Photo Shoot! by Sarah Klass
Take three sweet cousins, a sunny day at a newly discovered riverside park and a mummy who likes to play photographer and you get a whole afternoon of photo shoot frivolity!
I was looking forward to scrapbooking these fun pics that we took last school holidays, and since I had just taken myself shopping in the digital downloads section of my Stampin’ Up! online store, I determined that the newly acquired My Digital Studio™ This and That Epic Day Kit was the perfect accompaniment to my photographic efforts.
I started out with a basic layout consisting of six rectangular photo boxes and just built up the page from there. With the enormous array of coordinating papers and embellishments contained within the Epic Day kit, I barely needed to stray from its confines at all – only to add some stitching and some text. Happy days!
I started out by filling the photo boxes – two with large photos, others with some of the coordinating Designer Series Papers, and I also decided to replace one of the photo boxes with an embellishment from the kit so that I could use it as a journalling block.
The fact that the journalling block embellishment wasn’t the same dimensions as the photo boxes was easily fixed by double clicking on the embellishment itself and altering the values for width and height (making sure to uncheck the “Keep Proportions” box first) so that they matched the photo box dimensions, which I had determined first by right clicking and selecting “Edit Object” from the dialogue box that popped up.
I added smaller photo boxes here and there, popping in photos, adding mats and dropping shadows as I went, thanks to the intuitive program that opens up the relevant section of the Design Centre depending on what I click on on the layout. Gotta love a program that knows what I want before I do
After that it was simply a case of adding embellishments, which I did by selecting a huge pile of them from the Resource Palette and dropping them all on my page at once. I was able to move them all off to the side and swap them in and out, resize and rotate them to test out how different ones looked in different places before I settled on the ones I would keep.
Some stitching between the blocks, some journalling and a title in fun fonts, and I was all done and super happy with the result
I’m also super happy to be sharing my unbridled love of this amazing digital design program in a series of events in Australia and New Zealand, starting next month! Join me and a room full of other digital enthusiasts at the Make a Statement Digital Tour in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Auckland .
The event fee is just $35 AUD / $45 NZD and includes the full version of the software (valued at $24.95 AUD / $27.95 NZD and available to download as soon as you complete your registration), plus a half day of training in different digital techniques to familiarise you with the fantastic design opportunities available within MDS.
All the event details plus registration links can be found on the dedicated My Digital Studio website
Hope to see you there!