Okay. So, this is actually the first card I created with the Play Date Cafe #153 colors, but I’m not sure how close the colors are, really. And I thought I was being brave using all that Summer Starfruit as my ‘pear’ substitute. But I think what really happened is that I developed a real dislike for Summer Starfruit…
Anyway! Here it is:
I’ve also been trying some light tent action for my photographs. And the reason I’m trying that, is because when I tried to photograph this card using my usual method of operation, the Summer Starfruit totally wigged out on me and went all crazy! I tried for several hours to get the colors to turn out right in photos. I even spent additional hours trying to Photoshop the colors into obedience. All to no avail. The photos were seriously hideous, and there wasn’t a darn thing I could do about it!
So, to waste even MORE time… I used my last few days of spare time before lessons to finally set up the light tent I purchased over a year ago (but have never used, out of pure fear) on my basement craft desk (which is also very neglected, favoring my kitchen counter and table for crafting instead), and I did a lot of experimenting with lighting and photography. This is the best photo of this card I’ve been able to achieve over the last few days.
I’m not sure what I think of the white background from the light tent. I guess I just prefer a dark background for my cards. And to be fair, it could just be my inexperience and might improve with practice. Let me know what you think of the photographs – any honest feedback you want to provide will be appreciated!
You can tell me what you think of the card, too, if you like. I’m attributing this whole experience to the learning process! Including the lesson on how to use Summer Starfruit sparingly and appropriately – LOL!
Before I forget, the image is a download I purchased from Sweet & Sassy stamps a year or so ago, which I have colored with Copics. The sentiment is part of the image.
Thanks for stopping by today. We’re starting lessons again this morning, so you might hear crickets between posts for the next few days. 😉
Stamps: Digital Image (Sweet & Sassy)
Paper/Cardstock: White Cardstock (Xpedx); Summer Starfruit (SU!); Autumn Rose, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Inks: Copic Markers; Computer Printer
Embellishments: Autumn Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI); Lace (Offray)
Tools: Seeing Spots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)