What is a Hybrid Layout? To use digital elements with traditional scrapbook. To me , it's just one more way to create with pictures and to have more resources for embellishments.
And another great thing: it's CHEAP. Because you can recreate things so many times, I always liked to play with brushes, but now with also digital overlays things got even better.
Another objective I have for the new year, is to focus in photos + story. Simple and direct to the point.
I love to browse and have tons of blogs on my reader with people that certainly do amazing work with the layouts, but sometimes I wonder that if my son wants to know more about that picture or he will be lost with tons of things I put in the page. Remember, this is a personal opinion, some people are artistic with less journaling, and that's fine just not my thing.
Let me tell you what I did with this page:
- First I took my picture and used this templates on Photoshop Elements (PSE) to create the word on the picture , then I printed at home.
- Second I created a blank canvas on PSE of 8 1/2 x 11 " and create this frame of words with Ali Edwards Brush collection.
Printed on White Cardstock
- I Took some other Word Art Brushes from Ali and did many sizes and colors on a blank document and printed on transparency , cut out the one I wanted to use and went around with black permanent marker to give it a distress and to highlight over the felt .
Used a stencil before my journaling , and put everything together. This was one of the pictures from this Xmas and sorry a very personal journal to my husband there. ;)
I feel like sometimes doing my journaling in English because I know although my son will know Portuguese, English will be his dominant language, so this is for him and for us.
So, I hope you try some hybrid, you will enjoy. Have a nice week !