Monday 26 September 2011

Photography Course in Robin Hoods Bay

We've been looking forward to this weekend for what seems absolutely ages - by 8.30am Saturday morning we were already on the road to Whitby armed with our new cameras and tripods.  Afer a rather expensive ham sandwich with chunky chips served up in a flower pot!!! yes a flower pot!! we explored the shops and then headed back to RHB to our Bed & Breakfast The Manning Tree.

Sunday we were up bright and early and on the beach at RHB by 9am.  Our course started at 10am so with a hot cuppa, a presentation to watch, theory papers to fill in and learn (which to be honest went straight over my head), we were off putting all we'd learnt that morning into practise.  Keith our tutor was brilliant - we were all novices but he still managed to give us the attention we needed with our cameras.

Afer 3 hours of camera practise these are just a couple of shots I came up with using large and shallow depth of field, moving my focus point from centre to left, macro shots etc

and the winning photo of the day was my shot of this flower lol....

Both hubby and myself had a brilliant time and already looking at attending Part 2 of the course early next year.

Thanks for looking

Sunday 11 September 2011

Sketchy Thursday

Wow, can't quite believe that I have got myself so organised but I have prepared 4 layouts for my Thursday and Fridays classes of scrapbooking!!.  All commissions from work are upto-date so some well earned time spent on joining in with another challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays.

Their challenge for their GDT spot in October is to follow a sketch but also to use the colours in the photo.  This is the sketch and colours....

and here is my take on it. 

I have used a photo of a beautiful fountain that I took whiltst visiting Burton Agnes ( a gorgeous stately home in North Yorkshire) and lightly sepia'ed it !!  The papers are a combination of Crate's Paper, Bo Bunny and Websters and all have been distressed and inked with Vintage Photo.  The flowers and butterflies are made with Tim Holtz diecuts, Martha Stewart Lattice punch was used on the 2 borders and the title was cut with Story Book on the Cricut.  Think thats it lol.

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Saturday 10 September 2011

Let's Capture These Sketches - sketch challenge

Over at Let's Capture These Sketches there challenge is to follow a sketch so just had to join in with this one!

I have used papers from the Madeline Colection by Prima,  some Prima ribbons, some Prima flowers, oh and the packaging that the Prima flowers came in!!!  I have added a diamate swirl, some butterflies from Tim Holtz die cuts and the leaf flourish is a Cherry Lyn diecut which I have now misplaced!!  Hope that when I was cleaning up my table it didnt drop in the bin like my mobile phone did once!!  Anyway here is the page with a photo of my beautiful daughter on it.

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Sunday 4 September 2011

Something new

I was very lucky to get Julie Nuttings 'Collage Couture' as a belated birthday pressie and I have to admit on opening the first page was totally hooked!!  I have drawn and designed not only Julie's examples but some of my own 'croquis' and dresses!

I made a couple of little ones as practice then went on to making this one using diecut flowers on the background

Just need to practice on mixed media backgrounds - so must learn to be spontaneous and messy!! 

Thanks for looking x