Im a huge Crate Paper fan and I adore this colour combo and challenge set by the very talented Lucy Edson.
OK sorry if your not into close ups but, this one has lots of little details so, I just thought Id share some.
I have made the kraft butterflies myself. I used some free children's colouring in pages which I found on the web. I down loaded the images and pasted them onto a word document so that I could re size them to the exact size I wanted and then I just printed them out onto kraft card stock.
I have also done the same with the round label which is a vintage image I found on The Graphics Fairy blog.
The largest pattern paper butterfly was made by printing out the colouring page image and then cutting around it to make a template. Trace onto some Crate Paper pp and there you have it.
OK, now just before I go I thought Id share a little secret.Lately Ive had a lot of lovely compliments about my photos. Thank you!
So, I thought it was time I revealed my secret. Im by no means the world greatest photographer however, I do have a good camera and I think that is half the battle especially when it comes to the kids.
They dont often stand still long enough to get the 'perfect shot'.
Above you can see my before and after photos.
See just a so-so photo to begin with and not perfectly focused.
Ive used PICNIK to edit this picture to make it really 'pop'. I do use the premium version which you do need to pay for but its very inexpensive and totally worth it.
Im a big fan of the 'touch up' feature and find that if you use the eye bright and then the mascara brush over the details on the face you can bring alot more definition back to the finer features and it make the photo look alot more 'in focus'.
It does take a little bit of practice but I think you will be happy and surprised with the results and its easy to use if your a bit Photo Shop phobic.
OK, I think thats it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your lovin'. TFL.