Monday, June 6, 2016

060616 CKC June Challenge #1

Time again for CKC's first challenge of the month!

 Challenge #1 Inspiration Board

Choose one of the boards HERE that works with the color/mood of your own counterfeit kit.
The images that you are seeing are only partial so if something looks promising, take a closer look! 

I loved this one with my Create Happy kit, and as I'm scrapping vacation photos 
at the moment I will use this as a moonlit beach inspiration.

And just to make things interesting I'm using Lisa's WM#214 prompt recipe!

Musings À La Whimsy
  • (makes one page)
  • Pre-heat the printer to print two photos
  • Take 4 different sheets of paper
    • make sure to add in something old, a dash of something new and at least one pocket page card
  • Fussy cut an element and add to the mix
  • Stir in at least two different types of other embellishment
  • Layer up generously
  • Top off with pre-prepared photos, cropped according to taste
  • Season with a sprinkle of ink/mist/paint to achieve desired effect
  • Optional:- extra seasoning can include sequins, enamel dots or puffy elements 
  • Title your creation with one large and one small alpha for that personal, finishing touch
  • This is the perfect accompaniment to time alone with a beverage of your choice.
 Here are all of the ingredients!

And here's the tasty result:

My wet element was gesso thru a stencil, then sprinkled with LuminArte Primary Elements.
Extra seasonings were some diecut hearts, an acrylic heart & sequins.
There are even some tiny puffy circles in the center of my fussy-cut flower (top right)

 My forged PL card below couldn't have been more perfect with the "rain go away" sentiment!
More extra seasoning with the transparent clip tab element, my little punched birdie & a puffy heart.

This was a really fun scrappy multi-challenge :D

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! There's lots going on here but it works. Love the finished layout.

  2. I agree WOW this is just gorgeous and what a way to go about creating the layout :) Love it :)

  3. I've been spying this over on FB for the last day and every time I spot it, it catches my eye as I'm sure you know that wonderful counterfeit pocket card would ! I don't want to take anything away from this gorgeous page but I've found myself thinking it's one of mine! Ha ha! And I know, of course, that it isn't! I love the multi challenge approach to this with the fabulous mood board and my recipe! I need to get to that myself. What stunning photos - you know how much I love weather and full moons! A really lovely layout Leslie!

  4. Cool--using a mood board, recipe, and kit--very impressive! Great page!

  5. Fabulous use of all those starry themed inclusions in your kit and making Lisa a little green with jealousy! Adore how your "wet" theme turned out - I should be more adventurous!

  6. That is a GORGEOUS LO! Wow!

    Off to go check out the challenges!

  7. What a multi-tasker you are! That gesso technique is gorgeous - it adds such a nice sparkle and design, and is a great resting spot for your photo without being distracting. Love the fussy-cut flowers and the sewing on the title too. An altogether wonderful page!

  8. Beautiful layout... I love these mood boards!

  9. Nice page, I really love those fussy-cut blooms.

  10. Ooh, very nice! I love the string art heart especially! And the combination of dark skies, white background and some pops of the rainbow colours! Also very nice that you used two tall and thin photos in different positions. Thank you once again for the Guest Designer opportunity, it has been a great lot of fun, and I continue to be inspired by my kit and by checking out what the rest of you are making.


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