Monday, December 8, 2008

Dark Polly Packages

Have you ever had trouble taking a picture of a card? I know you're shaking your head in agreement!! I'm so super bummed because I absolutely, 100% love how this card turned out and I can't for the life of me get a good photo of it. I took a gazillion photos inside, under the Ott-lite, with flash, without, then I ventured outside and almost blew away snapping photos out there. It is creepy dark outside. Something is definitely blowing in and as I stared at the dark clouds rolling in, I kept hearing that music from the Wizard of Oz - you know the one they play when the witch always comes around. Yea, I know, I have issues! Anyhow, I couldn't get any of the reds to match - they do I swear and it looks like I added a dead poinsettia to my card. Not so - it's just really dark. Ugh - I tell you all of this so hopefully you will take pity on me and still leave me comments, LOL. I did manage to snap a few closeups that turned out okay and showed more detail. I colored Polly in with Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. She is outlined with at Copic C1. Do you see the shimmerz?? I added Royal Red Shimmerz to the berries, bow and sack. Now here is a pic of my "dead" poinsettia. See it's just a deep maroon color! Sigh, oh well. I hope y'all still like it! This was for Mojo 64 which is a fabulous layout by the way! Go try it out. Tammi thanks for sending me such a cute image. I heart her! She is just way too cute!!! Thanks for stopping by today. Think of me the next time you struggle taking photos :)

Stamps: Polly Packages (Stamping Bella), So Many Sayings
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey - Figgy, Wild Wasabi, Kraft
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Other: Kraft taffeta, scallop scissors, Koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, Copic C1, Royal Red Shimmerz, Hero Arts felt poinsettia, brad, Word Window Punch

16 comments:

Danni said...

I think it's an adorable card and yes, I have many days where I have issues with photographing my cards!!

Sandra MacLean said...

It is still a gorgeous card regardless if the camera is behaving itself or not! And yes, I have issues with my camera and the lack of daylight in the Northeast lately! :D

Chris said...

I don't think we ever do our cards justice! That being said, she is super cute and I love your card!

Anna said...

I hate it when cards are hard to photograph! I think it's a great photo of the card, and the card is way super cute!

Anonymous said...

It's tough to tell - you better send it to me so I can check it out better. LOL
LOSTie Debbie

Tammi said...

Lol, thanks for the giggles, now when I see a storm coming I'm going to have that music in my head! :)

Yes, I've had the same problems, especially with reds! Anyway, I can see that your card is cute as can be!! I'm loving that shimmerz effect, pretty!

Cindy Karasz said...

Kim you are so funny! You're card looks great! I never would of noticed that your poinsettia was dead if you hadn't of pointed it out! ;)

Colleen Wold said...

Kim...you make me chuckle! But I understand your issues. However, your card looks fabulous and I just know it is a total knock out in person!

Rachel Hope said...

SOOOO Cute!!! Love that image!

Barb said...

Adorable card, Kim... cute image and great for the Mojo! And since late Fall, I haven't been able to get a decent photo... blah.

chica21b said...

Super cute card. I'm seriously thinking of taking some basic photography classes because any time I take a photo as well it doesn't look like what I have in front of me.

Kris said...

It's gorgeous dear, even with a picture you are unhappy with! :) I have some of that figgy pudding bg paper left and I just can't bring myself to use it all up!

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

I feel your pain! We can see through the dark lighting and see how pretty your card is. Dead poinsettia -- hahaaaa!!!

I'm waiting for the sun to come out so I can take a few pictures of a few cards to load. Although, that might not happen, it's pouring snow (can snow be 'pouring?!).

Catherine said...

this is so gorgeous

Rhonda said...

Wow! That shimmer is so beautiful!! I need to get my hands on some!! TFS!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is such an adorable card! Thanks for playing along! :)