Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sideoats & Scribbles Weekly Challenge #2

From Adriel:

If you've been following our blog for awhile, you probably know that I'm a sucker for an occasional challenge, and if you know anything about Generation Y, they like challenges... I learned that at a corporate road show recently that Gary and I went to for Tropical Smoothie Cafe... and, back to the challenge. Right, so I like to participate in challenges every now and then, depending on how much time I have and if I feel like it (rambling again!)... I found this new challenge on sideoatsandscribbles through kwerner's blog that is a great challenge! Lisa has a tutorial each week on how to make your pictures look better. Then, you make a card and use her tutorial to make the picture look better and you submit your before and after. The day I found the challenge, I had just finished a card with white in it (that was one of the requirements for entering this week), so I already had a card made and had taken pictures of it. Sooooo, here's the pics:

BEFORE

Totally gloomy and dull and lifeless... I even hate sharing it because it's so ugly! Can someone say "Blah!" ... thank you! =P

Let's move on, shall we?

AFTER
It's better... I can't say that I'm completely satisfied with it, but it's much better than the first! Whew! =)

And just for the fun of it...
I added a bit more brightness and contrast to the "After". This one is my favorite. =)

Anyway, go visit Lisa's blog and check out her AMAZING photography and her tutorials. I'm sure you'll see an improvement in your pictures just by following her first 2 tips! =)
Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by and joining us for another creative discovery.

Edited to add that I forgot to add my Stampin' Up! copyright text to my images... sorry! All stamped images and DS paper are copyright Stampin' Up!. =)

7 comments:

Kristina said...

Wow, great pictures and a great card! I love your final picture as well... I've gotta work on learning how to sharpen mine even more too. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel Hope said...

Love the colors and details of your card and Wow on the difference a little filtering will make, huh?!?!?

Winter said...

Cute! It really brightens it up, dosen't it?!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Wow! Looks great! Love the pretty card!
:) Rachel

Bethany Paull said...

I like the last one best too! Fab photo and totally fab card. It is seriously trendy beautiful!

stephsidestory said...

Great editing! You do exactly what I do (adding contrast) and it makes a difference, doesn't it? Great card, too :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Love your card. Thanks for the link to the photofix tutorial!