Memory Lane Inspiration

I really liked the theme of this kit with this picture but there was no pink to be seen in the kit. So I selected the solid orange paper and used the Hue/saturation slider to adjust the color until it was a pink of my liking. Then I took the patterned papers and used the magic wand to select an orange piece of the pattern. I clicked select similar and then chose new layer via copy, making sure the solid pink layer was highlighted in the layers panel. This made a new pink layer of just the selected shapes. I dragged this layer above the patterned paper and then merged the two layers to make a single layer. I did this completely within my layout so my original patterned papers are not altered at all.

Layout by Sharon. Supplies:
Memory Lane by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: Pea How Sweet Eats.

These photos are from before I had a camera. A friend sent them to me at very low resolution via email 15 yrs ago. By keeping the photos small in the layout, I could preserve the quality. There were few photos, so I duplicated some of the photos and layered them so that there appears to be more.

Layout by Jacki. Supplies:
Memory Lane by THE DAILY DIGI. Font: Jacki’s Hand by Darcy Baldwin.

This template began as a two-photo template. But I wanted to highlight the single picture. So I replaced one of the photo spots with the camera. Don’t be afraid to substitute elements for photo spots to give your templates more flexibility.

Layout by Bethany. Supplies:
Memory Lane by THE DAILY DIGI. Template by Juno Designs.

I wanted to use some foliage to embellish the flower clusters. At first, I hesitated using the leafy one that came with the kit (one that wasn’t drawn). It seemed too large and I thought it wouldn’t look good with the clusters. But then I decided to radically reduce its size, and duplicate it a number of times to use in various places, and it turned out that it really gave the flower clusters a lot more dimension and the fact that it was massively reduced in size doesn’t look strange (as I thought it would) either. So, I encourage you to be bold and try drastically reducing the size of some ellies you use on your page to see what effect it may have. You never know, you might end up loving the results.

Layout by Sula. Supplies:
Memory Lane by THE DAILY DIGI.