Ladies Camera Club

16 Feb 2012

Little red shoes and giveaway!

Part of my Online Photography Course that I am teaching covers Design Principles or in 'togs terms, Composure. You are either born with en eye for photography or you can be taught it using some basic design rules. I think the Rule of Thirds was something that I had come to me naturally as I always seemed to draw pictures or take photos using this method and never knew it was an art form in itself.
We are in week 3 now and I have done a whole batch of principles for the students to mull over and as a last addition to the gallery I shared with my students, I took a picture (with my iPhone, no less) of my sweet little, red shoes. Only I made them into a heart to rest on the sweet spot, in the Rule of Thirds.

There are several ways that the "Rule of Thirds" can be interpreted and here is another, but used on my card.



Mastering design rules can make creativity so much more WOW as opposed to MEH!

I used my fab Sizzix Big Shot to cut out that delicate flower die (I have no idea who makes that steel rule die, sorry), Mei Flowers for my little pearls and Tonic Studios for that coolio border punch that I shall probably take to my grave.

What else? Oh yeah, yesterdays bunch of quotes? Weren't they lovely. Your comments and emails were so touching and I'm glad you found an affinity with them too. Well, I found another quote today that I just loved IMMEDIATELY. I think all us big-girl cry babies can identify with this! Isn't it gorgeous?

FINALLY - Add your name below to be in with a chance of winning a lovely big bag of candy coloured buttons from Fantastic Ribbons. You can also try HERE for another chance PLUS all the DT's blogs too (links to other dt blogs are there!).

Enter all of them, you never know, you might win twice or even thrice!

Love
Kirsty x
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33 comments:

Di said...

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH meeeeeeeeee please. Too tired to do anything but beg :-) Love and hugs. x x

Patricia Rodriguez said...

I love those shoes!

Sue said...

Fabby card and I love the quote.

Carole Z said...

love the card..and the quote...too true, Carole Z X

Mrs F said...

Heh Kirsty

I adore those red shoes, l would love a pair!

Another very poignant quote.

Have a great day.

Rach xx

tinkerbell said...

hey kirsty, just found your blog and im so glad that i did. that photo would be great as a canvas (in my living room!!! lol) and loving that you translated it into a card layout too.

love laura xx

Sheryl said...

Love the card, Kirsty. I spent a couple of hours making cards with ribbon yesterday, as you always make it look so lush. Still looks like pants on my cards, though. Any good tips?

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Jaki Morris said...

I love the shoe shot, I saw some lovely shoes in Brighton yesterday but I kept on walking. However, if they are required for the assignment I may have to go get them.

Yes please to a chance to win

Jakix

Sharon said...

Another great quote, Kirsty!

Lynn said...

Love that card...and the shoes...and the quote!

Anonymous said...

Kirsty love those red shoes. I love ribbons too so I thanks for the chance to win them.

Lyn aka Dick Van Dyke lol lol.

Shazza said...

Oh I love ribbons and buttons. Hope you're well x x x

Jane said...

loved your quotes and cards, some really spoke to me.

Lisa-Jane said...

That's so cute! Just call her Dorothy ;-)

Redanne said...

That quote is to true. Love the shoes and the card is wonderful, love all the colours you use, they are so vibrant.

Birdie said...

I hope the quote 'Red shoes and no knickers@ doesn't apply Mrs W! Lovely card and I can always use more buttons pleassssssseeeeeee xxxx

Helen Anderson said...

Gorgeous card, love your style. And a great quote - love it! xx

Mandy said...

Pretty card! Love the shoes and the quote!xx

Lelly said...

Fab shoes, fab course and I love ribbons

Julie Kearney said...

So talented and such a lovely lady, and kind too x x

angie's blogspot said...

Buttons=happiness :) x

Judi said...

Love the quote - boy I am alive - I cry at anything!
Love the shoes and the way you composed the photo and I'm with Jaki on that one please tell us we need them for our assignment!!!
Also love the card, that die is fab and I luurve buttons - There's a lot of lovin' going on here! So here's a little bit for you too xx

caroline said...

Fab shoes ,quote and card.xxx

Carolyn Phillips said...

The quote is fabulous, as are the shoes! Would love to enter for the ribbons please.

crafty....du said...

To some up your wonderful blog, LUSH thanks for the chance of a giveaway sending big hugs :)

Kerry

Bumblebee said...

Love the card and your explanation on the rule of thirds!x

Helena said...

Yes, same here, when I heard of the 'rule of thirds' first time, I thought, hmm I already do that!

Have had fun catching up.
Haven't been here a while ;)

-Agnes- said...

Thanks for the chance!

Wizzyh said...

Those quotes are fab!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kirsty

Did I mention - love your shoes BTW!!!

Thanks for chance to win those buttons!

Hugs

Tina

Sazzle said...

That quote is oh so true Kirsty and some people would benefit from a good cry every now and again.

I would love to win all those buttons :-)

xx Sazzle xx

http://sazzlecraft.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

That quote was made for me and I'd love, love, love to win the buttons xx