Saturday, September 18, 2010

We're back from our trip and feel totally overwhelmed by the backlog of chores, gardening, office work, etc. that has piled up. But never too busy to have a go at a card challenge. I'm not very happy with my effort at Clean and Simple FTL 108. Since I scanned it I've added glossy accents to the flower which is definitely an improvement. I notice other people take a photo of their card rather than scan it, so I'm going to have to find a place with a plain background and see how I go.

It really is a round card - the scanner just makes a square background. Paper is Basic Grey, flower stamp a freebie in a magazine, and sentiment from Stamp-It.

Had a quick go at 107.

Tree stamp is by Grace Taylor and sentiment from Darkroom Door.

We had a great camping trip. Stayed in Coolah Tops National Park on the way out. There were lots of very tame kangaroos and wallabies in the camp ground, many with joeys.

We then went on to our favourite camping spot on the Paroo River in SW Queensland - very remote and very quiet. It restores my sanity


  1. I think your C&S challenge card came out great. Scanning does tend to "flatten" you image (I have the whole photo set up which is a bother so I use two plain placemats for my background and do it on my dining table which has really good lighting for photos).

  2. Camping in the United States in Michigan doesn't look ANYTHING like your camping at all! What a beautiful park! Thanks so much for sharing these photos... I believe this is the first time I've ever been to your blog... We'd love to have you enter some of your fabulous things in the challenges over at http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.

  3. I agree with Gale and think your card turned out great! I also use two plain placemats or pieces of cardstock (though sometimes I add other things in the photo to give it an artsy look?) and take the photo wherever there is good lighting.
    Thanks for sharing your camping photos - awesome!