Sharing July's Story with you from Gingerscrapstreet
"Style Runway by Jodi Dolbel"
|Remember back when scrapbooking was about big paper scrapbooks and cutting out pictures from wrapping paper? No? Ok is that just me that has been scrapping for so long? The choices artists have with their scrapping styles today is endless. Every month it seems the scrapbook industry comes across a new “catch phrase” to describe scrapbooking styles. Just a couple of days ago I heard of a new style called Steampunk!! However, that is way too new for this little black duck to talk about so I will stick with a few of the more traditional styles we see in Traditional and Digital Scrapbooking.|
Friendly Dragonfly by Michelle
Digital Supplies: Papers: A Bit of Grunge No.2 Paper Pack by Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals,) Collection Manuscrite by Katie Pertiet(Designer Digitals), Gold Paper from Americana Mini Kit by Heather Ann Designs (heatheranndesigns.com), Elements: Dragonfly from Cute Critters Elements by Stacy St. Felix, Alpha: Softly Rimmed Alpha by Sahlin Studio (The Lilypad), Templates: Artsy Layered Template 13 by Anna Aspnes (Designer Digitals), Template Inspiration 4-3-11 by Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals), Software: Adobe PSE8, Fonts: Futura, Gill Sans.
Design Notes: I used two different templates, one for all the photo masking and one for the filmstrip at the bottom, which made it easier to blend the photos and elements. I made the background dragonfly paper myself using the dragon fly element with filterto turn into a sketch, colorized it and then blended it into the background paper using blending modes.
Journaling: Part of the fun of our first visit to xxxxxxx Park (on my birthday) was just exploring the big open space and enjoying God’s creation. We walked together across the grass and saw lots of squirrels — then we spotted this amazing little guy. We stopped to see how close we could get, and it just let us keep getting closer and closer until James was able to pick it up. It was the friendliest dragonfly we'd ever seen! The kids were fascinated (and so were we). 10/12/07.
Under-Waterworld By Ulla-May Berndtsson
Digital Supplies: Kits: Ocean and Ocean Add On by Dawn Inskip (Scrapbookgraphics), Brushes: Ocean Brushes by Dawn Inskip (Scrapbookgraphics), Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Fonts: Highland Perk.
Design Notes: I used an adjustment layer and blending modes to turn the photo of the child into a silhouette.
Journaling: (Swedish) My husband and I spent a week in Denmark together with our grandchildren in June 2009. This photo is from a visit at Nordsea Oceanarium in Hirtshals.
Goggle Boy by Karen Grose
Supplies: Paper: Bo Bunny, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Chipboard: Bo Bunny, Alphabet Stickers: Bo Bunny, Rub-Ons: Bo Bunny, Flowers: Lollipop Flower (My Vintage Blossoms), Journaling Spots: Mum of 2 Boys, Stickers: Bo Bunny, Ribbon: My Vintage Blossoms, Lace: My Vintage Blossoms, Other: Yellow doily.
Design Notes: Paint your background with texture paste (I added blue paint to mine), and before it dries use a stamp to create an effective background in your paint. Using a credit card to smear the paint on also creates a "grungy" feel to the background.
Sometimes the style we use for a page may be dictated by the reason we are scrapping these photos in the first place.
Shawn’s “Hero” layout is a collage design. The purpose of this layout is to commemorate the actions of our service workers on September 11th. This collage style tells the whole story, there is no need for journaling or dates and this event is so well known, just those two tall buildings the layout is based on is all that is needed.
Laurel’s layout about her pregnancy is similar to a diary style. With one feature photo and lots of journaling to describe the day she gave birth to her darling son. Both these layouts could also be classified as classic clean and simple in design. They feature square photos and are placed on a solid background. Embellishments are kept to a minimum. It’s the photo and the journaling that actually stand out.
Valeri’s “Hipstamatic” layout is classified as a Ephemera style. Digitally it is photo collage like the “Hero” layout, but it features Vintage colouring and an eclectic style with lots of journaling, busy embellishments and placed on angles.
Hero by Shawn Snowdon