Friday, February 6, 2015
020615 CKC February Challenge #1
Time again for our first challenge of the month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog!
Use something sheer or clear on your project!
Do you remember this forgery of mine?
Well, it's the obvious choice from my kit for THIS challenge!
When I made this it was with a page about our retreat in mind. We are in an area with a fair sized Amish population & are delighted with regular glimpses of these living simple folks.
On our way into town the last trip we followed two horse drawn wagons. At first, we couldn't make out what they were transporting, but then spotted a pair of large ice tongs on top of the load. The blocks of beautiful blue ice became discernible as we closed the distance.
We snapped a quick shot with a smartphone for posterity.
Okay - don't laugh! That little postage stamp selfie magically appeared. I chose the little camera icon, pointed at the cart ahead, and pushed the little camera... I have begun to convince my family, especially after things like this happen, that I simply repel technology.
Back to the scrappy end of things...
I backed my vellum with an icy cool green paper from my kit. I trimmed my custom vellum down to it's original size but the page felt lopsided. I thought I could use some white cardstock with snowflakes punched out as a border on the left - kind of lacy.
Then I worked on a little fussy cutting of the inner edge. A tryout helped me realize that my beautiful vellum's sheer quality was being squandered. Serendipity brought the idea to slip those "waste" snowflakes under the vellum! (I wish I could say that was the idea from the beginning but I've gotta keep it real.)
This is the part where I get a little stuck.
Why would I want to cover that gorgeousness with a photo?
Thanks for stopping by!