Sunday, 28 June 2009

Be Chic Challenge number 2

I love these Be Chic challenges, a time to think outside the box so they say-well I'm thinking about a box!! I decided to change my Dad's new sandal box into a ribbon dispensing box using a lot of paper from the Claire Curd Signature range. I stamped some flowers using the doodle stamps (from Claire Curd again), and cut flowers using my Silhouette machine. I also cut out the word Ribbon using the Silhouette machine, with one of my favourite fonts known as Quirlyques. I used my Crop a dile to make 11 holes. The brads are Papermania. I throughly enjoyed making this, and have been thinking about doing something like this for a while-and its rare I ever make anything for myself-so Be Chic gave me a ggod excuse. Also it was great to have a break from the Wedding Anniversary cards I have been asked to do recently. Here's the pics!
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Oh yes and next doors cat decided he wanted to try and help with the photo's!!! I had the door open to try and get as much light in as possible, as it was only 6.30am in the morning here.
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And finally here are the Thank you cards I wanted to show you all last week, again I used my Claire Curd bits and bobs to complete these-I do make cards with other things-really I do!!
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Thanks so much for looking and have a fun day! I wonder what you will do?? I seriously need to clear my crafting space, I have a new sewing machine I need to put somewhere- and I would like to set up an area for taking more professional photo's-do you guys use a light box??? Would love to know, as it's something I need to work on I know. Oh yes and I've made something stripey with my sewing machine I hope to show you soon. So pop back tomorrow to see some photo's of my crafting space!
Bye Tammy.

5 comments:

Karen said...

Great box: I'm sure it will be useful. I love your cards too!

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Tammy, Be Chic really got your creating... stunning piece, love your ribbon box so well made.
I still photograph my pieces on white paper A3 size is good, in the brightest area I can find.
Thanks for joining us, HuGs Kim x

Clare said...

Wonderful box Tammy, it will keep your ribbons in tip top condition!

Love, Clare x

Clare said...

About taking pictures of cards:

I used to use a photo cube, but i bought one that was too big and it was hard to get enough light to the card in such a large space. Then I used to put a white piece of card at the back and have my day light lamp on the card, but now I just shoot the card facing as much natural light as possible, and blur the background using a shallow depth of field (I have a manual camera), I like this way as it helps the card stand out. You judt do whatever works for you. There is no right or wrong way.

Enjoy, love, Clare x

ButterflyBeadwear said...

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and handy hints