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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


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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 Picasso
This is awesome and your explanation about the elements just makes it even more so. This will be a fun kit to work with. Good Luck.
#1 Mon September 12, 2011 23:04

Sugar Moon

theStudio Scribbler
Very pretty! The swan is lovely and I also love the little ducks!
#2 Mon September 12, 2011 23:36

Maurine Stettler

theStudio Designer
I like your inspiration and where you went with your kit - terrific job! Thanks for sharing, and best of luck...
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#3 Mon September 12, 2011 23:37


theStudio CT
Well i love this kit Rose, with its swan and ducks and all the info behind the elements. Good Luck

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#4 Tue September 13, 2011 01:00


theStudio Monet
Terrific kit, Rose. I just love the swan and the ducks, and the whole thing makes me relax to think about it.
#5 Tue September 13, 2011 01:32

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theStudio Designer
Rose this is excellent and I love the swan and ducklings, well done and good luck this week
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#6 Tue September 13, 2011 01:37


theStudio Artist
I love this theme and the memories I have of my visit there as a child. What an amazing duck border. Fantastic.


#7 Tue September 13, 2011 03:06


theStudio Warhol
the water birds are sooo cute
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#8 Tue September 13, 2011 03:23


theStudio Scribbler
Awesome ! and with expalnations on top of it!

Great job, good luck
#9 Tue September 13, 2011 03:46


theStudio Artist
Love the flourish and the row of ducks! Cute! Best Wishes!
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#10 Tue September 13, 2011 05:50


theStudio Designer
Really well done, the swan and ducks are very cute, and loved your explanation of your thought process!
#11 Tue September 13, 2011 06:21


theStudio Designer
so cute! looks like we both like to feed the ducks in the summer love the swans!
#12 Tue September 13, 2011 06:31

Paper Capers Designs

theStudio Designer
Cute Rose!! Glad to see you got all your ducks in a row!! LOL

#13 Tue September 13, 2011 07:15


theStudio Artist
Great choice of colors - and I totally LOVE those ducklings!
#14 Tue September 13, 2011 07:27


theStudio Artist
super kit. reminds me of the fairytale of the ugly duckling...Good luck!

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#15 Tue September 13, 2011 07:42


theStudio QC CT
Pretty color palette. Your presentation with the elements is very eye appealing. Nice work. Best of luck.

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#16 Tue September 13, 2011 09:49


theStudio Designer
gorgeous kit, so romantic! love the swan! :-)

#17 Tue September 13, 2011 10:06


Chit Cat
wonderful job. I love the swan.
#18 Tue September 13, 2011 11:45

dawn E

theStudio Artist
What a smashing idea - love the birds - adorable! Thank you!
#19 Tue September 13, 2011 12:12


theStudio Artist
Very nice gentle colors.
Sally in Ohio

#20 Tue September 13, 2011 12:18

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