Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Photos Are Your Friends

I only have a few rules about the cards I make, and one of them is all parts have to be mine. What that means is I will only use a photo if I took the photo myself. People have given me permission to use their photos, but as generaous as that may be, I always turn them down. I want everything on that card to be by me!

I have mentioned previously that I have a 3.2 megapixel camera, which means my photos are even worse than most point-and-shoot cameras you can get today. Even worse than a current pocket camera - the kind as big as a credit card. Yep, worse than that. Add in the fact that I am not the greatest photographer, and I have almost no knowledge about my camera settings except the little knob that tells me I am in Portrait mode versus View mode, and I cannot even make them look better with Photoshop since I do not have Photoshop, I am considerably constrained. But once in a while, it works.

Last weekend was HH&H (Hazy, Hot & Humid), but the sky was a gorgeous blue. And we've had so much rain this season, all the greens are really green! When I looked up at the sky over the neighboring townhomes, this picture was just screaming to be taken, so I obliged:

Now I'm not saying this is a great photograph, but it works for me, so it is good enough. And *I* took it, so that's all I really care about.

Now all I needed was to print it off and figure out what to do with it.

(Isn't it pretty? I mean the colors, of course! This is a straight-out-of-the-camera, unretouched, unmodified photograph. Really!)

I thought and I thought, then I rummaged through my bags of bought-but-not-yet-used stamps, and I pulled out the A Muse Nature Set. This is what I ended up with:

I decided to stamp the owls on a separate piece of card stock instead of directly onto the photo, then I cut them out, colored them and stuck them onto the photo with Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment right onto the photo, though.

I think it's kinda cute!

That's all for this evening. I have to go get some shut-eye so I can go back to the Day Job in the morning. I have a massaaaaaage scheduled for tomorrow evening, so I should be all relaxed and happy when I get home. And I'll smell good, too! :-)

1 comment:

  1. That is so cute! It is a great photo and I know what you mean, sometimes you can't believe how beautiful nature can be. Love the card. I have got to find an owl stamp!


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