Saturday, 21 January 2012

2 More Counterfeited cards and a layout

My lovely Dad turns 70 tomorrow, so a special card is in order. (Particularly as I had absolutely no idea what to buy him for a present - what do you get for a man who has everything? - a book doesn't seem enough for a special birthday)  I used my January counterfeit kit and another series of pictures from the recycled 'English Through Composition) book. The numbers are by Basic Grey. I'm going to need a lot of zeros this year: 3 40th birthdays, 2 70ths, a 90th and a 10th!

While I was looking through my stash, I found this glamorous lady I'd cut off a shop-bought card ages ago. Some more scraps from my counterfeit kit and a swirl stamp made the background. I drew around the lady and coloured the silhouette in black then raised her on foam dots to give a shadow effect.

The layout uses the only photo in existence of me in Guide uniform. Despite the fact that I was a very keen Guide for 4 years (and then went on to be a Young Leader and a Guider until M was born), my photographically-challenged parents were never able to get a whole picture of me. I remember several in which I was a missing a head and one of just my arm in a salute, but unfortunately I don't know what happened to them. So I was very happy to find this one of my brother and me in my Grandmother's box of old photos.

The layout was inspired by Shimelle's Scrapbook Starting Point a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't happy with so much white space so I added the stamped swirls to give it a bit more definition, but I'm still not sure it's completely finished.

4 comments:

Helen said...

I LOVE your cards (sorry, had to shout there!) - very nice touch to do the silhouette too. Great picture of you and your brother :)

Sian said...

I'm still loving the composition book pictures. And that picture of you as a Guide - I think I only have the one of me too.

Amy said...

You have a lot of big birthdays to celebrate this year, we do too actually!
The photo of you as a Guide may be the only one, but it is a good one!

Lisa-Jane said...

How fab that you still have such a picture. I have no idea where any of my pre-adult photos are.