I have been inspired to join this Black and White Photo Challenge by my friend, Amanda from Unique So Chic. She has been doing the most amazing things with her photos and photoshop so I thought it was time for me to give it a go.
So here are my efforts:
For this image I chose a photo of rain drops on geraniums and changed it to black and white. I then used my Memory Manager’s Filters/Stylise function to create a negative embossed effect.
I did the same for the next photo of a daisy and the embossing was a lot stronger on the single flower. The little raindrops have come up a lot stronger in this image and actually I feel that this has come out a lot better.
For my last effort I have used the Filter/Surface and Frosted Glass function.
This has made the daisy look quite fuzzy, but the raindrops still stand out.
I can see this is going to be challenging which will be good for me to stretch my imagination and do something completely different with my photography.
Wow, we are getting so close with Make Shift opening for the public. It has been a lot of hard work, but it is going to be so worth it. I would like to thank my fellow Collective Members who have been amazing in their commitment and resourcefulness to help get this dream up and running. It has been an incredible journey and I would love to think there is far more to come as well.
We have Father’s Day coming up next month and living in a rugby mad country I have made some special themed cards for Make Shift. In New Zealand, the All Blacks are our national rugby team and in the process of de-stashing I found some All Blackstickers that I had bought to do some All Black layouts after we won the Rugby World Cup in 2011. (James took so many photos of the victory parade that I ended up doing a photo book instead!) These stickers became my inspiration for some cards instead and I am pleased how they turned out. I kept to a simple black and white theme as it emphasised the clean lines of the stickers which meant they were very quick and easy to make. I have also chosen the sentiments so that the cards could be suitable for both Father’s Day and birthdays.
Here they are:
Before going on to listing the materials used I would like to make a special mention of where I get my base card stock from. Because I make lots of cards I do not have the time to cut, score and fold all the base cards, so a few years ago I discovered Cardmakers in Christchurch. Nicky and Joe Arts provide a huge range of basic cards, bulk supplies, die cut cards and many other essential supplies for cardmakers. They have been amazing with their service, which has been even more remarkable since the earthquakes in Christchurch meant they were unable to access their premises in the Red Zone. Despite this massive disruption I have always had my cards delivered promptly and they will give you extra cards when you order a bulk supply of cards. They do deliveries overseas as well so please take the time to support them by visiting their website and checking out their great deals at: