Written by Gitte Sørensen
I admit it outright: I hate to clean up the hobby room, so sometimes it can be difficult to find space to scrap or make cards. So it is really lovely, that there is something called Digital Scrapbooking, where I can give vent to all my creativity and desire to put the colors and patterns together without spending hours on tedious cleanup first.
Usually I sit at my desktop PC, and I always work in Photoshop Elements, When I digiscrapper.
Many of the techniques I use, When I papirscrapper, will also be put into operation, When I scrapper digital. For example, it is fairly evenly distributed, if I choose my photos first, or if I choose the paper first. And I also aim, sometimes more consciously than others, getting my digital layouts to act natural and papery, when I build them.
For this example I will show you here, I have been based on a new kit from Basic Grey, I have just bought. It is in beautiful autumn colors and it fit perfectly with the course that I had been a walk in the woods with the camera a few days before and photographed the beautiful autumn leaves.
Typically I choose first of the pattern paper I will use as wallpaper and use it as a base for the rest of my layout.
To get my photos to match the light distressede style with Basic Grey, I run an "action", which give my photos an edge, that look like they are sanded with sandpaper.
I like to build my layouts with multiple layers of pattern paper, is cut, torn or cut in various sizes.
First, I took a piece of pattern paper and cut a straight rectangle out. And here is one of the points that make, I enjoy digiscrappe, when I can choose completely freely, I will cut or cut my paper, without having to take account of the remains can be used for anything. Because when I'm done I've still file my paper lying intact and can use it for something else at a later occasion.
To it all will not be too square, I choose to cut my next piece of pattern paper with "cookie cutter" feature, when I select a rectangle with irregular edges.
And then comes the puzzle to get the various pieces of pattern paper to lie as you want. Just as the paper crap, I must now consider, whether one or another piece of paper must be at the top, and which to turn vertically and horizontally. Now we come to one of the other points, that I love about digiscrap, namely, that I need not use glue. That is to say, that it is still me free to move on my papers, and although there are drafts in the room or I'm going to sneeze, then there is nothing moving on the!
Icing I use, are often very similar to the natural decorations you can buy in scrapbutikkerne.
On this layout I have decorated with a rubon in the lower right corner, and the kit of the Basic Grey are also a number of different trims, epoxy brads and chipboard letters, just like in the real world.
The title "fall" is written with some of the chipboard letters, belonging to the kit, while the rest of the text is written directly tekstfunktionen in PSE. That brings me to another benefit of digiscrap; You never run out of Thickers or other letters, because you can write ad infinitum without spending anything up. And if the size of the text does not just suit you, well, then scale it when you just straight up or down. Or change the color, as it suits you.
Before I call my layout all done, there must be equally small sk