Back to today's card now and it's a special one for a close friend who is having a big birthday this coming week. I do so love including an old photo on my card instead of a stamped image - it makes for a more personal and individual card.
Old photo's can however be quite hard to source when it's not a family member, but with much pleading and pestering I usually get there!
Once I had my image, my next problem was to get papers to match, I went through my numerous pads & sheets, but nothing suitable, the photo was quite pale and my blod papers tended to swamp the image. Then I thought of my Ooh La La CD and it came up trumps - loads of pastel/neutral sheets to pick from! Finally, my card has Magnolia cut flowers, a ribbon from the Papeterie, pearls and is easel style to accomodate a larger sentiment.
Femo checking it out!Challenges;
Ooh La La - More than one fold
A Creative Romance - Something Old - Old photo
Wags & Whiskers - Add some leaves
CCEE Stampers - Photo or photography
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Birthdays
Papertake - So girly
Crafty Catz - Winter theme - Dressed up for winter - she was actually sat on Santa's knee in the photo till I cropped it!
The Kraft Journal - thought I'd give you a mention as it was your sketch I followed, but sadly I didn't use kraft cause in the end the image suited grey better. (But I loved your sketch!) Didn't enter challenge!