Sunday, March 2, 2014

Playing with my Photo Program

 I have been playing with my photo program today with different brightnesses, contrasts and lightings.  It is amazing how you can alter how a picture looks after it is taken.  I think the first is my favorite, but I also really like the second.  The third has too much yellow, in my opinion.

The image is from Sparkle n Sprinkle.  I just came across the website yesterday and bought a few animal digis.  .I colored the image with Copic markers. It didn't take very much to color it since it is a predominately white animal.  I decided to go with a brownish gray for the color.  I looked up snow leopards and some actually do have blue eyes although, most have muted tones. I actually put three different blue tones in the eyes.  You can't tell at all.  I did decide not to put a greeting on the front.  I wanted to keep it as simple as possible.  My husband came in as I was photographing this card and said "What made you choose that image?"  Thanks, hun....Men!

 I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create  Anything Goes
Anyone for Anya  Masculine or Grungy
CAS on Sunday  Color Me Pretty
Challenges 4 Everybody  Anything Goes
One Stitch ay a Time  Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish  Anything Goes
That Craft Place Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge  Animals
Crafty Calendar Challenge  Animal Antics
Susy Bee;s Bloomin' Challenge  Make It Masciuline
Sisterhood of Crafters  One for the Boys


Angela Treasures said...

Your coloring is absolutely perfect! Love it Love it Love it!!!!! Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody - you can enter 3 projects each month - I hope you do and would love you to join my blog, I have joined yours today. Love Ange xxoo

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Beautiful job of coloring and thanks for sharing the different 'shades' of this same image! Interesting! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ONE FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Sherri said...

Well, whatever made you choose this image, it was a perfect choice! You are in your element when you are coloring animals! This one is no exception. He is gorgeous! It IS amazing how you can change a photo just by playing with it, isn't it!

Seafield Jo said...

Your card is beautiful. That's a gorgeous image which you've coloured so perfectly and I love all your layers.

Jo x

jimlynn said...

Diane, I'm speechless!!! This is jaw dropping beautiful. So real looking and a true work of art!!!

~ginny said...

Beautifully done - a quite compelling presentation of the focal image! I really like the very dramatic framing with the layers of mats. Thanks for taking the time to share your project with us!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create: #61 ATG Challenge [with optional "Use Your Stash"]
RubberMAD (

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design thank you for taking the time to join us over at Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge, we would love the pleasure of your company again next week for another fab challenge…….actually I think they are all great.....
Suzy B~Owner Suzy Bee’s Bloomin Challenge

Stampsnob said...

oooooooooooooooh I love this card , that image is stunning .......Lis

Diane said...

Just a fabulous colored image Diane.

Hugs diane

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 18 make it masculine - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Lisa B said...

What a treat! To see the same image colored in two different ways. How fun! Both of them beautifully done. And don't listen to your hubby, you picked a beautiful image!!

Thanks for playing along with our challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Amanda said...

Hi, Love how you have kept the card simple and not embellished it so as to keep the image the main focal point. Lovely image and coloured beautifully. Thankyou for sharing with us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda

CaroleAnn said...

Awesome job in coloring this beautiful image and I love the eyes! Sometimes simple is better and animals are not always easy to color - at least for me. I think you did such a right on spot job!! Hugs

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Absolutely stunning! Wow!

Jocelyn x
Instead of Ironing Blogspot

Diane said... the image, and all the different "ways" with the photo program!! Your hubby sounds like mine....but I always know if he likes something I made when he says "How much are you going to sell that for?"...LOL...MEN!!! your card and love the image!! Thank you joining us in "The Sisterhood" challenge this week!!
Diane DT

Cindy Groh said...

I love these cards. It is such a perfect set of male cards. May I post a link to your cards on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want in on the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

Asha said...

LOVE these animal cards, Diane; so perfect the boys. And what about your fab coloring... that snow leopard look so real.... those piercing blue eyes... oh my!
hugs, Asha

Deborah Adams said...

Wow, love the blue eyes of the snow leopard just beautiful. DId I say the blue eyes are amazing. :D
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
Deborah OSAAT DT

Becky said...

wow, this is just stunning! Gorgeous image and gorgeous coloring.

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and fabulous coloring job. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood challenge. Come back again.

Nikki Byrne said...

OMG I am in LOVE with this card!! That image is amazing and the simplicity of the card sets it off beautifully!! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs NIKKI DT

CraftyGirl said...

Just lovely! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Valou ALLARD said...

Fabulous card! I love the colouring! thanks for playing with "Robyn's Fetish Challenge". Good luck!

Ms Scrapmess said...

Wow, I love how you have coloured the image, when you were speaking of photography I didn't realise at first the you meant the photo of the card. But the image itself :) Thank you for sharing at AFA!!!

Janneke de Jong said...

Thank you for joining CAS on Sunday ;)

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