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Old 11-15-2013, 07:08 AM
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Default It's a designer spotlight on DIDO DESIGNS {CLOSED}

It's time to shine the Spotlight on Dido Designs!!

Diana has the coolest challenge to get your creative juices flowing! A Blind Lift!

What does a blind lift mean, exactly? Well, it's easy, Diana has given me the page she wants us to lift, and I'll provide you with a set of instructions that you have to follow in order to lift her. The twist here is that I will not post her page until the very end, so you all can see how close (or nowhere near!) you all came to her original design.


1. Start with a white or pale background
2. Type a HUGE title across the middle (one word titles will work best for this challenge, though)
a) Select a very bold font like this:

b) Rasterize your type layer and separate into individual letters
c) Clip your photos to each letter
d) Arrange them as you wish, make them overlap a bit or just add your own touch to them!)
(OR.... you can also use the template Di provided instead if that's the word you'd like to use)

Now that you have your photos clipped to your word, it's time to embellish.
4) Right behind the photos, add a circle outline. You can use a stamp, a stitch, doesn't matter as long as it's circular.
5) Behind this circle, add a couple of brush strokes or overlays to add dimension and fun!
6) You can add more brushes but be subtle!
7) Add a few elements stapled or stitched to your photos, some sprinkles, the date, and you're done!

Here are the gorgeous freebies Di has for you:
Freebies are linked but in case you can't access the freebies through the image, here are the direct links:

a little help for you

Products used:
{Xmas ornaments} freebie
{Xmas} free template

{snowMen} notionSet
{music} notionSet
{dreamCatcher} megaPack
{angel} megaPack
{merry} megaPack
ArtPlay Palette Encapsulate a collab kit with Anna Aspnes

Your Requirements
- Follow the challenge guidelines.

- Use the freebies provided. Come on, you know you want to play with Diana's stuff!

- The remainder of items used, please make sure it's at least 50% Diana's stuff and 100% of Oscraps stuff. (Dig into your Oscraps stash!) New to the O? Don't forget the freebie section!

- Post your layout in the Oscraps Designer Spotlight gallery. Don't forget to list your credits....enable your fellow O-scrappers!

- Come back to this thread and post a link to your image (and the pic please if you know how) so we can leave you some lovin' in the comments.

- Post all layouts by

- Remember to HAVE FUN!

Your Reward.....

We have tons of prizes! All will be generated at random so the more pages you create, the higher your chances of winning! Check them out:
- A Guest CT Spot!
-2 $10 GC's to Diana's store
-1 $6 GC to Diana's store

Cool, huh? So get your creative juices flowing and start scrapping with Di's gorgeous stuff!! You have until November 25th to submit your creations! Can't wait to see what you create!

Last edited by Cynthia; 11-15-2013 at 08:13 AM.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:20 AM
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:23 AM
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Here's some inspiration from the Cheeryo's and from Diana's team:
by hékás:

by Lindy:

From Trudy:

from Rita:

from Veer:

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:45 AM
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Here is mine!

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:56 AM
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:18 AM
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can't wait for your amazing pages!! come on!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:54 PM
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:48 PM
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lovely pages! thanks for the happy freebie, and the inspi challenge...

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Old 11-15-2013, 03:25 PM
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Fun Challenge, hope my picture posts!
thanks for the great freebies too!!

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Old 11-15-2013, 05:48 PM
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