Monday, February 21, 2011

HYbrid Love - My first Gingerscrapstreet Article

I just thought i would share this with everyone now i can.
Its my first article for

Hybrid Scrapbooking by Jodi Dolbel

Just the name of this style of scrapbooking has us raising our eyebrows. “What is hybrid scrapbooking”, we ask shaking our heads. The truth is, a lot of seasoned scrapbookers are already using hybrid scrapbooking techniques every day.
If you have ever printed items out like your journaling, song lyrics or poems and used them on a layout, this is hybrid scrapbooking. If you have added a title or journaling to your photo before printing it out, this is also hybrid scrapbooking. Anything that you have printed out and added to a traditional layout is classed as hybrid scrapbooking, so most of us have probably been doing this all along.
There is so much to love about Hybrid Scrapbooking. We can add awesome shaped journaling to our layouts that would be difficult, messy or impossible with traditional scrapbooking. You can see samples of this in Bridgette’s layout where she has printed out lines of text onto cardstock, and also in Louise’s layout where she has the text following a curved line and has printed it onto transparency. Heather's layout has the text following the round shape of the swing. So rather than just having a handwritten journal card tucked somewhere on the page, the journaling has now become a feature of these hybrid layouts.

Eleven Things about you by Bridgette Hatton

Supplies: Paper: BoBunny Press, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet: American Crafts, Prima Marketing, Carolee’s Creations, Pearls: Flourish with a Bling, Brads: Bella Blvd, Specialty Ink: Maya Road, Font: Kristen ITC, Other: clothing label, doily, ribbon, buttons. Tools: Sewing machine. Digital Supplies: Software: Microsoft Word 2007.
Design Notes: To make the strip journaling, text into a blank document and print it out onto your cardstock. Cut into trips and ink the edges. To give your page a little definition cut out circles that match the circle paper and mount them up over the top of the other, place them randomly on your page. Use the same picture and print in different sizes for more detailed look. Gather ribbon into a circle and place a brad in the middle to make flowers.
Journaling: You weigh 21.0 kg you are super smart in school you have the biggest purest heart imaginable, you have a beauty spot on your cheek, you squeal whenever you get Tickled, you are 120cm high you make sure your baby sister is doing what she is told, your best friends are Lilly Halle and Angelina You are a DS addict your favourite game is animal crossing wild word, when you grow up you want to be a veterinarian, you are on level 24 25 reader your fave book is Pony Pals.

Nap Envy by Louise Williams

Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Scenic Route, Grungeboard: Tim Holtz, Alphabet: Heidi Swapp, American Crafts, Flowers: Heidi Swapp, Brads: Karen Foster, Ink: Tim Holtz,  Specialty Ink: Maya Road, Fonts: Trixie, Other: transparency, vellum, thread.  Tools: Other: sewing machine. Digital Supplies:Software: Photoshop 5, Other: clouds brush.
Design Notes: I placed the photos together in a photoshop file and used a cloud brush to add some dream wisps at the bottom. I created a vintage frame around each and then printed them out, trimmed them to size and overlaid them, tearing one corner off to add to the aged effect and to soften the edge between the two photos. When creating the swirly text, I drew the lines first so I could get the shapes right before adding the text.
Journaling: September 2009

Swing High by Heather Robertson

Supplies: Paper: Bella Blvd, Cardstock: Core'dinations, Alphabet: Cosmo Cricket, Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories. Digital Supplies: Flowers: Rhonna Farrer Magic Rainbows Kit.
Design Notes: I highlighted the flowers and used the bevel mode to make them look 3-D, then printed onto cardstock. Then I added the photo and patterned paper and little bird sticker.
Journaling: Lauren tried to swing as high as possible on this bucket swing. Caution - no way - no hands.

