Lori says: One of the things I love about hybrid layouts is the ease of digital misting. I get the great misted look without any of the physical mess! I can also easily play around with how I want the mist to look and where I want it sprayed without any paper waste.
Susanne made a sweet framed sign using Sprinkles v.33 by Valorie Wibbens.
Susanne says: For the background I used a dark wooden paper from one of Valorie’s kits (resized to the needed size). I tried a light background first but found that the elements really “pop out” from the dark background and liked that effect. It was easy to create an artsy looking layout.
Mary used CD Muckosky’s Paintstroke Chatter-My Heart to create a fun digital layout.
Mary says: These word arts by CD come in so handy for heartfelt titles, Valentines, Mother’s Day, any day you want to say what you feel. I wanted to stick with the heart theme. Mommyish’s kit I’m so Fancy with the gold with pink and light blue had the perfect papers.
I made the heart cut outs in the back ground with my stamp tool in photoshop. I played around with the placement of my hearts. I selected all of the heart layers and merged all the layers into one (ctrl E). I then selected them with my magic wand to go to my background paper they are going to be cut out from and delete. You now have cut outs
Courtney created a tag for a homemade gift using Journal Graph Cards by Sahlin Studio.
Courtney says: I love when a digital product makes life easy! I wanted to include a cute poem with the bread for our teachers. The Journal Graph cards were perfect! A simple print and cut, then mounted it on cardstock, and attached with a pipe cleaner.
Troneisia used My Cup of Tea by Allison Pennington to create this digital layout.
Tronesia says: For my layout, I decided to combine two templates from Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay’s DSD 2015 Grab Bag. I removed a few of the layers and moved some around until I got a result I was happy with. I also did not want to do my usual white background, so I chose to blend a solid and patterned background that were of the same color. I masked off the bottom of the pattern paper using the layer mask in Photoshop and a soft round brush. Then, used a multiple and screen blend mode to get the look. It is very subtle and worked out for the look I was trying to achieve.
Cynthia created an awesome minibook using Just Jaimee and Mommyish’s Real Life in Pockets: I Love You Harder collection.
Cynthia says: Even though I have no machine and my printer isn’t all that, I love making things for my planner, and after seeing a lot of “smash books” around, I thought I made my own version of a mash up of smash books, mini books and diary/journal. I used a cardboard box of biscuits (crackers?)that was for recycling and normal A3 printer paper. As my printer never gets the sizes right, I created a blank A4 doc in my program (Craft Artist by Serif) and resized the cards and a couple of elements, leaving a bit in the middle so I could put a toothpick before gluing it all. Now I can pass a thread though the space and bind all pages when they are ready.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s projects. We’ll be back in March with a new set of projects to hopefully inspire and delight you.