I love playing around with ink and stamps and that is one of the reasons I love hybrid scrapbooking. You can easily download your scrapbooking kits, play around with them on the computer and then print what you want to use. A little bit of cutting and gluing, and you have a quick layout that is easily personalized to your style, without making trip to the store or waiting several days for something to arrive in the mail! I love to mix my digital elements and papers with inks and stamping and my own handwriting, which can make the layouts feel more personable and hopefully one day, more nostalgic.
This month I used the Memory Pocket’s Monthly: Wicked kit to create a couple of traditional 12×12 layouts and a few pages in a blank journal. I loved the color palette, and was so excited when I noticed that it complimented several of my ink pads so nicely! I have a large stash of inks and stamps, and had fun creating my own background, inking, and embossing on my hybrid layouts. Here is a sample showing you what Distress Inks I have that matched the Wicked color palette (with the exception for one Ali Edwards Ink). I love using Distress Oxide Inks as they blend nicely and can be altered with a mist of water – so fun playing around with them!
I fussy cut the elements from the Wicked kit as it was faster for me to simply cut with scissors versus setting up my electronic cutting machine. I’ve been short on time, and am not a perfectionist!, so this works well for me. I stamped with Versamark ink so that I could use and embossing powder on some images and also used the Versamark ink to have a watermark stamp. Another thing that I enjoyed doing was layering a glossy glitter paint (Nuvo Drops) over a printed element from Wicked. These details allow me to get my hands messy and have fun with the creative process of hybrid scrapbooking. I printed out the paint mist sprays from the Wicked kit so I could have a painted effect on my pages without the painted over spray mess! Love digital for this. :-)
Here are the layouts I created with the MPM Wicked kit and my physical supplies – a few Halloween inspired layouts and one autumn inspired. This is a versatile kit and with a terrific color scheme!
I absolutely love getting creative and combining my digital scrapbooking kits with my physical art supplies. It is so fun and rewarding to have pages that I can hold and put into my albums right after I create them. I hope this inspires you to get creative as well and make some new memory keeping pages for your albums!