Yay for Friday! I'm going down to Rotorua today with the family. The kids and I really need a break and change of scenery. Justin's been working on our house down there, this will be the first time I get to see it, so I'm eager to have a look around.
I wanted to share this with you all. It's a hybrid scrapbook page, using photoshop, paint and craft stuff. I loved the whole process from screen to sticking on all the embellishments. I really need to create more and use up all my stash!
YOU WILL NEED - Digital Images - Printable Fabric (I get mine from consumables.co.nz, so awesome and they ship overseas) - Sewing Machine - Tacky Glue (I use Craft Smart's Craft Glue) - Needle and thread matching your back cover
STEP ONE Design your pages in photoshop (or any other image editing program) using my A5 Templates(included in download) . Watch video tips
STEP TWO Print your design out on canvas, paper or any printable surface. Print Back Cover and Front Cover Patterns, cut very straight along the outside lines. STEP THREE Watch How To Make Your Own Hybrid Fabric Book Video, and follow Back Cover Pattern instructions, when prompted. STEP FOUR Continue following the rest of video after marking covers. OTHER TIPS If you like you can skip using the front cover and use the title page as a cover once the side part of the back cover is pasted. When binding I didn't stitch through the front cover, because I didn't want any thread showing. But feel free to stitch right through if that's the look you want.
All Patterns, Videos and Instructions Created By Vinnie Pearce Design. All rights reserved. Download and use for personal use only, and please credit Vinnie Pearce Design in all Publications and public galleries. Thank you and enjoy creating many albums!
Special Thanks to Tracy Little for being my guinea pig! and testing my instructions. Check out Tracy's gorgeous A5 Hybrid Fabric Album, I'm sure she will add it to her blog at some point if its not there already.
Well hello there! I hope you all are having a great start to the week. I have a page design to share and something else that might interest you. It involves the layout below, and if you click on the right links ...a freebie!... I'm too good to you guys I know! TITLE: COLD CLICK HERE FOR CREDITS
Yes I've been rendering my butt off trying to make this clip available for you today, I hope you enjoy this little freebie. This is the best way for me to communicate how I create my shadows, I talk about some of my thoughts and show you a few tricks, and at the end, mention some design principles. You can view it right here on my blog if you have amazing eye site. Or you can view it on Vimeo!
When you are ready, you might want to study this too (click image for larger version) -
Feedback on the video is welcome! Please don't tell me I need to make it more crisp or bigger though, because when you're working with web you have to compromise on some of those things.
Oh and don't tell me my New Zealand accent is annoying too! ...I already know that! Hah!