Saturday, 21 April 2012

Blue & Green Should Deffo Be Seen :)

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Good morning peeps and a very happy Saturday to everyone xxx

I thought I’d  share this card that I made for the Lili of The Valley Ideas To Inspire blog using this sweet image called

Time For A Cuppa

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I coloured her with Copics and these are the colours I used …..

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20

Hair -  E50

The rest – B0000, B000. B00, B05, B12, E50, E81, R85, YY0000, YG00, YG03

The papers I used are all from Nitwits and are from the FQB From The Sea collection.

And talking about Nitwits (no I have done something daft again, although I’m sure it’s only a matter of time), the ever so lovely Mary Fran has asked me to join their DT and I thought about it for ohhh maybe a nano second before I said YES PLEASE cos I do love their proddies and use them heaps :)

Thank you so much  for asking me Mary Fran xxx

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Now to another lovely Mary, our very own fab Ribbon Girl,  cos that is where this beautimous  pencil striped ribbon is from.

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These gorge blooms are all from Wild Orchid Crafts  …..

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… and I decorated the inside to match the front so that means that this is now for sale…

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… on ebay :)

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So that’s the card done.

I just thought that I’d pop something on here about the old piccies I do because I get asked about them quite a bit and I just did a little article for a mag about it recently.  So I hope that this may be of use to you :)

My camera is a cheapo Samsung 12.2 m pixel point and shoot thingie (none of your fancy DSLR  mega expensive fancy do dahs, or whatever the chuff they are called). I did have a fancy Olympus years ago and it was good but then technology got ahead of it and it got to the point where my old mobile phone was better!!!. So I decided to sell it and get a new one. This camera cost me nearly £700 back in 2003 and when I tool to the camera shop in 2010 it was worth a whopping …. £50!!! So it was a case of  getting a cheap and cheerful one. My Emma had a Samsung and she thought it was just the job for what she wanted so I got one as well……

…… and it is just the job :)

The other thing I use is one of these ….

Portable Soft Lighting Studio

.. bad boys.

It’s called  a portable soft lighting studio (verry posh!!) and it costs ….. are you ready for this? £14.99 from Maplins (hi de hi lol!!) . You can see them here.  I did post about it I think when I first got it so apols if you’ve read about it before peeps.

I lined mine with brilliant white paper and you could change the paper to match the card you are photographing if you wanted to,  but I’m  just basically too bone idle to beggar about like that!!!  Also, if you have to take your pics in the evening, the white paper works well with a daylight lamp.  Honestly, it is worth it’s weight in gold and it’s as cheap as chips!!!.

The editing software I use is a free download called Photoscape and you can see it here. I do have Photoshop as well but this is the one I use most of the time and I’ve found it to be pretty good for what I need it for.

So I hope that this has been helpful sweet peeps. 

I have a couple more cards to share that I haven't put on here as yet so if I get a sec, I’ll bob them on here tomorrow. See you soon if not sooner and have a fabulous weekend.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx


sassy said...

wow love this card dawny its freash and vibrant an uttertly gorgeously stunning and thanks for the info on the light box too...i knew id seen them somewhere as the other half was going to treat me i stupidly declined but know i remember and had a feeling it was maplin im gonna get him to buy it now ..hugs sassyxx

Joanna said...

This is great, just what I have been looking for. Any chance you could take a photo of how you set up your lights around the box which I struggle to find info on. Also, what make of lights do you use with the light box set up?

Susan Flynn said...

Wow Dawny! First of all biggest congrats on joining the DT at Nitwits that's just so fabulous I love their papers! Secondly what a gorgeous card from you love the bright colours and your fantastic style! Secondly thanks for the info on picture taking I will check the light 'studios' out xx

Mau xx said...

Love the card Dawny, What fab colours and should deffo be seen :)
Love that gorgeous Bow too, and colouring is wonderful as always.
Thanks for sharing about Camera etc. Hubby has just bought me a light box thingy but its quite bulky compared to yours :( does the job but need and extention building for
Hugs Mau xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Wendy said...

Thanks for the phoot info Hun I am one of the ones who emailed you lol and took your advice I use the cube now and photoscape it is a brill programme and free to download I use otolight Daylight lamps but any daylight lamp will do

Thanks again Hun fab advice

Tags said...

This is gorgeous! GREAT colour combo, i love how bright it is!

Tags xxx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Fab card Dawny, loved it the moment I saw it on LOTV blog. Well a big congrats is due to you, I hope you have a fun time with Nitwits, you should fit right in and their products will definitely suit your lovely fresh style.
Thanks so much for the photo tips, I have just taking delivery of my Photographers light tent today, I got mine on Amazon at £12.95 (inc PP). All I need now is to try photoscape. You are the second person to recommend that to me, so I can't wait to try it.
Well a fab post today, thank you.
all the best Linda

Ribbon Girl said...

Wow, blink blink, fab card Dawny P, love the colours! Mary G x

Kim Pearce said...

I have one of these photocubes Dawn, they are brilliant aren't they?! I love this card booootiful!

Anonymous said...

Meant to say, what card/paper and printer do you use Dawn? Your colours are so vibrant. Cheers. Kim

cathymakescards said...

Got it, Dawny! Now I can work on improving my photos (my daughter says they are c**p).
Thanks for the info.
Cathy - Drogheda Ireland