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Summer Afternoon - by Rose Thorn

Summer Afternoon - by Rose Thorn

I started out in one direction and ended in a completely different one... I seem to evolve my designs as I go, like I imagine it might be for a sculptor.

Thoughts of 'summer afternoon' got me thinking about strolls through the park, surrounded by nature and feeding the ducks. These thoughts eventually brought me to memories the Boston Commons and Public Gardens, a place I frequented often in the past, having worked in the area for 15 years.

The swan in the kit was hand drawn by me with a photo of the swan boats in the Boston Public Gardens as inspiration. The iron elements are meant to represent the old iron gates around the park, the cobblestone paper reflects the walkways found in varies areas of the city, and the Duck border was inspired by the park's bronze, duck sculptures by Nancy Schön, which were themselves inspired by the children's book, 'Make Way For Ducklings', by Robert McCloskey.

This kit includes 6 digital papers and 21 elements (plus 2) which include:



Triple Brad Fastener

Cluster of a heart, feathers, stone and wood (1 shadowed, 1 not)


2 Iron Flourishes

Row of Ducks

2 Flowers

3 Frames (and 1 'odd' shaped mask to match)

Heart Stone

2 Leaf Elements

Looped Straw/String


3 Tags

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Date: Mon September 12, 2011
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Dimensions: 600 x 600
Keywords: summer park swan ducks brown green neutral


theStudio Designer
Very romantic feeling! Love the swan!

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#21 Tue September 13, 2011 12:51


theStudio Designer
Love the softness of this kit, so beautiful! Wonderful job
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#22 Tue September 13, 2011 13:07


theStudio Artist
A very cute kit! Such a great story to go with! i've never been to the area in all my years of living in new england. lol!

Good Luck!
#23 Tue September 13, 2011 13:47


theStudio Warhol
Wonderful job. Great color choices. I especially like the two papers on the right!!
#24 Tue September 13, 2011 14:06


theStudio Artist
Beautiful kit!! I can't wait to use it. Just love the background story. The swan is what really drew me in. Reminds me of seeing them in Europe as a child when we lived there for several months. The papers are wonderful, too!!
#26 Tue September 13, 2011 15:49


theStudio Scribbler
This is Gorgeous....Thank you and good Luck
#27 Tue September 13, 2011 16:05


theStudio Monet
Such a soothing palette! Then I noticed the swan and the adorable ducks and your intricate duck paper. Wow, Rose, you are amazing!
#28 Tue September 13, 2011 16:19


theStudio Monet
I just love love love this. I love the swans and the colors. Thanks so much and good luck.
#29 Tue September 13, 2011 18:59


theStudio CT
Very pretty! The swan and the baby ducks are so cute! Great job! Good luck!

#30 Tue September 13, 2011 19:10

very pretty. love the iron elements
#31 Tue September 13, 2011 20:10


theStudio Artist
thanks so much
#32 Wed September 14, 2011 01:18


theStudio Warhol
This is absolutely beautiful! I love the soft colors and the duck family. Your hand-drawn swan is breathtaking!! Good luck!
#33 Wed September 14, 2011 08:24

Grandma Jeannie

theStudio Artist
thanks and love
#34 Wed September 14, 2011 09:47


theStudio Picasso
Love the swans. Thank you.

Stand for something.
#38 Fri September 16, 2011 18:05

ks ps

theStudio Artist
Very pretty -- really love the swan.
#40 Sat September 17, 2011 23:54


theStudio Hybrid CT
I love this and those ducklings are gorgeous. Lovely work
#41 Sun September 18, 2011 10:05


theStudio Picasso
Rose, I'm late joining the festivities, but I just had to say, "wow", this kit and the way it evolved is amazing. I loved the background information you included. I have some perfect photos for it too.
#42 Thu September 22, 2011 09:21

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