The counterfeit challenge was to be inspired by vintage hats! and I loved the flowers on some of those featured in the prompt so I thought I'd have a go.
I've been playing around with making a layout before adding a photo - not all the way but at least at a basic level, and this one started off with a handful of scraps from one of my first ever scrapbooking projects in 2005 and my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. Under that I stamped some flower images and used my brick mask (again). I was really pleased with the subtle stamping onto the cardstock.
I added the Prima bird, the mother of pearl buttons and various flower centres before the photo was chosen, then added rubons and alphabet stickers for the title.
I treated myself to some photo printing this week - Jessops very kindly gave me 50 free prints with my passport photos and it would have been rude not to use them! I have mentioned before that I've been scanning old family photos and so I printed a couple off to scrap. As the challenge was for vintage hats, I had to choose this photo of my great great grandmother and two of her children - looking stunning in their outfits. I can't imagine climbing down that cliff with those clothes on!
I'm so pleased to have these photos as a glimpse into my past, and I loved 'playing' with my layout to achieve the vintage look.