Saturday, March 21, 2009

From A Husband's View

I have been very fortunate to have a husband who not only supports my desire of making cards, scrapbooking and buying of supplies, but really blessed as he is an avid photographer who not only shoots weddings, portraits and so forth but has a true love for nature. As he and I were going back and looking at all the pictures he has taken of the beautiful animals God has so graciously given to us to enjoy, he made a suggestion of "How come you never make cards with photographs?" Hmmm...good question I thought. My response was I never had really thought about it, but it would be easy to do I think as the wheels in my head started to turn and use the sentiments from different stamp companies to accompany the picture. He who has a very artistic eye stated that the picture should be the main focal point with minimal or no embellishments. Of course you know us gals, we have to have the bling, the ribbon, flowers or whatever else we feel that needs to make the WOW factor happen for that particular card. But I agreed to use minimal embellishments and it is true, that the photo should be the focal point. So here are a couple I have done and have printed many more pictures to make into cards as I now have this vast array of ideas constantly running through my mind. LOL!!!! This particular picture of the peacock won my husband an prestigous award from WPPI because of the way he had captured this natural photograph of the male bird as he was getting ready to dance for the females attention. And by the way he was laying on the ground shooting this at a very close range which normally the birds would run when a human comes upon them to close. ( but secretly I think he is Dr.Dolittle as he talks to the animals.) LOL!!!!

5 comments:

xiumaiyuki said...

These cards are wonderful! You really did a fabulous job of bringing out the stunning photos. I love the peacock one...all that gorgeous shades of blue! Your DH is very talented. I'm sure he'd be my DH's idol! :)

Michelle Walpole said...

oh yes very talented. I have a great card using a photo if you would like to see.

I agree the photo should be the focal point...just insert image there as well...that is how I was taught card making....image is the focus....eye travels left to right....if the card opens out to the left then the image really should be facing that way...etc etc...

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful cards! LOOOOOVE the peacock!

Jessica said...

Dr. Doolittle huh? LOL!!! You know I had an uncle who had animals follow him everywhere on the farm. This picture of this peacock is BEAUTIFUL! The layering background paper just makes the greenish color in his feathers stand out. The scallop edging is a very nice touch as it truly goes with the roundness part of each feather. Just Beautiful!!!!!!!! This is definitely a WOW factor card!

stampin abi said...

I love the peacock! great pictures!