Friday, December 14, 2012

Colette's Mind in Motion

Hey!  This is Colette saying Happy December to everyone!

Your gift today is the next free class in this December series of fun and inspiring scrapbook classes hosted by some of the Memorable Seasons members!  Last week one of our newest design team members, the super talented Jean Marmo, shared with us her tips and tricks for creating one of her awesome Mixed Media Canvas projects.  And, if by chance you missed watching her video, just click here and enjoy!

I've been as excited as a kid on Christmas Eve just waiting for the day that I could share with you my own video! And, today is the day! Woot!   When Wendy asked me if I'd give you guys a peek into 'Colette's Mind As She Scraps' I laughed.  I just couldn't imagine how I was going to gift wrap wild splashes of color, fields of  Prima flowers, layers of patterned papers and elaborate stories all tied up with ribbons of puffy paint dotty circles in a way that made any sense of the chaos of ideas that swirl around my mind as I'm scrapping!


So I took a deep breath and decided I'd just create a fun layout like I normally would and just photograph the steps it took to get from printing photos to the finished layout.  That will be good, right? And then Jean comes along and posts a VIDEO!  Well, there are obviously some very high standards around here at Memorable Seasons.  So I set out to create a video tutorial worthy enough to post to the MS blog!  

Let me just say from the get-go ... creating videos .. even if it's only a slide show with narration and a bit of music ... is an art form all it's own.  I'm a scrapper.  Not a digital guru.  That's going to be obvious. But, it definitely is a whole lot more fun than scrolling through more than 2 dozen photos.  More than TWO DOZEN you say? 

sorry. 

I wanted to be thorough. 

And, I wanted you to be impressed. {{wink}} 




  Let me dangle a carrot and show you a sneak peek at the finished layout!


My challenge to you today is create a layout using at least one of the techniques I showed you today.  It might be creating a layered frame as the base for your page.  It might be adding some of those fun fabric leaves to a flower cluster. You could even be inspired by the sketch! Don't stop there ... how about getting some drywall tape and bubble wrap and create a fun textured background? And of course ... there's always those fun, puffy paint dotty circles that everyone loves. 

Be sure to get those projects uploaded to the MS gallery before the deadline on December 31st. And, visit us in the forum for more great challenges!

Like Jean said ... Play.  Have Fun.  Enjoy!!


 

7 comments:

Susan said...

What an awesome video, Colette! And spending a few minutes inside your oh-so-creative brain was such a delightful experience. I know I certainly learned a lot and am even more in awe of your scrapbooking skills.

Susan said...

What an awesome video, Colette! And spending a few minutes inside your oh-so-creative brain was such a delightful experience. I know I certainly learned a lot and am even more in awe of your scrapbooking skills.

antenucci said...

I so loved getting a peak into your brain Colette, what total fun! Love all of your steps you showed, can't wait to try some of your techniques.

Jean said...

Colette!!! You have outdone yourself!!! LOVE seeing how you pull it all together!!!

jdahman said...

Loved the video Colette!!I loved to hear to you "talk through" your creative process!! And I love, love, love the finished layout!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

OH! MY! GOODNESS!! Colette! This is amazing! I love it, love it, love it! Can I come over and scrap with you!?! This is truly fantastic! You are one talented lady! :) Thank you so much for sharing with us your creative journey! I was captivated through the entire video! :)

Joni Parker said...

That was fun to watch!! Love seeing & hearing the process together!! For some reason though, I couldn't see the finished layout at the end...? Is that just my computer (probably)?