Monday, 20 June 2011

The perfect photo

During my epic photo search for my Dad's book I re-discovered this photo taken at Dawn's 60th birthday party in July 2006 showing Phil and his daddy's girl Kari. I printed out a large copy of the photo and trimmed away all the background so that the two of them were the whole focus.
I used my Glitz Olivia kit that I had to order from the USA as I couldn't find it in the UK and some old sheet music and tore, sanded and inked everything up to distress it all. I cut the hearts from one of the sheets of the Olivia papers and used them to make the swirl. I even gutted the rose and leopard print papers behind the photo so as not to waste any of the gorgeous pp and used the back of the papers to frame the Crazy 4 U sticker which became my title.
I coloured some card with Distress Ink (walnut stain) and then stamped a crafty individuals stamp with versamark and embossed with black glitter powder to make a little Love card. Finally I added some webbing fibre which I coloured from it's original white using my promarkers and one of the rub ons from the kit of a little bird.

I love the finished product and am going to enter it into the Glitz blog challenge for June as I followed their sketch. I don't imagine I will win though I would love to as the prize is amazing it is the new Love Games collection which is my 2nd favourite Glitz collection after these Olivia papers. Wish me luck :)

p.s. Sandra sorry I honestly didn't mean to do any crafting yesterday lol


  1. Love it! So creative; a great way to show off such a special photo.

  2. Yeah, yeah .... Why don't I believe you LOL. I love how you've used this large photo, it really is so lovely and needs to be the showcase

  3. What a lovely, bright and happy layout and WHAT a super photo too, so special.
    Warmest wishes Anita..xx

  4. Such a sweet layout!! Great use of the Olivia collection as well! Thanks for playing in the "Get Your Glitz On" sketch challenge!!

  5. I love how the hearts swirl and the uneven edges of your papers! Thanks for joining the monthly Glitz challenge!