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Monday Challenge: newsletter tutorial

Monday Challenge:  newsletter tutorial

This challenge was cool--I just went through some old files this weekend, and was inspired to customize a JIF layout from this tutorial: Jazzing up a JIF page

I started with one of Durin Eberhart's Cutting Garden JIF layouts, but had to change it up to fit my needs. I added an extra photo, applying Brandy Murry's Megalift action to give a layer look. I rearranged the design a bit, and added in a title and word art to which I applied Durin's Dyed Fabric styles. I also added coordinating tags from Durin's Cutting Garden collection. In order to accommodate my new design, I had to move the brushwork layer down on the page. This caused the brushwork to run over the edge of the top background layer onto lower layers. To clean this up, I added a new layer under the brushwork, and clipped the design to it. Voila! Pretty as a picture!


    Beautiful! I love your photos, your layers, the embellishments, all of it. Thanks, too, for telling us how you put it all together.
    I LOVE this layout! The layering is fantastic, the photos are wonderful, and the colors are yummy!! I really like that you gave us the information on how you created it as well. Now I have to add it to my favorites! :)
    Wow! This is gorgeous! You did a great job making a tutorial work for you. Thanks for participating! Oh, and happy birthday! ;)
    Beautifully done layout. I love the layering and especially love "The Mirror" sentiment. Great family photos. Thanks for sharing your technique.
    Really pretty! I love all the flowers and ribbons you used. Great layout! :)
    This is so pretty :) Love the Word Art with Durin's style applied. Such a bright yet soft and beautiful layout.
    Love what you did with this, including using the multiple photos. :)
    Great journaling and photos, Jaymee! I love what you did with this and your layout is so warm and happy! :)