Good morning! Are you seeing the light at the end of the hybrid tunnel yet? Today I am going to share a variety of non-layout projects that were made using digital elements. All of these projects use one or more of the techniques I've been highlighting this week. If you are into making mini albums, or other craft projects, you'll be interested to see what you can cook up when you add a bit of digi magic!
After I felt comfortable working on hybrid layouts I decided to try using the process for making mini-albums. I discovered that it made the process a little less painful for me. I should confess at this point that while I love mini-albums, they aren't my favourite thing to make, because it does get repetitive. It's why most of my minis are only six to eight pages long! But with templates and hybrid I can make it go faster.
Back in April I posted this mini album about my son's milestones:
After using the overlay on her 4x6 photos she printed them out and rounded the corners to make the pages for her mini.
Here's another mini that I made recently, using photos from Kieran this summer.
I used papers and elements from this summer themed kit by Jen Allyson available at Design House Digital. You can see more photos of the mini, as well as a tutorial on how I made it here on the Design House Digital blog.
There's even more you can do with the hybrid concept. Kelly used a printable to jazz up her lotion bottle.
You can find the rooster image, along with some others, here.
She also used digital elements to create the invitations for her son's birthday party.
She used a journal card from this kit by Echo Park to print the invite details, then mounted the printout onto patterned paper.
When I wanted to make a notebook to record all the things Kieran was up to, I opted to use digital elements to make the cover.
What about non-paper projects? Paula and I were on the same wavelength and we both made t-shirts using digital elements.
Digital Supplies: Chunky Chipboard Alphabet: Pink, Too Much Candy Paper Pack, Torn N Tattered Star Stitched Templates No. 01, Torn N Tattered Circle Templates No. 01, Little layette Kit, Shimmer Me Tidbits: Rock Star Girl
To create the t-shirts we created the design in Photoshop, then printed onto t-shirt transfer paper. There are really so many applications for this, and you can even do the same thing using printables!
These are just a few of the ways that you can use your computer in your scrapbooking and other projects. Like I said before it is a lot of information, so just take it slowly, pick one concept to work on, and when you feel comfortable with it you can try something new! Also do please ask any questions you might have and I will do my best to help.
I've also compiled a list of resorces, both links to free items, and links to tutorials, that you can refer to. The great thing about all this is that there is usually more than one way to get something done in Photoshop, so if my way doesn't click for you, maybe someone else's will.
I've put all the links in a separate page. If you click here you can see the compilation.
I hope that if you've been thinking about trying hybrid scrapbooking that something this week gave you the confidence to try it out. Remember you can show off your projects in the flickr group.
I've really enjoyed being here this week talking about my new passion!