14 July 2011

Fish Tales - CPWC 128

Fish Tales - CPWC 128, originally uploaded by Karin M Designs.

Created for Collage Play with Crowabout. Just a bit of fun.

30 January 2011


I'll confess, I've become obsessed with taking photos using my iPhone.  It's so easy!  So portable!!  For instance, yesterday, I was sitting in TGI Friday with my family waiting for our lunch.  The one I go to has a classic lighted disco floor on the ceiling (I did say it was TGI Friday, right?).  Anyhow, as I was sitting there playing my iPhone, I noticed that the disco floor was reflecting on the table top; so I snapped a few photos.  They didn't turn out all that great, but that wasn't the point, the point is (and was), the possibilities!  I'm finding that with all my faux toy camera apps, I'm taking photos of the weirdest things, like door knobs, light fittings, chair backs etc, the most mundane things take on a whole new 'reality, if you will.  It's fascinating!

I can't wait to get back to my regular walks to and from school collecting Miss Moo - so many possibilities along the way!

In the meantime, here's some 'eye candy'.  It's a photo I took of the sunflower out the front of our house, followed by the same photo, to which I applied one of my 'art' apps. 

17 January 2011

iPhoneography Junkie

Who knew that there was an actual term for using your iPhone as a camera?! I sure didn't. Anyway this is being sent via one of my new (and many) iPhone apps.

12 January 2011

Two Things

I'm probably nuts, but I decided to start up a photo a day blog, yep, you read that right.  You can find it here - Sandalwood Dreams.  I'm putting the more 'arty' photos from my iPhone on there, which is as pretentious as it gets, but you know me. 

The second thing is this - my cat snoozing on my desk.  This is the sight that greeted me this morning.  I think she was there all night. 

Maybe she was minding the mouse? 

10 January 2011

And so the new year begins

Christmas 2009, I was given an iTunes Store gift card, which I never used, up until yesterday.  I was originally going to buy some music, but I didn't - instead, I bought some photography apps.  I've been having fun with them ever since.

Here's a photo where I used several different apps to get the end result.  It was so easy!

It's also so easy to get 'suckered' into buying the full version of the trials.  However, as most of them are under $3.00, and in most cases, even under $2.00, it's not a problem - until the gift card runs out that is.

10 November 2010

Keeping it Simple

I've probably used that title before, but what the hey. 

Over the weekend, I bought some digital scrapping supplies as there were a lot of sales and it was my birthday present to myself.   I purchased a bunch of altered art stuff and even a bunch of 'normal' and 'everyday' things.  I played around and realised that I miss making a 'plain ole' scrap page.  Something simple, yet effective.  So here is one of those pages, I'll leave the rest for another day, I don't want to spoil anyone, hee hee.

I used a template by TaylorMade and some of her papers, as well as a paper and elements by Nina Scraps, both of which can be found over at Oscraps.  

21 September 2010

Getting too caught up

I don't know about you, but when I'm creating something in the digital medium, I get too caught up in making it perfect.  I spend days doing the same thing and, in the end, I've created very little.  When I was more hands on, any mistakes were dealt with immediately.  There was no undo when I smudged a stamp, or cut off something I shouldn't have.  Very rarely did I start over, that was far too time consuming.  So why do I do it now?  I have to admit, I honestly don't know.  It's still time consuming.  There is no reason for me to do so.  So I decided that I won't!  Well, I'll try not too.

Which brings me to this post.  I haven't used my camera in some time, that's because I couldn't find the battery charger (which has now been found, yippee!), and I missed it.  Today The Moo and I went out for a walk and I took my camera.  I just photographed random things.  I'll admit, when I uploaded them to Lightroom I did delete the extremely fuzzy photos.   I was about to delete all the photos I took of The Moo's eye in close up, but I didn't.  I applied one of my presets and imported it over to Photoshop.  I had a very short play, and this is what I came up with:

I'm quite pleased with it.  I didn't over think it and I didn't over work it.  I'm hoping this means that my creative muse has decided to return from her sabbatical.  She's certainly been away for far too long!