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November 2019 Design Challenge - Fusion Design
Nov 4th, 2019, 4:22pm
 
A man walks into a bar with a book, a feather, and a piece of fruit ...  
     
November 2019 Design Challenge          
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Theme: Fusion Design
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Requirements:    
- Create a brand new design by choosing at least two objects from the list of eight objects below and creating a greeting card design. You may use more than two, all of them, or add additional items, including people and animals – but a minimum of two from the list must be clearly visible and important elements in the overall card design and message.
 
** a musical instrument – a fishbowl – a book – eyeglasses/sunglasses – a feather – a seashell – a mask – a piece of fruit **
 
- Write your own verse/message, be creative and write a message that clearly speaks to your imagery, occasion and recipient.
 
- Blank verse will not be considered for entry in this challenge.  
 
- Stock Card Creations entries will NOT be accepted.
      
- ONE card per artist            
     
- Submissions must be NEW, no existing designs          
     
- Your designs should differ from those already offered in the category of your choice to offer shoppers a variety of choices, not more of the same.        
  
CATEGORY:  Any category well-suited to the imagery/occasion/message.  
    
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Entry Deadline: Saturday, November 30th
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Please see more details on the challenge here on the Community blog:          
https://gcucommunity.com/2019/11/01/dash-of-inspiration-november-2019-design-cha
llenge/
 
We are very curious to see how artists combine these items into occasion specific designs.
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Re: November 2019 Design Challenge - Fusion Design
Reply #1 - Dec 6th, 2019, 4:18pm
 
We are happy to announce the winners of the last Design Challenge of 2019, the November Design Challenge winners are:  
     
First Place - Michelle Lanoue
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/holiday-cards/christmas-cards/in-remembranc e/dad-father/in-remembrance-of-your-dad-1587624
 
Second Place - Betsy Bush of Dragonfire Graphics
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/bon-voyage-cards/destination-specific/enjoy -your-mardi-gras-vacation-1591646
 
There were many entries this round which gives us inspiration to offer more Fusion Design themed challenges. It was fun to see how each artist selected and combined the elements in an occasion specific design.
     
We will round out the year with GCU's Founders' Choice Awards:    
http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/forum/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1575672444
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Reply #2 - Dec 7th, 2019, 7:02am
 
Michelle, Congratulations on your first place win! Such a touching and beautiful remembrance card.  
Also, thank you judges for choosing my Mardi Gras vacation design for 2nd place.
Happy Holidays everybody!
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Reply #3 - Dec 7th, 2019, 9:33am
 
Congratulations, Ladies! Very nice designs.
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Reply #4 - Dec 8th, 2019, 6:08am
 
Thanks GCU, Danielle and Betsy(congratulations on your winning design) This is a special win since this design was in memory of my own dad who passed away this October. Merry Christmas to everyoneSmiley
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Reply #5 - Dec 9th, 2019, 2:23pm
 
Beautiful cards, both of you.
My Dad just passed a month ago too Michelle, and my thoughts are with you. It's hard enough, but especially coming up to Christmas. The sentiments on the inside of your card is very touching.
 
Carol x
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Reply #6 - Dec 9th, 2019, 2:47pm
 
Thank you, Danielle, Michelle, and Carol.  
I am so sorry for both of you on the loss of your fathers. You are in my thoughts.
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Reply #7 - Dec 9th, 2019, 3:09pm
 
Thanks, Betsy. And congratulations to you and all the other artists who have kept up the Design Challenge this year. I didn't get time this year and haven't been on the forum much to congratulate people, hopefully next year, but well done all of you.   x
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Reply #8 - Dec 9th, 2019, 4:29pm
 
Thank you Carol. Also my deepest sympathies to you on loss of your dad😓
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Reply #9 - Dec 10th, 2019, 12:52pm
 
Betsy, just took a closer look at your card. That gold effect is beautiful, looks real. How did you do that?
Gorgeous card.
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Reply #10 - Dec 10th, 2019, 12:53pm
 
Thanks, Michelle. x
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Reply #11 - Dec 10th, 2019, 1:16pm
 
Carol, thank you! I used the gold styles found here:
https://www.pixelscrapper.com/sheila-reid/kits/gold-leaf-foil-styles-kit-texture -layer
 
Pixel Scrapper is a subscription based site. You can get free downloads after you sign up and interact on the site for credits. You also get daily credits. I don't know how many you need to get before you can download something. I have had a subscription with them for years and you get unlimited downloads and all come with a commercial license. If you make over $100,000 a year using their elements you have to get a special license from them.  
Boy do I wish I needed that special license!! Grin Grin
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Reply #12 - Dec 10th, 2019, 1:50pm
 
Well, it turned our really lovely. Hope you do get that licence!  Grin
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Reply #13 - Dec 10th, 2019, 2:50pm
 
Lol Carol! We have our dreams!
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Reply #14 - Dec 10th, 2019, 2:52pm
 
Don't I know!   Roll Eyes Grin
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