Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Photography and Vintage.....

I am home again today with the kiddos. Our temps are supposed to reach about 40 below today....so it is another day to stay inside. (oh darn! ;)  
Of course this means I'll probably be cursing about this come June! 

Yesterday I spent the day working on my photography skills. My dogs and kids were used as guinea pigs....again. I've been working on taking the camera off of auto and choosing my own settings.  I've also been working on "finding the light." My house is small and fairly dark so finding a good spot was a bit tricky. But I managed to find a spot to get those pretty catch lights in their eyes. 
I have more photos....many of Cort, but didn't want to bombard the blog with too many in one day! 
And since Kyle actually cooperated for a few pictures, I thought I'd take this time to remind my blog readers that I do indeed have another child! ;)
My sweet Myla.....I think she really should have been a movie dog.....or a dog model, dont' ya think? 
She is such a ham in front of the camera! 
I also managed to get a bit of crafting done.
I created a touch of spring using this floral image (hydrangea maybe?) from Crafty Secrets. It is from the Flower Garden Digital collection. I printed it on glossy photo paper and colored it with my Copics.  I fussy cut it out. The frames in the back were cut using Spellbinder's dies, Resplendent Rectangles and Labels Twenty-Nine.  I created a shadow box effect by popping up the smaller frame on music paper using dimensional foam dots.  
I airbrushed the frame with my Copic airbrush system while leaving the dies in place. 
I added a bit of lace, a couple of sequins, and a vintage inspired button. 

Someday it's gotta get warm again right?
For now, I am going to enjoy the warmth of my house....
And craft.
And stay in my jammies all day.
Stay warm my friends!


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my goodness, Michele....this card sparkles like a jewel! You are so amazingly talented! Love it!

Unknown said...

I have a cavalier king Charles spaniel who is right next to me. also cold her and my back has been awful so Gracie is my lil girl to keep me company and feeling better. ck out my blog gracie is there. they are the best breeds ever. xo tfs

Grace Baxter said...

Very pretty card. I love anything that includes music in the design.

Pat N. said...

Oh wow, your card is gorgeous! Love the shadow box effect with the music paper behind it. And your flower certainly screams spring and warm weather. Just a lovely creation! And your photos are wonderful too. Your dog is very cute!

ScrappyHorses said...

Love your photography! Of course, you have some great subjects to capture at your house! : ) Your card is beautiful.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Beautiful card Michele, I so love the purple, but anything purple is beautiful. You did an amazing job on the card.

P.S. The kid isn't half bad either.