Living in Las Vegas with a Vintage, Shabby Chic spirit can be challenging at times. I dream of lovely overgrown acres where children run barefoot while dancing with fireflies. Chipped white paint. Antique tea cups with mis-matched place settings. Dining outdoors under a chandelier suspended from an overgrown tree. That's not much to ask for right?
Well, these are the things I think of when photographing my crafts. I want to inspire that sense of warmth and snugly appeal. A few of my favorite tricks:
*Lightening up my photos*
Even when I take outdoor pictures (I almost always do them outside now), I still take the time to lighten them up a bit. It makes everything look a little brighter and softer.
*Close shots with some "props" in the background*
I like to add to the style of card I'm working on. On the pieces below, I wanted to use a little nature and some old books. I'm so happy with the results!
These cards are available at my hubby's, Just Write Blog, this month:
Now I can imagine a babbling brook in the background, instead of a topless boggle tournament billboard. Much better...
Don't forget to register for my Spring Scrapbook Giveaway! Contest ends March 5!