Friday, May 16, 2008

Love Me Some Red Velvets...

Hello, hello.....and Whew! It's been busy around here.
Get-up-at-6-and-work-til-2-am busy. Sucks.
Especially now, because it's supposed to be the nicest, nicest weekend we've had here in months. It'll be hard to work, I tell ya....but I have to: 2 minutes of animation to animate in just over a week is nutty. Just nutty. Fun, though....=) But nutty.

Anywho...enough of my complaining. It'll all be over soon enough, I know...he he. Onto the fun stuff: Red Velvet Projects! Here's what I made with the yummy May kit:

This kit was sooo fun!! I wish I'd had time to make more goodies, there were lotsa leftovers! The journalling on the "Backyardigan" page is hidden behind the photo on mini bear stationary...that's me toddling around with my toy lawnmower when I was 1 and some. =) Hah, I just noticed now that my pages get kind of crazy and messy and artsy if I don't scrap for a while....I kinda go crazy. lol...I'd been working on a computer straight for days, so when I finally got a moment to make stuff with my hands, I was all over that. =)

And do you see that lil clay owl? That's a kittyrobot owl...he wasn't in the kit, but he matched so perfectly I just had to stick him on there...he he. The quote on that page is from Ingrid Michaelson's "Far Away" song..love it!Also, all of us girls in honor of Red Velvet's year anniversary this month did a Step-by-Step tutorial. So go here to check out the girls' galleries and tutorials if you're in need of some inspo! They're fab!

Here's mine on Filling in Hand-Written Titles with Paint:

Step 1: Gather your supplies - a fine-tip felt pen, a pencil, a kneaded eraser (or a normal eraser), a fine-tip paint brush, acrylic paint. Lightly draw you title where you'd like it to be on your page in pencil. Make sure you make your letters "filla-able"; give them loops or thick edges that you can paint in.

Step 2: Once you're happy with your letters, the placement of them, and are ready to paint, lightly rub away most of the pencil marks so they're faint enough that you can still see them, but they aren't noticable in case you paint over them and can't get rid of the pencil line after. Using a small paintbrush, fill in the parts of the letters with acrylic paint. Don't worry too much about getting it perfect, as you'll just be doodling over the paint line, anyway.

Step 3: Paint all of the letters in and let them dry.Step 4: Using a fine-tip pen, doddle over the letters following your rough pencil sketch of them. I made my letters very loose and loopy so I didn't have to follow a perfect line. This way you can go over a line a few times and get a loose edge that covers up the paint and looks more fluid. Step 5: Finish drawing all of the letters, let the pen dry if needed, and then erase the raimaining light pencil marks. And voila! A cool, hand-filled title for your next page. =)
Oh! And as if those pics aren't enough, I also made this lil matchbook album that came in the Red Velvet kit with my scraps:
And I noticed a question about how to out the album together, so I snapped a picture as I was binding it:
The holes are super-small, and the pages are very thick in the middle. I used the chipboard inside pages as a template to cut my own inner pages out of patterned paper, poked the holes in the bottom, and then used a needle to thread some ribbon through the bottom a few times to keep it secure. =) Hope that helped!


Oh! And I have to say thanks to Mandy for blogging about my little felt donuts. She had a tea party with her 2 little girls and the eco-friendly little felt guys...so cute!!



Annnnd...The Dozens' May kit is being released on Sunday 10pm EST. See the deets here. Sooo excited to see the whole lovely kit!



Otay, and that's a wrap. I was waiting for work here at work and now I have some...I brought my other project to work on here, but the files got all messed up and didn't completely transfer, therefore are not here...argh. Going to an art gallery opening tonight for an Animation exhibit...yay! Getting a much-needed drink before that...lol...Hope everyone has a fab weekend! And thanks for peeking at my lil projects today...=)

32 comments:

ThePeachTree said...

I love seeing the photos of your work as you progress through a project :)

Amanda Ann said...

Totally awesome!! I love them. Thanks for showing us all how you did your title! Awesome!!

cydders said...

love it!
i totally *lifted* one of you pages....your just so great! hope you don't mind...tee hee. it's up on my blog if you wanna see.
thanks for the comment the other day! that was cool!

loves
cyd

Neen and Mike said...

