MORE WITH FOUR — The Digi Files 4

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WOO HOO! We’re back with a new MORE WITH FOUR! And not only that, we get to show off our first team layouts!

MORE WITH FOUR is a product challenge where we give scrappers just FOUR products and they have to create a layout with them. Here are the “official” rules:

  • You will be given four digital products.
  • You are to create a layout or hybrid project using these four products only
  • For a digital layout, in addition to these items you can use paint/inking, paper tears or tearing actions, and fonts
  • You can alter the items shown as long as the item is still recognizable.

You need to use some of each of the items.

This month we have chosen some fun products from THE DIGI FILES 4. Here they are:

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And here are the fabulous layouts some of our team created:

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DUNIA: Kaye Winecki’s papers, Sketched Borders by Creashens, Flower buttons by Kristin CB, Curve Templates by Loreta Labarca, Fonts: BookmanOldStyle, Chowderhear and Greer.

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JACKI: I choose to use the DigiDare #1 – what you wake up to in the morning. I just got a brand new bedroom set which I’m just loving. The color scheme is completely new to me and it’s fresh and fun. With a new comforter and pillows, it makes it awfully hard to crawl out of bed in the morning – especially at 6:15, ugh! Kaye’s gorgeous papers were just the perfect colors and I loved the dreamy clouds (especially how they fell right over my alarm clock – LOL! 🙂. I recolored Creashens sketch borders to white to add to that dreamy feel and layered them several times to give a little extra impact and I also used her cheery green glitter border. The background photo is a repeat of the featured photo and is set on Overlay at 77% opacity. Using the burn tool, I darkened the edges of the background paper to add to the feeling of frames and layers. When I think of beds, I think of lots of layers of sheets, covers, pillows. Kristin’s flowers were the perfect addition and I also cropped the center flower of the button for a little extra variety. Fonts used are Doodlie Beans (for wake-up time) and Smarty Pants, both from Darcy Baldwin.

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ANA: The challenge was really difficult for me, as I always use stitches in my pages (or staples). At least we had the buttons to tie the elements! 🙂 I didn’t need to recolor any element (except for the border, I colored it brown) as the colors of the products kinda matched my picture. I had a hard time using fonts for the title, as I always use alpha, but I thought it was interesting because I searched for a font that was similar to stamp. Credits:Papers, Kaye Winecki, Sketched Borders, Creashens (colored), Flower buttons, Kristin CB, DJB Libby Fizzed Out, Darcy Baldwin (journaling) and Downcome (title)

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KAREN: I didn’t quite realize the depth of my element addiction until I started this challenge! Instead of using lots of different elements, I focused on using Creashen’s borders in several different ways to draw attention to my photo. I also found myself drawn to the “dare flair” part of the challenge that requires texture on the layout. I spent a lot of time experimenting with paint and ink to get just the look I wanted, which was lots of character on the paper, but nothing that would take away from the photo itself or the framing.

(In addition to the four elements of the challenge, I used Anna Aspnes kraft paper tears and Two Sister’s Artist’s Canvas paint/chalk. The fonts you probably recognize: Fontologie Giggles and Printing Primer)

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RACHAEL: The challenge was a lot of fun, but I found that creating a layout without photos was more difficult than I thought it would be!

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AMY: When faced with limited supplies I always turn to the papers to make up the bulk of the layout. Using the polygonal lasso tool is perfect for “cutting” out irregular rectangles from paper. I also used the rectangular marquee tool to cut labels from the white paper (any light solid colored paper works well). Finally, you can extract pieces of layered or clustered elements to use them separately. I removed the smallest flower part of the buttons to use as accents on my labels.

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Thanks, ladies, for creating some gorgeous pages that are totally inspiring!

Now it’s YOUR turn — open up your DIGI FILES 4, pull out the 4 products, and get scrapping! Leave a link here before Friday and we’ll be giving away some great coupons!

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P.S. To all my American readers out there, have a great Memorial Day. Take at least a few minutes to really remember what this day is about and about the men and woman who risk their lives daily to guarantee our freedom. And enjoy the BBQ!

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