Monday, November 9, 2009

Card Making and Experimenting With My New Camera

What a busy day! I took the day to do some cleaning and fixing up around the house and even put up my outside Christmas Lights (no I won't turn them on until the Friday after Thanksgiving). It was such a beautiful day in Philadelphia.

This morning, before I started my work, I completed this card for today's Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge. The challenge was to make a card using white and only one other color. Not as simple as it sounds....

The mat and ink colors are Lilac Mist. I was waiting for an opportunity to use this color. The images are from My Acrylix Stamp sets Picture Perfect and Thank You.

I did the cleaning while I was waiting for my new camera battery to charge. If you have noticed, my pictures have been appearing a tad peaked the last couple weeks. I don't know what happened but the sensor must have gone....oh well. When I bought my old camera (3 years ago) I said that my next camera would be a digital SLR. I researched and studied. I surfed the net to try and figure which one was best. I finally decided on a Canon Rebel XSi. Back in the day, before digital cameras became popular, I had a wonderful Canon SLR that I used for many years without a single problem. I am hoping that my lenses will fit my new toy. Does anyone know? I haven't tried yet.

Remember I said the weather was beautiful today? I was lucky enough to be able to take some pictures in my garden. I have a handful of straggler flowers blooming. Humor me and allow me to share one of my first pictures...BTW - for the photographers the settings were f/5.6, 1/25sec and 800 ISO. For those of you who aren't familiar with photography, don't worry, I was just playing with the buttons until I got a good picture. :o)

For Now, Happy Crafting!


laos348 said...

Gorgeous flower picture and wonderful CAS card! I haven't tried the challenge yet this week but want to give it a go.

Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice card, love how you put it together. That border stamp is really cute, and just perfect for the card.