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Monday, January 6, 2014

Frugal Still Life Photography

I've wanted to "learn" how to take better pictures, from time to time, so when this opportunity availed itself I decided there is no time like the present!  Well, I don't really know anything about camera settings, etc, but I used a couple of the different settings from my "point and shoot" camera, which is what I will be doing, I think, for the most part, with this course!

Cheryl McCain is doing the course, which is now closed to sign-ups.  She is going to have another workshop beginning in March, I believe.  You can read more about it here:
http://cherylmccainphotography.com/frugal-still-life-photographer/


So, without using a "soft box" for lighting, I decided to go with the light that was coming in through the dining room window.  Here's the "pull back" shot showing the dining room table, my blanket I used for the "backdrop" and how the light is entering the photos from the right side.

Here are the shots I took:

The very first one I took, I decided I definitely didn't like the zip loc bag container, LOL!

So, I switched subjects!  :D  I liked Cheryl's idea of the glass jar, so I searched through our game drawer and found this jar of colorful dice (which I got the dice at $$ Tree, btw!).

These first 2 shots were taken using the "party" lighting setting on the camera.  The colors seem to be a little deeper/richer to me.


The rest of these shots were taken using a "food" setting, which spoke more of a "still life" setting.  But, what do I know, LOL!








So, I really don't think I like any of them.  I'm thinking I have LOTS to learn!  What do you think?  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Color Play 15 by Cilenia Curtis and Lynne Anzelc (aka Aria)

The new Color Play kits are released and on sale for a limited time at Scrap Art Studio!
Here are some of the layouts I did using some of the Color Play kits.

Credits for the top 2 layouts:
Color Play 15 Kit { Breathe } by Cilenia Curtis at Scrap Art Studio

Credits for the bottom 2 layouts:
CP15 Day Dream Bundle by Lynne Anzelc (aka Aria)at Scrap Art Studio












Monday, October 21, 2013

Harvest Table Collection by b.j. designs

While Jessica and Elisabeth and their families visited us weekend before last, we celebrated a couple of birthdays.....mine, which was on Oct. 8th and Thad's, which will be on Nov. 5th.  When it came time to blow out the candles on the cupcakes, Thad was watching me blow my candle out while Chance was blowing Thad's out!  :D
Credits:
This is a beautiful collection of hand-drawn elements!
Harvest Table Collection by b.j. designs at Aimee Asher Crafting found in the Boutique here:  http://www.aimeeasher.com/shoppe/product.php?productid=6704&cat=0&page=1
Font is Throw My Hands Up in the Air

Previews are below my layout.






Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Scrap of Autumn Bundle by Aria

A message for our sweet granddaughter, Hannah.

Credits:
A Scrap of Autumn Bundle by Lynne Anzelc (aka Aria) at Scrap Art Studio found in her shop here:  http://www.scrapartstudio.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=127_130&products_id=2040
Font is Bonnie's Hand for the journaling in the bottom.
NOTE:  I "cut up" the word art at the top to "fit" my page better.

A preview of the bundle is below my layout.



Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Scrap of Autumn Bundle by Aria

We had such a good time at the Green Dell Farm in Thomasville, NC. Lots of photo opportunities. The weather was perfect, even if a little cloudy! It was actually good that it was cloudy because when the clouds went away, it actually got hot!

Hannah had fun posing in front of this wagon
filled with hay and pumpkins added for the
perfect fall photo!

Credits:
A Scrap of Autumn Bundle by Lynne Anzelc (aka Aria) at Scrap Art Studio in the shop here: http://www.scrapartstudio.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=127_130&products_id=2040
Font is CAC Futura Casual
 Preview of the bundle is below my layout.

 

Artful Intentions {Growth} by Cilenia Curtis and Vicki Robinson

Lovin' my new facebook timeline cover photo!
Credits:
Artful Intentions {Growth} by Cilenia Curtis and Vicki Robinson at Scrap Art Studio in the shop here: http://www.scrapartstudio.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=127_214&products_id=2029
Font is CAC Futura Casual
Preview of this HUGE collection is below my timeline cover photo.
 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Higher Ways

With DH's health issues and the trials and tribulations the "C" word brings into our lives, I've been thinking about some different scriptures and that helps to strengthen and give me peace and calm in my spirit. I believe that everything I go through as a Christian is allowed by God for my good and His glory. So, He will bring us through this, no matter what the ultimate outcome is.
Credits:
{ Growth } Art Collection with BONUS Workbook by Cilenia Curtis and Vicki Robinson at Scrap Art Studio found in the shop here:  http://www.scrapartstudio.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=127_214&products_id=2029
Font is CAC Futura Casual

Preview to this collection is below my page.