Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Dracula Max - Spoonful of Sugar


Halloween
is the theme this week on A Spoonful of Sugar and my Fellow DT members have come up with some scary creations to give you inspiration so click HERE to view them and join in the challenge
We have a fabulous prize this week of the cute High Hopes stamp "First Ride". This has very kindly been donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. Silly Monkey crafts have some great new products in stock including Pink Magnolia stamps.

Can anyone let me know if there is a secret to taking good photos of red cards, they never seem to show the real colours and my poor little Dracula Max looks quite washed out. He is lovely and bright IRL, he is one of Janets great stamps at Spiral Whisper and has been coloured with Copics, I added glaze to the little pumpkin and some glitter to his lace colour and cuffs. The Ovals have been cut with Nesties, I run pearlised red card through the skull folder on th CB. The bats were cut and embossed with a CB folder and Die and the Boo was cut on the cricut. I added red Stickles to the bats eyes which dosn't show up but looks quite scary IRL, the Spider charm and black ribbon are from stash.
Update thanks so much Jo she took my pictures and "mucked around" with them, they now look much better.



37 comments:

Rach said...

ooooo jacqui, this is gorgeous, love all of it your bats look awesome...must get one of those dies...I don't know any secrets with taking pictures of red cards, sorry...:( i have the same problems sweetie. have a great day. huggles rachxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful Halloween card Jacqui, what a super image! The bats and embossed panel look fabulous. Red's a tricky colour to colour with and take pics of...let me know if you discover the secret of taking good pics :-)
Hugs
Carole x

Bubbles said...

Wow love it Jacqui, the red and black colour combinations is great, the embossing and image are fab to!
Joanne x

Shary said...

I have the same problem Jacqui, it always looks too bright!
Gorgeous card and great colours, fab!

Janet said...

Wow this is fab Jacqui! I am about to use this image for a halloween birthday card for my son! You have given me some inspiration but first I must draw some bats!X

Lisa said...

Wow Jacqui love this, I think I can see those flappy cuttlebug bats??? and embossing??? love the scalloepd edges...I've just got me three sets of those fab nests.

Anne said...

Your little guy looks cut and not too scary. The card is beautifully constructed, love it :-) x

CraftyC said...

Fantastic colouring on this Jacqui, another fab card!
Clairexx

Heather's Creations said...

Great card Jacqui, he looks scary but cute ;0)
It isn't necessarily how you photgraph your card, Jacqui, its how your computer interprets it when you upload it. I run all my photo's through paintshop pro and that corrects any digital anomalies. Hope this helps hun :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

bolha said...

Love the embosed paper. The card is gorgeous.

x Natasha x

CraftyC said...

Fantastic colouring on this Jacqui, another fab card!
Clairexx

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous card. I just love those bats. They look amazing. I wish I had more "toys"! Hugs Jeanette

mueppi said...

Ohh. Jacqui
what a wonderful card!
I love the papers and all details!
Hugs Gisela

Debbie said...

This is fab Jacqui I love all the little details,The only thing I can think of for taking pics is if you had a scanner to try scanning it in that is what i use all the time. Hugs debbie x

gina said...

what a great card, love the image and the red embossed background
Gina xxx

All Pink girl said...

OOO this is fabulous love the image and the little bats ,brilliant ,Dawnxx

Chris said...

Fantastic card Jacqui! I love Janet's little Halloween boy and your colouring is wonderful as always. The embossed panel is fabby too! Re: your photograph Sweetie, red is one of those difficult colours, together with yellow and lilac. I don't know which graphics package you use but that would be the answer, to put it through the filters which should correct the contrast, brightness and colour. A lot of graphics software has an automatic correct button which does it all for you. Hope this helps or tell me to shut up if you already know this LOL! Hugs, Chris xxx

Jo said...

Hi Jacqui.

I don't know what camera you're using, so can't really help in that respect., but red is a bit tricky.. as was said, I also use photohop to change the contrast. Also, a red filter may help to emphasize the colours a little..

Also, do you use flash? Can you turn it off? it may be that the aperture is too high/ shutter too quick to get the colours. Turn off the flash, or cover it with tissue to make it lesh harsh.. that should help x

Jo said...

Jacqui.. touched them up for you., and emailed them back. x

Donna said...

Fantastic card Jacqui, love the stickled eye's on the bat. Have a great day. Donna x

Tammi said...

What a spooktacular card! Pretty embossing and cool spider! xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is too beautiful to be scary. Warm regards

Kim Piggott said...

Brilliant card!
love your image with his great pumkin and those bats are great.
kim x

Donna said...

Oh wow Jacqui, I am so loving this card, especially the great contrast of colours and the cute little stamp, he's so sweet :) Donna x

Sharon said...

Ab Fab! This is stunning Jacqui. I think the red has come out really well and I love the glittery bits on Max. A wonderful card.
Sharon

Sue said...

Fantastic card Jacqui and i love the little bats too:)

sue
xx

Wendy said...

This is a wonderful card Jacqui. Great image.
Wendy x

Mel said...

Stunning card and love the colour :)
Mel

Donalda's Blog said...

OHHHHHHH this is so adorable dear. I love the coloring and the way you embellished it dear. Just gorgeous as always

Andrea, said...

Another fantastic card Jacqui, the image is great and your colouring is wonderful

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is fabulous Jacqui, Max looks so cool and I love his shiny pumpkin, Debbie gave me a great tip a while ago and that is to scan your cards.. they come out fab and you don't have to worry about the lighting and get such true to life colours, Hugs, Nikki x

Mariska said...

Wow Jacqui, this one is gorgeous. Love the fibrant colours and that die looks fantastic! I've been checking out the cards I've missed since my last visit to your blog and they are all amazing. I can't say it enough... you are one talented lady!

xxx
Mariska

ink'n'rubba said...

very striking card Jacqui and love the cute Dracula with his sparkly lace cuffs! And those bats are just fabulous. hugs, annie x

flati said...

Fantastic coloring as always.
I'm a fan of your works.

Hugs, Sonja xxx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is fab, very vibrant. Michele x

Kim said...

What a stunner this card is, luv it to bits...

carolann said...

Wow this card looks so proffesional WTGxxxx

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