Friday, 5 April 2013

Playing with Photos


My hubby has often suggested I should try making some cards using reduced size photos, especially for men's cards. I try to make card that appeal to as wide a rage of people as possible at craft fairs so decided to give it a go. I have seen several people sell cards made with prints of their photos but have never seen people use photos in this way. I have to say I am really pleased with the results and will be making some more of these. It will be interesting to see if they sell well.

I have used some Christmas papers for this one, MS zigzag punch, MB landscape die and card candi. The photo was taken at a Classic Car Show.


This photo was taken in New England. Papers from my use up pile, MFT dies, baker's twine, brads, PC created sentiment and LOTV grunge postcard.


The last card uses a photo from the local hydroplane and speedboat races. Papers are Docrafts Portobello Road. I added a Craftwork Cards sentiment and some faux leather.
Challenges
Here come the boys Photo inspiration 
Heck of a challenge Just add water (the bottom two cards) 
Oldie but a goodie Transport (Most things used are old) 
Papertake Anything Goes (option kraft - first card)
Cute Card Thursday Somthing borrowed (idea from husband)
Simon Says Happy Birthday (top and bottom cards)

27 comments:

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards...fabulous images and layouts.xxx

debby4000 said...

Those photo cards make fabulous mens cards.
luv
Debby

julie_woolston said...

These are fabulous love the effects and design.
Hugs Julie x

Claire said...

These are great Marianne, what a fab idea and they look really effective. Thanks for playing along with OBAG this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

cuilliesocks said...

Think these are fantastic, the photos are so well taken and incorporated beautifully into your design. I think they will sell well, I'd buy, Kate x

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, FAB cards! What a great idea Graham ... I am sure they will sell!

Lisa x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great cards Marianne.
X

Sandra H said...

Wow Marianne these are absolutely gorgeous great photos too!! x

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are wonderful Marianne. Such fabulous photo made into fabulous cards. Your layouts and colour choices are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

Great idea - the photo's look Fab
Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month
Lisa x

Linda said...

What a great cards, they are real men cards
hugs Linda

Joey said...

Great idea hun! These look fantastic! I think it is so hard to try and cater for everyone. Joey x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous selection of cards Marianne, brilliant photographs - I will be interested to hear how they sell, I think they should do well.
Pauline
x

mags said...

Great cards and look super with the photos on them. May have to try this.
Mags
x

Lynsey said...

Wow what a great selection of cards Marianne! I love the layouts you have put with the photos!
Hugs Lynsey x

Mojca said...

waw pretty cards. thank you for joining us at here comes the boys. hugs! Mojca

Lorraine said...

Fabulous cards MArianne. I love the way you've used the photo's.
Lorraine x

Jingle said...

These are really cool looking! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Elaine said...

Hi Marianne,

What a wonderful idea!! All three cards are fabulous and I'm sure they will be a hit at the craft fairs.

Big hugs
Elaine xx
(PS Sorry you don't like the frog lol)

coops said...

stunning male cards marianne.great idea to use the photo`s :D

xx coops xx

Ella's Design said...

Great idea, Marianne! If only I could take pictures as good as these!?! Lisa x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous cards, I like the images and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at a Heck of a Challenge this month, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

A beautiful selection of photograph cards, as you know I have been using my photographs for years and I love to see others use theirs too :o)
Jackie xx

Woo said...

Wow! What a combo and the all meet the theme! Fab creation for our Picture Challenge at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck with your entry! Woo x

Deb said...

Fantastic cards Marianne, great idea to use the photos!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Debxx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW now that is what I call transport Marianne!
Thanks for sharing at OBAG this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

DesignerDiva said...

Me again!! I should have read your challenge list lol
Still love them all and......Thanks for sharing it with us this month at Heck of a Challenge and good luck with the draw
Hugs Laurie x