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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Playing Around

 I was playing around with a camera or two during the week.
 I blipped the non-edited (lightened and cropped) shot of this Trellis photograph.
Just a few minutes wondering around in the garden.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Lake District Layouts

 I've finished these layouts from the Lake District.  I still have a mini album to finish and I have some more layouts I want to create.
 The top photograph in "Waterfalls" is the current winner of the crocked  angle.  But I was planning on using this photograph like this - so it didn't matter to my scrapbooker mind.
 I seem to have grown an affection for sheep photographs. Thin washi tape as my journalling lines, some enamal dots and a light doodled border.
 I LOVE this paper! After climbing a 500 foot mountain, we had lunch and took some photographs and got lost coming back down... (Mom just said it was 550 metres...)
The last day and these two beautiful lake shots. Washi tape, awesome patterned paper and transparent letters.

I so love this creative work.  My favourite place is my craft room.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Week At The Lake

I spent a week at the Lake District with LPH to learn how to take better photographs and to learn new techniques. I loved this week! Calming and relaxing but still creative and fun. We went out for all five days and had to pick 10 photographs to be looked at each night.  We mixed a family holiday (Mom and Step Dad) in with a creative holiday.

 Some times it seems like it would be difficult to pick just 10 photographs! but it was doable. For the last night we had to pick two of our favourites from these ten. I've picked one from each day to show you.

Monday. At Watendlath Lake (I believe). A low angle.  First time I've used my big DSLR camera since Christmas, so it took a while to get used to the settings again.

Tuesday. A 'free' day to go out by ourselves.  We walked around either Cadger How Wood or Brow's Wood - not really sure.  Spotted a field of sheep when we stopped for lunch.

Wednesday. I think this is at Buttermere.  I've always loved these slow shutter shots of moving water and this is the first time I've been able to get a good shot! (Ususally they are over/under-exposed- I never gave myself enough time to figure out how to do this). Thank you John.

Thursday. Another 'free' day.  We went to Whinlatter National Park and decided to hike up 500m for lunch (Seat How Summit Trail).  Took this photograph on the way down. (I did alter it in Photoshop but I think I need to play with PS more to learn how to do this).


Friday. Our last day to take photographs in the Lake District.  Magically this feather just stopped where it was needed so I could get a photograph of it! This was taken at Loughrigg Tarn.  I'm glad John has blipped some of these and that he knows where we went!

I've also started using BlipFoto. I signed up back in January but only started using it last week. Stop by and leave a comment.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

new phone

Since May I haven't been able to use Instagram - not a really big problem but... and since I had to charge my phone every day and had to uninstall lots of annoying things that I couldn't stop being updated, so I decided to upgrade to a new phone.

I've switched from a Samsung X-Cover Rugged (which I do like since its' been dropped loads and has lots of dints in the case) to a Samsung Galaxy S4 (it seems like everyone has this phone!!!! lol)

 Pretty much the first thing I did was play around with the camera!
I think I'm going to like this phone. (Already have a 'camera' case).

Sunday, June 29, 2014

hello toes layout

I love playing along with the Scrap365 sketches challenges.

This is what the layout looked like last week. Just some little embellishments and misted circles.

And this is the layout now.Printed out two photographs of my toes, one in colour, one in black white, I cut around my feet one the black and white photograph and used foam tape to put in over the colour photograph.

All the little embellishments and arrows are from Simple Stories Summer kit - love playing with them!
I used a new stamp set too.  On the sun burst stamp I inked the inner of the sun in orange and the rest of the stamp in yellow.  Some neon pink and blue circles finish off the background nicely.


To finish I added a acetate banner from Heidi Swapp and some Chic Tags to hide the adhesive.
A date stamp completes that layout so now I can put it away in an album.