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Re-Create A Cover Contest - Entry

Posted by Elizabeth Ryann on 7:08 PM in , ,
Princess Bookie is hosting an awesome contest over at her blog.  All you need to do is recreate Mandy Hubbard's cover.

I'm totally laughing right now because Mandy's cover is awesome and I love it, plus I don't own Photoshop.  But I AM committed to winning cool books AND a My Little Pony, so I did what I could using images stolen from Google and Picnik.

The description of Mandy's book, as stolen from Amazon because I am all about the copy and pasting today, goes a little something like this:


Kayla McHenry’s sweet sixteen sucks! Her dad left, her grades dropped, and her BFF is dating the boy Kayla’s secretly loved for years. Blowing out her candles, Kayla thinks: I wish my birthday wishes actually came true. Because they never freakin’ do.
Kayla wakes the next day to a life-sized, bright pink My Little Pony outside her window. Then a year’s supply of gumballs arrives. A boy named Ken with a disturbing resemblance to the doll of the same name stalks her. As the ghosts of Kayla’s wishes-past appear, they take her on a wild ride . . . but they MUST STOP. Because when she was fifteen? She wished Ben Mackenzie would kiss her. And Ben is her best friend’s boyfriend.


So anyway, here goes.  My original entry for the recreated cover is (left here for posterity since I've made edits to the entry):


And here's my modified submission, since we were allowed more time.  I decided to continue the manic theme, but threw in a touch (just a touch!) more polish:



Yes, I know it is amazing.  Because I have thrown absolutely everything but the kitchen sink into this sucker.  It's okay.  You guys may go ahead and tell me you love it anyway. ;^)

P.S. This is the picture I wanted to use SO BADLY, but I couldn't figure out how.  My gift to you:


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6 Comments


I love the colors! It's raining pink. Very cute!


Thank you! I figured, what the hell, it's not going to look professional, so it might as well look insane, but fun. :)


YOU WISH sounds like a great book! And your cover is amazing.

You're just lucky I suck at Photoshop, because otherwise this would be another contest I would have to beat you at. (Yes, I ended that sentence with a preposition. I am just that kind of rebel.)


Oh I love the cake and the my little pony on top. Nice job!


Yeah, the colors are so fun! And you got the gumballs! *Sings "If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gum drops..."* Good job!


Elizabeth:

I think you did a great job on the cover.

But I like the kitty picture better too. Have you ever seen such sublime happiness conveyed so well? Not me. And his expression says it all, "You wish this was you!"

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