Monday, January 23, 2012

Blue Monday

"January 23, 2012 It's called 'Blue Monday', the most depressing day of the year. But here in Morgantown, the sun came out, the ice and snow melted and it felt almost like Spring. It felt so good with my loved one and beauty around."

Like most of you, I have lots of scrapbook supplies. I love combining these with digital elements to make a layout I absolutely love. For this layout, I scanned the actual basic grey paper so that I could match the tones in the patterns with that of my digital layer. I opened the digital element, a Basic Grey "texture" in Photoshop, gave it a color overlay in the blue tone and a stroke in the brown tone. I added my journaling in the brown tone, then printed it on a 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of cream cardstock.




Here's a detail shot of the printed digital layer.


The only thing that's missing here is the sound of the melting ice. It was an absolutely lovely day!

11 comments:

joyce said...

Hello,just stopping by to congratulate you on winning the Liebster Award!! Woot! Woot!

scrappyhappymom said...

This is so awesome Cindy. I love how you combine digital and traditional scrapping. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how you did it. I'm going to have to give this a try.

Micupoftea~ said...

Hybrid scrapping...lots of possibilities ...nice work, Cindy!

latarnia morska said...

I've never tried hybrid, but you are great in it! :)

Chris Powell said...

Love the idea of spring but we have not had winter here in England yet.I think it has got lost LOL.Love the LO.

KellyCreates said...

Such a cool idea for a page...Blue Monday (most winter Mondays here are blue..ha ha!) And I LOVE the word "melting"...our temps have warmed up to zero! yay! Wonderful lo, Cindy!

Heather Landry said...

I didn't know that about Blue Monday but I can tell you that I felt it today! LOL I think your hybrid print out is really cool. I always love the way you use your digital elements on your paper pages.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful page! cherry

Sharon said...

I feel like it is a blue Monday today, but it's Thursday! LOL!!!!! I want to see the sun today! anyway, I think your layout is awesome and amazing!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Stunning work!!! :D

Amy said...

Wow...I didn't know it was 'Blue Monday'.....never heard that before. Too funny that it was my birthday! LOVE your page....so cool!