beach Addon by JulieC Designs):



Example of not-quite-sure-but-leaning-towards solid lol: (taken from Delightful Summer Addon by Designs by Brigit)



Example of Obvious Pattern: (taken from Blueberry Pickin by Aimee Harrison)

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So, the theme has to be Moonrise? We just can't create something in those color's?
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:24 PM
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So, the theme has to be Moonrise? We just can't create something in those color's?

That's correct Julie!
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:32 PM
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OH Wow! Kim, that is crazy. There is no way I would see those as being "solid" lol, especially the first one. Okay, Thank you so much for the examples. I think that I understand. Hopefully.
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Hey Nancy, there might be a comment on this already but real quick I was going to say that you do want your papers and elements that people will download to be 300 dpi. The 72 is for your preview before you upload it. Someone here can tell you how to change the resolution. If no one has by the time you are ready to upload, you can pm me. I have PS but have used PSE too. It is basically the same if I remember correctly.


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Katlen, thanks so much!!! Didn't know about the 72dpi. I already made a couple solids and saved them at 300. But I also saved the PSDs. I only have PSE 8 to work with. Since I am never going into professional designing, I won't spend the money on PS.
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