Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I opened the photo in Photo Effects Lite and applied a "gamma" effect for the rich color in the second photo.
Then I opened the gamma version and added a "poster edge" filter for the detail in the last photo.
This stuff is fun to play with and you never know what the end result will be.
Monday, May 28, 2012
I black embossed the tag onto white cardstock and added punched flowers to the stamped flowers. The red background is folder embossed and the butterfly is punched and has a faux jewel body. To finish it off I strung some fibers through the hole and tied them in place with a red bow.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Honestly, I'm not very fond of this card. I was determined to use the yellow strip that was punched some time ago but not used. I added punched flowers to the center and added a punched border at the bottom. I punched a bunch of yellow flowers to add to the border.
Perhaps a different color scheme would have been more effective. Hmmmmmm
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The photo above is the original, a blossom taken from the back or stem side. Then I opened it in Photo Effects Lite and added a comic book effect. I like the dotted texture and varied colors it added.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I adhered the green chevron on top of the yellow in a way that let only a bit of the yellow show. The flower is die cut and was also leftover.
Can't get much more simple than this but I thought it was an effective design.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
It's rather exciting stuff to be able to see an almost total solar eclipse as we did last evening. I can remember only one other in my lifetime (though my husband tells me I've seen three). We weren't in the best path this time but what we saw was still amazing. The photo below shows it at as close to its peak as I could get.
Also interesting were the shadows created. The photo on the right was the sun shining through an ash tree onto the garage door.
Wow! When do get get to see the next one?!!?
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
The borders on the front are from an embossing folder. I used patterned paper and die cut the butterflies. The flower is stamped and the leaves are punched.
Friday, May 11, 2012
When you pull it open, it "flips" and you see the back of the frame. I added a smaller frame which I die cut from white and stamped with text. I inked the edges and added a punched flower.
I remember making these several years ago but back then they were difficult to cut so it folded evenly. The die cut makes it a cinch, especially since it scores the folding lines. It's a little bit of magic.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
It's subtle but the frame on this card was created with two Nestability dies. I stamped the text and then mounted the kraft cardstock onto dark brown. The flowers are die cuts and the leaves and butterflies are punches. I embellished with a gold brad for the flower center and faux jewels for the butterfly bodies and on the ribbon. I inked the edges of the flowers, butterflies and leaves.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
You may remember this photo from an earlier posting. The church is in Leadville CO and is a historic structure.
I revisited this photo and tried some variations in PhotoShop Elements. One of my favorites is the drawing on the right.
Digital is just fun to play with and you never know what you'll end up with.