Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Project Life Tuesday and the struggle of taking photos...

Hey everyone!  How's it going?  It's Project Life Tuesday again, and I'm super excited!  I finally got some halfway decent photos of my layouts!

After struggling for a long time (without success I might add) to take photos of my PL spreads without having HUGE amounts of glare; I finally broke down and bought a photo lightbox setup.  $69 on ebay and it included 2 nylon boxes (a large and a small), two lamps, bulbs, a tripod and 6 different colored background inserts. Totally worth it if you take a lot of pics, if you ask me.

So tonight, I got it all set up and took photos of all of my finished PL spreads.  Three months worth!  Here's what the set up looks like...

At first I was taking pics with the overhead lights on, and couldn't figure out why I was still getting so much glare - HA.  Once I turned out the lights it was much better.

Here's how it looks when you are looking down into the box with your camera.  P.S. that is not this week's spread - it's one I will be sharing later on, so please ignore...

Moving right along, here is today's layout from the end of March, and beginning of April...
(Page protectors used:  Design C on the left, 8.5 x 11" insert, and Design A on the right)
 What's happening here? This week started out rough, because our cat Johnny had just been diagnosed with diabetes; and we were so worried about him.  By the end of the week he was feeling much better tho - yeayyy!  Also included is a little bit of sketching and some John Denver nostalgia.  The calendar is a printable by Tamara LaPorte (available here).

 Left side detail...
Lots of miscellaneous stash used this week.  Ephemera here includes the package label from my new sketchbook.


Here's the back side of the calendar insert...
An article from American Songwriter, I think.  Anyhoo, I had to save it since I'm a John Denver fan from way back!

Right Side Detail...
 Here you can see poor Johnny not feeling so good on the top right photo; but feeling much better on the bottom left, and back to snuggling with his brother again - yeayyy!  Ephemera included here is the followup card for Johnny's vet appointment.

I will be linking up to Project Life Tuesday as soon as it's up.  Check it out to see others PL layouts for the week!

Oh, and p.s, here is face #3 of 29...
This is a 2 x 3" pencil sketch, done in my big grid journal.  I decided to try a new shape for the eyes, and from there he just magically turned into a sleepy professor.  Ha.

Thanks for visiting today!  I really appreciate you!  Have an absolutely awesome Tuesday, and I will see you again tomorrow!



11 comments:

artatag said...

Nice work, love the professor!
Cheers
Gabriele

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love that light box set up! I struggle, too, with glare sometimes, so this seems like a great investment! And I absolutely love your beautiful PL pages! You have such a wonderful way with them. And your #3 face is amazing! Thanks for sharing all of your talents with us, Michelle!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yayyyyy for the new lightbox!! LOVING the PL pages!! They are great!!!

Faye said...

Your sleepy prof is wonderful! I think I had him for physics.

Melita Rafanelli said...

Hope Johnny is feeling better. I love today's face. I need to try to draw a male face this month. You are always an inspiration. <3

Sweet Red Clover said...

I love the professor's sleepy eyes, mustache, and especially his wonderful schnozola!

Your pictures are really good...perhaps I need to invest in a light box as well! <3 <3 <3

dawn said...

The light box looks so cool, great investment for you. I liked your pages, full of color and goodies and your art!!

That face is so fun and cute and great!! I love everything about him!

So glad Johnny is doing better.
Have a great day!

Ila East said...

Love his eyes.

Dawn H said...

Love When you post! Its always so interesting!! ;)

bellefrogworks said...

That man has a terrific face and you gave it to him! I love it

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much for your kind words everyone! They make me so happy!