Hybrid Layout

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 !


Elena said...

Very nice page Jana! I also think that journaling is very important for keeping the memories!

Rachel said...

Great LO Jana!

Momiji said...

great layout ...I dont know anything about digital work at all but would like to learn. think I would need showing though!

Elizabeth Roessle said...

Vou tentar Jana!!!
Um lindo 2009, com muito amor e carinho...

malieta said...

What a great layout Jana! You are a wiz with photoshop girl! One of these days I'm going to have to learn how to operate photoshop.