Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Eat Cake But Maybe Not In A Light Box.
This card was made for the first CR84FN Color Challenge of the year. The colors are Med. Blue, Orange, and Yellow and are in honor of this premier challenge group's first birthday. YAY! Not my usual vintage colors, but I think I have inadvertantly made them my own. I say inadvertantly because this image is my first ever shot using the photographic light box I got for Christmas. I am amazed at how blah (read: kinda grubby) this photograph looks in comparison to the pictures I took this morning in the sunlight streaming through my daughter's room of this very same card. The light box cuppie looks burnt and the glittery golden sprinkles that were lovingly bestrewn atop the spotty orange frosting looks like the cupcake landed business side down onto my much neglected kitchen floor. What? It's the holidays afterall, right? The wrapper has also been painted with gold acrylic paint which also gives off the air of being as if I hadn't even bothered. Double sigh. Oddly enough though, the organza ribbon has perked up no end with the newly acquired light box treatment. Talk about the perfect mango. Go figure?
The light box only came with a double sided backdrop with gray on the one side (as pictured) and a "bright as" electric blue on the other. I tried to slip in a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock up the back, but the box is 16" square, so I had a rather unslightly gappage which made it immediately apparent that that was not going to be the ticket. I must add too that I prefer my pictures to have a little bit more attitude to them. The gray looks solemn and bland to me. Perhaps I should have gone with the shocking blue. Now there's a thought. So how do you fine photographic folks do it? I'd love to know how to make my lightbox sing. I sure would appreciate any tips on how to head towards lightbox mastery. ...A bit ambitious perhaps? Come on, help a sister out.
Oh, and here's a pic of the also unedited natural light version so you can see exactly what I've been carrying on about:
Funny (as in odd) isn't it? It's the same card, I promise. I sure look forward to hearing or reading rather, what you think, because I sure could use your expertise.
Thanks so much for popping by. I shall look forward to seeing you anon. Here's to an inspired day for us all!