Arielle Gordon: I took some goofy photos of our family recently, and BasicGrey’s Digital Highline Collection was the perfect choice to scrap them! I love the funky colors and trendy elements. I have really wanted to try my hand at a hybrid pocket page, and found that this collection includes lots of tags, journal cards and elements that made it a snap!
I dry embossed the black background layer of the right hand layout, then sponged a little white pigment ink onto it to make it pop a little the heat set it. I also sponged the ink onto bubble wrap, “stamped” it onto the base, the added some clear embossing powder to it, to add a little gloss.
I processed my pictures using Instagram then processed them in Photoshop. Using some of the fun graphics and tags from the collection, I layered them onto my photos. I used tags on two of the photos at 65% opacity, and selected various images and words from some of the embellishments and added them in white to my photos, before sending them out to be printed.
Blueprints are always a fun opportunity for me to rethink my supplies in new ways, and this week’s layout is a perfect example of that.
Using this gorgeous invitation from Sweet W Style (http://sweetwstyle.blogspot.ca/2014/09/grand-opening-sweet-woodruff-at-le-dolci.html) as my jumping-off point, I was inspired by the floral clusters emerging from the central graphic and wanted to do something similar.
Instead of flowers, I decided to create a cluster of chipboard alphas on the top and bottom of the layouts and then layer a strip of patterned paper with my photo + journaling on top of them.
It was an interesting challenge to view alpha stickers as design elements rather than a means of communication, but I love the way it adds a funky pop of color + texture to my page!
We spotted this amazing layout, created by our very own Lisa Dickinson, on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog! Can you believe she got 35 photos onto one page? So cool! She used the RSVP collection, perfect for her celebration layout.
Kudos to Marybeth I, the lucky winner of the entire J’Adore release! Marybeth, please email email@example.com with your shipping info. Enjoy the collection!
Thank you everyone for all of the kind comments that you left about J’Adore. We “j’adore” you!