Just Add....this sketch!

My word these weeks are passing quickly and it's time once again for a new Just Add Ink challenge.

This time it's another sketch challenge - love these - and here it is for your inspiration...

This one shouted "scrapbook layout" to me, so after I had asked it to please use its inside voice  (we don't shout in our house... ;-)) I set about creating a layout according to the guidelines of the sketch.

And here it is....


You will notice that I flipped the sketch around as there was more empty space to overlap the smaller pictures on the left hand side of the large one, but other than that, I stuck pretty faithfully to the original layout.

To the left of the small pictures, you will notice some little tabs...


These were created using the "left-over"  part of the Round Tab Punch as you can see in the following "how-to":

round-tab-tabs-1 round-tab-tabs-2

These tabs have function as well as a decorative purpose, as they actually indicate that the photo's can be lifted up to reveal the journalling underneath...


The journalling is divided between all three of the lift-up photo's and following on from the first bit that you can see above, says:

A couple of days after Christmas, we got to work on creating a fabulous 'do' for her.  One hour and a very patient 6 year old later, she had a head full of bouncing barrel curls.

Then it was time for the photo shoot...  Sophie hadn't been too keen on the hairstyling thing, but definitely wanted in on the modeling action...

27 December 2009

To balance the page, I added a little embellishment in the top right, using the Eyelet Border Punch to create a pretty photo corner, then layered on some stamped images and small embellishments to fancy it up a bit more.


Truthfully, the main photo is just a tad pageant-ish for my liking, but since we were just messing about and playing hairdressers, I figured she could get away with being a bit of a diva for the camera just this once :)

So now it's your turn!  Head on over to the challenge at Just Add Ink and see what you can turn the fabbo sketch into!

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"Just Add Ink Challenge #6 - Stylin' Layout" Stamps: Framed with Love, Always Paper: Close to Cocoa textured, Rose Red, Whisper White, Bella Bleu DSP Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White craft Accessories: On Board Lots of Letters, Eyelet Border Punch, Round Tab Punch, Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion Too, Button Bouquet, Pretties Kit, White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Sponges




My first video tutorial!

Hopefully it will be the first of many, but if the extended hair-pulling, teeth-gnashing, software-swapping, massive learning-curve(ing) experience that was my day today is anything to go by, I'm not sure that I can promise anything at this stage!

It is way past the time that I prefer to be long asleep these days, but having spent pretty much all day - most of it in pyjamas - trying first to start up and use the most frustrating piece of computer software I have ever known (I had higher hopes for you Adobe...), then finding what seems at this stage to be a much better editing option (yay for you, Sony!), then spending the rest of the day nutting out exactly how to edit the footage that I recorded yesterday, there is no way on God's green earth that I'm going to end this day before I have  shared the fruits of my extremely laborious labour.

So here it is - my first attempt at a video tutorial.

Please excuse the various part of the video where it appears that I have lost the ability to speak English.  I'm sure I will get used to chatting to a camera that is hovering above my right ear if I do it a bit more often.

Oh, and please also excuse my head that keeps popping into the frame at the bottom left.  You're just lucky it's out of focus, or you'd be subjected to the patch of grey hairs that I have right there.

Ok, I'll shut up now (can you tell I'm a bit nervous.....?!)


I don't currently have the capacity to upload in HD, so apologies for the quality being not so great.  It's another thing I hope to rectify if indeed I am able to make some more tutorial videos.

Right, I'm done!

Thanks for visiting (and watching if you hung around for the show!)  I'd love to hear any feedback that you might have on my first video effort :)

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