18.5.10

Tuesday Tip - Easy truffle recipe!


Hello all!

I was going to share some blogging tips today but thought it'd be more fun to show you what I've been slaving over the last few days. I'm creating a 16-page magazine (well it's more like 22 at the moment, I have too many ideas and not enough time!) for a uni project due in on Monday. My concept is to create a blog, but in print basically. So lots of honest opinions, cute outfit ideas, tips, interviews and general rabbiting, as opposed to robotic bullshit fed to us by mainstream lifestyle magazines. This is what my research was for (thanks to all that completed the survey!! So so helpful!)

I'm calling the magazine 'Gem Says', and can't wait to share it with you when it's finished (by Monday)!

The constructing of the magazine is taking forever because I am not good at the visual side of things. Well, I've learnt loads on Photoshop and Indesign in the last few days so I am getting better. Have been scanning in all different textured papers and stuff, it's good fun! Here's the first feature that is pretty much finito. It will be part of a double page DIY piece including the bleach tutorial I did for last week's Tuesday Tip. The font looks a bit wee because we are used to such big fonts on the web, but for print, fonts need to be much smaller, as do the pictures. And it's a bit blurry because I only screen-captured it.

Anyway, I give you... My truffle recipe!



EDIT! Forgot to add these need to be stored in the fridge and served chilled, they get very squishy at room temperature!

I hope you're all having a lovely week. I'm missing the blog, it feels weird not updating as much! But hopefully I'll have something really cool to share with you by the time I'm finished :)

xxx

20 comments:

  1. Ooh wow that looks fab! Like scrapbooking, but much more professional of course. I'm sure your tutors will see how much time and effort you've spent on it, good luck!

    Claire @ Jazzpad

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  2. Looking forward to seeing it! And I totally must try to make some of those as a little treat once my exams have finished!

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  3. I can't wait to see the finished product, it sounds like you project is going great!

    <3<3<3

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  4. Yummy, want some now!! Magazine is looking fab, can't wait to see it all!

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  5. That's lovely Gem, can't wait to see the finished product... I just handed in my two last ever essays! Did not get any sleep last night trying to finish them on time ;) hope that doesn't happen to you and your magazine, sure you'll do fab girl. x

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  6. Massively craving chocolate now!
    Judging by that one page I think your magazine looks great - very cute and creative xxx

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  7. im doing to make these @ the weekend xx

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  8. Oh that's such a great idea! I'm definitely going to try this as a gift. I am getting sick of giving people such cheesy gifts that they won't really use (but I couldn't just think of anything else that corresponded with my budget). Thanks so much! :)

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  9. Gem, it's amazing! Love the layout and style of the page and the recipe looks utterly scrumptious! I'll definitely have to give these a try. Do you recommend any particular type of biscuit or booze to go in them?

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  10. HUUUMMMM DELICIOUSSSSS
    KISS KISS
    ADD

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  11. your magazine sounds amazing, cant wait to see it! Il buy a paper copy if you print and put it on sale :p haha. Ohhh truffles, how devine. Yum Yum xx

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  12. Nom! These look amazing Gem!

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  13. So cute! I love the tape effect you've used. You should definitely upload the whole thing when it's done - I'd love to see! x

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  14. my goodness that looks amazing...and not just the recipe itself- but the layout and styling. Can't wait to see the mag!!

    Danni
    xxx

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