Friday, January 13, 2012

3 Flower, 2 Butterflies and a Bird.

Over at CREATE blog last weeks challenge was a "recipe" ~ 3 flowers, 2 butterflies and a bird...and my entry made the grade.  You can see it on the together with some amazing cards.

I have some Kaisercraft stamps with the matching Paper pack and I really wanted to try them out.

I Love You.

I started with a page from pack.  It had butterflies on it already and a space on the label.  I stamped the bird from the stamp set onto the paper and coloured with distress inks.  I stamped the butterfly from the set onto a piece of the paper I had trimmed off and used distress inks and Copics to colour.  I added some Stickles round the edge and on some of the little flowers.  My three flowers were made hand made by me.   I finished with a sentiment from a Penny Black set.  My wedding anniversary is coming up so this will be for hubby.   I was pleased it made it onto the CREATE blog.

I've decided to partake in Carly's Photo challenge... our first challenge was a self portrait.   Now I'm usually behind the camera so to get a self photo.... well... that was a challenge.  Firstly I couldn't find my tripod.... so thought I'd try photographing myself in the mirror.  After a HUGE number of takes.... I got one that was semi acceptable... it was slightly unfocussed so I went with that look and edited it a bit.... changed to black and white and adjusted the exposure, contrast etc to get a bit of a artsy look

Is this me?

What do you think?  I've entitled it "Is this Me?"  Part of the challenge is to also print and journal the photo.  Still to do that.

Well, that's me for now... work is off tomorrow so I can help our son move into his new flat.   The new system fell over yesterday so my office won't be switching over this weekend... so a normal day on Monday.  A bit annoying but better to have everything okay and no problems on the change over day.

Hoping to have some play time over the weekend and catch up on my CAS classes.  One card made.   Have a great weekend



Jay Gee said...

Big congrats on being shown on the CREATE blog Dawn, your card is so pretty :) I am so glad you are doing the photo challenge too... it should be fun.

Isha said...

Congrats Dawn. You sure deserve it. Love love your card. You look so different on Skype window....lovely photo :)

Vicky said...

Congrats on the challenge! I love the Vintage/Paris look of your card. It is gorgeous!! Love the pic of you too, it's been too long since I saw you last :) Good luck with helping Kieran move. xx

Lisa said...

LOVE this card! Your flowers are so perfect and I really like the dimension they give to the card :)
Good luck with the move this weekend! The self-portrait challenge looks anxious to see what else you do with it :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card. Love the collage effect. Your self portrait is lovely.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Thank you for sharing your portrait Dawn... fun to see the person who made this card that made me gasp - GORGEOUS!

Tiffany said...

I absolutely adore your card, saw it on the Create Blog! So pretty how you used all the elements together. Love your challenge photo. I'm too scared to take a pic of myself!

MaxineD said...

what a stunning card!! Love the soft colours and romance in it.
Well done on doing a self-portrait, and then making it 'artsy'.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunning card with such beautiful images, i love the butterfly and the colours that you have used are so pretty. Good luck with the photo journal
Lindsay xx