Monday, November 28, 2011

a layout with 3 video tutorials!

hi all!

Let the christmas season officially begin!  of course i have been doing christmas projects for some time but once thanksgiving is over it really feels like christmas!  i have a serious lack of christmas music so i worked on fixing that yesterday and downloaded some to my computer.  however i have no ipod :(  but better than nothing - time to move into the current century right!

i have a snow layout for ya today.  and it has THREE videos to go with it!  i used 3 different techniques on the layout and figured i would film them while i was at it :)  two years ago we got an unusually large snowfall for this area - over 4'!  it was mind boggling and i think we shoveled for a week!  i was browsing through some SVGs over at Treasure Box Designs and saw a snow shoveling set and immediately thought of those pictures from the massive snowfall.  Treasure Box has SO many adorable sets for paper piecing as well as digi stamps.

i did this layout for Through the Craft Room Door using the sketch that appears in the current issue.  

while the sketch is a card sketch it was easy to alter it a bit and use it for a layout.  i turned it on it's side and instead of the 3 tabs i used a snowbank die cut from the SVG set.  i also used the layout of the focal panel for many of the picture mats.

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I used my Black Cat to cut out the SVG files of course and i must say i was really impressed by how well it cut even the tiniest of details:

to give you an idea of the size...

LOVE it!

fr the title piece i made a mat using tin foil, alcohol inks, an embossing folder and some Staz On ink

This is the first video i have for you today:

I also used Perfect Pearls mica powders on the title panel as well as the strip across the top of the layout to add some shimmering snowflakes - this is video 2:

perfect pearls are amazingly versatile and one of my can't live withouts!

i also added some microbeads for a different sort of shimmer.  i used them for the bands on the photo mats as well as the diecuts.  did you buy a bunch of martha stewarts microbeads when they came out?  i know i did (like every single color).  get them out and use them!  you can see how easy it is in the third video:

These videos are all sponsored by FaveCrafts - a new favorite set of sites of mine - loads of free ideas and tutorials and such - great stuff!

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