Purple Prose Texture Challenge With Prizes

One of my most popular textures is Purple Prose and it’s Free! I’ve loved seeing your creations with this texture and wanted you to have a chance to show off your creations here on the blog. Let’s make it even more interesting and make it a challenge!

The Texture

If you are a subscriber, you should already have the texture. It’s part of the Free download when you subscribe to the newsletter. If you aren’t a subscriber, just sign up over there in the right-hand sidebar. You’ll get lots of other downloads too!

Purple Prose Texture

Purple Prose Texture. Free For Subscibers

A couple of images for your inspiration

Purple prose with lilac

Used on a lilac sprig. Multiply 100%

roses and texture

Purple Prose texture mixed with Melon Margarita

The first image is with Purple prose 100%. In the second image, I mixed it with the premium texture, Melon Margarita.

The Challenge

Enter your image that uses the Purple Prose texture. You can crop it, rotate it, change the hues, and mix it with other textures, etc., but it must be visually clear that you used the texture.

The Details

  1. Enter your image by Thursday, August 18th.
  2. One Entry per person
  3. Voting for favorites starts Friday, August 19th.
  4. Voting ends Tuesday, August 23rd
  5. Anyone can vote! Tell your friends and family
  6. Note: you can only win the 1st place prize once every 6 months.

The Prizes

  1. First place gets a coupon for 10 French Kiss Textures.
  2. Second place gets a new, unpublished French script overlay.

How To Enter

Below you will see a link to enter the challenge. (Look for the little blue frog.) Your image must first live somewhere on the internet like flickr, your blog, etc. When you enter your image, you must enter the url (web address) where the image is.

Note: I have changed the challenge to be random pick winners. Read the this post if you have any questions. Thank you.

51 Responses to Purple Prose Texture Challenge With Prizes

  1. Karen, A Scrapbook of Inspiration August 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Leslie, Thank you so much for hosting another challenge. I love the effect from Purple Prose. I entered the contest using my flickr account bluebirdsandteapots on flickr.


    • Leslie Nicole August 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      Thank you, Karen! I hope to make this a monthly feature. 🙂

  2. Christine August 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    What a gorgeous selection of work created with this lovely texture. Thanks Leslie for your encouragement and free textures – and for hosting this challenge.

    • Leslie Nicole August 17, 2011 at 9:51 am #

      Thank you Christine. It’s a pleasure to see such great entries.

  3. jocodeane August 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Thank you so much.
    Only found out twenty minutes ago and I have been in whirl ever since. Such fun and such a beautiful texture.

  4. Anita Hogue August 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

    This is my first post. I love your textures.

  5. Bob Jensen August 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    I don’t envy you having to pic a winner – there are so many beautiful images already posted.

    • Leslie Nicole August 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      The beauty is I don’t pick the winner – you guys do! 🙂

  6. Bob Jensen August 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Then I guess I envy “us”. It will be difficult to choose … too many superb images.

  7. liesbeth August 14, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    I had so much fun using your beautifull texture i came up with 3 different versions.. thank you for sharing..

  8. Anita Hogue August 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    After looking at all the beautiful entries, I see where I should have put my name instead of the name/title of my image.

  9. Anita Hogue August 16, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    I saw where some entered more than once. Is it a once only entry or can you enter more than one photo?

    • Leslie Nicole August 17, 2011 at 9:49 am #

      Just one entry per person. I’m looking into the service to try to find a way to automatically limit entries. It’s going to be hard for me to try to figure out who’s posted more than once – but I’ll try to notify people to take out multiple entries. Thanks!

  10. Ruth West August 17, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Hello! Lovely to meet you and to be able to use your wonderful textures, thank you so much! The Purple Prose is a beautiful one. I hope you have a wonderful day.

  11. Su Hall August 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    Purple Prose is such a beautiful texture, almost any photo would benefit from it’s use. Thank you!

    Su Hall recently posted..Collab Freebies – Parts 3 and 4, Plus Links

  12. Tammy August 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    I am thinking it would have been better to use just flowers as my base photo.

