Monday, September 29, 2014

Photographing White......Yikes!

 Ok, I had one stinkin' time photographing this layout!  Now, I realize this isn't a photo challenge, but this drove me batty!  I'm giving you a couple of different pics to see because the top one is really closer to the colors and such, but the bottom one shows you more of the heat embossing.  The interesting part of this is the embossing is all in white with clear powder, but it looks yellow in the picture.  I'm sure someone who knows more about photography and light could shed some ideas on how to get a better photo of this layout!  But for now, I'm giving up and writing the blog!  ; )

I was inspired by 3 challenges for this one.  I used the sketch from Stuck?! Sketches, colors from Color My Heart, and embellishments from Heart 2 Heart: use your favorite embellishment.

I heat embossed using Daisy White pigment ink and clear embossing powder images from the Love Life stamp set and the unicorn from Unicorn Dreams.  I then randomly stamped using slate and cotton candy.  The paper strips are from Lolly Doodle.

Crcut Cartridges:  Old West and CTMH Art Philosophy.

Sentiment is from Take Note.

Embellishments:  Sequins, Flamingo Dots, Baker's Twine and my all time favorite (sadly now retired) Mocha Gems!  Yes, if you go back to some of my earliest posts, you'll see Mocha Gems on everything!  I love them.  When I saw they were to be retired, I purchased several packages of them.  I use them on horseshoes, fence posts, for animal eyes, all my country layouts and cards, etc.

Ok, off to get some work done since I spent most of the day searching for the right angle, backdrop colors, lighting, etc to get this dag'gone picture!  Now, I know why I don't usually use white as a background!  Well, there are other reasons; it's hard to hide errors on white!  Sometimes, one can only strategically place so many embellishments!  hahaha

All CTMH from Katiescorner.


  1. Super cute take on the sketch, love the horseshoe banner! Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck?!

  2. What a fun layout! I love how you incorporated the ribbon and the horse shoe border is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  3. I love the idea of a fun and colorful horseshoe border! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  4. This is great! Love all the horse themed embellishments. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in with us at Stuck?!

  5. Really fun, Katrina. I love all those colorful horseshoes! Thanks for taking the Color Dare.

  6. Great layout, Katrina! Those Mocha gems are lovely, I miss them too! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H!

  7. Great layout! Thanks for playing along with H2H!