This month at Simple Scrapper the challenge is to scrap a layout using a map. As I’m busy trying to do some layouts from our trip to Italy in 2001 – yes I said 2001 (2001 is the year that is missing in my scrapbooks and I’m currently trying to fix that by scanning the pictures and working my way through the back-log.) – I decided to do a layout using a map from one our city visits. At the time I didn’t know I had saved lots of maps and things from the trip, but that’s another story and not for now other than to say I’ve found them……..Anyone when I scrapped this layout I didn’t have anything to use on it and I couldn’t find any cool map paper in my supplies. So I went off on to the internet and searched for maps for Florence. I found this map on a travel website. (What did we ever do with out the internet?).
Given my pictures looked like this
I felt this map was a little bright for my use so I set to work doing some digital magic with blending filters to soften the look of the map. First I chose a soft paper more in the color tones of Italy and set that as my background paper. I then add the map from above but I changed the blending mode to soft light to blend the map into background paper. I didn’t even have to change the opacity settings as the blend mode did enough for me.
KPertiet – BoundPapersNo3
KPertiet – EdgeOverlaysNo3
Juliena Kneipp – Love Vacations
ScrapMatters Collab – Timeless
Simple Scrapper Premium Membership Template May 2012
Remember if you want to take part in this challenge you can and there is a chance to win a $15 print credit at Persnickety and if you’ve been reading my blog for any time you’ll know how much I love Persnickety. If your new round here just know that I won’t print my layouts anywhere else.