Sunday, June 7, 2009


Excuse me for a minute while I ramble...

I've been working on lots of fun stamping and paper crafting goodies for upcoming classes -- and this card is not one of those projects. After finishing it, I decided to play around with my camera settings. Why? Because of THIS fantastic post by Lisa Spangler. You gotta go check it out!!

Wait a minute...I should tell you how come I was playing with stamping goodies that aren't part of my current projects. While working on my computer -- it started being dumb -- so I had to re-boot. While it was re-booting ('s slow!) I jumped chairs and made this card. A piece of cardstock was laying on my desk that I had practiced some masking and sponging on. It was calling me ..... "stamp a flower on me please." How could I refuse? The paper has spoken! ha ha ha

Back to the camera thing. I started messin' round with white balance settings. Ummm...yeah... Scratch HeadI think I just suck at taking pictures! And when I do get a good shot...I swear it's by accident...never to be reproduced again! My daughter Alisha is taking photography classes. She's got one of those really nice cameras...and knows all the bells & whistles. I gotta grab her one day so she can straighten me out. Maybe with her "in person hands on assistance" -- I might git-er-done.

Here's the card -- after I adjusted it in Photoshop. It could be better...but I'm good with it.

Here's before adjusting the brightness & contrast in Photoshop. See...I told you I suck at taking pictures! I just wanna point & shoot.

And in case anyone wonders...this is the camera recipe (shooting information) for this pic. What's it all mean....I have NO IDEA. If I need to learn it all so I can take better pictures...I'll probably work on it. I think it's important to take a great pic of my projects. Yes...I'm sure it's easy...and hopefully someday I'll "get it." Till then -- I'll focus on stamping...thank you verrrrrrry much.

File Name IMG_1476.JPG
Camera Model Name Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
Shooting Date/Time 6/7/2009 7:31:42 AM
Shooting Mode Manual
My Colors Mode Off
Tv (Shutter Speed) 1/60
Av (Aperture Value) 2.8
Light Metering Evaluative
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 125(Auto)
Lens 6.2 - 18.6 mm
Focal Length 6.2 mm
Digital Zoom None
IS Mode On
Image Size 3648x2736
Image Quality Superfine
Flash Off
White Balance Fluorescent H
AF Mode Single AF
AF Range Mode Macro
Parameters Contrast Normal Sharpness Normal Saturation Normal
Color Space sRGB
File Size 4060 KB
Drive Mode Single-frame shooting
Owner's Name

Now...back to CREATING!

Stamps -
A Muse Artstamps Dandelion, Tin plate Bl, Simple Wishes Clear Set
Paper -
A Muse Artstamps Gingham Black Cardstock, White & Black Cardstock
Ink -
A Muse Artstamps Black Dye, Tsukineko Versamagic Ocean Green & Aquatic Splash
Misc. -
A Muse Artstamps Twinkle Stickers; Glue Pen, Ultrafine Crystal Glitter; satin ribbon from stash, sponge


Debbie said...

Babe...Ca-UTE card! Sorry to hear about your camera woahs! Wish i could help ya!!


cheiron said...

That is a great card. Love the black with the pop of color! Thanks for sharing the photos too!