My attempt at HYBRID-Scrapbooking

Some of you may remember me posting this layout of Emma when I first started my blog. Well, I thought I'd try printing out a 12x12 layout and see how I liked the whole idea of digital...loved the color and sharpness of my printed layout, since it was printed on photo paper of course. However, I still wasn't in love with the FLATNESS of my layout. So recently I thought I'd try my hand at what many on the web call "Hybrid" scrapbooking--combining something digital with something physical. Of course anytime you alter your photos you're doing some type of hybrid scrapbooking, but I wanted to try my idea of it...combining 3D embellishments with my 12x12 printout of a digital layout....and now I'm HOOKED!! Check out the examples below my original layout...



All the digi designs are from my friend Miriam Lima, you can find them on littledreamerdesigns.com

So what I did was trim off about a 1/4" around the layout. I then used a distressing blade and chewed up the edges of the layout a bit and then adhered it to a coordinating piece of cardstock. But it's the little touches I loved the best. The paper flower, button and brad in the bottom left corner really made my layout out come ALIVE!! I then added three small adhesive rhinestones (plastic) to the layout...one on Emma's earring and two to the title. There wasn't anything more I could do to make this already darling layout even better. For me, it's all about the dimension of a layout and the layers, but I did love how much less cluttered and time consuming the digital portion of this project was and you all know me, I love my MAC!! I'm sure I'll be posting more hybrid projects in the future!!
Below is a close-up of the large paper flower by Bazzill and an aqua button and brad.
Rhinestones were added to the "A" and the "z" of the title...made me smile :)
Rhinestone added to Emma's dangling earring....not very necessary, but again made me smile!
Close-up of the distressed edges of the layout...most people probably wouldn't notice, but I liked how it gave it a little more texture.