Sunday, October 28, 2012

First Diana F+ photos

I bought a Diana F+ a few months ago, which is my first foray into film photography. This analog thing is new to me, so my first roll of film was completely overexposed, and I had but usable photo from my second roll (which I haven't scanned yet).

My third roll of film, however, had a few usable if blurry results. Here are the pictures I took during my friend's birthday dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. Ironically enough, I have no photos of said friend, because they came out overexposed. Instead, enjoy these pictures of some of my other friends around the table:

From the same roll of film are these two photos from a lunch trip I took with some other friends:

I can't wait to see how my next roll of film turns out!

Sorry Leaves card

A good friend of mine hasn't been feeling well, so I made this card to help cheer him up:

Sorry Leaves card by jupigare

"I'm Sorry" stamp from Hero Arts
Leaves stamps by Inkadinkado
Chevron stamp by Studio G (Hampton Arts)
Green patterned paper by Basic Grey
Twine by Martha Stewart

Halloween Cards set

One of my friends is a big fan of Halloween; she loves it more than Christmas, and it shows. Her house is decorated inside and out, she wears a different spooky shirt all month long, and her family has a big party every year for the holiday. To commemorate the occasion, I made her a set of blank Halloween cards that she could give to others. (Although, knowing her, she'll just keep them for herself, which is flattering, to say the least.)

Click on each photo to see it full-sized, along with a list of products I used:

Halloween card 1

Halloween card 2

Halloween card 3

Halloween card 4

Halloween card 5

And here is the box itself:

Halloween card box

Halloween card box

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happy Bird-day!

This is a general birthday card I made that could work for anyone -- young, old, male, female, family, friend, etc.

Happy Bird-day card

Happy Bird-day card detail 1

Happy Bird-day card detail 2

I used Tea Dye distress ink on an embossed piece of cardstock to get the woodgrain texture of the background. Then I wrapped the leaves "ribbon" around the wood panel a few times. I put washi tape on the bottom, then used foam tape to adhere a banner I hand-cut that has the sentiment handwritten on it. Finally, I stamped the birds in Ranger Archival Black ink, and I colored them using a combination of LePlume and Distress markers.

Owl stamp and leaves ribbon by Paper Source
Birds Cling stamps by Inkadinkado
Woodgrain embossing folder by Tim Holtz
Green washi tape by Recollections

To Infinity...and Beyond!

This is a birthday card for a physics/astronomy friend of mine. I wanted to use this quote, without being too overt with the Toy Story theme, so I used colors and shapes to convey the feeling of soaring through space, while still looking like Andy's room.

To Infinity...and beyond! card

Background from Recollections "Bright and Basic" paper pad.
Washi tape also by Recollections.
Everything else I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.