Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Many Thanks...

 I played along with the Just Us Girls challenge over the weekend.  Have to admit I was a bit stumped at first with the sketch.  I wasn't quite sure what to do with the flower embellishment.  I rarely make stems...but then I started searching through my stamp stash...and came to my PTI Embellishment stamps.  Happiness...  I had a bit of a challenge getting the colors to photograph well, but I'm happy with the monochromatic tones of this card.  Hope you enjoy the card too!

Quick question:  anyone have tips if they are happy with their light box...or how they take their pictures inside?  Not looking forward to inside photography with the time change!
Ingredients:  PTI Embellishments Stamps and Die; Hero Arts Script Stamp; Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Paper/Ink, River Rock Paper/Ink and Very Vanilla ; KaiserKraft Pearls

10 comments:

Jaclyn Miller said...

I'm loving your monochromatic cards; makes me want to make one!

There was a great thread on Facebook a few days ago about making your own lightbox. I have trouble taking photos inside too, so I'm gonna give it a try. Here's the article: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent

Dana said...

Just beautiful, Lynn! I love the monochromatic neutrals as well! *sigh* I'm in love!

Amy said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love this simple elegant card! (thanks for the outdoor photo tips too!)

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is really beautiful, Lynn! That sketch looks complicated and you simplified it wonderfully.

I don't have a light box but every blogger who has one has said they love it! I'd love one but don't have the space. Here's what Kristina Werner does - simple and effective!
http://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/?p=2011

Maureen said...

Love the tone on tone on this one, Lynn :) Okay, I'm at home so I can answer this question. I made, actually, I had Tony and Jake build my light box for me out of foam core boards from Micheals. It measures about 24x18x18. I have a piece of natural muslin attached to the back so you don't see the seam of the box. I photograph ALL my photos in it now, regardless of time of day as it's in my studio and all set up. If a card base is too similar to the muslin, I put either a brown or pink piece of 12x12 paper behind to add contrast. Now, the setting on my camera is the key to having the photos turn out. I have a Canon Power Shot. I have fiddled with the settings and it works most of the time for me...the one setting that I really needed to adjust was the "light bulb" setting...I have to use the "tungsten" setting. I also edit my photos using the free Paint.net. Now some colours are tricky, like hawaiian shore and I have to adjust the hue for that...I'm no expert, but that's as far as I've gotten with photography :) Hope something here helps :)

Anne said...

Very pretty! So understated and ELEGANT!

Stampin' Pam said...

GORGEOUS and elegant - wow!!! Thanks for gettin' sketchy with JUGS this week. We appreciate the support :-)

Kathryn B said...

Well this came out beautifully! Love the background print you used!

I use a photo tent for taking photos of my cards and projects in the winter and it works well for me.

Thanks for joining Just us Girls this week!

Andrea M said...

This is just GORGEOUS Lynn!!! I love your neutral color palette - it's so CAS and elegant!!! It's just got WOW written all over it! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

I use a collapsable photo tent I bought online and I love it to pieces! I just leave it set up and place my cards in when I'm ready to photograph them. It came with a few backgrounds and lights too. I got it from http://www.obnphoto.com/index.html in case you're interested :) They have several kits. Cheers!

Karen Lee said...

Such a beautiful card!

xoxo Karen Lee