Sunday, March 17, 2013

So much to say {lawn fawn inspiration week}

It's time for another lawn fawn inspiration week!  We're kicking things off with the set "so much to say."  The sentiments in this set are a little bolder, and I love that.  My favorite one is the happy birthday sentiment, but I've used it several times already on other projects, so I challenged myself to use my second favorite - the "feel better" scripty sentiment:

feel better - smile!

I created a sunny background, using blue for the "feel better" sentiment, and made sun rays out of the Belinda's borders line image.

feel better - smile!

I cut a circle into my white focal mat, and then another, smaller circle into a hot pink carstock mat, finally leading to the plaid patterned paper (from the Daphne's closet collection) and that adorable little sun.  I love the tiny images included in "so much to say" - they're adorably lawn fawn, in miniature size.

The banner shape is from "home sweet home" and the "smile" sentiment is also from "so much to say."

Because I've been getting a few emails lately, asking how I take my pictures, I'll share a few of my set-ups this week.  Here's how I took these card pictures:

feel better - smile!

When I'm not "staging" my card, I usually just grab a kitchen chair, and bring it close to the patio window (where I get great light in the morning, but not so much in the afternoon - you have to know your lighting!)  I used some patterned paper for my card background, and stacked a few cedar planks underneath my card to ground it.  I'm too lazy to buy foam core board, or anything else to bounce the light back onto my card:  I wrap my kitchen curtain around another chair and that seems to work just fine for me.

I hope this card brought a little sunshine to your day.  I hope you'll come back to see more lawn fawn over the next few days!

19 comments:

  1. Loooove your card!!
    Love the layering and the background and that little sun is sooooo adorable!!
    PS: love the extra photo! Great tip! :)
    Enjoy your Sunday!

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  2. You know what, Miss Elena? You've just sold this set to me. No word of a lie. This card is awesome. And I would never have gone for this set if I hadn't seen your card!! Honk!

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  3. love the idea ofthe feel better background, I will have to remember that one.

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  4. This is so sweet, Elena! And so clever, too!

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  5. (OMG, that's what I do sometimes when I'm photographing one of my projects! I love that you showed the staging pic, too!) OK, on to the card - IT IS ADORABLE! You convinced me to get the set (which is why LF picked you ;) ). Very nice job!

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  6. such a feel good card. Totally love the design. I love everything about this card. Thanks for the extra pic too of your setup!

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  7. Adorable card Elena! I now have Lawn Fawn stamp sets in my wish list for next month because of your projects. :) Thanks for that extra photo. It's a simple yet very effective photo set up! I love your photos a lot! But then you already know that! ;)

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  8. Sweet card Elena, love the way you made your sun rays for that darling little sun!

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  9. I love the card! just perfect for little kids birthday (those are the hardest ones for me) also thanks for the tip on photography this one is much easier than using my doors as background!! LOL.

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  10. such a sweet card - thanks for sharing your photo tricks!
    Sandra ltb

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  11. Sweet card...would make anyone feel better. Thanks for the photo-taking info.

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  12. This is ADORABLE!!! I love it!

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  13. I just love your card, Elena! It was so clever for you to use your stamps to create your background...seamless and and beautiful! Love the window with the mini "happy sun", too!
    Thanks so much for your tip on taking pics of your cards...looks like you get a lot of light in that spot, and your cards look amazing!

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  14. Super cute card, Elena!
    And thanks for sharing how you take your photos!

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  15. Such a happy card! Thank you for sharing how you take pics of your cards!

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  16. This is so cute! I LOVE the combination of colors, the little plaid circle that the sun is on, the border you used for the rays. Perfect in every way!

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  17. Cute card - love the peekaboo sun on the plaid background, the way you made a background with the sentiment and those sunrays out of the border stamp is genius. Thank you for sharing this sweet card!

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