Hi ya, everyone! Today I thought I'd share my full project that is up in the Garden Gallery this week. Remember the sneak I showed from last week's Gardener's Digest? (I have the winner for that giveaway later in this post :) Well, it's up in the Garden and I'm excited about it, because now the sun is out just about every day!When I took this picture of my son a couple weeks ago, it was in a split second moment, when finally the sun was emerging from it's winter slumber and we were all feeling a bit giddy about it. I took the picture with my phone, which I was both excited about and dissapointed in. I'm having trouble scrapping a lot of my daily photos - most of which are taken with my phone these days. I am not crazy about the quality, and I am not crazy about the "look" of instragram photos when printed - they always seem to have a washed out look. I'm trying to over come this hang up I'm having, by cropping my photos and enlarging them from the standard tiny square format, into my typical larger format which usually is between 3-5" x 2-3".
I really like how this one turned out. And while it's still a little washed out in the photo department, I brought in a lot of color to make it pop. I really wanted to bring attention to the fact that the SUN was out, we were excited and Spring was finally arriving. So with the strong neutral feel of the photo I decided to make a huge yellow impact with the rest of my page. I think the mix of the neutrals and yellow, really gives the feel of emerging spring, before the grass gets green, before leaves are on the trees, before the bulbs start to emerge from the ground. It's that moment when the sun peeks through the trees and lets you know that all that green is just around the corner.
I layered up lots of yellow embellishments and love the sun dropped look of it. I further emphasized the yellow and the impact of my image of my son discovering his new spring shadow by machine stitching ray-like lines right over the top of my photo, calling more attention to his shadow and the glee of that moment. I especially love that aspect. The one thing I learned from this project was to keep scrapping those images from my phone. While they aren't the quality of photography that I aim for, they are the moments that are unscripted and the most "REAL" about life. That's what I love.
Congratulations, Kristi!! I'll be sending you a $5 gift certificate to the Two Peas in a Bucket Shop! Thank you so much to everyone who hopped along and left me kind messages! I am so glad you enjoyed the hop!
That's going to wrap it up for me today! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!
Be low are some of the products in this page. For all the products in my project, please check it out in the Garden here.