As some of you know, I like scrapbooking.
Since I’ve been here I’ve been somewhat limited with physical scrapping (couldn’t bring much with me, though some supplies came through the post which was fab!) so I have instead been working on my digital scrapping skills. To be honest, I still don’t find it as satisfying as ‘real’ scrapping – I like the textures, and surrounding myself with bits and bobs of things to play with… but it is nice to be able to do a full layout in just a few hours.
Since my macbook died before I came, I’ve not had access to Photoshop – which has somewhat cramped my designer style, so I’ve been learning to use Gimp instead. I have not been a ready convert, but over the last few months we appear to have reached something of an uneasy truce. I know there are loads of tutorials out there, and I will look at them at some point, but they’re mostly video, which isn’t all that useful over a slow connection with a download limit. If you’re looking for a free program for your scrapping then you could do a lot worse than Gimp.
Yesterday was a bank holiday, in honour of Sir Seretse, the first President of the Republic of Botswana. So I spent a bit of time looking through some of the photos I’ve taken since I got here. Here’s a double page layout I finished. What do you think?
- Paper: Free PEA Kit August 07 by Rhonna Farrer at Two Peas in a Bucket
- Rub on and stitching: DigiKit Punch by Vinnie Pearce at Two Peas in a Bucket
- Fonts: Marigold and Rockwell Condensed
All photos taken by me, on a Panasonic DMC-FS12
Layout arrange in Gimp.