Monday, August 29, 2016

Hello My Love | Jillibean Soup

Hello!  I have a new layout and process video to share today!  I did a little stash busting to create this page and used a new cut file that I created, which I love!  I actually created this cut file first as more of a square shape for a background, which I was going to give away as a freebie a few months back, but then I noticed that two online friends that have cut file shops also had similar cut files so I didn't feel right about giving it away.  I reworked it into a heart shape for this layout and I love it even more now!

I love this wood grained paper for a background, I did some machine stitching to "frame" my design which gives it a nice bit of texture.  I was going for a little feminine and whimsical for this layout and I think I pulled it off nicely.

I die cut the patterned flowers as well, fussy cutting around the fine white cardstock cut files is just so hard for me, with my limited vision.  Actually, adhering the patterned paper pieces behind the cardstock die cut is even extremely challenging, but I am nothing if not stubborn! lol.

I wanted to draw attention to my photo without adding too many layers, without making my layout  overwhelmingly busy, so I layered a die cut tag and printed doily behind it in solid colours.

I love the look of these combined elements that created my title!  I used a while pen to help some of my page elements pop.

Each of the four patterns that I used to back my flowers with got treated to its own style of embellishment.

You will notice in the video that I struggle with this section of my layout.  I see why you may think that is silly since it really isn't much, but I wanted it to be perfectly minimal.

I added a few splatters of white Mr. Huey's mist to finish up my page.  I really love the way it turned out!

I would like to share my process for creating this layout with you via a new video, but I feel the need to offer a disclaimer.  While I am quickly becoming a process video addict and am watching loads of them, and I am loving learning about creating them; it is really challenging for me to film them.  I am debating on purchasing an extension arm for my tripod in the hopes that the legs of my tripod will be out of sight and out of my way.  But I am hoping to decide if creating these videos are really something I can continue to do.  For those of you that do not know, I am quite visually impaired, what this means for me is that I am blind in one eye and cannot read the giant "E" on the eye chart with my other eye (with my glasses on). Crafting in general is a challenge but, it is something I am super passionate about and scrapbooking has given me so much that it is not something I am willing to give up.  So back to the videos, I have to sit really close to my work to be comfortable with what I am doing otherwise I am sort of doing it without seeing more than colours (videoing my process so far has meant that I cannot sit close enough because the tripod is in the way). I am trying to figure out how not to get the back of my head in every frame - suggestions welcome!  I am also trying to figure out how to tell if I am filming in focus, I had to toss four videos that I filmed out of focus! LOL!

You can watch my video below or hop on over to my You-Tube channel.

Supply List:  Jillibean Soup "Red Raspberry Soup" and "Soup Staples III" patterned papers; Jillibean Soup "Red Raspberry Soup" soup labels, pea pod parts, wood veneer and label stickers; Jillibean Soup "Mushroom Medley Soup" labels; Recollection enamel dots; misc. sequins and buttons; Robin's nest dew drops; DMC floss; Steadtler pen; White Uniball pen; Fancy Pants small alphas; white Mr. Huey's; misc. thread; American Crafts cardstock.

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