Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mail Drop

I'm not sure if it's my camera, the computer, or the person taking the pictures (surely not!!!!) but I can't seem to get a good picture using pink and the red is looking like a runaway firetruck!  Whew!  This is so RED, it almost puts your eyes out and even looks blurry!  Do I need to get my eyes checked again or is everyone else seeing what I see - and if so, what's the solution!  I've been trying to tone it down but the reds just jump off the page.

Anyway.........enough on colors!  The challenge starting today at Tuesday Throwdown is themed Christmas-Famly.  We're being sponsored by Stamping Boutique who also provided the DT with images.  Be sure and enter the challenge for your chance to win a wonderful prize package from our sponsor.

I used the image Mail Girl, coloring her in Copics and then sponging in some blue for the sky behind her.  I really, really, REALLY would love a coat like she's wearing but there's just no need in spending the money on something that warm in this part of the country.  I'd probably have a heat stoke - but it really does look snuggly and I'd at least look good having the heat stroke!

Be sure and check out Tuesday Throwdown.....and thanks for stopping by!
Lynn

43 comments:

Maxine D said...

Yes this does look fire truck red, Lynn - photographing purple gets me - it always looks blue - something to do with the length of the light waves that the red gives off, that the digital camera plays havoc with, I think.
Love your card for all that it appears red - if you never said anything, everybody would think it was supposed to look red :-).
Blessings
Maxine

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and colours,just gorgeous.xxx

Lori Kobular said...

Adorable card!! And I wouldn't mind the hat and coat!!

*Vicki* said...

I hear on the camera issues! I think it's just that it's getting rush and crunch time so life likes to play little tricks on us like this!! LOL!!

I think it looks fabulous Lynn!! I love the image, your layout design and your added sequins too!! Another Christmas for your pile! YAY! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The image is so pretty!! you colored it perfectly!! I think the red looks fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Davi said...

LOL Lynn, I know what you mean about how colors photograph, it sure is frustrating some days!! I love the red and the sweet image.The little frame around her is really pretty and the embossed matting really adds to the snowy look! Beautiful :)

Benzi said...

I love her coat and hat, too. I could use both of those. I am such a cold tater. :-) That is just the cutest image AND card, Lynn.

Your card really does not look blurry and I don't know what color of red that is supposed to be but I think it looks great. I have noticed recently when my picture leaves my software and goes to SCS, it seems to lose a bit of its sharpness. I don't know why...wish I did.

NanaConnie said...

I love this card, Lynn, and the red looks perfect to me! Not blurry that I can see (unless I take off my glasses) and I adore the CAS design. Great job on the sky. :-D

Donna K said...

I don't think your card is too bright...and it cannot be the photographer OR your eyes! Must be your computer..yes, that's it! Your card is absolutely beautiful, RED is the color of the season and you have done a great job capturing that happiness. Love your mail girl, how you embossed the white and added the pennant. Great card...enjoy your day today! ~Donna K

Nancy in Iowa said...

I love that little sweet girl!!! This is an awesome card! You can NEVER have too much RED for the holidays! This is beautiful! I have an entire story going around in my head about the content of that precious mail! Thank you!

Donna Hanley said...

One should always look good even while having a heat stroke. LOL Her coat is darling as is your whole card. I think the color is fine. It is not shockingly red to me, just a nice bright red. Enjoy your day.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So adorable, Lynn! Cute image and I love your design! I would love a coat like that - and I would wear it here in Nova Scotia! It's freezing today!

Becca Cruger said...

I personally LIKE all that red. :) It definitely is an eye-catching design. Great work!

Brenda said...

Awww, this card is adorable and I am loving the red too! This image is darling and yes, I am loving her coat too, and I would have a need for a coat like that in my neck of the woods but would look like a sunburned whale in it. lol I totally love the design of this card my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

The red looks great on my computer! What a sweet and cute image with that furry coat and hat! I love the snow and rich red color too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It looks a little blurry to me, Lynn, but that's prolly from my morning Kahlua and coffee! Just kidding, it looks sharp and the red IS brilliant, but I love it! And I agree you would look schmashing in that coat - and don't forget the magnificent furry cap, too!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful card Lynn. The red looks great. Love the details and WTG!!!!!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful Lynn. Love the image
Hugs
Linda xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn I like the sweet image and all the red
Kevin xx

Bonnie said...

I love all the red, Lynn! And your card isn't blurred at all on my computer. Great image and as always, perfectly colored!

Tammy said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking your card look wonderful and perfect red! Fabulous card and great detail and layout!

MaryH said...

Yep, it looks red to me, but I'm not sure what was s'posed to be pink. I LIKE it red! Looks very festive and cheerful - but then I love red! Surely can't be the photographer - didn't look blurry either. Love this image, and the coloring is great. It's a super card in my humble opinion. TFS

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love the color. It's a wonderful card no matter if its red or pink. Great job...Hugs, joann

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your red looks spot on to me- and the layout is perfect- your coloring is just awesome!

kel Acopan said...

oh lynn i love all the red on this card! and that little banner is just perfect!!

lovies, =o) kel

aussie aNNie said...

This is such a gorgeous card, the image is the sweetest and love the colours used.xxx
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Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Tracy said...

I think the card is perfect...but yes all i see is red and no pink, none the less another beautiful card :) x

Becky said...

This is adorable Jimlynn. I know that sometimes when I take photos they do not look as good as the card really is.

Jacee said...

Great Lynn, love the image and that's a really nice font on the sentiment.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

Just catching up on your fab cards Lynn ...Grandson is keeping his Granda company so I'm trying to catch up on all my friends blogs LOL lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Lynn! I love that image and all of the red, love the added sequins too!!
Tammy x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Lynn this turned out so beautiful. I love the embossing behind her and your coloring is fantastic. Sweet card my friend.
Linda

Deepti said...

This is lovely, I love the focal image, soft blue sky and red card base :)

Diane said...

Greetings Lynn, what a beautiful design, adorable image and great layout.

Hugs diane

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My goodness, Lynn, I am always behind with your posts. Dee Dee's deer are adorable, and I love the way you colored up those stockings. As for this sweet miss, I wish she would come do up my holiday cards, so they would be done. Very cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Margaret said...

This is so cute. I love the image and it is RED! I don't think there's much you can do with red.

nwilliams6 said...

I think it looks great Lynn - the red looks right - it is just red. Totally cute card - great image and layout. Well done. Hugz

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this cutie at the mailbox! What an adorable holiday card, Lynn!

Anne Temple said...

Love your card and I love all the reds.

Jessi Fogan said...

It looks good to me! But I know I'm never happy with my red photography either. What a precious image!

Marilyn said...

Pretty card Lynn. I like the image and the embossing is a perfect background. Great sentiment and layout too.

Asha said...

Brilliant card...despite the camera troubles! It's perfect!
hugs, Asha