Friday, January 13, 2012

Spots and Stripes

It's Friday so that means it's time for another fun challenge from Totally Papercrafts. This week's challenge is "Spots and Stripes".  While cleaning out my craft room, I found some cute yellow and aqua spotted Amuse notecards. (Not sure when or where I bought them. Eek!) I was anxious to use of one my new Your Next Stamp (YNS) stamps, so I decided to pair the YNS chick with a yellow Amuse notecard. I had to cheat a bit on the stripe part of the challenge - if you look carefully at the mat behind the little chick, you'll notice the subtle stripes in this Wild Asparagus paper.

Other challenges I'm entering:
Cupcake Craft Room - anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges - something new (the YNS chick)

I've recently rediscovered my Prismacolor pencils. As much as I love my Copics, I do still love the feel of laying down colored pencil on paper. And I love the shading I can get when I use OMS (odorless mineral spirits) with the pencils. I guess I never did outgrow my love of coloring. :)

I"m also happy that I think I've finally figured out a good arrangement for my light box and light. I am plagued with a house that doesn't have a single good place to photograph with natural light. I found a tip online to use clamp on work lights from the hardware store along with full spectrum light bulbs (GE "Reveal", for example). Ta-da - lighting success! I hardly had to fiddle with Photoshop at all!

Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog and check out the other Spots and Stripes samples. And be sure to play along for a chance at a great prize from Alota Stamps!


Joey said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, the colour is so warm, reminds me of spring. Joey x

Victoria said...

a very cute card xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww adorable card, cute image, very spring like, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Lorraine A said...

aww this is just sooo cute Lisa :-) the image is adorable and the simple design is perfect :-)

Hope you have a lovely weekend :)
Lols x x x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Too cute, Lisa. It's a really pretty, fresh card.
Caroline xxx

Wendy said...

Sooooo sweet Lisa, really gorgeous...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Stressed Stamper said...

He is such a cutie.
Have a great weekend
Sarah x

Linda Compton said...

Your light box really works well. That springy yellow ribbon is such a bright embellishment. Love it. Linda