Well, the photograph was eventually found, lurking in the "shared" docs rather than in "Kathy's" docs - so I wasn't going totally mad when I searched through all my folders and failed to find it.
This is the card I've made, The photo behind the vellum is of the Church the couple married in 50 years ago, although they now live in Australia they are returning to Northumberland for a service of blessing on their anniversary - how lovely is that?
The photo is reaally poor quality so I printed it directly onto the hammered card and the vellum hides most of the bad bits!
The original photo of the couple has them quite far apart, so Lovely Hubby cleverly moved them closer together so I could make my idea work - isn't PSP a wonderful thing? Especially if you've got someone who can work it!
I added a string of gold and clear beads and a tiny bouquet of yellow roses interspersed with crystal flowers with gold centres. Some gold heart brads and some gold ribbon to finish
The Midweek Challenge from the Daring Cardmakers sends us whooshing backwards for a retro themed card, this time a Very Vintage feel is required. I've used one of my own family photos for this one - I think it's a very early photo of my Great Great Grandmother, it certainly bears a resemblance to later ones of her. Now obviously I didn't use the actual photo - this is printed from a scan, and I messed about with lots of Ranger Distress inks to make it look in an even worse state than the original!
I inked a cream hammered card, then completed the background with torn and inked pieces from some old paper - I love the effect you get using old paper for a background.
She looks so tightly corsetted that I added a row of cross stiches down the side to echo that, and I inked up a scrap of lace that was lying on the desk to put behind the photo. The red ricrac is gorgeous - it's a sort of velvety stuff I bought recently from Ribbon Oasis. The button was also lying around - I'd painted it for another project but didn't use it in the end. It needed something else so I added the little dark red rose and leaf. The message was printed on cream card on the pc - then I tore it out and inked away the pristine look of the piece of card that remained. A touch of Krylon gold ink here and there lifts the otherwise dull shades a bit - actually the ink came out in a bit of a rush at one point so I had to go with it and add a few more dodgy blobs - but I think I got away with it.