Challenge: Translate a Digital Layout to Traditional Paper Format

Stacy Cohen

Dream Team Member, Stacy Cohen

Hello everyone!  Stacy Cohen here.

Have you had a chance to check out the Creating Keepsakes November/December 2013 issue yet?  It’s available in both paper and digital format. One of my favorite features in this issue is the Scraplift Challenge, which can be found in the extended digital version of the issue.  Traditional paper scrapbookers and digital scrapbookers were challenged to scraplift each other.  I only do traditional paper scrapbooking, but I often find inspiration from digital pages.

Sometimes I get inspiration from the basic design and other times I get inspiration from the little details created by the array of digital brushes and layers.  One digital layout that really caught my eye was Amy Martin’s “Fast Dinner Shopping” layout on page 93 of the extended digital version of the November/December 2103 issue.  Here is Amy’s fabulous layout:

Fast Dinner Shopping by Amy Mallory from Creating Keepsakes November/December 2013

Fast Dinner Shopping by Amy Mallory from Creating Keepsakes November/December 2013

I was inspired by both the design and the combination of accents on Amy’s page.   The first thing I did was print out four small vertical photos because I knew I wanted to follow the basic blueprint of the layout.  I loved the mix of digital accents that Amy layered behind and around her photos.  I gathered similar embellishments and a variety of paper scraps from my stash, then I just started layering.  Here’s the traditional paper page I created:

My Girl sized

I added physical versions of the digital accents that Amy used on her page — paper doilies, a crocheted doily, lined paper with handwritten journaling, flowers, word stickers, bold title letters, etc.  Inspired by the look of the digital text on Amy’s page, I added strips of decorative tape that had printed text on it.

My Girl sized close-up

Here’s another pair of layouts from the Scraplift Challenge feature in the current issue. The first layout is a digital page created by Amy Mallory, and the second layout is the paper version I created based on her awesome page.

 

Joy to the World by Amy Mallory from Creating Keepsakes November/December 2013

Joy to the World by Amy Mallory from Creating Keepsakes November/December 2013

Strike a Pose by Stacy Cohen from Creating Keepsakes November/December 2013

Strike a Pose by Stacy Cohen from Creating Keepsakes November/December 2013

 

As you can see, traditional paper scrapbookers can get inspiration from digital scrapbookers (and vice verse!).  Be sure and check out the November/December 2103 issue for many more inspiring pages.

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2 Responses to Challenge: Translate a Digital Layout to Traditional Paper Format

  1. Gloria Martens says:

    I love to lift digital LOs into traditional paper ones, too. You did a beautiful job with these, but then your work is always so beautiful and inspiring.

  2. Jean A Marmo says:

    Wow – such an amazing job!

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