Thursday, 17 March 2011

Scrappy

While I was printing out the various components for the hybrid layouts based on Cathy Zielske's digi template, I had a quick look at some other digi layouts I'd created and as yet done nothing with. Some of them I plan to print out just as they are, probably at Costco, but some I could try the same technique of switching off the photo layer(s) to print the background (usually removing the title, too) and then printing the photo(s) to mount on top. I particularly like the look of this when the digi layout is A4 size, so I can then mount the whole thing onto 12x12 cardstock. And if I have removed the title before printing, Thickers are definitely the best way I know to put the title back onto the layout!

I started with the two A4 layouts from this post, and hybrided them (it is so a word!)



And then I turned my attention to the third layout in this post - the one I'd copied scraplifted copied from Amy. This one didn't have any photos and the title was fine as it was, so all I had to do was print it and add it to a sheet of 12x12!


I like them. I'm happy with them. There's a lot I love about digi scrapping. In my heart, though, I'm a paper scrapper. Going at least part hybrid helps, but I think digi will always be a fun little sideline for me. And I'm absolutely fine about that :-)

20 comments:

Cheri said...

hybrided? no. hybridized? yes. :) and I think you did a fab job hybridizing those digital layouts and getting them off the computer and into the physical world! I need to be doing a good deal of that myself!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Even though I've started to learn PSE for altering photos, I really haven't been pulled in the direction of digi-scrapping.
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Digi remains an anathema (spelling?!!) to me...I just don't get it at all!! Where's the fun of cutting & sticking & stitching & threading & inking &...well you get the idea!!! BUT...that said I love the clean lines of your Hybridized (!) LO's. :)

Kaz said...

Your digi scrapping looks fab Mel....I have never tried it myself.....only just getting my head around twitter,blogging and facebook!! Lol, keep em coming as they look amazing x
kazxx

Kirsty.a said...

I love this. I haven't really done much hybrid, it's either did or paper think I'll have look which of my digis I can play with

Clair said...

I'm another of those 'don't understand the lure of digital' people, despite my love of Polyvore. It all seems a little convoluted to me - and not as socialble!

Still think that your layouts look fab though x

Heather said...

I echo the previous comments - digi just doesn't appeal but I love looking at others work :)

Amy said...

Just yesterday I was looking at this template of yours and wondering what project I would use it on next! I love your take on both of these, especially the titles. I can't read your list of questions though, I am sure that is deliberate .... but I'm nosy and I'm interested in what you get asked frequently! ;-)

Melissa said...

I'm right there with you Mel - I'll always be a paper scrapper, but I've played around with the digi stuff. I'm actually creating month-in-review digi layouts this year and will have them printed when I have a batch of six or so.

Karen said...

I love your hybrid pages, Mel. I do like the photo collages that can be done digitally, but like you, I'm still a paper scrapper. Somehow the digital layouts I make never seem to make it off the computer.

scrappyjacky said...

Love how these have turned out,Mel...even though I'm another one that digi doesn't really appeal to....and I think what really makes them.....especially the coco-nuts one [which I love] are the thickers....they just give them that 3 dimensional feel.

Rhona said...

I really like the way you've made the digital layouts hybrid. I've done a couple like that and found it keeps the ease of digital but then I still have my paper layout - best of both! xx

Beverly said...

I love the layouts! I find I have fun manipulating and trying different looks on a layout with digi but it really just doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling of paper.

Mary B said...

Hybrided may not be a word but it ought to be one. Great way to turn your A4 pages into 12x12s though
I love Digi, well I love designing my own kits I suppose that is the real attraction for me. I do sometimes do hybrids too. but I haven't thought of doing them this way before.

Sandra said...

Great job. I do like digi, but I must admit, I'm still a stick and glue girl :) but I like the fact that your digi is as lovely as your paper scrapping :)

Ginger said...

It's been awhile since I've Hybrided... Might have to Hybridize something... shall look through my digi stuff... BTW love your hybrids :)

The Mann Fam said...

Looks like you've been having a wee bit of fun! The pages look great!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Well done, Mel. I love the look of digi mixed with traditional scrapbooking. And your layouts are fabulous! xo

Lisa said...

LOVELY!!!

Kes said...

these look great - I tried my hand at digital scrapping while travelling in South America to amuse myself during night time/down hours... but I just couldn't - I don't know - feel it, I guess would be the right words... For me I'm definitely a papers and sticking and stitching and inking, etc girl!
Keri-An from Shimelle's class