Monday, June 10, 2013

Digital Scrapbook Layout


Hello! How is everyone's Monday going so far? It's almost over and I'm sure most of you are pretty happy. Don't worry, I'm not a fan of Monday either. How was your weekend? Mine was great! Of course the one weekend I don't work, it flies. Isn't it wonderful how that works?

In between celebrating Jacobs birthday,  going to the amusement park and just running around,  here is something that I have been working on.




I mentioned in my previous post that I think I've finally figured out what the heck to do with my life, well, graphic design has something to do with that. (I've got a post in the works…) I figured if I made the journal cards, why not make some digital scrapbook elements? So that's what I did. Since I can't afford Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop I have been using Inkscape (FREE!!!!), Gimp (FREE!!!!!) and Photoshop Elements. I would love one day to get the "real" thing but this is just as good. From what I've read, in some ways better.  Inkscape is a little quirky, but it works and it's within my budget.  I'm still learning Inkscape and Gimp, so I don't know if the quirks have to do with user error or the program. I'm pretty sure it's a little of both.  But I'll take it.

The layout I created this weekend. Everything, with the exception of the fonts, were created by me. The elements I created during the week while everyone was sleeping and I was wide awake.  Before I sat down to write this post, I was going to change up the layout a bit by moving things around and adding some new elements and subtracting one that's already on there but realized…I had flattened it…whoops.  I think I need some sort of warning to remind me to save it in layers. I'll remember eventually!

3 comments:

  1. This makes me miss MA (grew up there and lived just over the border in southern NH for 18 years)! Wonderful beach page!

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  2. This looks fantastic, I love the embellishments you made. Great job!

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