We can also customize colors and objects to suit a particular layout. If we are missing an element that is really going to make our page pop, we can customize digital designs and print them out! Emma’s layout “Where is Speedy” is a perfect example of this. Emma has taken the van picture from the Font Dingbats, printed it and then colored with Markers.
Anita’s layout features lots of images found online printed out such as the cogs, clock, tickets and the Title is actually from the Album Cover from the band.
Delving deeper into the many virtues of hybrid scrapbooking, there are lots of really cool changes we can make to our photos which can make our layout standout in online galleries. We can shape our photo into an object before printing it out like Emma has with the magnifying glass. We can add a frame to the photo such as Anna has in her layout Cute. We can crop our photos to any size allowing us no end of scope when it comes to layout design, Bridgette has done this in her layout using a photo booth effect.
The scope with hybrid scrapbooking is endless, only limited to our imaginations. Its now wonder that its become one of the most widely used forms of scrapbooking, even though crafters may not be aware of it!!

Where’s Speedy? By Emma Trout

 Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon, Teresa Collins Designs,  Scenic Route Paper, Die Cuts With a View, Jillibean Soup, Creative Imaginations, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Tape: Pink Paislee, Alphabet: Dymo, Rub Ons: BasicGrey, Die Cuts: October Afternoon, Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, Border: Doodlebug Designs, Specialty Paint: Watercolours, Markers: Sharpie, Pens: Staedtler, Signo Uni-Ball, Thread: Bakers string, Ticket: Jenni Bowlin Studios, Sketch: The Color Room Palette #35, Fonts: 1942 report by Johan Holmdahl , Kingthings Extortion by Kingthings (Dafont), Dingabat: Old Car(Dafont). Tools: Scissors: Tim Holtz. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.
Design Notes: Print your journaling directly onto your layout. Print onto scrap paper first, then fix your layout on top of this paper (making sure to align perfectly) and run through the printer again. This ensures you have your journaling exactly where you want it. The main photo was digitally altered using Photoshop Elements. Use the magic wand to select the subject, layer via cut then flood fill the background with your chosen color. I changed the hair color using the same method. Remember to save original images before altering and use duplicate layers to work on as you create you image. Don’t be afraid to print out digital images and use them on your layout. The VW van is a dingbat printed onto white card, colored with a Sharpie pen and cut out.
Journaling: This tale began when you were about 5 years old. You found a ladybird and wanted to look after it. When I asked you its name you replied it was ‘Speedy’. Speedy re-appeared many times over the years. You would run in the house excitedly holding a ladybird, shouting that Speedy was here. You made a house for Speedy from the Monopoly box but he kept escaping (I wonder how that happened???). Speedy once hitched a ride home from school on the window screen and survived the 60 mph drive. Now you are 14 years old and the legend of Speedy lives on. Only you could be walking on a beach in Wales and find Speedy there sunbathing. I think the legend of Speedy will live on forever.

Cute by Anna Björklund

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboard: Crate Paper,  Alphabet Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Chipboard, Ribbon: My Mind’s Eye, Ink: Tattered Angels, Pens: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Other: buttons, thread. Tools: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Other: sewing machine. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2, Frame: Stacked Vintage Photo Frame by Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals).
Design Notes: I used the same digital frame for all three photos, printed them and cut them out. Before adding the framed photos to the background I sprayed my cardstock with glimmer mist. After adding the photos I used my sewing machine to attach some tangled white threads to the layout, for added texture. On top of the threads I added a piece of ribbon/trim, using the Tiny Attacher. Finally I added my chipboard title and the yellow chipboard piece and vintage button. Journaling: 3 okt 2010

Incredible Machine by Anita Rodway

Supplies: Paper: Graphic 45, Cardstock:Bazzill Basics Paper, Grungeboard: Tim Holtz, Stickers: Flutterby Designs, Die Cuts: Maya Road, Charms: Spotlight, Bling: Copper Jewellery, Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Other: buttons, screws.  Tools: Other: sewing machine, sandpaper, tape, foam tape. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Elements: Clocks, Old Tickets, Cog from Google images.
Design Notes: Everything can be turned into an embellishment. There’s no such thing as scraps! When sticking layers down with double sided tape, always bring you tape say, an inch in from the edge. That way as you build you page design up, it is easy to tuck things in & under already adhered layers. There’s no such thing as mistakes in scrapbooking – if you do ‘own it’ & make it work like you meant to do it.
Journaling: This band inspires me in so many ways & they’re tour at the moment is a ‘Steampunk’ theme, which intrigues me. So this page was inspired by their music.

1 comment:

kerry said...

Hey Jodie hows things havent chatted in ages i hope all is well.Great articles too.take care Kerry xx


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