Sunday, April 26, 2009

Poor light and mad colours

I seriously need some better lighting at my crafting desk. It's located in probably the darkest corner of the household which originally was an intention as it used to be my computer table and I hate when light glares onto my monitor.

Things have changed though. Even if I'd only use it as a computer table I now have nice widescreen LCD monitor which my beloved hubby gave me for my birthday. Yes, he is lovely. No, you can't have him. So there.

Last night I TOTALLY misjudged the colours while colouring my image and the result is positively mediterranean as opposed to muted vintage chic. Boo-hoo. I tried to tone things down a bit with pale papers - I am starting to like Lily Bee stuff now.

Just imagine the image in soft pale colours now and you see what I tried to achieve. :D

I have seen those litte portable daylight lamps on sale in craft shops online, think I might give one of those a try first!I was following a sketch from Friday Sketchers - it's lovely and very easy to work with!

Card recipe:
Cardstock Bazzill bling & Bazzill Kraft
Patterned papers from Lily Bee and Joanna Sheen
Stamps: main images from Bildmalarna, sentiment Elzybells, stitches HOTP (I think)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo black, Rich Cocoa and Sand
Colouring medium: Whispers markers
Flowers: More of the chain store cheapies I took apart and also some Primas
X-cut butterfly punch
Ribbon, charm and brads from my stash

Thank you for looking!



Nilla said...

I think the contrast looks good! Beautiful interior as well!hugs from Nilla

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a stunning card! The colouring is perfect and I love the beautiful details.

Take care/Gunilla

angeljakki said...

Wow, love your colouring and the card is beautiful x

Murielle said...

OH...Anika, your card is Fabulous and stunning!!!
I love your composition, the papers and colours are wonderful.
Your image and flowers are adorable.
You have beautifully interpreted my sketch.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs, Mumur

Anonymous said...

This card is lovely - the colours work beautifully together.

Sian said...

Beautiful card and the image is gorgeous.


Ann said...

Annika, you have puts lots of lovely detail and design into your card - brilliant. I have one of those daylight craft lamps, they really are worth the spend xx

Frances said...

Hi Annika,

thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - glad you enjoyed your visit :) and glad you left comment as now I've found your blog! Your cards are beautiful (and your story about your hubby & friend below made me laugh - I usually just take the good comments and ignore the bad ones from Hubby LOL)

I couldn't craft without my daylight lamp but I just got a normal desklamp and added daylight bulb (much cheaper). Fran x

Rach said...

Wow this is a beautiful card, so pretty with lots of lovely detail. hugs rachxx

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