Saturday 9 January 2010

New Baby

Thankfully, I got the urge to make a card yesterday evening! I thought I'd lost the plot with card-making after losing Mum, but I'm pleased to report, I just might have found it again!

I got this gorgeous WOJ image from my lovely and oh so talented friend Barbara, 'Hunnybunny' a few weeks ago, but events stopped me using her until now. (She would've been Ideal for when Alfie came along on my birthday).
I used an old SCS sketch..SC68.

I only used one colour oc Copic for this image, BV02. The base card is white linen and the frame is Nestabilities Labels 4. Apart from the pearls, which a slightly more on the pink side, all the colours are the same believe it or not! It's my stupid camera!! It seems incapable of getting true colours. The background paper and the ribbon are identical lavender colours but will my camera pick it up? NO! It turns the ribbon blue no matter WHAT setting I put it on. I've adjusted the settings in Windows to try and get it looking the right colours, but it's not quite right, even now.
I get so annoyed when I can't get true colours. Anyone got any suggestions?
Well, I think I'll get back to playing while I'm in the swing of it. 

Thanks for calling by
Viv xxx


hello gorgeous said...

Hey Viv, lush card hon, I get the same with taking pics but I do only have a mobile phone - desparately need a digi camera, especially with my new venture coming up!

Sorry to hear you lost your mum lovely, sending you hugs.

LOVING a bit of Tony Bennett! ;o)

Pop on over to my new blog home and say hi!

love, hugs and snogs!

hello gorgeous xxx

cats whiskers said...

So nice to have you back to creating dear, its the best healer!! this is just stunning sweetie love that image perfect for a new baby, (just to let you know it is a WOJ image).
Hugs Jacqui x

MicheyMoo said...

Nice to see you back here Viv. Take all the time you need to get back on your feet lovely, we'll be here waiting for you when you're ready. Losing your darling Mum is a big deal and takes time.

This is a lovely card.....soft and gorgeous and that image is divine. I often have probs with my white balance settings too......still trying to figure it out....if I discover something fantabulous I'll let you know.

Lots of hugs and loving, Michey xxx

issy said...

Just beautiful Viv, and the colours look fine to me.

Ive no suggestions on the colour problem, but you know me n camera's dont mix.


Marisa said...

What a precious picture. You have coloured and framed it fabulously. Glad to see you post, it's healing for the soul. Big (((hugs))).

Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, wow that card is stunning, the image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Viv. x

Lynne in NI said...

Lovely card Viv, and such pretty colours too! Sorry, have no advice about the camera - mine takes rubbish photos!
Good to see you back - hope you're doing OK

Renee said...

Viv this is so pretty! I'm so glad that you're feeling better and wanting to stamp again. It takes time but time heals everything


My Creative Time said...

It is so good to see you back Viv! your card is beautiful! I love that image, very pretty!
Big Hugs to You!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Viv. Lovely to see you back around again.

Donna xx

Beth Norman said...

Welcome back. I hope you are feeling at peace knowing your mother is looking down on you--proud of your accomplishments and talent. This card is another example of what your mom is so proud of.


Beth xoxo

shulsart said...

Wonderful card, Viv. So happy to see you back. I have the same digital camera problem but with me it is reds, they always come out looking orange no matter what I do. Very frustrating. Going to have to save my pennies and get a light tent with proper lighting. Then I think the colors will be true.
Hugs to you.

Lorie said...

Hi Viv!
Your card is precious!! That image is so sweet, and your coloring is inspirational as always! It is great to have you posting again! I've missed you so much! I wish I could help you with the true color thing, but I'm about as challenged as they come with all this technical stuff! A light tent?! (above) Sounds like a must have!! :-)

Love ya,


Jackie said...

Superb card Viv and I am soooooooooooo happy to see you back on track with cardmaking :o)
Jackie xx

thread-bare said...

Hi Viv... good to hear you are getting a bit of normality back. This card is so pretty & the colour is perfect. Take care xx Clare x

Oma said...

Beautiful card Viv!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Viv - I've been such a bad blogger...I totally missed the post on your mom!!! I'm so sorry to hear she passed!!! Big hugs GF!!!

I'm glad you had a chance to's always good for the soul!!!It's a beautiful card!!!

Thinking of you!!! Hugs ~S~