Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Paparazzi Day 2

Well, today was less than exciting. I didn't get any faces today either! I did catch a glimpse of Scarlett Johansson, and Natalie Portman again, but even the extras only came out twice! It was still fun, and I got another lesson from Jason the photographer about what metering mode to use for this kind of stuff, and a bit of a fill flash lesson (not for this stuff). Too cool!

Here's Natalie Portman, out of costume and headed back to her trailer.

Scarlett Johansson. She passed by one more time while I was there, but she was too quick and I missed it, doh!!
Here's some extras, but I liked the photo anyway... The dress is beautiful, and check out the guys shoes!!

I took some more, I'll post them when I get around to processing them.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Jen Goes Paparazzi!

So they are filming at Ely Cathedral for a movie called The Other Boleyn Girl. It stars Eric Bana, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Kristen Scott Thomas. They are here for 3 days doing some last minute scenes for the film, so after work Jennifer (my neighbor) and I went over to the Cathedral to see if we could catch a glimpse of some stars!

While I was there, there was a couple of freelance photographers (read: paparazzi) that were hanging out trying to do the same. I was admiring their camera equipment and started chatting with them. One of them was very nice and even gave me a bit of a lesson in this kind of photography! We also were chatting with security who told us tomorrow will be the best day to be there, yeah! I plan on going back at least tomorrow to check it out and see if I can't get some good shots. Scarlett Johansson wasn't actually there today, but I hear she will be tomorrow!

So, I here's some of the shots I DID get. I took about 50, but most of them were of extras and nothing very exciting.

Natalie Portman hiding behind an umbrella (or brolly as they are called here).

Kristen Scott Thomas leaving the area.

I call these the 3 amigos, wrong country, wrong era, I know. But they looked cool in costume anyway.
More extras.
The Scene from where I was standing.
This is Jason, the photographer that was giving me some pointers. Look at that lens!! : )

Friday, August 24, 2007

Upcoming Workshop

Well, I have one last workshop scheduled for the rest of my time in the UK (1 month? 2?) It's a 3 project workshop and I'm doing a Halloween Treat Box, a Christmas/Winter card, and a 6x6 SB page!

Here's the page and the supplies. The Vanilla square is where the photo will go.

Stamps: Bronc Buster, Define Your Life
Paper: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Outlaw DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponges

This card was inspired by the wrapping paper in the Holiday Mini, as a well as a card found on JanTink's Blog.

Stamps: The Snowflake Spot
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Versamark, Iridescent Ice EP, Ticket Corner Punch

Here's the Halloween Fry Box. It's got a cello bag filled with Reese's Pieces, my favorite Halloween colored candy! I also used some basic black scraps and cut them to 1/4" strips, and ran them through my crimper to make box stuffing!

Stamps: Autumn Apparaitions
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Black Stazon
Accessories: Crimper, Cello Bag

Monday, August 20, 2007

I've been busy!

Between cleaning out closets and sorting through stuff getting ready for our move back to the states, I've been crafting like crazy. All of a sudden I decided to finish my projects I had lying
around, and the pictures I meant to scrap ages ago. So, here's what I've been up to!

This wall hanging is made out of chipboard coasters covered with Basic Grey PP, and SU Pretty in Pink matted behind it, cut with scalloped scissors. I adhered ribbon down the back to hold it all together leaving a loop at the top to put a ring trhough so I could hang it on the wall.

These photos are of the roses we had in our front garden just after it rained. I started with white bazzill CS, and used Basic Grey Gypsy pp on top of it. You can't tell, but there is crystal effects on the water droplets to make them have a raised appearance. The butterflies were made with a Heidi Swapp mask, and I painted with pearlescent MM paint. The letters are painted chipboard as well.

I can't get enough of Bronc Buster!! It's large and hard to work with, but I love everything that is made with it! The first card was for a Splitcoast Color Challenge using Bayou Blue, Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand CS. I stamped the images in Chocolate Chip ink, and sponged around the edges. Weathered BG was used on the Bayou Blue pieces and I attached Sahara Sand eyelets with a crop o dile.

Again, using the Bronc Buster set, and the Thank U sentiment from True Friend out of the Holiday Mini. I layered Outlaw PP on Chocolate Chip CS and again used Chocolate chip Ink on Very Vanilla CS for the main image. I also double stamped Linen over the main image. I distressed and sponged the edges and wrapped linen thread under the main image.

Friday, August 10, 2007

It's that time again!

I'm having a Pampered Chef catalog/online party. I just couldn't resist the discount on forged cutlery this month!! So if any of you readers are interested in some new good stuff, just follow this link to the Pampered Chef Online Catalog, featuring me as the hostess! Orders can be shipped directly to your door. I'm aiming to reach a $300 party this time around , so outside orders are much appreciated!

Happy cooking!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Help Deciding!

Alright, I did that mini-photo shoot at work today for the man that wanted pictures of his cat for his family. I was a bit limited for back drops, so I just used our vet beds that we put in the kennels for the animals. Anyway, I narrowed it down to these 3, but I can't decide which one to use!
He wants them printed out for him when he gets back from vacation so I can't ask him which one he likes best! What do you think??

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Another negative space post

Was going through some photos and came across this one. Thought it fit the challenge so I'm sharing it!