Round 4 of the Designer Darling challenge at STS was one of the most difficult so far, for two reasons. First of all we could only use our own CU items, this means I had to scan all my own textures, paper patterns, and my own elements (by scanning or creating on Photoshop-using only the shapes and brushes included with Photoshop-no added styles, shapes, brushes, etc). I have a pretty good stash of commercial use items that I’ve scanned and extracted already, but very few textures and paper patterns.
Also my computer crashed the day we got our assignments for this round and my husband had to completely rebuild the computer and re-install everything. This did, fortunately, make it easy to determine which brushes, styles, shapes, etc were those included with photoshop all my added ones were lost in the re-build! I just had Tuesday and Monday night to work on this kit. It’s one of the fastest kits I have made, but despite all the insanity surrounding making this kit, I’m super happy with how it turned out!
I was inspired by a commercial I saw during the Oscars (so it was fortuitous that my computer died and I was forced to watch TV for a change!) Anyhow the commercial was of women wearing pretty dresses and sitting in trees – I have no idea what they were trying to sell, but I thought it was a very lovely visual image. So I started thinking about tree bark texture and butterflies, and pretty things against the greens and browns of nature. And I’m really happy with the result. I’d like to add on to this kit with my CU stash and make it a full sized kit someday!