Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Paper or Hybrid?

Yesterday morning there was an announcement on UKScrappers that the Scrap Factor judges were shaking things up: a few entrants in the "Paper" category were being asked if they'd consider switching to "Hybrid" and that one or more of those asked might, just might, make it into the final 15 contestants! 


I entered the "Paper" category - I consider myself to be a paper scrapper.  But then what exactly is "Hybrid" scrapping?  According to Wikipedia we're talking about a digital page, with some ribbons, brads and tags stuck on after printing it out.  That's not me at all.  However the judges over at UKS have decreed it to be any combination of digital and paper elements resulting in a page you can hold and as long as there is at least ONE item (other than journalling or a plain photo) that started life on the computer it will count as "Hybrid".  I can live with that.  I sometimes print out a journalling spot to use, or type (white) text onto a photo before printing it out, or use a dingbat font to add flowers to a page ...  So maybe I can be a "Hybrid" scrapper too.

Some of the words to my favourite song by James Taylor "You've Got A Friend"
Page layout inspired by Tagxedo.com
This is one of my  paper audition pages - the "No Photo" page - it could just have easily been hybrid - in fact it would have been a darn sight easier to do as a hybrid!  Anyway, enough embarrassed, typically British, beating around the bush ... I was asked if I'd consider switching categories, I said "Yes" and I am so HAPPY to share that I made the final cut!  Now comes the scary bit - scrapping, speedily to order!!!!  Oh and the voting ... arghhhh!

Although the finalists for the Scrap Factor have now been announced, anyone and everyone is welcome to play along with the weekly challenges.  There are extra prizes on offer too!  Just check out the challenge, choose a category to scrap in ("Digi", "Paper" or "Hybrid") and upload to the special galleries to be in with a chance of being picked by one of the judges!

The challenge for Week 1 of the Scrap Factor is here - do come and keep me company!

17 comments:

Sian said...

I'm wishing you the very, very best of luck Jemma - I think you have a fantatsic chance of doing extremely well indeed!

Sandra said...

Well done, I just looked at UKS and saw your name ... YYeaahhh.

Mary B said...

woo hoo you are now officially a hybrid scrapper well done.

Gem's Crafts said...

Congratulations, and how exciting to make it to the next round! Good lick with the next rounds :)

Ali said...

Congrats on getting through - your no photo LO is stunning! Good luck with the competition. :)

Ali

alexa said...

Many congratulations Jemma and looking forward to seeing what you do!

furrypig said...

huge congratulations! I have always been a bit nervous of trying to 'join in' with any scrapping on UKS but will try and be a bit braver now I know there is a friendly and familiar face over there for these challenges (that's you by the way!) xxx

Jo said...

Congratulations and good luck, that is a great LO

Alison said...

Well done..and good luck with the next round!
Alison xx

Carol Anne said...

I think of hybrid as a paper page with digital elements on it.
Nice layout. Good luck!

Winnie said...

Congratulations Jemma, that's awesome news!

airing cupboard crafts said...

Congratulations to you Gemma I love your work you really deserve this x

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Congratulations. By the look of your page, it's well deserved. Rooting for you.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yay for hybrid! xoxo

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations!

I was tickled when I realized that printing out clipart to include in my very first pages wayyyy back in 1995 meant I was a hybrid back then :lol:

akilli melek said...

love this layout, and the song is one of my favs too.
good luck with the contest
caroline

sal spring said...

It'd be interesting to know how little paper, rather than digital stuff, you need for it still to be scrapping.