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It’s another MDS Monday Challenge

March 3, 2014

The current scrap layout challenge at MDS Monday had me really thinking outside the box.  There is a sketch but they want you to use a map of your state.  Well, apparently, there is a download for that for the states in the USA but I couldn’t find one for Australia.  So I googled a map of Queensland, did a little manipulating and finally had my map.


The only trouble was I had a little “white” space around my stamp, so to hide that I added my map to the page and used the colour picker to add the same “white” to my page as the background colour.  I added my photo boxes but the background seemed a little plain, so I opened  the stamps – splatter option in my Design Centre to add some to my background.  The colours seemed a little dark so I changed the opacity to lighten them up a little.  I picked most of the colours from the colours in my photos, particularly the colours in the sky.  The chevron pattern was created using my photo corner punch.  I rotated it, added several, aligned them and spaced them evenly before grouping them together.  That made it easy to add the colour and drop shadows.   Once they were grouped I could change the size or copy and paste them.

These photos were taken at sunset on Tower Hill in Charter’s Towers.  It’s a wonderful town full of the most amazing buildings and a fabulous history.

I hope my page has inspired you to play a little more with My Digital Studio.

Bye for now,



5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2014 7:18 am

    Oh this is wonderful, Kris. Glad you persevered and found a map for your spread. I love all the chevron groupings and especially the grungy background. Thanks for playing along with us at MDS Monday.


  2. March 9, 2014 5:30 am

    Love what you did to adapt to the template! Way to think out of the box. I love all the splatters in the background and your use of chevrons.


  3. March 9, 2014 9:50 am

    Love how you got creative and punted with your page. It came out fabulous! Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.


  4. March 9, 2014 10:45 pm

    Great way to incorporate the map – I love it! Great pictures and elements! Thanks for sharing with us at MDS Monday.


  5. March 10, 2014 12:49 am

    great way to get a map! and to match the background with the picker feature! all your work paid off because your page is wonderful! thanks for sharing with us at MDS Monday!


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