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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Beate's Weekend Challenge #20




Wow! Twenty weekends of sketches by Beate! Has it really been that many? I've completed a handful of her sketches and each one has been a fun challenge indeed. This time around I didn't quite get my first card right with her sketch so I made another one that was closer to what Beate had posted. Part of the reason I messed up is because my computer is no longer anywhere near my stamping room. This leads to me either hand drawing the sketches or print them out. Most of the time I hand draw them on a 2"x2" piece of notepad paper. I've been stashing all these tiny treasures away to make a mini sketchbook someday. Anyhow, I didn't take my sketch with me when I made the first card and I hate to admit it but my memory skipped some of the finer details. It was just as fun to make a second.

In regards to photo taking. Laurie and I are in the midst of trying to make a lighted box for taking pictures of our stamping art. So far we aren't having any luck with our labors but Laurie is determined and I know by the end of the week we will have a better studio set-up. Got any suggestions? Keep in mind that we live in a very remote area and have to do most our craft shopping online.

I look forward in reading your helpful and encouraging comments. Thank you for visiting me today! :-)

9 comments:

beate said...

Nancy,
I like both of the cards you came up with. I had to laugh when you said you write them down on little bits of paper. I do the same thing.
Hugs and smiles

Flossie's Follies said...

Both cards are lovely, LOL, I do the same thing with the sketches. I am no help with the photo thing as you can tell from my card photos.

chelemom said...

How about a white sheet? Or white tag board? You could create a white box out of it. Use a lamp, spotlight....

Jennifer said...

I don't know if you visit this blog or not but Jody has a good set up for her pictures...here is the link to the actual post and she has great ribbon shares to participate in also!

http://confessionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com/2007/08/photographing-cards.html

Hope it helps!

Marlou said...

love what you did with the sketches, beautiful colours too
xxx

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are so pretty, Nancy!!! I love them.

I don't know about the light box, but I did see this over at Amy's site: http://heartfeltgreetings.blogspot.com/2007/08/my-new-photo-studio.html

Maybe that will help you out.

Deborah said...

Wonderful cards! Can you print out the sketch's and then take the imae to your stamp room? Drawing it good too though! I have a Beate's weekend folder now with all of my saved, numbered and dated Beate's sketch's. Good luck with your light box. Deb

Jennifer said...

I have tagged you so if you would like to play visit my blog for all the details. BTW very cute!

Heather P. said...

These are so lovely!