Saturday, March 10, 2012

Father Time's Email


Do you think Father Time has an email address? Because if he does, I would send him a thousand of them reminding him that he needs to add more daylight to the day. I went and purchased a light tent since out of necessity for running out of daylight, and I thought it would help with my photography, but now I'm so not used to it that I think I might have hindered my photography...until I get it figured out. I'm having issues with the lights. They are pesky little buggers. Get them too close and then give off shadows. Get them too far and the whole picture is dark. This angle, that angle...One of these days the right combination will come, but please, do share your recommendations on how you set up your tents!

Yeah, there's some pretty deep shadows and highlights in the photo, but let's just look beyond that shall we? (Photographing the card and editing took three times as long as to make the card!) I've mentioned before that I have a personal challenge to make cards from scrapbook layouts, and the sketch at Artful Delight intrigued me. I also knew that I wanted to base a card off the striking color combination at CASE Study. Their March Muse Laura, well, she constantly amazes me, she is such a talented designer. I was inspired by the solid neutral popped with striking black patterns.
I love CASE Study

 I pulled out the super fun Fun{tache}tic set from The Craft's Meow and created a masculine card. (The sentiment from this set was meant to take the back burner on my card, so that part of the photography isn't wonky.) We recently had some upheaval at my work and for once I was asked to make a "good bye" card!

42 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!!! Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month. Don't forget about the DT call. :-)

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  2. Such a fantastic masculine card!

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  3. love this card! No help with the photography. I need a way to take pics inside when the weather is bad. Laurel Beard showed how she does it on one of her videos.

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  4. great card Karen! I personally liked your photos pre-photo tent days.

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  5. Stick with it, Karen - you'll get the hang of it. I have one and love it, but I don't use it enough. We don't have the room to keep it up all the time, and I get too lazy to set it up for each photo. Just keep playing and make it fun! Love your wonderful, masculine card! :)

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  6. Such a great guys card...love the moustache trend this year :0)
    Great idea to use page LO's for card sketches, you've rocked this one.
    I use a light either side of my tent shining at 90° to the fabric and then a angel poise lamp shining down from above with a Daylight bulb in it, hope this helps :0)
    Jenny x

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  7. Fabulous card Karen - love the colour combo. Great take on both challenges too :)

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  8. Love how you adapted the LO for your card. a lot of interest with the different text fonts. No suggestions for the tent; I should get one but no place to put it.

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  9. perfect card for both challenges! love your style my friend :)

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  10. I think the photo looks fine, don't know what you're talking about... and what fun use of sentiments in there... I recently splurged and bought Leeann's kit, so thanks for the motivation-- will see what I can create.

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  11. Father time needs to give me more time too. Thankful for daylight savings tonight. I think I may have finally adjusted to the Ott lights I bought, but I'm not sure still about my photos!

    This card is awesome! Great take on the CASE!

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  12. This is SO fabulous, Karen! LOVE that layout, madly. Your photo looks gorgeous, but boy do I hear you about lighting. Sheesh, father time has some nerve with all this lack of sunshine! :-)

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  13. Love your card, Karen! I SO hear you with your lighting troubles. It took me so LONG to figure out what works for me and it's still not a good as I would like.

    I have this light box: http://amzn.to/zNDMqK

    And these lights: http://amzn.to/wKRZwL

    I LOVE the light on these bulbs. It doesn't look like they are still on Amazon, but at least it gives you an idea of type/wattage.

    Good luck!!

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  14. I battle my photos on a daily basis so I'm not much help to you in that department...

    Love the card though! That funky mustache is awesome. :)

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  15. I was just throwing a little tantrum today about the lighting for my photos. I just can't seem to get it right. So frustrating.

    You card is fabulous!!! Mustaches are just too awesome!

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  16. awesome musculine card. I would email Father time too if you ever find out about his email address.

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  17. Wonderful masculine creation, Karen! Fun 'stache and sentiments.

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  18. This is completely awesome, Karen! A fabulous use of a scrapbook sketch and perfect mix of neutral colors. Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study!

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  19. I so love this...it that washi tape? that looks so awesome...love the added burlap twin and great mustache...

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  20. Oh what fun this card is! I have to smile at the mustache and it is the perfect focal image for the rest of the card. Great job-as always!

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  21. I bought a light tent, but most of the time I give up and just use natural light when it permits! Anyhow, on to your card, which is stunning by the way. Love your collage of elements. Thanks for joining us at CASE study.

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  22. Love this card - so fun, fabulous and still masculine!
    I purchased a light tent - can't live without it now! I do have daylight lamps for when I photograph at night (I place a light either side of the tent) but nothing is a substitute for using the tent with natural daylight (the tent softens the shadows of bright sunlight) HTH!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  23. Great card! Love that big 'stache!

    I can't help you with the tent problems either. I have one, but it has a blue background, which is just awful for taking pictures. Need to get a white background and try again!

    Good luck!

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  24. Wow!!! Love the collage of elements on this:-) Wonderful card Karen!

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  25. This is so masculine and cool! Love the stache!

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  26. Love your masculine card Karen!
    TFS~

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  27. What a great masculine card!

    P/s: Hope you get the right mix for the lights soon.

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  28. Oh, how fun, Karen! Thank you for joining the sketch challenge at Artful Delight!

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  29. Such a fun 'stache card!

    Light tent..love mine..just read aimes' comment..never though of using it with actual daylight...

    Id loan my boy out to you if you didn't live so far away:)

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  30. Super, duper cute, Karen! I really like the little details you added on the right side. The neutrals look *so* good together! I bought a light tent a while back but decided I didn't like it...I still use the lights, though (since we're on about the same latitude, you know why! :)

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  31. Super fun take on the challenge,e Karen! Love the graphic and modern look ( so your style)!! Have fun with the new light tent..as I have no experience with it. I bet there are tons of tips/sites about light tent!

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  32. wonderful take on the sketch. love all the details. fab card, Karen! hope you figure out the light tent soon!

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  33. So cute! What a fun stamp set!

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  34. I miss coming here!!! Lovely card... so cute... hugs...xoxo

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  35. Ooooh what a great CAS card! I love this! Thanks for sharing with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

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  36. LOVE that mustache! Perfect masculine card! And I feel your pain with the light tent!!! I'm having the same struggles with mine and therefore haven't been using it.

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  37. Fun & fab card! I hear you on the light tent struggles... wish I could help, but I still find I use natural light whenever it permits....

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