Hello All. Thanks for stopping by A2Z scrapbooking. Today I have a completely digital layout for you which was actually a bit of a blast from the past for me as that is how I initially got into scrapbooking. Being a graphic designer, it seemed a natural way to go, however, I then started looking at the hybrid way of doing things and now I have a craft space filled with all sorts of goodies. I love crafting the hybrid way, but it is also quite fun to do it digitally, especially with these lovely digital files from Hero Arts. This is the Instant Download Hero Arts Artistic Circles DK044 Digital Kit.
When you purchase this kit and download it, you will find that there are some little extras included, such as papers, some tags, a clip, snowflake and a pearl. Firstly I grabbed the papers and created my background. I used photoshop to create this layout, but there are a number of programs one can use or use a free online program called pixlr. The same as creating in a hybrid way, this works by layers and is what makes the use of shadowing important. If shadowing is not used, the layout will look very one dimensional and flat. In came the beautiful panel of circles which I used in the background paper panels. You can adjust the colour of the background circles or on any of the digital elements or you can make them different levels of transparent. I then used the large circle as my main focal point, however I needed it thicker. I did that, placed it in position and deleted the circle pattern behind this circular area, simply so it did not look confusing or too busy.
On went my photo panel, which led me to wanting a few more elements. For this, I dived into my old stash of online elements bought from various packs from Sweet Shoppe Designs. There is an endless supply of digital elements available to use along with the Hero Arts digital products on this site, combining them together makes for a really lovely layout. So I found some ribbon, lots of flowers, sentiments, buttons and other bits that bring this layout together. Remember, when working digitally, you can adjust the colouring on things so they match your layout perfectly. As I mentioned earlier, I used the little pearl that comes as part of the the Artistic Circles Digital Kit from Hero Arts. Everything has a shadow on it as this helps to make it more realistic and not flat, which is really important to the overall finished look. I hope you like it and if you haven’t tried doing digital scrapbooking, do try, as it is quite fun and a really great way for those to scrapbook that are on a budget or low on space.
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