6/30/2009

2S4Y and summer fun

We are having a fantastic summer around here. Life is good and we spend our days at the beach. These are days my son will remember as an adult, thinking that the summers were always sunny back then…

This morning before the kids woke up I made a birthday card for a friend using the lovely sketch of the week over at 2Sketches4You, Laura’s sketch #29

Birthday card I think it is really hard taking decent photos when the main color is white (or black). Any tips on how to either take the photo or to fix it with the help of Photoshop (elements) are gratefully accepted.

2009 jun 29_2653 I got this really neat effect when adding Glossy Accent on three of the hearts – they changed color some. And I like it! I also had some crackle accent on the red stripe and the small hearts. And stickles. My friend is a diamond, and diamond needs to sparkle! If you click the images you'll see a bigger picture.

This is how our day yesterday looked like. Awesome. Today, we’ll try a sand beach to get some change.

Hamnholmarna

Hope your day will be as lovely as ours! Bye!!!

13 comments:

Kliri said...

Very, very nice!

Laura Davis said...

Awwwww I love this card! The white is so striking:)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Randee E said...

Absolutely gorgeous take on the sketch. I LOVE all of the white and think the picture quality is perfect :0) Great job!

clouds shadler said...

wow! beautiful card! Your friend will def. like it! I love the cute red pom poms and flower! Very cute water sprinkler jug thingy, hehe! Awesome take on the sketch!

Clouds :D

cheryln said...

It doesn't get better than this! Love this in every way possible!!

Karen said...

What a beautiful and summery card. I think you did a great job photographing it as well. Love the detail shot!

Cindy said...

Wow, love your card! I like how you color the watering pot and the hearts! I thought you did a great job in capturing the shots!

ulrika_m said...

Tokigt snyggt, ääääälskar hjärtana i vattenkannan! Var har du fått tag på den stämpeln? (för det är väl en stämpel?) Fotot ser fint ut tycker jag, men ska kolla i elements vad det heter så du kan ta bort färgstick, för jag misstänker att det är det du vill åt - att det vita blir riktigt vitt. Återkommer om jag har nåt vettigt tips.

Sherri Thompson said...

Your card is absolutely beautful! Very sweet!

Susanne said...

Men guuu vilket sött kort, så rent och somrigt!!! Älskar hjärtanen i kannan, jättesött!!! Är det en stämpel eller har du arrangerat dem själv?
Fotot ser helt underbart ut med klippor och horisontlinjen, det är livet!!! Måste bara fråga var fotot är taget nånstans? Ungefär så ser det ut här uppe hos oss ute vid havet, jättevackert! Älskar havet!!!
Ha en underbar fortsättning på den härliga sommaren!!! :-)

Kramisar Susanne

Sara said...

So pretty, I love the white!

Heather said...

Um Hello this is adorable too I love the deminsion on it and such cute images!!!

Heather

Tina said...

This card ist so lovely and you should put in into a frame. Wow! :)

Hugs, Tina