  13. Conceição Eugénio August 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Hi, nices works in here. Help me, I’m up&down this page in order to vote, but I’m not founding how to do it. Will you please be so kind to explain me?
    Conceição Eugénio recently posted..acrósticosde e quadras sobre o Natal

  14. Clive Litchfield August 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    I’m new to this site and I too am unable to locate a link to vote, the only links I can find are to the entries themselves. Frustrating.

    • Leslie Nicole August 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

      There should be a star under each photo and it says vote. Please let me know if you don’t see it. Perhaps I need to check out a setting.

  15. A.K.../Annie August 19, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Hi Leslie
    I voted earlier today without a problem…..but now the link to vote isn’t visible…underneath each photo is the votes total and nothing else, so perhaps there is a glitch somewhere!

    • Leslie Nicole August 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

      I still see the vote / stars. Perhaps when you vote – the feature disappears? This is only the second time I’ve used this service, so I’m still learning the details.

  16. Judy August 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    I just see the vote, the “link” is to where the pic is published on the web originally. Am I missing something here?

  17. Conceição Eugénio August 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    Thanks Leslie, I thought that it may have a button on each picture, I tried everything, surch everywere for severas times along the day but it never appears.
    Thank for your kindness.I’m going to try once more.
    Have a wonderful evening
    Conceição Eugénio recently posted..acrósticosde e quadras sobre o Natal

  18. Clive Litchfield August 19, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I’m sorry but I’m still unable to vote – please check the settings as I’m very interested in photography but unlikely to progress with this site if it doesn’t work properly. Please, please, please check the settings.

  19. Jan Anderson August 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I’m getting emails from my friends saying that they’re trying to vote for my photo, but the site won’t let them vote. I don’t see any stars under the photos…and when I click on my image, I get a message saying my browser cannot find the server.

    I see that several other photos have received lots of votes. Why is it that some entries allow voting but others do not?

  20. Anita Hogue August 19, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    I just voted and after you vote you will see
    no star to vote and you will see how many votes people have. So you can only vote one time which is great. Looks like a few people have told lots of their friends to vote for them.

    • Anita Hogue August 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

      I guess you can leave me out on entering a contest because I don’t ask my friends and family to vote for me. I thought it was the entry votes only. I will just buy some of your beautiful textures. I do love them. Anita

    • Tammy August 20, 2011 at 5:18 am #

      Anita, I don’t like vote collecting either and this is the message along with the link to this site I posted for my friends and family. My facebook messages says: Please go here and vote for my submission if you truly like it. I do NOT believe in vote collecting even though they tell you to get your friends and family to vote for you. At least vote for the image you feel is the best!!! Mine image has the American Flag and Child which is #16.

  21. Leslie Nicole August 20, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    Hi All,

    This is the second time I’ve used this service and the first time things went great. This time though, I’m getting a lot of comments from unhappy people. I’m hearing that:
    1. Some people aren’t seeing a way to vote. I’m not sure if that’s because they’ve already voted and then they don’t see it or if there is a problem. I need to do some checking. Please let me know if you don’t see a star with the words vote under each photo.
    2. Some people don’t like that anyone can vote. Let me check to see if I can change the settings for future challenges. I agree that in some ways it could be unfair – but also, most contests are this way. What if everyone who submits votes for themselves? We wouldn’t have much of a contest. Let’s figure this out together.
    Your feedback is valuable to me. I try things and by hearing what’s working and what’s not working I can make changes. This seemed like a great service and I know other people use it as well, so either I’ll need to adjust the settings or decide it doesn’t work for this site.

  22. Leslie Nicole August 20, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Also, I’ve noticed this script does some weird things to this post. All my sidebar things are down below the post. Please be patient, seems there is always something to figure out. 😉

  23. Conceição Eugénio August 20, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Leslie, hope you have a good day.
    Sorry but there isn’t a star under any photo for the second day.
    Can you please see it with the server you are using?
    Best regards.
    Conceição Eugénio recently posted..acrósticosde e quadras sobre o Natal

  24. Ana Eugenio August 20, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    I can’t vote 🙁 ooooh
    Ana Eugenio recently posted..Crazy Days of Summer: Blue Skies

  25. Ania August 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    I have a different problem 🙂 I already voted twice and this morning I still see all the stars and the message than I can cast 1 vote 🙂 Someone is getting a lot of my votes 😉

    • Leslie Nicole August 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

      Yikes! The first time I used this service it went so smooth. I’ll have to rethink this going forward or just take out the voting.

