An image or a set of supplies can be an inspirational starting point that leads to many different directions.In our first One Kit Two Ways Challenge, Jana and I chose to try our hand at Art Journaling. This time, we’re taking it on with a scrapbook layout. The same rules apply. We will try to keep to the kit as much as possible but we have the option to reach into our stash( whether physical or virtual) for basic supplies. I created a hybrid scrapbook layout while Jana’s is digital.
For this Scrapbook Challenge, we chose to work with the New Direction kit by Dido Designs. It’s available in the Oscraps Store here. Usually when I think of change I think of autumn, however, this kit is clever enough to fit multiple topics.The kit has a subdued color palette which could easily work well for stories from any season. It would also be a great kit to talk about a life change like a move or a graduation.
I started my page thinking about all of the times we had moved. As I looked through photos, I came across a few of our cats exploring their new home. These particular photos show them exploring our enclosed courtyard and it was the first time they had ever been outdoors. I wanted the feeling of change on the page to be a bit jarring so I chose a bright red cardstock background. To soften it a bit, I used the grey text patterned paper and added a few blue and yellow embellishments. The kit did not have an alphabet so I added letter stickers from my stash. I used my black gel pen to add in a few details. To create a dimensional look, I used Ranger’s Glossy Accents on the flair and flower centers. I popped up the flowers and flair with small pieces of chipboard.
It seems Jana also was channeling the idea of changes from a big move. Her page focuses on how she feels about her new place rather than the actual move itself. I love that her page feels clean and simple though it is full of many wonderful, intricate layers. These layers mean that her embellishments clusters don’t have to be large or complex to provide visual impact. Her title is large however, she has ensured it does not overwhelm the photo. If you would like to replicate Jana’s title with a hybrid layout, cut your title from vellum or a transparency. Her color choices are more relaxed and give me the feeling that she is settling into in new home comfortably.
We all see different starting point when we look at a kit. Consider color, texture and the size of the elements that you want to use on the page. The beauty of both hybrid and digital scrapbooking is that you can play with elements on your page adding in texture or altering size as you see fit. Now it’s your turn to grab the kit from the OScraps store and play. Upload your creation to the Oscraps Gallery and share a link in the comments below.