mandag 15. januar 2018

Feeling Sketchy sketch # 185

It's time for a new sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

Here is my take on it:

And here is the sketch:

Andreja Lampe sitt bilde.

Our sponsor this month is A day for Daisies.

Andreja Lampe sitt bilde.

The prize for winner:  $12 A Day for Daisies gift certificate.

I have used the digistamp A Special Gift for my card.
I colored it with distress ink using a waterbrush.

On the background paper I used distress ink over a stencil.

Here are some closeups on that and the flowers I used as embellishments.

The flowers were made using a die from Spellbinder, distressink, halfperl and combining that with some holly leafs from a Martha Stuart punch.

tirsdag 2. januar 2018

Oceanside Pier

My first layout in 2018 was made yesterday and is a layout with photos taken on the pier in Oceanside, CA, in November 2016.

I've used papers from 45 & Market, which I got only a few days ago and a beautiful blue cardstock from Core'dinations.

I found some Prima chipboards in my stash and thought this one would be fine to put the title on.

I also found some cheeseloth which I had already colored and I loved how it looked with these photos.

The layout is based on the January 1st sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

I rotated it 90 degrees to the left to fit my photos.

mandag 1. januar 2018

Feeling Sketchy sketch #184

Happy New Year!

What's better to start a new year with than a new card sketch at Feeling Sketchy?

I have made a Christmas card using our first sketch for 2018.

Here is the sketch, made by Bev Code

Andreja Lampe sitt bilde.

Our sponsor this month is A day for Daisies.

Andreja Lampe sitt bilde.

The prize for winner:  $12 A Day for Daisies gift certificate.

I have used the digistamp Gentle Baby for my card. 

I colored it with distress inks, using a water brush. Since a printed the stamp on a inkjet printer I had to be very careful with the lines and not use too much water.

Here is another closeup on the embellishments. I have used two different dies and a punch to get this flowercluster.

I used a textstamp saying "A child is born in Betlehem".

lørdag 30. desember 2017

2 tett i tett

2 close to each other.

I took this photo when we visited Sequoia National Park in November this year. The two big sequoia trees leaned against each other as they raged to the sky.

These threes are so big and so old, many of them are more than 1000 years old. It is great to see, and we people are so small compared with them.

My layout is based on Desember 1. sketch from Lets Get Sketchy:

I rotated it 90 degrees to the left to fit my photo.

fredag 15. desember 2017

Feeling Sketchy sketch #183

It's time for a new sketch at Feeling Sketchy.

Here is my take on it.

And here is the sketch:

I colored the digistamp BBrat boy balloon sitter from our sponsor Bugaboo stamps with Prisma Color Pencils, to make this bright birthday card for a boy who will soon be two years old.

Andreja Lampe sitt bilde.

mandag 4. desember 2017

How to?

Are you making double page layouts?
Are you having trouble presenting them on a blog or instagram?

It isn't just easy to get great photos of double page layouts.

I will share with you how I do it.

I usually take a photo of my double page layouts with my camera (of course you can use a mobilephone or ipad or so).
To get a good photo of the layout there are a few things to remember:
1. Use a white background.
2. You need good light, daylight is to prefer, but not right in the sun.
3. You got to take the photo as straight as possible, eighter by having the layout on the floor or by hanging it on the wall.

I put the layout on a white cardboard on the floor, somewhere were the light is good. It can look like this. In winter the daylight are very limited here, so I often take my photos with the door open to get the most out of the light (outside is often too cold and some snow):

This time I also took photos of one page at a time:

I take the photo as straight as I can, standing over the layout. This is how my photo of my layout looked:

I use the free program PhotoScape, which can be loaded down from here:
You can use any program you want to edit the photo in.
In Photoscape you can put two or more photos together, so it is easy to take one photo of each side of your double page and put it together after editing them both.

After I have edited it looked like this:

And this was the result of the two photos put together:

Here is how I use it to edit my photo in Photoscape:
1.      I open my photo in the Edit modus.
2.      I crop the photo, so it’s just the layout plus some paper around.
3.      If necessary I rotate it and straighten it up.
4.      Then I crop it again, so just the layout shows.
5.      It’s time to adjust color and lightening. I’m no expert, so I just try different thing until I’m satisfied.
6.      Resize the photo. I usually rezise to 1280 x 640 (1280 x 1280 if it’s a single page).
7.      Save

How to put two layout pages side by side in Photoscape:
1.      Open the Combine modus
2.      Select Horizontal
3.      Select photo one and then photo two (you can change the order up where ou can see the two small photo icons.
4.      Save

On Instagram you can now put in a photo that is not a square with all four sides the same.
Open your photo in Instgram an resize it til you can see it all, then you will have a rectangular photo showing off your double page layout.

If you have any questions about this, please ask.

Golden Gate Bridge

It's time for more inspiration on the double page sketch at Stick it Down.
Here is my take on it:

Here is the sketch:

 As you can see, I choose to stick pretty close to it. I used only white cardstock and made my own background using gesso, stensils, stamps and mists (Starburst and Moon Shadow sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang).
I printed one photo in a heart form, and sewed it to the background.

I used two chipboards which I colored with embossingpowder.

I cut up a wood veneer and used the four pieces around the two pages.

For my title I used thickers and tiny alpha stickers.

 Here is the other chipboard, and more of the wood veneer.

Another closeup on the background.

This month I have also done a "How to" on taking photos of double page layouts for publishing on blogs and other places. You will find it in my next blogpost.