  26. lyne nagele August 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Hello! Happy Saturday. My views on the contest were fine; I had totals under each picture. Now all of that has disappeared.

    This is hard work for you and I’m sure I speak for many… Thank you!!!


  27. Leslie Nicole August 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    OK everyone. I have changed this challenge to have random winners. Read my most recent post to get details.

  28. lyne nagele August 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Ok.. flexibility! I love it. What is a random vote? Thanks!


    • lyne nagele August 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

      I just read your blog on the contest. Thank you!!

  29. Judy August 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    Hi Leslie…. I have asked friends to vote but am hearing from them that they they don’t see any way to do that.

    I have to say that it doesn’t really seem a fair way to judge the entries…perhaps you should just choose the winner yourself, or maybe there is a ‘random selection’ way of deciding – I’m sure I’ve seen that with other competitions.

    Anyway…I’m afraid this just doesn’t seem to be working.

  30. Conceição Eugénio August 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    sorry to reapeat myself. For the second day I’m enable to vote and now even the votes of each photo disapeared.
    I read all the comments you left and the last were you say «I have changed this challenge to have random winners. Read my most recent post to get details.» but I don’t think that voteing is forbidden and the existing vote, why did they disapeared?
    I’ll try to found the post you refer but anyaway I live these questions maybe they will be useful.
    Good evening

  31. Conceição Eugénio August 21, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Hi Leslie
    I read your last post and slept on it, but still I’ve something to say.
    a) I understand that it was beeing tiring for you all these posts and questions we were posting;
    b)Anyway I disagree your solution and you know why?

    Because when you started the game you created the rools and EVERYBODY that decided to enter knew all the six rools and the fact that they were playing means ONE thing: AGREEMENT!

    I understand you try to resolve the best way but I don’t believe you got it. Sorry to bouther you once more but I felt I need to say this.

    HERE they are since the begining.

    «1.Enter your image by Thursday, August 18th.
    2.One Entry per person
    3.Voting for favorites starts Friday, August 19th.
    4.Voting ends Tuesday, August 23rd
    5.Anyone can vote! Tell your friends and family
    6.Note: you can only win the 1st place prize once every 6 months»

    ………………….CLEAR AS WATER.

    Best sunday for you and familly.
    Conceição Eugénio recently posted..acrósticosde e quadras sobre o Natal

    • Leslie Nicole August 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

      I understand that this is not ideal to switch the rules in the middle of the game, but given the problems people were having voting – some people not able to vote and other people saying they voted twice, it seemed inevitable that had I let the voting process continue I would have had many more complaints by people saying it wasn’t a fair contest and I agree. By the way, this is a feature I pay for. I don’t know why there were so many problems in this challenge, but they were nothing I anticipated or can control.

      I can’t please everyone, but I think that the solution I came up with was the fairest overall.

      To me, the most important thing is sharing our images and having a little fun with a giveaway. I hope I can continue this as a monthly feature — but if it ends up being too much of a hassle I may end it.

  32. Conceição Eugénio August 21, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Sorry, I wanted also say that what you were learning now should be very well used in nexts games, not in this one
    Best regards
    Conceição Eugénio recently posted..acrósticosde e quadras sobre o Natal

  33. Anita Hogue August 22, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    No problem…….I love seeing all your fabulous textures……Bought some today and absolutely love them!!!!! Looking forward to using them with my photographs!

  34. lyne nagele August 24, 2011 at 4:10 am #

    Just loved the contest! What a fun thing! I am so sorry things were a little rough for a minute… but you know in the end it was Goooood Goood GOOOD! Thanks for hosting this one!



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