I’m going to show you how I lift a layout. This page by team member Jenn Lindsey immediately caught my eye the other day. (all images are linked for credits)
I’ve already used this same kit (it’s in this month’s digi files!) on another page, but when I saw hers, I realized I have some similar pictures that would also look great this way.
When you are looking at lifting a layout, decide what you like about it and want to replicate on your own page.
For this example, I’m going to even use the exact same kit because I love the way the whole layout looks and I have the kit. Scraplifting can mean that you imitate the layout almost exactly. There is nothing wrong with doing this (just give credit to the original source) because it will still look different with your own photo and it will tell your unique story.
Here’s my completed page and because Jenn did all the hard work of figuring out the design elements, mine came together in just minutes!
You don’t have to use the same kit for a scraplift and oftentimes, the layout will end up looking quite different from the original one you lifted. It’s ok to copy an idea, a design element, or even a portion of a layout that inspires you.
I’ve had this layout in my Flickr favorites for a while now.
I picked out the things I want to use as inspiration on my own page.
You’ll see that my version looks very different since I used another kit and bolder color scheme. My guess is that you would have never realized it was a scraplift without me telling you.
Want to try scraplifting?
- Scrap Orchard has a few scraplifting challenges every month – one of them is a ‘Paper to Digi’ one where you scraplift a paper layout (on the 20th of the month), a regular scraplifting challenge on the 18th of every month and a Lift a Honeybee challenge on the 26th of every month. They also have a Half & Half challenge where you lift 2 layouts at the same time.
- The Lilypad also has a scraplift challenge every month.
- Sweet Shoppe often includes scraplifting challenges in their monthly portfolios.
- MScraps also loves scraplifting challenges
- Many digital scrapbooking stores will host scraplift challenges so be sure to check the forums where you shop.
Team member Trina is a master at scraplifting and she has several examples to share.
I found some great scraplifts in the galleries as well:
Other helpful resources:
- Lifting a layout by Karen
- Inspired by paper scrapping by Steph
- Challenges by Heddy
- KISS digital scrapbooking by Katie
Take a look through your gallery favorites and pick out a page you want to lift. We’d love to see your lifts so be sure to post them in our Flickr group as well so we can all be inspired!
P.S. The title graphic was created with Lost and Found by Valerie Wibbens (The Digi Files September 2012) and Bebas font.