Monday, December 29, 2008

Digital Layout

As I said in a previous post, I believe I will try digital scrapbooking for a while. I've done some graphics before, but not scrapbooking ones. I use Macromedia Fireworks as my graphics program and there isn't a way to load those magnificent brushes (at least that I know of). I REALLY wanted to because they're amazingly beautiful, but I made do with other things like fonts and dingbats and making my own.
However, I recently discovered that a lot of digital elements are available in .png format (which is the Fireworks format). Yippee! Now I have to decide what would be most practical to buy!

My first attempt at an "official" digital scrapbook page is this:
What makes it official? Well, the square size is the first part. My other graphics were rectangular for a computer wallpaper or a poster printout. I also used official digital scrapbooking elements. The red scalloped background and brown polka-dot 'paper' are part of a free download designed by Sande Kreiger from 2 peas. The swirls are from scrapNfonts. The pointsetta flower is a dingbat font. The notepad paper I downloaded from The rest is stuff I put together on my own.


Now, the really important credit goes to journalingjunkie for putting up a challenge and Tanya for the sketch. The gals at journaling junkie have a regular contest and I've always admired but never done anything. I really am bad ... but now that I'm digital, I've already completed two layouts! Yay! I'll show you the second tomorrow!

P.S. I'll elaborate a bit in the next post, but I'm hoping to find out the rules of etiquette for digital scrapbooking and would appreciate ANY hints.


Karen said...

I'm trying digital scrapbooking this year too. I got a new camera and Photoshop Elements from Santa, so once I figure out both I'll give it a whirl....

Stefanie said...

Thanks so much for your submission to Journalingjunkie. I am having problems with my pc and/or internet or something and can't upload images to any of my blogs so will have to post a link to your blog for people to see your LO.

tanyaleigh said...

WOW! Jessica, great digital layout using my sketch. It is very cool! :)

Michelle said...

Jessica- I love your blog and found ya via the KTOM site comment. =) I hope you see this comment . . . I LOVE the scalloped digital paper in your layout that you said came from a 2Peas free download---but I can't find it anywhere on their website. Happen to know where to download it? I'm a pretty new digi scrapper myself and it's easier than I thought it would be.

Love your creations! =)

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