I’m starting up my Online My Digital Studio class again! As in past years, I will teach the class while creating pages for a desktop calendar for the next year (2016.) For my first installment, I’ve created both January and February 2016 calendar pages. Since I have been teaching this class for two years now, I’m going to do things a little differently this year. I’ve made so many technique videos (plus there’s such a great library of tutorial videos at mydigitalstudio.net) that I’ve decided it’s not worthwhile to create videos showing how I completed each step. Therefore, my videos this year will only focus on unique or tricky parts of each page. However, I will make a point of referencing helpful videos from past years or from mydigitalstudio.net.
I will continue to provide written instructions for each page, which you can easily access on my blog under the MDS Online Class tab along the top toolbar. The instructions will include a picture of each page, the downloads needed to complete the page, page details including specific items used, colors and settings, as well as video links.
For my January page, I decided to create a chalkboard design focusing on the New Year. I searched for lots of cute chalk style stamps. The technique videos for this month include some fun cropping tips that will help you crop odd shaped items (when a simple square won’t work) and use the Crop Tool to elongate items, such as the frame above, to fit your specific project. Additionally, I have another new video that goes over tips for moving very small objects.
Here is a link to the instructions for January and February, including the video tutorials.
Downloads used on the January page:
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For the February page, I mostly used the Love Story Project Life download. It was just too perfect for the month of love.
In the video for February (included in the instructions above), I go over some tips on using the Coloring Tool to color watercolor stamps and small, tight spaces.
Downloads used on the February page: