Thursday, February 11, 2016

Group Photos

I spent some time today playing with group set ups of some of my paper crafting. I wanted to photograph them.  I am picturing some artsy photos that fill the screen - thinking of solutions for the banner image for my new business Facebook page.

First I worked with Ledge Village.


I have always photographed the village in a straight line so I tried working with some depth.

I then worked with a selection of the various trees I have made over the years. Interesting that I find the tree theme so inspirational.

And then I worked a little bit with my Alphabet Shadow Boxes. This was the theme I had hoped to use but I had such trouble setting them up. They are meant to be attached to a wall and don't stand on their own well. I snapped on picture before they all fell over.


I think I need to switch lenses and experiment with depth of field.  I guess I have more work to do. IN any case, my new Facebook pages is here. Come like me for more regular updates on paper project.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ikebana Attempt

Flower arranging has never been a strength of mine - but I almost always have some flowers in the house. I had some left over orchid stems from a larger arrangement that were still beautiful so I tried a new arrangement.


I do believe the secret to flower arranging is having the right container! We purchase this one years ago at a craft show. It is a beauty.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

I have been busy with my paper design again. This week has been heart inspirations. These can be used for either Valentine's Day or wedding centerpieces. I showed my Scandinavian routes with these straight-forward heart designs.

First a wreath.....


Then some trees........



Then combine the two!


The cutting files are available here and
 the tutorials are posted here and here.

©2016 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design