I had bigger plans for the PTI blog hop, I really did, but things (read: basement renovations and a packed weekend) interfered. Nonetheless, I managed to print out the template and use part of it to create a Christmas tag.
Now, here's the question. Do you like the photo better without flash:
they are both taken within about 5 minutes of each other, in daylight and without any different lighting, save for the bounced flash. I'm trying to decide which version I like better.
Without flash, the photo is softer and more moody - which is almost always my preference, but the with-flash photo is so bold and bright. As the days become darker in the winter months, I may have to resort more and more to using my flash. It happens every year.
If you are curious about my gear, here is a link to my (rolls eyes) huge splurge - the lightscoop. A real bounce flash was not in my budget, but I have used and loved my 25$ lightscoop for years now. If you have very large rooms, or extremely high ceilings, this is not the product for you, but it works perfectly fine for me.
The tag came together very simply: I printed Nichole's template and chopped off everything but this one shape. You are supposed to fold in the corners to make a pointy roof, but I kept it even less fussy by refusing to add extra steps. A few scallops for a roof, a rectangle of red cardstock for a door, a stamped sentiment (from Bells & Boughs) and a Christmas wreath (from Clear and Simple's Rag Doll House.)
I hope you like it!