Thursday, August 5, 2010
The Pink Elephant Recipe Challenge -
Hello Pink Elephant fans! It's that time again!
This week's Recipe challenge is to add buttons, border punches, and at least two pattered papers to your layouts. I decided to show you how you can do all that - digitally! As in all my digital layouts, I used images from The Shabby Princess - love this site! Borage is the cutie in this layout. He is a husky that came to our library for a visit teaching the students about the famous Iditarod race in Alaska. Just look at that face!
When planning a "physical" layout it is sometimes beneficial to play digitally to create the bones of your layout. Layering papers, inserting embellishments, importing pictures - are just a few ways to get inspired and come up with a plan for your own layouts.
There are many free pieces of software online just waiting to be downloaded. I personally use Macroweaver's Fireworks (not free), but you can download Inkscape for free and get similar results. The Shabby Princess has many free backgrounds and images for personal use - so what are you waiting for - go play!