Thursday, November 3, 2011

So Elegant - PPA118




Pals Paper Arts has a beautiful color challenge this week!  I love all of these neutrals - they are so classy!  But these lovely colors present another challenge - how to photograph them well!  I struggle with pictures when using white - or in this case Very Vanilla (with a bit of Soft Suede spritzing on it).  The white background takes a blue tinge and the Vanilla just isn't rich and creamy like it is in real life.  I do use daylight bulbs and a light tent but if anyone has any other helpful hints I'm listening..................
  


                                     

20 comments:

Linda said...

These are some of my very favorite SU colors! You did a beautiful job with the challenge. Your card is pretty and very elegant.

Linda said...

These are some of my very favorite SU colors! You did a beautiful job with the challenge. Your card is pretty and very elegant.

LeAnne said...

First, let me say this is LOVELY! What an elegant card! Second, I have a little trouble with vanilla, but RED is my worst! I think this looks fine to me!! Just wonderful!

Rita said...

This is very eye-catching, Linda! I love your ribbon treatment a lot; it's perfect on this card too.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda this is gorgeous...Love the verbiage tucked behind the dress form and ruffled ribbon edge is so 'fitting'. Love it.
PS: I DO understand how much prettier things are in real life, but I am no photographer by any means. I have no light tent, and struggle and to glare out of almost every shot I take! But no worries, your's is beautiful. Hugs.

Ginger said...

tres elegant Linda!

Lesley said...

I think your photo is terrific! Great card Linda...love the vintage vibe! Awesome colours...they are calling my name!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Linda! A perfect spritzing job! I love that ruffled edge!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Linda! I know what you mean about struggling to photograph whites and creams. I think you did a fantastic job though. Your card is GORGEOUS! I love all of the beautiful details you added, especially that ribbon. So pretty! :)

Tara Bilbao said...

Linda, I love this elegant card. The soft neutrals are so lovely and the gathered ribbon is fantastic. I think your photograph looks great and I can relate to the difficulty in capturing the correct colors with the camera. Oy!

Mary Fish said...

Really elegant ribbon treatment.

Hugs, M

Mike Funke said...

Beautiful Linda. Looks like you got speckled too! Must be going around! Beautiful composition and kind of a shabby chic look!

Margaret Moody said...

Another beautiful creation, Linda C.! I understand your frustration in photographing these colors, but your card looks amazing! Love the ruffled ribbon!

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! This is just beautiful!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #41 with a link back to your blog on 11-6-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks!!

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Stephanie said...

While I understand how uploaded photos may not look quite like the card looks IRL, I find your card just fabulous as I see it!! Love the pleated ribbon, the texture from the twine, and the background depth added by the spritzing. Absolutely gorgeous!

Joannna Munster said...

So elegant and beautiful Linda! Love how you used the colors for the challenge.

Linda Fisher said...

I feel your pain with the ordeal of capturing all the beauty a card has to offer in just one picture! But no worries here, it looks amazing. Love everything about it!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card Linda! Love the ruffled ribbon treatment and all the spritzing and distressed edges. Your DSP choice is stunning! Lovely card, my friend!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Super elegant, and right up my alley. ;) I can't help with the lighting situation, as my own often goes berserk on me for no apparent reason. Same lights, same background, different results. Hmph!

Jen said...

This is gorgeous Linda. Your ruffled ribbon is FANTASTIC!! And I feel your pain about photographing certain colors. I have trouble with whites and vanilla as well. I use a light tent and my cards always look well lighted to my eye, but the camera always seems to have different ideas!