Mousescrappers’ Design Challenge 30

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I have a love-hate relationship with Photoshop. When I have “mastered” just one minuscule aspect of the program, I realize I haven’t. There are always nuances that are often times obscure to a non-technical person such as myself. As a result, I am slowly resigning myself to the fact that I may spend days exploring variations of just one Photoshop function. To do that, I need a purpose, an endgame, to make the process more enjoyable, and to ensure that I will do it, rather than sideline it.

Thus, my tentative foray into the world of digital scrapbook designing and my first submission to Mousescrappers’ Design Challenge. I debated and debated participating before inhaling deeply and plunging into it. Once I started playing, it seemed as if I couldn’t stop experimenting.

The color scheme for this challenge is wonderfully soft and pairs nicely with Disney’s Elena of Avalor, a requested mini-theme for this Design Challenge. I briefly researched this princess and those surrounding her, watched the first episode of the show, and found myself impressed with the story-line, characters, music, and cultural references. If you are unfamiliar with Elena, you may want to check out these three short articles for an overview of the newest Disney princess:

10 Things to Know About Disney’s Newest Princess

Elena of Avalor- A Strong, Contemporary Hispanic Princess

Disney Debuts Its First Latina Princess

Here’s the preview of my first attempt at digital designing and my first ever submission to the Mousescrappers’ Design Challenge. I had quite a bit of fun designing pieces of it, finding and manipulating commercial use products, and discovering Adobe Illustrator along the way. The only way to get this kit is to participate in the Design Challenge.

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Even though only those who participated in the Design Challenge are eligible to receive the kit above, everyone can grab this mini-kit. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to contact me with any quality issues or feedback and share any layouts that you may make with it.

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Download Links:

Elements

Papers

Extras

If you are interested in adding a bit of Latina authenticity to your layout, I have made several journal cards and word art bits in Spanish.

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Spanish Version

If you haven’t tried your hand at designing for this challenge before, cast your fears aside and join the group. It is easier than you think: I found tons of tutorials and free commercial use products, which made designing many of the elements and papers amazingly easy. You can learn more about the challenges at Mousescrappers’ Design Challenge.

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