Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter Chickadee

Hi, friends!  Okay, I am SUPER excited about this post because it is the first time I've edited my photo using THIS AMAZING TUTORIAL on indoor photography and the photo of my card looks PERFECT.  I've been messing around with this for months trying to find some sort of happy medium, and I finally found one!!!  We'll see what you think, though. :)

So, I've again started my Christmas cards for this year--I find I am WAY less stressed having them all done by the end of the year, so I start in January.  So, why don't you take a quick peek...

Here's the card~

For these fabulous challenges~



(NEW stamp & kraft paper, OLD everything else)



I've used the darling Winter Chickadee from Great Impressions, a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Faux Ribbon set, patterned paper by Paper Shelter, glitter gel pens by Sakura, pearls by Want 2 Scrap and Studio 112, a border punch by EK Success, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Ok, so the photo??? What do you think?  I am SO excited with how it turned out!  If you're not, please tell me what you think needs to change so I can work on it...I'm all for getting better at things!

One more thing, do you like the white on kraft?  I created this effect by using a blender pen to lightly layer on Whisper White ink from Stampin' Up!.  TIP: If you're going to do this, designate an old blender pen to use ONLY with the white ink because it will get ruined! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today to take a peek at my card!  I hope you join in the fun of these fabulous challenges and that you create something today!  HUGS and merry stamping to you all!


24 comments:

fabiola jaques said...

oh Mynnette, j'adore, elle est superbe, ce petit oiseaux est trop trop mignon, biz

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your card, Mynnette, and what a neat, subtle look using the white on kraft! Appreciate your sweet Mojo comments and I am anxious to check out your photo tips (BTW, your picture looks perfect to me) as I can always improve in my editing as well. Have a great day!

MaryH said...

Love birds & especially this delightful chickadee on your kraft. Very subtle in tones, and I'm off to check on the photo tutorial. Thanks for including the link. Liked the bold background you used to mat the pretty stamped image. TFS & Hugs

Donna Nuce said...

Love the photo and the card. Will have to check out that photo website. Have a great day Mynn.

Suzi B said...

Hello and welcome back to MMM Mynnette, lovely to see you with this fabulous card.
The photograph looks fabulous to me...think I might need to check out the tutorial.
Suzi B xx

Fandhmum said...

Happy New Year, Mynette. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Make My Monday with your beautiful card,
Rosie x

SmilynStef said...

Love the tilted image and all the pretty pearls ... so glad you joined our old & new prompt at Jingle Belles.

Lisa said...

Such a cute card Mynnette! Love the chunky polka dots and that sweet chickadee!!

Jacqueline said...

A lovely card Mynnette - beautifully photographed and presented - would love to know how you did it! - Jacqueline xx

Jacqueline said...

PS - thanks for joining in at MMM this week! - J xx

tjhubner said...

The photo IS amazing. I love the card and am headed over to check out the photo tutorial right now! Thanks for the inspiration! :-) -B

Becky said...

What a stunning card. Love the colors and design.

La Papera Gialla said...

Both the card and the photo turned out great! I love your card and I'll have a look at the tutorial!
Thanks for entering Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

linda said...

hi mynnette, thanks so much for popping by and commenting on my blog! your photography is perfect; thanks for sharing the link. i love your birdie card in kraft and the white really pops; love all the dots too.
linda

Pia S said...

Great colors, pretty image, looks fab colored on kraft! And I do have a soft spot for spots! I've already started on my Christmas cards too, two so far, I don't think that's bad considering we're not half way through January yet:)

Sparkly Engineer said...

Freakin' awesome, I am loving the way you colored this little chickadee on the kraft paper he stands out so well.

BethieJ said...

Such a LOVELY card!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

jonim52 said...

Love the white on craft. Stunning card.

lauren bergold said...

yes indeedy, i *LOVE* the white on kraft and you've totally totally ROCKED it! what a gorgeous card, all round! thanks for joining our "old & new" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. And your photography looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Debbie Carriere said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love that image.

Patti said...

Awwww! your image is adorable!

Karen (karey2005) said...

So pretty! Those large polka-dots bring out that cute image so perfect! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

JayBe said...

A great design, Mynnette - love your choice of colours and such a cute birdie.

Great to see you back at Make My Monday, hun - good luck.

Hugz, Jan (DT) xx