Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Week 1 An "I Heart Faces" Photo Challenge

It is official, i ♥ faces has turned one year old!  I have really enjoyed the weekly photo contest, but I have to say I love the photo challenge idea.  The options are wide open as to what you can do.

The first picture I have is a picture of our dog, Piper.  She LOVES the camera, although I must say getting this picture to look the way that I wanted it to...well, it took a little bit of time!  I should have taken a picture of her as she peered into her water bowl and saw the i ♥ faces floating around in her water...of course I had to keep flavoring the water, to keep her drinking the water to get the logo just right on her tongue!  (right about now you have to be thinking 'are you serious?'...no I'm not serious ;)



The next picture is one of my favorites of my little boy - reaching for a bubble.  He has recently re-discovered his love of bubbles!  We had my husbands father in from Egypt and he recently got married, and by marriage now has a step-son.  His step-son came to live with them from China, and at the age of 13 he had never seen bubbles before...amazing.  This picture to me captures the wonder and innocene of youth, and of course the fact that he is reaching for the i ♥ faces bubble makes me wonder if he'll participate in these challenges one day!



The following picture is of my two sisters - I love the way the light is hitting my once sister on the face and the other sister on the top of her head...picks up so many colors in her hair!  It took me quite some time to carve i ♥ faces into the tree...then went through a few red and black crayons to add color! You'll probably have to click on this picture to make it bigger and see it better! (And again, I am not serious!)



The final two pictures are my initial idea upon seeing the challenge back in the beginning of December.  I really enjoyed print making in school where you have a piece of lenoleum and you heat it up and carve a picture...you then make your first print...carve out some more and print on to of that - to see the finished print with all the colors.  I had a piece of easy cut lenoleum that I had bought on sale a while back...when I read about the challenge I knew what I was going to do.  I figured I would make the i ♥ faces 'custom stamp'!!! To add the face I figured I would include my little boy in the picture somehow. I knew what was in my 'minds eye'...making that happen is sometimes a little tricky!  I am satisfied with how it turned out! If you want to see step by step pictures of each process for this picture you can read about it here. (Yes I needed an entire separate blog post just to go over what it took to create the following pictures!)  I had a lot of fun with these pictures.  All the other ones were photoshopped, this one was all natural!




“I am submitting these photos into the I Heart Faces logo photo contest. By entering, I am granting I Heart Faces LLC permission to consider my photo for use in the marketing and promotion of their website.”

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8 comments:

AJ said...

These are so much fun! I love those last two :).

Genesa said...

Great shots!

SKELLER said...

wow! you got all crafty for the last two. I'm impressed!!! Darling shots!

From the Heart of Texas said...

Wow! These are all great but the two natural ones are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

:D love them <3 Mammie

Brad said...

These are terrific. I think I like the last two the best also, but I like the first one with the dog bowl. Great job!

Allison said...

Great photos. I love the bubble one!

*dls* said...

thanks for commenting on my blog. i read over your blog today - cute ideas for your entry too! loved the bubble photo!