Sunday, October 2, 2016

Thoughts and prayers / Canyonlands

Our friend lost his Dad last week and this is the card I made for him, I went with using the coloring cards I bought, thought it would work well for a masculine sympathy card. I just matted it with some brown cardstock and then added it to the background paper, the shine you see in it is this paper has copper embossing in it.



Creative Expressions coloring cards, colored w/markers
DCWV - Natural stack paper

Sharing a few pics from the Canyonlands National park Utah, after we left the Mesa arch area.

In this first I just love how you can see the shadows of the clouds on the rocks, even though it was cloudy you could see forever.


In this next one if you look to the left side you can see the river running through.



Check out this fence using dead Juniper trees, isn't that cool.  Yep that's my hubby ahead of me.  He brought his tripod with him at this stop.  I have never used one, even when he says I should taking pictures of the sunset.


In this next one I was going for getting all the texture in the rocks.


It is kind of hazy looking but that is the sun rays shinning through, that was cool too :)



Can you see the people on the path down on the right side, that gives you a little idea of the size of this place.


I have way too many pictures of these Juniper trees but thought I would share a real twisted one, with the rocks way in the background.


Yes it did rain on us while we were there, in one of the times it was just sprinkling I got out to take a picture of how different the trunks of the Juniper trees look once they get wet, love how it brings them out.


Next we headed for the Grand Canyon.

Thanks for all your sweet comments on my pictures, still learning the camera, I don't remember the technical terms of what I am doing but I am understanding more, LOL.  Hubby is glad that I am enjoying his hobby with him.

Thanks for stopping by,
Connie

13 comments:

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a sweet card..love the owl! And your photos are breath taking!!
Thanks so much for all your visitis!!
Hugs,
Deb

Darlene said...

Fabulous coloring on your card image Connie! I'm sure your creation will bring comfort! Thanks for sharing more AMAZING photos ... one of these days we'll get out west again ... might have to start bugging hubby now (he doesn't make snap decisions ya know! lol). Happy Day my friend!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

My nephew loves anything with owls on it. I will have to look for this owl by CE. Thanks for sharing it.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, I'm so sorry about your friend's losing his dad. This is a great masculine card, and I love the owl and the beautiful background paper. WOW, you are an amazing photographer, and I love the beautiful photos. Love seeing them close up too. And, I will say, the tripod does help when you are taking many photos of the same thing. It's cool to flip through them and feel like you are watching a "movie" with them. But I would never know...you have a steady hand. Hugs, sweet friend, and have a great week!

Leslie Miller said...

I absolutely love the owl image and it goes great with the sentiment for a sympathy card. You're getting very good with your Copics. So sorry about your friend's Dad, though. Connie, your photos are spectacular and awe inspiring. Didn't it just make you walk around with your mouth hanging open the whole time? That is really a sight to see!

Donna Ellis said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend's father, Connie. Your beautiful card will be very meaningful to him. I especially like the metallic frame around your fantastically colored owl. Wonderful creation, Connie. Hugs, de

Debbie said...

what a sweet card, you are so thoughtful connie. is the wording a stamp?? or did you free style it?? maybe you said and i missed it.

your images are gorgeous connie. i have no idea what i am doing, i know nothing about "photography"!! i just have a good camera and take pictures of what is pleasing to my eye!!! your doing great and how nice you can now share this love with the hubby!!!

April said...

Your card is beautiful! Great job! You have done a wonderful job taking pictures too. TFS!

Janice said...

Perfect card for the occasion, I'm sure your friend really appreciated it.
Another great set of photos, thank you for sharing them with us, It looks amazing there.

Lowcarb team member said...

I'm sorry to read about your friend's Dad ... that card is perfect, I like the wording on the front too.

Your photo's are so nice to look at and the colours and textures held in each one is just great. Our world provides so much joy to look at. I'm glad you are enjoying your hobby - that's what it's all about.

All the best Jan

Heidi Stamps said...

I love the card front, that design is so pretty! And you colored it very well.

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Donna Phelan said...

So sorry for your friend, but your card will surely bring comfort and let him know how much you are thinking of him. Love the copper background which mimics your handsome owl's feathers.

Pam Sparks said...

Amazing photos Connie! wow! I'm wondering what kind of camera you got! Just gorgeous!