I know many of you started following my blog back in my paper scrapping days when papery goodness was plastered all over these pages. Then, I found this fabulous thing called digital scrapping and it stole my heart. Shortly thereafter, I tried out for the JessicaSprague.com design team and was selected to be part of the team. My world suddenly became immersed in the wonderful world of digital. The rest is history. I love digital!
However, in the past month I’ve discovered something. I really miss paper scrapping. Like a LOT. One afternoon I pulled out my old stash and in just a few hours, had multiple pages going at once. And you know what? It made me happy.
You see, there are two sides to this scrapper - the digital girl who loves Photoshop, Illustrator and the portability of the digital medium and the paper girl who loves mists, paints and getting her hands messy. I realized that I really need to let both sides come out to play more often. You know, be more of an equal opportunity scrapbooker.
I began to think of ways I could intermix my two scrapping worlds a little more seamlessly and came up with an idea which I’m turning into a new blog new series – Pixel to Paper.
The concept is pretty much what the name implies. Each week, I will take a digital scrapbooking layout and recreate it using paper supplies. Some weeks I will do the opposite and recreate a paper layout digitally (Paper to Pixel). I think it will be a really fun way to mesh my digital and non-digital scrapping endeavors and encourage me to explore both mediums a little more evenly. Hopefully, it will also be a great way for you non-digital scrappers to find ways to use my digital creations as inspiration for your paper pages. It sounds like a win-win plan to me!
For the first month or so, I’ll be using my own pages as inspiration. However, as the series progresses, I plan on branching out and using inspiration from others as my springboard. So, without further ado, here is the first Pixel to Paper Installment!
FROM PIXEL | My first inspiration page is a digital layout I created over the summer for a Sketchy Thursdays Challenge (link to original sketch). I interpreted the original sketch to come up with this layout, which incidentally, is one of my favorite digital layouts from 2011!
TO PAPER | And here is my paper version of the digital layout.
As you can see, I didn’t change a lot of things from the digital layout. In fact, I pretty much just scraplifted the original which is ok! I really liked the overall design of the original page and loved the row of Instagram photos, so I figured, why fix it if it isn’t broke?
The topic of my page is a little offbeat – it’s a representation of many happy hours over the past year. The photos may lead you to think otherwise, but I really do not have a drinking problem. I just have a problem of taking photos of yummy drinks! I was actually surprised at how many of my iPhone photos from the past year were of drinks. And cats. Seriously, what does that say about me?!
When selecting products, I continued on with my use it or lose it mentality and used only the stash I have on hand - which was primarily Amy Tangerine product and a bit of thrifted lace.
Much like using a sketch, I found that using the digital layout worked great as a springboard for my paper layout. I’m quite happy with the results and can’t wait to get working on my next Pixel to Paper layout!
Here's where I ask you for your feedback...what do YOU think of the Pixel to Paper concept? Is it a keeper? If you have any feedback or suggestions for the new feature, please email me or leave a comment. Thanks!