Hope your day is going well. We have a new theme at Tuesday Taggers, which has been set by our lovely Michelle, and it is 'Memories'. 'Oh, great' I thought when I saw it. 'What the heck can I do with that?' Had to have a huge brain-racking session which took all week - honestly! I finally resorted to mooching through my old photo albums, in particular the one which has the honeymoon photos in it, and happened across the photo I have used here.
Trouble is, the photo was sitting on the worktop looking at me for ages saying 'What you gonna do now then?' Monday morning came and went. Did the weekly shop, defrosted the freezer, kids came home from school. Then I got round to looking at the sneak peak on Midnight Madness, and it all clicked - phew!! So I followed their sketch for this card:
I love the heather in this photo, but haven't got that particular colour in my stash, so I used the next best colour, which happened to be the one they use to make these sprigs of fake heather, purple. What do you know, purple is my most fav colour! So I have used shades of purple here. The frame is my frameabilities die - used it twice in two days, can't be bad! I have edged it with some purple ink using a dauber. I embossed some dark purple bazzil with a swirly cuttlebug folder, and mounted it all on some lilac cardstock from the local craft shop. The photo was scanned into the compy, then I placed a swirly corner image on top of it before printing out.
The heather sprigs have been lounging around in my flowery bits box for years, so I dusted them off and added a couple of thistle bits to it. Then I used some ribbon from my stash and hand-tied two bows, one for the top of the card, the other for on top of the sprig. Last thing was to add some stickles round the frame, and some little gems for a bit of bling.
Just happens this also fits a couple of other challenges too, well that bit was planned really as I was looking at my list of challenges when I was making it! At Polka Doodles they want to see 'Monotone', and at Raise The Bar their theme is 'Use your favourite colour'.