Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The GrownUp Conversation
Husband: What are you doing? Me: (as I am placing this card on our giant maple tree) Taking a picture of my card. Husband: Why? Me: To see if outside pictures really are better. Husband: Why? (he's a man of many words...) Me: Because a lot of people do it. Husband: Why? Me: It's supposed to showcase your cards better. Husband: Why? Me: I don't know. Are you writing a book or something?
Truth be told, natural light really does work. I didn't have to adjust my levels, contrast or color (for you photoshop fans!) Second truth be told, I rarely ever get to take photographs of my cards in daylight, as I like to spend what little time I have with my boys after work and am a late night crafter. Sigh. This card originally was created with the Color Throwdown Challenge colors on mind, but I was too pokey to post it and thus missed the deadline. I still love the simplicity, the spotlighted bird, and the ribbon tab that would appear to come out of no where but is grounded by the sentiment. It might even be my favorite card yet, and yep, the husband will write that in his book!
(Does any one know the name of the Stampin' Up stamp set where this bird lives?)
Supplies Used: SU Natural White Cardstock, For the Love of Dots Stamp Set and Pink Striped May Arts Ribbon from Practicing Creativity Designs, SU Sweet Little Sentiments Stamp Set, Bird (SU-unknown), Colorbox Chalk Ink in Olive Pastel, SU Going Gray Pigment Ink, Thread