Last week I received a lovely sneak peek of Studio Calico's April kit, Joyland, in the mail. Happy to have some new product to play with, I spread it all out on my dining room table and fixated immediately on the lovely analogous colors of some of the patterned papers, a package of rub-ons and some very cool photo negative frames. I knew I wanted to do something with the those products, and combine them with a bit of digital play to create the following layout:
I'm sorry, but this is one damned fine scrapbook page. I Tweeted about this earlier in the week.
The point of this post is two-fold. Here's the first part, the why I love this layout part. Let's break it down into a schematic, shall we? (click on the image below to see it larger in a new window)
(Wait…was that out loud?)
The only thing wrong with this, if I'm being honest, is the lack of journaling, and the tiny bit of trapped white space in the center. Believe me. I lost a little sleep over it, until I said, "The awesomeness shall remain as is!"
The other part of this post is that this page exemplifies my favorite kind of layout: the hybrid page. A bit of paper. A bit of digital. A lot of end result goodness. Here is a little tutorial showing you how I figured it all out.
Some might say, well why go to all that trouble? Why not just go full-on digital? My answer? I still love the smell of Kokuyo Adhesive in the morning.
Leave any comments or questions today. I'll be reading all weekend!
Supplies: photo frame, patterned papers, rub-on: from the Joyland kit (Studio Calico) • Dotted&Dashed Brushes & Stamps • title stamp: Sentiments No. 1 (Cathy Zielske for Designer Digitals) • District Thin (free font) and Adobe Woodtype 2 fonts