Monday, May 30, 2011

Embellish Blog Challenge

While looking at some of my favorite blogs the other day, I saw Lin's amazingly gorgeous card here. She made it for the Embellish Blog's, text color trends challenge. I love the text part of the challenge and the beautiful color combo of gray, black and white. And Hero Arts is sponsoring this challenge too! Yay!

I decided to use one of the small text images from the Hero Arts, Dictionary Greetings, clear set. I used a negative die cut technique for the text and added a flower image from the Blossom Art set. I stamped it all around the background of the card, in a light gray color. The ribbon was on a gift from a friend and it was the perfect shade of soft gray. The gems I used were a gift from a Flickr friend. . .I just wish I could remember who it was! Love them!

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Lisa's Card Photography Tutorial #2

Over on Lisa Spangler's blog there are card photography tutorials and it is so nice to be learning how to take better photos of my cards! Thank you, Lisa! :)

For the #2 post, she talked all about ISO, shutter speed and apeture settings. I have a Sony Cyber-shot and I was having a hard time finding my apeture settings and started to think my camera didn't have them. So these photos were taken by playing around with just the ISO settings. I have since figured out how I can change the apeture too, so I'll be practicing with that another time. . .yay! For now, here are my two photos. The first one has the ISO set at 100.

I wanted to see a big change so the second photo was taken with the ISO at 1600 and boy what a difference! So much more grainy looking!

Isn't that interesting? I'm so glad I'm learning these things! If you want to play along, just go visit Lisa on her blog. :)