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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Wild flowers

A card for Less Is More which this week asks for Pastel colours, I'm not a pastel fan but thats what challenges are all about doing something outside your comfort zone .I had been playing about with the Hero Wildflower garden stamp earlier in the week so decided to have another play with it. Its stamped with Versamark and coloured with Pearl Ex powders. It was a dreadful card to scan . I will have to start and use my camera but as I almost always craft and post late at night its hard to get a decent photo without a flash and if I use the flash it seems to spoil the colours and also I get a lot of shadows.

28 comments:

  1. Hi Joan, your pastel card is beautiful, love those flowers. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

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  2. This is really pretty Joan. Those flowers are so delicate and the pastel shades are beautiful.
    I know what you mean about crafting at night and camera flashes. I usually hang on to the next day to take the photographs of my cards in daylight.
    Sharon xx

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  3. Beautiful card! I love how soft and delicate it looks, reminds me of the beginning of Spring!
    Nancy xx :D

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  4. Joan, I totally understand about photographing the card late at night. I try to do all my photography during daylight hours...however, today was rainy and gloomy all day, so I'll have to wait until another day. The card is absolutely delightful!! Love that HA stamp!

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  5. HI Joan, this is a lovely pastel card... I wonder why they seem so scary? I too pondered for ages before settling on what to do.
    The image is really delicate and suits the pastel colours well.
    I must say that I'm not a fan of scanned cards as they seem to lose vitality and often seem washed out!
    Thanks for joining in yet again and we'll look forward to seeing you next week!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Beautiful card, love that Hero Arts stamp.

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  7. Very pretty card Joan, lovely pastel colours.

    Anne

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  8. Love the card and the stamp and also the colours you have chosen.
    Kath x

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  9. Gorgeous card joan, those flowers are so pretty...

    Babs x

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  10. Beautiful card, love your spring flower stamp.
    Having trouble to get a decent photo of mine as well. xx

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  11. Such a pretty card, love the stamp!

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  12. I really like the flowers and the way you've stamped them onto the die cut. I struggled with the pastel theme this week - but your powders have caught the pastel theme brilliantly!

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  13. I have the same problem re taking pics, its frustrating especially if you have spent time on something. My lovely hubby bought me a light tent for xmas, and it helps to diffuse the light, but I have seen (and tried myself) making my own light box - an old shoe or boot box is ideal, cover with white paper inside and it creates a blank background. It may work for you. Your card is lovely, the pastels are perfect on this beautiful image, very pretty.

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  14. This is a really, really gorgeous card Joan! I really love it! :)
    I get what you mean about taking photos...I never thought of scanning them! Duh! Thanks for the tip!
    Lizy x

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  15. This is a lovely delicate card. The stamp and the colours are fabulous.
    Lynne A xxx

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  16. A very pretty delicate card. x

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  17. I have this stamp set - you really have done it justice with the pastel pallette - I usually do it in black on a distressed background - it looks great - and thanks for the tip on scanning cards must give it a go x

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  18. This is a beautiful stamp that you have used, which you have coloured beautifully. I love the shape that you have stamped it on to, and what a lovely ribbon and bow. A really gorgeous card. Jo x

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  19. You have used this beautiful stamp to perfection. Choosing to use chalks has given it the delicate finish, perfect decision. I love it. Cheers Caz

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  20. Lovely card. The flowers look so pretty and delicate, perfect for the pastel colours :o) Lisa x

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  21. Ooohhh one of my favourites from this weeks entries, loving your card!!! ' Very delicate and elegant.
    Joan i take most of my pictures at night and use my craft lamp (has a day light bulb in) to illuminate my images. You can get rid of shadows by shooting the card/image from an angle rather than straight on. If any further manipulation is required i use Windows Picture Viewer to adjust the midtones, works very well and i hope this helps:-)

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  22. Clean and simply spring! Lovely. Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  23. Such a stunning image, beautifully coloured and the ribbon sets it off perfectly.

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  24. A beautiful stamp, I love your colour palette. hugs Caz

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