Happy late Thursday evening, everyone!!! What have you been upto today? We had a day off today and were enjoying the gorgeous weather outside. Summer is definitely my favorite season and I am sooo happy it is that time of the year again. I even got a bit sun kissed today. Funny, how ones mood reflects the weather – or vise versa – as I woke up and saw the gorgeous sunshine, I just could not help but to smile widely.
I had been eating some ice cream and just relaxing with my family the whole day. Taking some photos of my blooming garden (if you are interested, then hop over to my Insta page to take a look). And we ate home grown strawberries today. Boy were they good! Did I mention that I love this time of the year?? 😉
I am desperately trying to build a bridge between the text above and my layout, but I am not doing very well, am I… oh well! At least the photos are from the same season. And the kits name is Sweet Thing and the designs are just perfect for this time of the year. There, the connection between the first two paragraphs and the layout is done :). So time to reveal some June digi goodness from The Nifty Pixel!!! Again, totally in love with these desings (and yes, I know I am repeating myself here every month..but what can you do..the designs are ALWAYS fabulous..).
And this is my first layout made with the kit. I did something experimental with this months kit. I played around with the elements and the patterned papers in InDesign. And wow, that was truly mind blowing!!! The result is a layered paper. What I did is I added the elements onto the patterned paper in the InDesign programm and then printed the paper with my Epson color printer (A3 format).
This is what the „layering“ procedure looked like on my computer. I went and added all kinds of „rub-on“, text and splodges designs over the orange patterned paper and when I was happy with the end result, I printed the paper. This is how the printed paper looked like, before I started adding photos and details:
Pretty cool, huh? And very easy to do. I am not very good in using digital elements AS digital elements and playing around with them, but this is what I managed to do with just a few clicks. I find that pretty cool. And now I already had a playful, interesting background to start with.
So I did quite a little with the page as I was already very happy with it. I just added the photos and fussy cut some elements pieces and glued them on their places. I also added some black Glimmer Glaze here and there for additional detail and took some washi tape and combined it with the dymo label hashtag designs.
Finally all I needed to do was to add lots of journaling which I chose to write along the edges of the paper. This was a really fun experiment and very mind blowing to me – I will for sure experiment more into this direction with the next kit too :).
Happy (hybrid) scrapping,