Join the first ever “scribble this!” challenge!


Hi everyone!  I’m super excited to announce the first ever “scribble this!” challenge — hope you can join in the fun!  It’s a cardmaking challenge with a little twist — part of the challenge is to learn new photography skills!

For this first challenge we’re going to start with what I consider to be the key to taking good photos of crafty projects: white balance — because if the whites in your photo don’t look good, the rest of the colors won’t look good either!  Here’s how to enter the challenge:

  1. First, read this tutorial on white balance.
  2. Next, create a card that has lots of white in it.  Take pictures of your card with different white balance settings and post them on your blog, Flickr, or wherever you like!  Experiment, have fun, and write about what you’ve learned.  If your camera doesn’t have a white balance feature, not to worry — just write about that. AND, you’ll be definitely want to play in next week’s challenge where we learn about levels!
  3. Leave a link below to the post with your card — be sure not to leave a link to your whole blog.

1. Dotty
2. Laura
3. Savitri
4. Lysa
5. Jaded
6. Godelieve
7. joann
8. Bianca from Germany
9. Dawn T
10. Susanne Nilsson
11. Ingen
12. Rosemary D
13. Fika
14. Kelly
15. Virginia L.
16. Karen from MI
17. Rachel
18. wteresa15
19. Meg B
20. Winter Sims
21. Sarah Martina
22. CraftyKid
23. Divya R
24. Nicole, UK
25. NinaB (Croatia)
26. Ashley C. Newell
27. Laura Bassen

Thanks for playing in the first ever Scribble This! Challenge.

AND!  Feel free to add the challenge image to your post — you’ll want to save the image to your computer and then upload it like you do a photo.  Thanks so much to my friend Mon Thai for creating it — she’s a graphic designer who does work for Hero Arts and a super friend — I just love what she did!  Thanks again Mon, had fun!  Hugs! Can’t wait until Mon has a blog and then you can see more of her wonderful work!

Can’t wait to see the cards! Here’s some ideas: weddings, graduations, black + white cards, bright summery cards with a white background, or soft soothing pastels with lotsa white. And, can’t wait to see your photo experiments, too — I bet we all learn from each other! I’ll pick some cards to feature next week.  I’m thinking 10 — unless there’s a huge response, and then I’ll share more!

One more thing! I wanted to say thanks so much to everyone who helped me test Mr. Linky on this post! If you posted a link to your card there, please re-link it here so that they are all in one place.

Let the first ever “scribble this!” challenge begin! YEAH!

33 Replies to “Join the first ever “scribble this!” challenge!”

  1. Thanks Lisa for a interesting tutorial.  My camera does not have as great or easy to use WB mode as yours … but I did get out the owners manual and found a 1/4 page on WB – I ended up using the auto function in the manual WB – which I think made a bit of a difference.  I’m going to have to re- read your tutorial to see if I really understand what it is all about.  Anyway the cream and white card I did photographed a bit better doing what I did…. so that good.  Thanks again

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  4. Hi Lisa.. just added my entry.. thank you for your tutorial, however in my camera Sony DSC T-2 the WB is automatic setting. I’m looking forward to the next challenge.. ;)

  5. Hi, Lisa – thanks for your tutorial. I just added my entry.  I only linked one photo. The rest of them is on my flickr photostream. I don’t know if I did this right. I didn’t have extra light ( fluorescent or bulb) while I was shooting, just the nature light source.  Is that you suppose to do? Anyway, thanks again. I’m looking forwart to learn more about camera shooting.

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  7. I had a lot of fun experimenting with the different light modes on our camera. Before reading your tutorial, I never knew that such a thing existed. Can’t wait to try out your next challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I really enjoyed learning how to properly take a picture of my cards.

  9. I realize I missed this weeks challenge, but I posted my card anyway! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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