Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge!

My card for the challenge at

and the sketch I followed:

I used the SSD stamp set, "Always Here".
I love the way the gorgeous butterflies and dragonfly heat emboss so clearly.
I dug through my older stash and the papers, flowers,
and even the black pearls were all from Prima Marketing.
The vow I made today is to educate myself more on my camera and the lighting process that causes the colors to look entirely different from what they are IRL.
It was frustrating today to try and get a photo when the yellows and golds were showing up differently on the embossed butterfly than on the ink stained flowers.
I had plenty of natural light in my little photo alcove and the white backdrop seemed bright enough. And it was too da!#&%#  hot in Phoenix to stand outside to
take a picture!

I found a great tutorial posted today by Debbie Carriere at My Favorite Things that I think addresses that very issue.  To see for yourself, go HERE!

In the meantime, I'm still working on the hubby for a new camera. If anyone has any suggestions for a good point and shoot SLR, please send them!
I am rather unhappy with my 3 year old Nikon Coolpix...constantly having to replace the AA batteries (doesn't use a special battery with a charger) and the settings are resetting themselves on their own.  hmmm...a haunted camera maybe? 

Well, based on the many number of times I've entered the SSD challenges,
the odds should be on my side to win soon! 
Wish me luck!