Saturday, May 30, 2009
Oh yes, that's my lovely BG Wisteria papers again... I just can't help myself these days. The cool lilacs and olive greens is very suitable for these kind of cards. The clean and simple sketch over at the Stamp Something challenge blog fitted them perfectly. And I finally found the perfect card for my gold and green flat-backed glass beads!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Late addition: Daisychain is celebrating her birthday with this great candy! Closes June 8th.
Penny Black sentiment stamp (on an angle, of course...), QK Phoebe SkinniMini. Flowers, charm and ribbon from stash.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I decided that the card needed something to contrast all the straight-edged, right-angeled symmetry, so the jumbled QK Katie Classic letters gave it a bit of personality. I was almost done before I realised that it lacked that little extra kick, so I used a red sewing thread to make a kind of frame around it all, and that made a huge difference!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
For Peninah, because girls can also get blue cards! Here's the proof. There's nothing much masculine about this card, right?
Again, I found a useful sketch to follow, this time from Papertake Weekly. And although I first thought that the previous sketch would be easier, I was wrong. So wrong. I loved working this sketch, for some reason everything just flowed great! Maybe other things made a difference too, who knows. My mojo is back apparently. I have to enter the card into the Colour Create Challenge as well, this colour combo is one of my absolute favourites.
The poem inside is a great one for a teenager, it starts like this: "Dare to be honest, dare to be free. Dare to feel what you feel, say what you want to say. Maybe those who stay quiet are more afraid than you?" It's all about finding yourself and your own way, and daring to show it - strenghts and weaknesses alike. Isn't that what the teens - and certainly the confirmation - are all about?
And in case you're wondering about those loose threads on the inside of the card - I'm going to tie them around the rolled-up money gift... ;)
Finally done! I've ripped this card apart twice now, and this time it's just going to have to stay glued down. So there it is. Found a sketch on Sketch and Stash, and I really liked it! But for some reason my mojo was long gone when I made this card, and I struggled with it even though I instantly liked the sketch... Go figure. I'm posting it anyway - it wouldn't be fair to use the sketch and not credit the designer!
Friday, May 22, 2009
The Prisma colouring is getting easier now, and I'm pleased with the depth I got with the yellow and two orange pencils used on the dress. Flowers from stash - the middle one was white, but was showered with Glimmermist Sunflower and Tiger Lily for a shimmering colour with several shades - the picture doesn't really convey the variety of the colours. QK Eliza Mini and Phoebe SkinniMini, Swiss Dot cardstock and embossing folder, vellum paper with white swirls, brads from stash.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
To the lovely and cute baby Theodor, who I was lucky enough to get to admire when he was just a day old. This stamp actually fits just as well in the circle nesties as in the oval ones! I'm going to enter this card to the ABC Challenge: M is for Metallic, if Mr. Linky would just behave...
He also got a pair of my knitted baby socks in the blue/brown/cream variety. Waaay to big now, but perhaps they'll fit when autumn comes.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
A few weeks ago I discovered how I could make time-lapse videos with my DSLR and calculator. I've been dying to try it out but never got around to it. But last night I set up my camera and calculator on my veranda and had go! Today I've played around in MonkeyJam to see if I could make it work. After a bit of trial and error I had a video that played well and was small enough to please Blogger's demands. Ta-daaa!
This video covers a time span of about an hour and a half. The photographs were taken with an interval of about 30 seconds, although I suspect that the interval became longer as the very old batteries in the calculator slowly died. The shutter and aperture were controlled manually and set to a slightly brighter exposure than needed when I started, as I knew it would soon be very dark. The wiew isn't very exciting, but I just needed something readily available. Now that I know it works, I can go hunting for more action! ;)
I wish I had discovered this technique a couple of weeks earlier - I had an idea that would have worked great in my brother's wedding. Oh well, I might have a chance do something similar in a friend's wedding this summer.
So, here's the setup: TI-83 Calculator with connection cable plugged into my Canon EOS 350D's remote shutter release socket, mounted on the wonderful GorillaPod.
Donna is celebrating 10 000 hits and her two new designer CDs with a really cute candy! Closes May 15th.