Pushing Pixels

BasicGrey | Highline

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.


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Blueprint Challenge with Ann-Marie

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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!

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