Friday, January 31, 2014

It's Parade time again!



Thank you for participating in the February 2014 DigiScrap Parade! If you're following the Parade route from start to finish, you should have arrived here from Just Jaimee and your next stop will be Anita Designs. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade site to view the master list and get back on track.

I admit I struggle with Parade contributions quite often, because the color palettes aren't perhaps my thing.  And I try to make something that's useful and relevant, because too often freebies just gather dust on our hard drives if we can't immediately see a use for them.  This time, I thought it would be fun to offer a sample of one of my photo tray templates.  Those who know (and love) me understand that it is a minor obsession of mine, but they are just such a fun way to make a wall hanging or a card, and you can dress them up or keep them very simple, according to your scrapping style.

I put together a couple of example pages for you to show you some ideas.  Admittedly, these are much simpler than my usual pages, but I wanted to confine myself to just the items in this sampler so you have a better idea:



For this version, I clipped photos to the provided pieces in the template, added a soft, deep shadow to the base piece, and floated the word art on top.  The vellum paper layer is actually a shabby white paper that is included, I just lowered the opacity.



For this version, I hid all of the individual photo spots, and just clipped my photo to the base piece on the lowest layer.  The compartments of the frame add interest, and the large photo creates an interesting continuity :)

You could easily take other pieces from the parade offerings and cluster around the frame, or clip contrasting papers in the compartments... it's all up to you!  I hope you have fun, and if you enjoy it, take a look at some of my other photo tray templates in my shop:



There's a nifty coupon included in the package, too :)

Finally, here it is!
You can download it HERE

Enjoy!


38 comments:

Shawna Wakeley said...

Truly love love love. Thanks so much.

eveline said...

this is different from the others, thank you!

Berniek said...

Really creative, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Amy K said...

I love this portion! Thank you!!

Tink Bell said...

Thank you very much

Arlene said...

Your photo tray templates rock. I really love them. Thanks so much for this one.

The Carters said...

Thank You!!

Amy said...

What a cool template, I don't have anything like it and I'm excited to play with it. Thanks!

Rhadonda Sedgwick said...

I love it. So unique! THanks

Joyce said...

thanks so much!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! thank you so much!

omalley24 said...

So lovely. Heartfelt thanks. I love your creations.

Peggy S said...

Thank you! I haven't tried one of these yet, so this will be fun to use.

Karen Ratnarajah said...

Thanks for your part of the parade!

Scrumptious said...

What a fun idea! I'm excited to try out this fun template. I know what you mean about trying to come up with something useful and relevant for blog trains, I struggle with that as well. Thank you!

txgwen said...

Many thanks!

Miss Becki said...

Thank you for your beautiful DigiScrap Parade freebie. It's such a cool idea, and I love your word art, too! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

marsie55 said...

OMG what a fantabulous parade!! Thank you so much for all your contributions, all of which are stunning .. so much versatility!! I am sure these gifts will be used many many times! I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your very generous gifts :)

Jenni said...

So cute, thanks so much!

makeyesup said...

Thanks, love the photo tray template, great job.

grannymike said...

I love the template and your layout. Thanks so much.

Mary Kruschke said...

Thank you for the examples...so great! Thanks!

Tammy said...

Thank you so much!

abbie said...

Thank you your tips are so helpful- the kit is lovely!

Catherine said...

Thank you Julie, love the heart tray!

grambie said...

This is really awesome and so unique with its darling heart shape, I have seen sectioned hearts, but I love the depth your template so readily revealed. Thanks for this wonderful design. Blessings. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!

Nancy said...

Wonderful template - thank you!

deltalady6 said...

Lovely, thank you!

Marif said...

Thanks a bunch!

Pam K said...

Lovely! Thank you so much for contributing to this train!

Digiscrap Freebiefinder said...

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Sandy_in_MD said...

So cute - love the heart box. Thank you.

lemondedis said...

thank you so much for the freebie : this is too pretty ! i shared the link here : http://www.pinterest.com/lemondedis2/freebies-blog-trainsblog-hop/

Johanna said...

Thank you so much! What a gorgeous frame!! I love this idea and can't wait to try it!! :)

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for the awesome template.