Christy here, to bring you a fun scrapping challenge!
When I first started buying digital scrapbooking supplies, I worked hard to use every kit and template at least twice. I would open them up and then pick a current page I wanted to scrap and one from years ago using the same materials. I haven’t done that in a while, so today I decided to try it again. But, this time, I challenged myself to use one template for three different layouts. I dug way back into Peppermint’s shop and chose this template from Flight Plan #1 and #2.
I loved the paper strips, the white space, and the fun way the journaling and title mixed into each other.
For my first layout I picked an old picture of my oldest from when he was almost 2 and scrapped a page sticking exactly to the template guides.
When I was done, I loved the layout but I also wanted my next layout to look different and unique. One of the things that I love about digital scrapbooking templates is that they are transformable. You can make them your own or change them to fit the picture or topic you want to scrap.
I started this process by reopening the template and flipping it. (PSE: “Image – Rotate – Flip Horizontal”) After doing this I did need to select the text layers and flip just those layers back to normal. (PSE: “Image – Rotate – Flip Layer Horizontal”) I then selected all of the paper and photo layers. (PSE: Hold down the Ctrl key and click on each layer in the layers palette) I enlarged all of these layers I had selected and moved the text around to fit the new space. Here is what the template then looked like.
And here is the finished layout! This time I chose to add a bunch of different elements around the page that were not identified on the template.
|| Materials || Fresh by One Little Bird Designs & Sahlin Studio; Flight Plan #1 template by One Little Bird Designs. Fonts are Jamie by Darcy Baldwin and Charcoal CY
For my third layout, I started with the original template and this time I chose to rotate it. (PSE: “Image – Rotate – 90 degrees Left) This time, I chose to get rid of some of the paper strips and duplicated the picture shape. I also lengthened the photo mat to go behind all of the photos and rotated the text back to normal. Here is what the “new” template looked like:
I adore how my third layout turned out. I changed the journaling a bit by typing it onto a journaling mat.
To show you up close how the changes work, here are the three ways I used this template:
And here are the three layouts:
Isn’t it so cool how I could start at the same place and end up with three totally unique layouts?
So my challenge to you is to try this yourself some time. The ways that you can transform a template are really endless but here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Flip or Rotate
- Duplicate a shape
- Delete some parts of the template
- Resize some of the shapes – smaller or larger
- Add a picture or paper shape
- Change the shape of a picture shape (circle, square, rectangle, star, whatever)
- Add elements where the template doesn’t call for them
- Try taking two templates and dragging some of the shapes from one onto the other to make a combined new template
- Move some things around
- Add a border or additional background papers
Just popping in with the winners of the New Growth Challenge and the April Featured Kit challenge. Thank you to everyone who participated!
New Growth Challenge Winner | Penny
April Featured Kit Challenge | LeslieM
Congrats, Penny and Leslie! Peppermint will be contacting you shortly with your prize information.
For the month of April I’m featuring a kit that has always been one of my favorites – and was definitely a little bit of a departure for me, style-wise, when I made it.
It still is.
You’ll save 30% on Interlude throughout the month of May – and see the bottom of this post to find out how you can enter to win a $15 coupon to my store.
|| INSPIRATION FROM THE FLOCK ||
Some of my favorite pages of all-time have been made using this kit.
▲ By Beth
▲ By Crystal
▲ By Leontien
▲ By Lex
▲ By Sara
If you have any pages of your own to share using Interlude, please be sure to post them in my gallery at The Lilypad. Post a link to your pages (past or present) in the comments by 6/06/13 for a chance to win a $15 coupon to my store. ♥
Hello friends! In celebration of National Scrapbooking Day my entire shop is 30% off starting NOW and ending Monday, 5/6/13. Included in the sale are two new products that are debuting today – Stargazer and the coordinating Stargazer Journaling Cards.
This kit felt like the perfect follow up to my recently released Rise and Shine digital scrapbooking collection. It’s only natural to transition from day to night, right? I didn’t want to the kit to veer too far into bedtime, although it’s certainly perfect for that, so there’s a nice mix of word art and elements for documenting everything from a special date night to the things in life that were destined to be. It’s simply magical.
Also new this week – a set of 12 coordinating 3×4 journaling cards. All of the cards are provided as both individual PNG files and printable 8.5 x 11″ sheets. The printable files are a super convenient way to print the cards at home, you don’t even need Photoshop to print them – just open the printable PDF file and send them to your home printer.
You’ll receive the Stargazer Journaling Cards FREE with the purchase of the kit through Monday. No coupon necessary, they’ll be added to your cart automatically when you add the Stargazer Kit.
NSD Sale Is Happening Now!
Save 30% on your favorite One Little Bird digital scrapbooking products during the iNSD Storewide Sale. Sale ends 5/6/2013.
|| LAYOUTS BY THE FLOCK & THE POLLYS ||
We’re getting the party started early! I want to make sure you all know about some of the pre-NSD events we have going on at The Lilypad so you can seize the day and enter to win some prizes!
First, take a spin through my shop and Pick Your Prize!
And then you should definitely Pin To Win your TLP Wishlist. $150 worth of products? Talk about a pass out moment!