Sorry for the delay in getting the blog post up even though the video went up a couple of hours ago. Juggling dinner, YouTube and figuring the week ahead out can be a daunting task at times. No one ever told me that as the kids get older it gets more complicated. I mean, yes, it's easier, in some regards. But the scheduling and coordinating gets more complex.
Today I shared my first double page process video and the sketch that I created of that layout. Strangely, the layout came first and the sketch came as a result of the sketch. And, in actuality, it's a scraplift of myself. Problem being, I don't have the original layout to share with you. I created the original layout about nine years ago for Nikolas' Kindergarten teacher as part of a year end gift. I scrapped the whole year and had each kid send me a picture and answer a few questions so that I could do a page on each student. It was quite the undertaking!
I create a fair number of double page layouts, I have never filmed the creative process before. There are a number of things I have yet to figure out, like the voice over. This video is 20 minutes long. I'm not one to talk so the thought alone was daunting, never mind the execution of it. There are a fair number of pauses and "um's", for which I apologize. I can only hope it improves as the learning curve diminishes. Hang in there with me!
The "summer" sun cut file is a free download over on Facebook. Paige Evans has her own group page that if you join, you gain access to free downloads of her amazing digital cut files! That sun fills the "white" space in the photo perfectly, don't you think?
I used some Shimmerz paints on the large, central space reserved for the title. I was pleased with the way that the ombre effect worked and looks like the river water. Which also happens to compliment the patterned paper from Simple Stories' "Hello Summer" collection perfectly as well!
And, if you are of the process video ilk, this is for you;
If you like double page process videos, please leave me a comment and tell me if this is an acceptable length? How long is too long for a double page process video? I tried to eliminate the unnecessary bits and speed up other bits. It's a balancing act I tell you!
Thanks for stopping in today!