August 09, 2007

Sneak peak #2

Grrrr. I am having trouble figuring out the settings on my new camera. All of my card photos are blurry, but none of my people/action/foliage shots are. What's up with that? Am I getting too close? Help Jen! (My SIL has the same camera as I)

Anyway, this is another card I made using Verve Visual's newest stamp set. It will be released on August 20th (and might be available for pre-order sooner!). I used 7 different stamps on this card and one piece of scrap PP (that Cosmo Cricket Gretal again!). This was actually pretty quick to put together once I had cut out all my flowers. So sorry the picture is blurry again, I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong. ETA: Thanks for all the help on figuring out my camera! I think I needed to hit the macro button! You are all angels in disguise!

SUPPLIES: Vanilla CS is SU!, teal CS is Bazzill, ink is Colorbox, Versamagic, Memories and Versamark, White EP, piercing, ribbon is from my stash, and stamps are from Verve Visual!

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, this is so cool! Looks like an antique sampler!

Julie Campbell said...

Dana! Man, you're good! This card is PERFECT! Which part is stamped and which part is the patterned paper? It all flows so well together! BTW, I'm having the same issue with my camera! My husband tried switching the settings the other day and now I can't figure out how to get it back! Let me know if you find out any secrets!

Peggy S said...

Not sure if you have a fancy camera with crazy settings, but by chance you have a regular old digital camera like mine (I need to upgrade!). To get clear shots I put it on the Tulip setting and try not to get too close. Rather, zoom in but not to digital zoom range.

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, what a great card, can't wait to see the set.

Jen said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the pattern.

As for the camera, if you are putting your lens too close to the subject without the Macro/SuperMacro the little focus box won't turn green (not focused). To test your shots, try this. It will focus on the subject without taking a picture if you press the shutter button half-way. You can adjust what you are focusing on from there. Just lift your finger, move the camera and press half-way. Press fully when you find the shot you want. Try putting it on just Macro to see what happens. Another option, step back from the subject and use your zoom (optical only!) to get closer. The little focus box in the middle of your screen will tell you if your picture is in focus (it will go green).

Tip: If you want more than one shot of the same subject, and you aren't changing too much (i.e. distance, angle, lighting), keep your finger pressed to the half-way point on the shutter button.

Goodluck! Email me if you feel the camera needs a flying lesson via the window. I had to go through a major learning curve (no camera to this one), so you are a few steps ahead of me. It'll all work out.

Nancy said...

As Peggy said, try the "Macro" setting which shows you the little tulip in your display when you choose it.

When I take my card photos, I do it in as much light as possible, with the Macro setting and no flash.

My photos aren't perfect, but they work!

Great card, by the way!!

Shadowcatcher said...

Beautiful card, Dana! Sounds like everyone told you about the Macro setting. Basically this setting is for any object you are shooting that you are 4 feet or closer to. It shifts the depth of field so you can focus on things that are much closer.

Jessica said...

This card is beautiful! i love the paper! This card reminds me of a quilt or old fabric. Very nice.

mum on the run said...

Beautiful card, love all the fine detailing!!

Releasing the dragonfly said...

Love love love it!! The colors are awesome, as is the pattern...and that flower is beautiful!! One of your best, so far!

Allison said...

Great card...do you have the tulip displayed on your camera's screen? I couldn't get a non-blurry shot until I found this!

Corie said...

Ah man -- now I really need this set. This is gorgeous.

Bethany Paull said...

What a gorgeous card. The way you trimmed the edges of the designer paper and pierced...inspired!

Okay, I have no idea what the tulip is for on my camera, but I will try that setting for my next camera shot and see if there's any improvement.

Heidi said...

WOW!!! Love this card!! The design is beautiful and love the color combo!! Can't wait to see this set!