He has spent his lifetime pursuing a successful career in music, and the articles and pictures around the sides are all about that journey. In one of the newspaper articles it mentions his first influence was the song, 'Hi Ho Silver Lining' (anyone care to admit remembering that?) so I found the lyrics to it and added it to the pictures around the sides. These pictures have been faded out as they are like 'his memories'.
I must admit I found thinking about what to get, or make, a 50 year old male for their birthday really difficult, I think us ladies are much easier! ('Craft supplies please!' lol) At least this cousin of mine did have an interest that I could work with, unlike some I could mention that are even more difficult to cater for.
I used the newly discovered layer feature on Picnik to create this and the reason I think it needs more 'jiggery pokery' is because of the harsh lines around his right eye. I'll have to see what I can do...
Need to do it soon though, we are going camping tomorrow and I need to give it to him on Saturday.
Hope he likes it!
Thanks for looking and for any comments,