A journal

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Monday, February 4, 2013

I won a Design House Digital 4Play Digi-Challenge

Since I have started digiscrapping I have been all over the blogs and forums and recently came upon Design House Digital.  They have several weekly and monthly challenges that you can participate in, which is neat because you have the chance to win a 5$ gift certificate to their store.  Basically, the designer for that week picks 4 kits and then you have to design a layout with ONLY those elements.   I saw the January 28th 4Play Digi-Challenge kits hosted by Mary Cimeni (you have to buy them for 1$ each, so you are out 3$ to get the kits; you get the 4th kit free) and I was really inspired by Mary Moseley's WordArt from the Reminisce Collection.

My grandparents, Fred and Hazel Sigel used to label everything in their house with those embossed tape labels.  I especially remember the jars are raspberry jam that my grandmother would make.  I had this picture of them from their wedding day that I decided to scrap for this challenge.

One technique that I used on this layout was to embellish the corner flowers with snipits of other flowers to make them look more vibrant. I did this by pulling the flower to the top layer over where I wanted it to peek out and then used the Free Select tool to trace around the flower section that will peek out. I then copied and pasted that to a new layer, hid the full flower, and then positioned the flower petal peek layer where I wanted it.  

Paper before adding elements
The journaling on this layout reads:
My grandfather and grandmother were married in 1938 and were together for 65 years.  I remember that my grandfather Fred loved to use the embossing tape label maker to label things around their house like bottles of homemade raspberry jam and the buttons on the intercom that was connected to the garage and my great Aunt Pat's house, which was just next door.  In January, we remember the passing of both my Grandmother Hazel, in 2003, and my Grandfather Fred almost exactly one year later, in 2004.

So I won a 5$ gift certificate to the DHD store.  Weehoo!!  Thanks so much, DHD!!!

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