Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fabulous Flowers

Well, this one I'm not sure if I like yet or not. The flower was done using the Faux Shaving cream technique (directions HERE) with Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava. I love that technique...although, I'm not sure I'm loving it on this card =). I think I may try this one again with different colors and no faux shaving cream too see if comes out better.
-Stamps-Fabulous Flowers and True Friend.
-Paper-Kraft, Whisper White and Purely Pomegranate cardstock; Bali Breeze DSP
-Ink-Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip.
-Accessories-Chocolate Chip grosgrain, hole punch (sorry, I don't know what size)

BTW, hopefully you won't be seeing cards with horrible shadows behind them anymore =). I've seen several people mention on their blogs that they use the Macro setting with no flash for photographing cards but I didn't know what it was, or where to find it. So the other night I started playing around with settings and I found it! It's a focus setting. Now I'm playing around with other buttons trying to figure out what they're for =). Oh, and I found out that my camera (that I've had for a year and a half) has a few really cool features that I never knew were there =). The picture above was taken in my stamp room (that has horrible lighting) with the macro setting and no flash. I also had the EV shift on +0.3 (default setting was 0)...not sure what it's actually for, but it seems to make things less dark. I only lightened this picture a tiny bit after I uploaded it to my computer. Normally I have to brighten A LOT.


Flossie's Follies said...

I like the card, the shadings on the flower petals are really nice. Have a wonderful weekend.

Beth Fox said...

I like it even if you don't. By the way, I've tagged you. Details posted on my blog 6/27.

Jana Emmert said...

I think the technique gives nice dimension to the flower! I'm going to see if I can change that setting on my camera too. I already use the macro setting but have varying degrees of success. Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

nice card!

Silverdale florist

Katy said...

I'm always amazed at how hard we all are on ourselves! This card is amazing... I LOVE it. The color combo is fabo, the faux shaving cream adds just the right texture and the litle scalloped edge is perfect. You may not be thrilled but WE are!! :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

I just love this card!!!! I think the technique looks awesome!! I wouldn't change a thing!!!

BTW, you pic looks awesome!!! Isn't it great when we discover something new with something we already have?? I am always learning something new with my Rebel!!!

Marilyn said...

I think this card looks fabulous - in fact the shaving cream technique is a WOW with this card!! The picture is awesome too - I need to look on my camera to see if it has the same setting. Thanks for sharing!