Saturday, September 25, 2010

A New Love

I finally bought a new camera and I love it! Yeehaw! Woohoo! (Insert your own personal cheer!) I took everyone's advice, coupled it with my own desires and needs, and settled on this:

There were a few models that I had on my list but, in the end, I decided on the Canon SX20IS mainly because of three things: a beautiful wide lens, super macro capability, and high-definition video. This camera is in a category all its own because it's neither a point-and-shoot nor a digital SLR. In fact, digital SLRs can't shoot in super macro without a specific macro lens. That really sold me because my camera allows in maximum light with its wide lens and it can focus on something only two millimetres away!

Having this new camera in my possession really got my creative juices flowing and I whipped up this card for the CAS85 Fall Colour Challenge (kraft, red, vanilla and brown). Have you ever known me to pass up a challenge that involves kraft? LOL I wasn't sure what I was doing with the colours until I gathered all the cardstock together in a pile. Then I decided I would try inking up an impression plate (as seen in some of the popular letterpress tutorials that have been floating around blogland lately). I don't have a brayer so I just swiped my ink pad across the plate before impressing. Then the rest of the card fell together after I decided that red would be the accent colour. See the looped hemp cord on the side? I totally made that up after the card didn't look finished. I think I'll be doing more of that soon!

Sources: SU Early Espresso, Kraft, Naturals Ivory & Real Red cardstock; PTI Butterfly Dreams; PTI Birthday Basics; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Vivid Red ink; SU Crumb Cake ink; PTI In Bloom impression plate; PTI Butterfly die; QuicKutz Epic Six; Fiskars Nostalgia Corner Edger; SU Scallop Trim border punch; Darice hemp cord; Stampin' Dimensionals; SU Crystal Effects

10 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

that looped twine is so fun! fab CAS card and congrats on your new camera, too! ahhh.... sounds like a fun new toy... =)

Lindsey said...

Nice choice on the camera!
LOVE this card. The inked impression plate layer adds so much! Do you ever feel sorry for all those antenna-less butterflies we create, though? :P

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, woohoo, great camera, totally green over this side of the pond:0)
Love your card, great colours again and the letterpress makes a beautiful effect, Happy Sunday to you :0) xxx

Lynn said...

Emily, love your card...great colors...and ooh...doing the happy dance that you got your new camera!!

Karen B. said...

You won't be disappointed with that camera, I have one too! Love the details on your card.

Meg said...

Oooh, looks like a pretty fancy-shmancy camera! And looks like it takes nice photos, too! Great card for the CAS challenge--I am stealing your idea of a text-stamped butterfly ASAP.

Love the "letterpress" and the tied twine, too! And the scallop edge hanging off the side--fabulous touch!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is simply beautiful love your work!!!!

Jennifer said...

Very Pretty!! Love the colors!! (=

Sally Atkins said...

Oooo, I'm drooling over your new camera Emily! Enjoy it! And I love your card - the effect of inking up an impression plate is stunning!

Vicky Hayes said...

The card is wonderful. I love your clean style and the way your details are just enough and never over the top. Have fun with that camera!