I’ve decided to make two layouts using one set of photos. I’ve been wanting to try making two versions – a digital page and a paper layout.

At this point, I’ve only managed to finish one – the digital version. I already printed the photo and it will be scrapped shortly. Meanwhile, I’d like to share the finished digital layout which I also submitted to this month’s Kaya challenge.

For this layout, I started by searching for 3 photos of myself. I opted to use photos from our 2007 Cebu vacation – when I was still fit and fab. LOL! I have recently purchased a template from We Are Storytellers (at 50% off!) and I’ve been itching to use them. Since the Kaya requirement was to use 3 photos, I thought it’s the perfect opportunity to use the Photo Clusters #3 template.

I’ve already prepped the photo and actually printed it for the paper layout version. The next thing I did was search for the digital kit that will best showcase the photo. I opted for the Express Yourself kit by Ronna Penner. This is a free kit I’ve downloaded eons ago so I’m just happy to find a home for the lovely papers and embellishements. I chose this because of the clean design and of course, the pink paper and embellishments which perfectly match my outfit in the photo.

Here it is.

It’s a very easy layout to make. I just layered, resized and added dimension through drop shadows. I added some “torn paper” effect which took too much time (anybody want to teach me the easy way of doing it?) but I love the effect. When I first finished the layout without the torn edges, it looked a bit flat and uninteresting. In paper scrapping, I normally distress the edges with ink to define the layers. So I decided to spend a bit more time and add the torn edges.

Thanks for looking!

Written by Alby Laran

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