Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wahoo! It's here at last!

At long last I've managed to produce my very first video tutorial! (Though there is a doozy of a wrinkle in what I've produced - more later.)

My video(s) demonstrates stencilling using BoBunny's Glitter Paste. I made a card using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (even though I was too late to enter my card in the challenge).
The Copic marker colouring I did in my video took so long that the video ran to almost 30 minutes. Needless to say, YouTube has a beginning rate of less than 15 minutes. What do you do??? Make three videos instead. If you can wade through them, I'm sure you'll find something of interest. 

DISCLAIMER: At no time during the making of this video was I drunk or under the influence of other recreational drugs. (Just in case you're wondering by the time you get to the third part.)

Seriously, by the time I got to filming the last part of the video, I was starting to get tired and my brain stopped working, everything slowed down and I was forgetting the names of things. It was funny, even though it was actually happening to me. Anyway, the card is literally completed and I forgot the name of a material used - too late to reshoot - so I've gone with the bloopers and all. You really have to watch to understand. (I'm trying to whet your sense of curiosity so you have to watch it! Ha ha ha ha!!!)

I recommend watching all 3 parts (of course), but if you know how to colour using Copic markers, skip Part 2 and just go onto Part 3.

Anyway, here are the links for all three parts. I hope you enjoy watching.

Part 1 (stencilling)

Part 2 (colouring)

Part 3 (assembly)

Bye for now,


P.S. If you have any thoughts about what you would like to see me do in future videos (acrobatics is not possible) drop me a comment with your suggestions. :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Welcome from the city of the G20

Hi to all!

Just wanted to say "Hi," and to let you know that all is reasonably fine in the crafting world of A Dash of Flash.

I've been trying, lately, to create my first video tutorial. It's slowly coming along, but I am hoping to get it to you by the end of this week. What it's about - you'll have to wait and see. It's quite difficult to get everything working together to get the various bits filmed and then edited, but I'm liking the results so far. What I could have done with is an enormous cage with a camera spot right over the table, so I could just climb in and everything would be in place (No shadows from the tripod legs) - unfortunately, no-one's going to be building me a cage any time soon. :)

Things are really different in my city at the moment with the G20 conference taking place. Too bad we're having a heat wave this weekend with the expected temperature to reach 40 degrees Celsius tomorrow. It's so hot! You know that song that goes "you'll always find me in the kitchen at parties", well I'm making my theme song "you'll always find me in my bedroom on hot days". Ha! 

My husband went into the city the other night and took photos of some of the buildings that had been lit up for the G20. I'm also hoping to get a photo to share, once he gets around to downloading it from his phone.

It's also pretty busy with end of year school activities, as my son gets ready to finish his primary schooling. There's the end of year school concert, puberty talks, the high school induction program, as well as his graduation night dance. Over the past fortnight we went shopping for an outfit for him to wear and he is going to look so cool ! We got him a dark grey pair of trousers, long sleeved white shirt with a light blue striped tie and a grey vest to go with it. He'll be wearing black shoes, belt and a grey hat (I think it's called a trilby) with it.

Anyway, that's all from me for now.