I just love getting my hands on some good, clean, digital scrap work. I think it’s because I like to scrap by a motto, “anything goes,” and I find with digital that literally, anything does! I’d like to take a quick whirl with you through some of my favorite digital scrapbooking styles.
Let’s start with the more traditional layouts in scrapbooking. I started paper scrapbooking using multiple photographs, didn’t you? So why not approach your digital scrapbooking in the same manner – get as much on that page as you need to complete your story.
Of course, there are a million ways to digitally use multiple photos on your layout – these are just a few examples.
Cindy balances one large photograph with a film strip of smaller ones, a great
page design that I find myself using often. Beyond her photograph layout, though, watch her go digi with some great distressing – flourishes, word art, overlays and a great page border.
Natalija takes a basic color block and turns it into so much more fun! She uses a mix of wide shots and close-ups, and blends these with borders, titling, journaling and an embellishment.
A classic style updated with excellent digital work.
Then we see Helen with a totally different approach. Helen takes a more whimsical viewpoint by cropping her photos small and mosaic-like and placing them on a full angle, all the while using her titled color to prove a point and tell a story. Rarely do I see a layout that works this well on a diagonal, by the way!
Joy by Cindy Wante
Digital Supplies: Kit: Hallie Page Kit by Suzanne C. Walker (Digital Scrapbook Place),
Font: Times New Roman, Software: PspX2.
Design Notes: Everything in this kit is pretty much
ready-to-go, so I just copied and pasted and here and there erased parts of
Coloring Eggs by Natalija Elijas
Digital Supplies: Kit: Ruthee Value Collection by Marcee Duggar (Digital Scrapbook Place), Fonts: DSP Carla Script, Bell Gothic Std.
Design Notes: The colors in the papers and elements went so well with the photos of my children coloring eggs, I wanted to take full advantage of it. I actually arranged all the photos and cut pieces of papers and then I applied a stroke to all of them. That is how the brown lines were created. I had to nudge all the elements a little bit to create the illusion of straight lines, but I loved the final effect. I also applied the same stroke effect to the title text and let it overlap the brown lines to create a cohesive look.
Journaling: Mom and dad were sick, so the children had fun coloring eggs outside.
Little Miss Pink by Helen Hancock
Digital Supplies: Kit: Miss Pink, Butterfly: Respire (both by Ange Designs at Two
Little Pixels), Template: FREE - No.97 by Timounette (Les
Scrap'folies de Timounette), Font: Segoe Script.
Design Notes: This kit by Ange was perfect for my little girl who insists on
everything being pink! Timounette's template was the perfect way to
showcase a range of photos in a very creative fashion.
Journaling: Just call me Little Miss Pink.