Wow - all I can say is I \;m so gald I found you... you are such an awesome scrapper... I've been visiting your blog for about 2 months now and just thought I'd say hi and you are RAD!

Laura said...

They are fantastic, as your work always is! :). I just love that photo of you two kissing under the umbrella! And thank you for the tutorial! I think I might have to try that :)

Charin said...

Love your projects, as always! :) :)

CandiMandi said...

I love those LOs you did! Seriously you inspire me. Maybe I should go do something creative... :)

Michelle said...

I lvoe that crazy feeling of needing to grab scrap stuff and just make a mess. You layouts are too fun. The titles make me smile. And I adore the tutorial and how your nails are suddenly painted black. Super fun!

michou said...

thanks so much ! this is fabulous !

Nikki_Wartho said...

WOW those layouts are AMAZING I love your tutorial on how to use a handwritten/painted title on a layout! I might have to give that a go!
Have a great weekend xx

Sandrine Deleuze said...

it is wonderful !! thank you so much for saring this amazing tutorial ! you rock !! I sooooooo love your work ! Smooches from Belgium ;-)

Liesbeth said...

What a cool way to create your title! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jessica said...

geeeze!!! you're busy busy busy!!! and yet you come out with these gorgeous projects. totally jealous of that!

xoxo

polinka said...

of your Red Velvet projects are so cute!! you're very talented!!

have a nice week-end,

Polinka

*fauve* said...

WOW girl,lovin the retro pictures you are using!!!Ans the title is the best!

micayla said...

OMg you rocked that kit girl, thanks for the demo too. I love that handwritten effect. Shame my writing is not up to it!!

Alexa said...

Thanks for the tutorial, it's great. Saw your LO in Creating Keepsakes this month. Yay for you!!

s glasscock said...

this month's red velvet kit is my first and i haven't even started! you made some fabulous things! really inspiring. i have a busy day today, but i am going to dive in tomorrow:)
thanks for the tut on the lettering. really wonderful!

Dani said...

Loooove the layouts! awesome stuff.
that handwritten title tutorial rocks, i'm definitely going to be trying it out!

and I adore that mini! such a cool idea. I made up mine a little different so I was happy to see how you did yours!

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Jodie said...

ahh see you make it look so EASY in the tutorial but then if i tried it it would look like crap, hehe!!

you are amazing and you know i love all that you do, and i just about smiled my face off seeing the little owl right there on your page :D

xx

Lisa said...

Loved your work, It is fantastic. and I really love how you did the title. I'm gonna have to try that!

TheresaK said...

I just LOVE your layouts for RVKC!! You inspired me to do a handwritten title!!!!

Jules said...

You totally inspire me Michelle...I started scrapbooking old photos and I love it. Oh and your little awesome tutorial....frick your awesome.ct

Donna. said...

Love all of your projects!!! That matchbook is just so cute!!! And totally loved the step-by-step tut too!

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog (as well as answering the question).

And hang in there. May is almost over...

Nichole said...

WOW!

I am definitely going to try that painted title technique SOON if not TONIGHT!

Great work!

Marie said...

Beautiful beautiful of course! I dont think i could the handwritten thing because my handwriting is terrible! LOL! Yours came out beautiful tho!

oranginadreams said...

Thanks for the tutorial - love it. Excellent pages!
Leslie

Michelle said...

Hey Michelle!
I just found your blog tonight - all I can say is WOW!!! You are UBER TALENTED!!! I totally love your style - and you've got quite the resume!!! I'll be checking back often! Take Care :]

Ali said...

loving that matchbook! what a fabulours way to use up scraps!!

Jill Deiling said...

i looove what you did with the RVA kit! love your tutorial too, im definitely going to have to give that a try! :)

Kim said...

WOW!! I love your style!!
The journaling tips were awesome!
I am going to try the cool titles on my next LO.
Thanks!!

BeckyDJD said...

Thanks!!! I love your blog, thanks for the super cool tip!!!!