Friday, March 16, 2012

March // Blog Design Contest!

It's time to start! As some of you already read, we'll be holding a blog design contest this month! Emily Grace and I decided to base the theme on a song - specifically, Dreams Don't Turn to Dust by Owl City. It seems like almost everyone here loves Adam Young, so it felt like a great choice! =D

First of all, here's the song and the lyrics for anyone who needs them...


*LYRICS*
Splash down in the silver screen
Into a deep dramatic scene
I swim through the theater
Or maybe I'm just a dreamer
Like a kite in the bright midday
Wonder stole my breath away
Shy sonata for Mercury
The stars always sing so pretty

This picnic will soon depart
Real life, I'm sad to see you go
I'll miss you with all my heart
But I'd rather be alone
'Cause I couldn't live without
Sunsets that dazzle in the dusk
So I'll drag the anchor up
And rest assured, 'cause dreams don't turn to dust

Dreams don't turn to dust

I made for the countryside
And my eyes never grew so wide
Apple raspberry river blue
I don't wanna leave without you
In the sound I gladly drowned
Into the emerald underground
I rub my eyes 'cause it's hard to see
Surrounded by all this beauty

This picnic will soon depart
Real life, I'm sad to see you go
I'll miss you with all my heart
But I'd rather be alone
'Cause I couldn't live without
Sunsets that dazzle in the dusk
So I'll drag the anchor up
And rest assured, 'cause dreams don't turn to dust

(I'm sad to see you go)
(But I'd rather be alone)

When tiger eyes begin making you blush
And when diamonds boast that they can't be crushed
Let 'em go, 'cause dreams don't turn to dust

This picnic will soon depart
Real life, I'm sad to see you go
I'll miss you with all my heart
But I'd rather be alone
'Cause I couldn't live without
Sunsets that dazzle in the dusk
So I'll drag the anchor up
And rest assured, 'cause dreams don't turn to dust

Dreams don't turn to dust
Dreams don't turn to dust
I'll rest assured 'cause dreams don't turn to dust

The Rules:
  1. The title of the blog must be either the song title, or a line from the song.
  2. The entire design must be based on the song. Try to take inspiration from a couple of lines, and focus on that. Owl City is always very whimsical, so anything bright and happy will look amazing!
  3. You must create your design either on your own blog, or on a test blog.
  4. WordPress, Blogger, and all other blogging interfaces are welcomed!
  5. Entries will be accepted from now until midnight on March 31st, and voting will be held for one week, starting April 1st.
  6. Use your creativity, and have fun!
 You can enter in the sidebar - just add the link to your blog, your name, and your email address and you'll be good to go!

If any of you have any questions or are unsure about anything, don't hesitate to comment! I will do my best to answer your questions. ;) So what are you waiting for? Go get started, and have fun!

3 comments:

Emily Grace said...

Fun, fun! I'm so excited for this challenge. =D

Marcia said...

Question: does it need to be a full-fledged blog design, grab-button, pages, etc. ?

Hannah said...

Nope...it just needs to be a basic design - background, header, footer. But yeah, you can definitely include those extras if you want to! =D