My Hero

Monday, March 6, 2017

There are some fun colors this week at Color Throwdown.  Whenever I see colors like that it makes me think of my super hero stamps!  So I grabbed one of them and sat down to color.

A couple of years ago I made a tag using the female super hero version of this stamp set and it's one of my favorite projects.  I keep it on a shelf around my stamping desk and I took it out for a little inspiration as I contemplated this challenge.  I ended up CASing myself and now I've got a matching set!  And I'll also admit that the tag challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was a big influence on my design too!

The other day I had a terrible time getting a good photo of a card that I had made so I did a little photography experiment with this tag.  Although I think I've got a decent amount of light on my cards the colors never look quite right when I'm looking at the pictures that I take.  I have no idea what I'm doing wrong and I'm so envious when I look at other blogs and see cards that are photographed so well.  So for this tag I used my phone (which has a very nice camera) and I took the photo from directly above (while the tag was flat on some patterned paper) to see if I would get better results.

Well, the experiment results are that the colors are WAY OFF in this picture!  The red looks like Cherry Cobbler and the blue looks like Baja Breeze but I actually used Real Red and Bashful Blue (which are quite different).  And you can barely see the green that I used on the belt and top of the boots.  I think I'll go back to the old way of taking my pictures :(

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Super Boy (My Favorite Things); Super (Paper Smooches); Bright Days (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Real Red, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!); White (Catherine Pooler)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up!); Jet Black (Altenew); Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories:  Basic Bookmark 2 die (Papertrey Ink); baker's twine

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7 Responses to “My Hero”

Tracey McNeely said...

Couldn't agree more and this is super hero cute!

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!

Nora N. said...

Oh I am in LOVE!! That coloring is amazing and I LOVE how you used the papers on this fun tag. Such an adorable project.

Lisa Elton said...

Adorable tag Jen! Love the way you colored this little dude!

Broni said...

This is adorable, Jen! It's so cool that you have a set now! I totally understand about the photos. I hate the way mine turn out too. Thanks for playing with us this week!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, Jen, I'm with you on struggling to get colours in your photo's look like they actually look like IRL!!!!! I use Gimp to brighten my photo's as my card has to be in the shade where I photograph it, and then my card looks like it's grey in the photo's!!!!! So if you don't use a editor at this stage, maybe you should give it a try!!!
I do like your sweet little tag and it's fun to CASE something one has made before and really liked - why not follow the winning recipe again, hey!!!! Your little guy is so cute and I love the expression on his face!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

jenn shurkus said...

such a fun tag!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge