I was making a special parchment card for a friends birthday and I was really pleased with the centre image. This involved tracing with a sepia pen, embossing and then colouring with sepia to give the right aged look.
I then went on to do the border work as per the pattern but when I had finished I really didn't like it. I was annoyed as I had spent so long on the image. I didn't want to waste it all so I cut out the oval and attached it to an ATC and gave it some bronze corner peel-offs. The hat feathers and the fur collar originally extended beyond the oval but I had to trim them.
At least I haven't wasted some of the work.