May 5 was (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day, and I participated by taking part in the Creative Crop over at Big Picture Classes, which included 12 challenges. That means I’ve got 12 layouts to share! I’m going to only post one at a time, however, so that I have time to write a bit about each of them.
This page was inspired by Stacy Julian‘s challenge to create a fanciful frame for a layout. My first thought was to use tiny brads and bits that I seem to hoard, but when flipping though my “photos to scrap” folder, I came across the photos of Eliza with her Pez collection and thought that the photos leant well to whimsy. So I decided to go hybrid instead.
I had fun combining photos, “handmade” digital elements (the Pez frame), digital products (Everyday by Amy Tangerine), handwriting, and traditional products. I’m defiantly going to be doing this more. I like that all of the heavy lifting was on the computer. The rest of the page came together so fast!
Here’s what the page looked like before I printed it out.
I created the Pez frame by taking digital photos of two kids of Pez, digitally cutting out the images in Photoshop, and copying the images. I alternated a pattern so the frame wouldn’t look too busy. This helps bring the eye to the photo instead of just the frame.
For the title, I combined this free Pez font with my handwriting. The title wasn’t showing up very well in white gel pen, so I outlined it with a super fine black pen to make sure the words were visible.
Another thing about this section of the layout: I didn’t notice before I printed, but Jonas messed with the mouse and ended up scooting the title section of the page over. The section was meant to be inside the little teal boarder, but was up against the edge of the page. It looked funky; but I just added some Target washi instead of re-printing. The washi went well with the pattern on the text box anyway. Rollin’ with it.
I had fun adding bits of text and doodles in the white space.
I love how many legible words I can fit in with text journaling. (Click if you want a closer look.)
I added a few strips of fabric to the left over white space and sewed it on. I also added an old Sassafras flower and KI Memories rubbery button. This square is purely decorative, but it adds texture and dimension to the layout.
I added another faux button to the photo and added a Dear Lizzy brad to it. This created a visual triangle of yellow elements.
I’m really login’ this page. My Week in the Life pages (which I’ll be sharing soon) have gotten me really excited about hybrid pages. I can’t wait to create more!
Have you ever dabbled in digital?