Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Last NSD Layout to Share


I started this layout on Saturday morning around 10 am... and I think it took me a good 12 hours to finish!!  It's not overly complicated, aside from a bit of handcutting and handmade denim and paper flowers.  I think I fussed over it entirely too long - I used it for a DT application and while I love the end result, I have come to the realization that the flowers all ended up in the same position that I had them in at around 2pm...   Thanks to Lori for the PUSH to "just finish it already!" :)

Let me first apologize for the quality of the photos.  As I may have mentioned in an earlier post, I sent my Nikon D70 in for service.  In order to keep things simple, I sent only the camera body, leaving my lenses at home so I could use them with the D90 that Nikon had so thoughtfully sent me to use during the absence of my D70.

Imagine my surprise when I received my camera back, popped on my 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 lens and took some photos, only to discover that they still produced soft images!  I called the Nikon service department and emailed them a few SOOC (straight out of the camera) photos so they could check the quality.  He agreed that they were soft, but suggested that since the body only was sent, perhaps there was a problem with the lens?

I thought that he was just reaching, because I had kept my lens to use with the D90... although when I checked back, nearly ALL the photos I had taken with the D90 were either with my 50mm f/1.8 lens or my 70-300 f/4-5.6 lens.  And the one or two that I took with the 18-70mm lens WERE a little soft...

Did I mention that this all went down the week before ScrapFest??  Arggghhhh!

Lucky for me, I have a fantastic CSR and when I contacted her, panicking, she assured me that they could send me a camera in time for my class.  Thanks, Cassie!!

So, needless to say, I have been unable to find the time to get my camera and lens packed up and shipped off to Nikon to service.  And I'm a little leary to be without my camera for a few weeks... and I feel terrible asking Cassie for a camera AGAIN!

Let's just say that you'll be able to tell which ones were photographed with the 50mm lens compared to the 18-70mm...  Oh, and let's just overlook the terrible shadows from the quick snap taken outside at midday... *sheesh*

Anyhoo... here it is!

Orange flowers and foliage were handcut from Little Yellow Bicycle's Traveler line that was featured in the Just Cre8 August 2009 kit.  I added bling and/or buttons to all flowers.  Lots of texture and dimension going on here!

Here are detail photos:

Denim flowers were made by cutting circles freehand from denim fabric and squishing into a flower shape.  I added the stem and petals cut from paper on top to give the illusion of blooms.

Newsprint flowers were made from old dictionary paper (Thanks, Jen!), using Leah Fung's technique.  

Five-petal flowers, small flower and centres were punched using EK Success and Stampin' Up punches. 

Journaling was handwritten on cardstock strips, inked and attached with foam pieces for dimension.  It reads: " Caught in the act - I came into the kitchen and found you enjoying your cereal, down to the last drop!  Guess we need some more etiquette lessons!"

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. It's really lovely -- love those flowers!


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