Sunday, August 22, 2010

Busy Bee

I just love this pic I got recently at my Mother In Law's house. She has amazing gardens and right before my camera died I snapped off this last pic. I didn't know how well it had come out until I got home and loaded it up. I have just recently started using the Manual settings on my camera and this is one of the first great shots I got while playing around with the settings. I love it! This is a cropped image of it:

I of course had to create a LO for my special bee and I was torn between a whimsical LO or a serious LO where I show off my new photography skills. When I saw the August sketch at the Scrap a Little blog by Helen Croft I knew the Whimsical LO was going to win! Combined with the Echo Park Sweet Summertime kit from The Scrap Room kit this month, I was ready to go! Here's my take on the sketch:

I really went all out with the whimsical theme, using pop dots to lift up the cloud, flowers and little saying. I also doodled around almost everything to make it stand out against the busy background.

Materials Used: Echo Park Sweet Summertime kit from The Scrap Room, Size 01 Zig Pen in Black, Pop Dots, Colorbox Brown Cat's Eye Ink Pad

1 comment:

  1. that layout really is a gorgeous one!!!
    I am also trying to use the manual mode at the moment. I find it so frustrating though as it is hard to get the exposure right. Photos are often too dark or too light. But I keep on practising! :)