Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cropping Weekend

Hello Bloggers -

Sorry I disappeared...I went to a cropping retreat for the past few days! It was so nice. Although I really don't like going to them because I feel like I have to pack my entire craft room. I did almost that. I took a lot of stuff with me and really didn't use a third of it, but I did a lot of crafting and had the best time. I have about six cards to share, but not all in this post. I'll share over the next couple of days.

I want to say, WELCOME to all my new followers and I want to thank each and everyone of you for all the fabulous comments you have made. I am loving all your feedback. I am also enjoying visiting your blogs and seeing your fabulous are work. You all inspire me!!

On to my first card. I am so loving Flouishes challenges. I am hoping to spend time in their shop this week. I have a huge wish list!! This week's Timeless Tuesday #126 Challenge is to emboss. I used my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder to create this beauty. Again, this Strawberries set is another set I bought a couple of years ago and just inked it this weekend. I loved coloring this and using a few different reds, purples, and even black to get the shading I was looking for.


My next challenge is to work on better photography. The greens in the leaves didn't photo with the shading I see on the card. I am going to a friends tomorrow and she's introducing me to a professional photographer and I can't wait to get some lessons.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you again tomorrow. Have a fabulous week!! 

Stamps: Flouishes (Strawberries)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; PrismaColor Colored Pencils
Paper: Bazzill Basics (luscious lime, cream puff); The Girls Paperie (paper girl)
Accessories: Primo (Say it in Pearls), ribbon and lace (stash); Martha Stewart Punches


Angela Maez said...

Great Card!

I always over pack too. *giggle

Can't wait to play with you on Thursday.

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is one stunning card what gorgeous image and just love the color tones,on this,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Jessie/knightrone said...

I am a SERIOUS over packer...but I always convince myself to take as much as possible because WHAT if I NEED it??? LOL....

Your card is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for being so sweet, too. HUGS!!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers! Such a beautiful card! Love the pretty dp's and the swiss dot embossing! So Darling!

Shannon 8-)

onecraftymama said...

well, what if you FORGOT something? Horrors! It must be so fun to get together with other stampers - can't wait to see what else you created :)

xxxtglxxx said...

This is so pretty! :) I love all the lacey and pearly details.

I hope you picked up some useful tips with your friend.

I am lucky, my husband is a photographer for a hobby, and is into his editing in a big way. So I had my own lessons from him, and the biggest thing to annoy me is when the colours are not how I see them.

I just edit in Lightroom and usually just playing about with the cool or warm settings fixes it for me.

Love your gorgeous ribbon on this too!



Heather Jensen said...

I think this is beautiful! The strawberries look amazing. Thanks so much for playing at FTTC. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Theresa, you are blowing me away! This is truly GORGOEUS...gosh I love it all!!! Thank you for playing with us rock the Flourishes stamps big time! Hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

Theresa, this is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colors, coloring, and design! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!