Celebrating Life’s Blessed Accomplishmenst

My interest in digital art has taken me in yet another direction. I like this one. I had the good fortune of finding a very cool digi-scrapping website, “Magickal Scraps”. I love the whole Majik theme, but, the designs they come out with are just awesome! I joined about a month ago and immediately entered in to a challenge on the forum, the November Color Challenge.

A color palette was provided:

Then, the idea is to create a layout or a kit, with this palette, post it in the associated gallery and, hopefully, win some goodies or a certificate for the shop. Sounds easy enough. And, really, it was. But, what ensued, for me, was my usual fussiness and perfection, sending me into a creative extravaganza. The result, and I do mean result, is a set of some really pretty papers.

The experience was that – an experience, good experience. Forever the perfectionist, I came up with several different concepts. I started three different kits! I have files of stuff! But, I was only satisfied to share the papers that I just finished. I won’t use other people’s designs, unless I absolutely have to, because I can’t ever find who they belong to or I forget. Whatever, I just don’t use them. So, I create all of everything before I post it. I don’t advertise my blog. It’s more a hobby. But, I try to just be original so as not to have to deal with copyright law.

It was necessary for this simple little set of papers to take me so long to create. I needed to make all the mistakes that I did. I had to find out, for myself, that 4shared sucks. LOL I have only had CS3 for about 8 months, so, I’ve been learning that at the same time as I am the scrapbooking. The two go hand in hand. So, it was necessary and well-spent time. Finally, I am coming to feel more comfortable doing this.

Here, then, are the previews. I split the papers in to two previews, then, I made a kind of fun page to announce the set. The papers, themselves, will be at Magickal Scraps, as they are my contribution to their contest.

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