Had a very bothersome week because i upgraded my Windows from XP to Win 7. Microsoft have decided not to include Photo Editor in this latest upgrade and because of this i’ve had to find another photo editing programme. I don’t use Photoshop or anything like that, i enjoyed the simplicity of Photo Editor and only need one for basic photo editing. Had a look around and decided on Photoscape v3.5 which is a free download. So far quite easy to play in and doesn’t go too in-depth with layers etc.
I’m also using the new version of Windows Live Writer and again it is a tad different. This time we have ribbons at the top of the pages which makes it easier to use and navigate. I am hopeful that i will be able to resize my images in here and get them correct for web pages. Enough waffle, it’s time to write about this weeks challenge.
Chrissie and Mandi have given me the HARDEST CHALLENGE so far, i really struggle with double images, mirror images and dimensional projects. Just can’t seem to get my head around what’s needed, what colours go where etc…I apologise if my entries are not up to standard but i had to have a go. Please leave your constructive comments as always especially this week as i need all the help i can get lol.
First entry has 3 of the same stamped image as i wanted to make a border across my card, sorry if this does not comply with rules and i understand if it has to be excluded. Still hope you like my efforts.
Got out my old See-D’s leaves stamp set, masked off the card to create the strip of colour and used DI Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap for the background colour. Also used DI inks Rusty hinge and Spiced Marmalade to stamp the leaves as wanted to keep the feel of the card autumnal. The sentiment is one of the first i ever purchased and is one of my favourites, sorry can’t remember who it is made by.
This one is for my friend who has two cats so wanted to put the with love sentiment on there as she really adores her cats and i am hoping she will find this amusing. Now when you look at this card and wonder what’s not right i can tell you, it’s the wiggly lines i tried to draw to ground the images. Really unsure how to do this and hoping to get some feedback to tell me how to do it correctly.
The stamp is from a set of Halloween images and been stamped using Versafine Black ink. The sentiment border was bought second hand and the stamp manufacturer is not visible.
The technique i used to mirror the cats was to ink the stamp and roll a brayer over the top to transfer the image onto it, brayered the image onto the card first (left cat) so i could see where to place the next image so it looked mirrored (right cat). Had to try this a few times on scrap paper first as i haven’t done this before and wasn’t confident enough to go straight onto cardstock. If there are any tips on how to do this easier i would appreciate the help.
Last card has a definite Halloween theme and my first one this year. Enjoyed making this one as it was fairly straight forward.
Stamped two large bats, wanted them to be larger than the house so the card would look slightly off balance… Once again i tried to ground the house with the wiggly line and i know it isn’t correct but have no idea how to make it look anchored. Do i need to add more of a background to achieve this perhaps???
All the stamps are from the same set as the cat came from, used Versafine Black ink for all the images and then watered down some DI Spiced Marmalade to colour the sentiment and the roof. wanted the colour to slightly bleed as nothing is as it seems on Halloween....
Think this is one of the longest posts i have ever done, like to keep them short so you don’t get too bored! Sorry if this has gone on a tad too long.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving some wonderful comments. I love to read them and am learning from your feedback so thank you for taking the time to pass on your wisdom and kind thoughts.
I also want to apologise for not commenting as much as i would like to and am hoping to spend more time this week visiting as many of your entries as possible