Can you believe it’s July already? We have visiting family leaving town today, more coming in on the 16th, we’re going out of town on the 26th, and then it’s time to get the kids ready for school already! Whew!
I’m excited to say that I’ve already taken more pictures this summer than for the past 12 months. However…it’s created more work too! Now I have hundreds of digital photos to organized, edit, and store. And I like to think that eventually I’ll get them scrapbooked, albumed (is that a word?), framed, blogged, or otherwise used for good purposes.
AND…Mr. Fix-It hooked me up with a wonderful photo printer/scanner for all my project needs!
So here’s it’s introductory scan…
I made this card while thinking of my mother on June 30th, which would have been her 52nd birthday. Normally I would have inked and distressed the edges and would not have left all that empty white space. But it wasn’t a card for me and when thinking of her, I think she would have preferred a clean, crisp design. It’s an interesting balance as an artist (yes, I’m using that term very loosely) between sharing your style as the creator and shaping a gift for someone else. You want them to know it was from you, but you still want them to like it because it’s from you, not for you.
I’m also not crazy about the way the scanner picks up the 3D effects of the card. There’s not really any depth or shadow or softness to the image (I probably could have Picnik-ed some in) as it comes across in real life. And I spent a lot of time fussy-cutting around that frog can and ladybug pot and sticking them on there with dimensional dots for it to go unnoticed!
I think I’m going to go ahead and try to cobble together a homemade white box for taking photos. The Dirt Diva send me this link on how to make a light tent that makes it look/sound awfully easy. Especially since I have Mr. Fix-It to fall back on!