Wednesday, August 24, 2016

082416 CKC August Member's Blog Hop

 Welcome to my stop in the August Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop!

You will have arrived here from Julie's post of scrappy awesomeness.
If you lose your place just return to the CKC link above - don't miss a thing...

This month I completed all three of the CKC challenges but 
continued working with my Textur Deutsch counterfeit kit.

I am trying harder to use up more of my kit during the month.
  This page was created by having a troll through what was left in the Magic Blue Box...

 I was determined to use those small wooden spoons and serendipity led the way. 
Two crossed spoons were in the box right next to that little bundle of twine
looking just like an "X" and an "O" - suggesting love. 
Of course, the spoons are what you would use with ice cream... 
can you see where this is going?  

I rolled up Tim Holtz glassine paper - the perfect color for an ice cream cone - and flattened it. 
I debated about how to make the pattern of a sugar cone, and settled on a small 
polka-dot embossing folder - much quicker than tediously scoring it. 
Then I freehand cut a big "scoop" of chocolate ice cream...

I used my tiny attacher to staple the spoons together, but I still needed some 
dimensional adhesive under the ends of the top spoon to help it sit steadily in place. 
Aren't those Felicity Jane little stamped ice cream cones & sentiment just perfect? 
 I anchored the page with that strip of Paper Studio thin kraft colored washi.
The tiny Prima heart button, sewn on back side up, was perfect to fill in that big empty "O".

And who ever gets by in hot summertime without a few drips?
The woodgrain sequins in my kit are adhered with floss French knots.

Here's the full page.
My goal with this kit was to maximize the use of texture.
The distressed patterned background paper, shiny sequins, the embossed 
cone fashioned from waxy glassine, metal staples on the wooden spoons, 
wooden button, jute twine - even the kraft & puffy alphas do their part.

My journaling around the edges bemoans the fact that these days it is 
hard to find an ice cream flavor with a chocolate base.

Glad you hopped by!
Leave your comment below & next up is Karen
with even more scrappy goodness.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh, what a fun and stylish layout! I am a HUGE lover of chocolate ice cream, and actually last ate it last night when I was finishing my blog post for this blog hop. Have to go buy more soon. I love all the texture you made for your project.

  2. WOW - what a great page - such a fun one to do - thanks for the step by step too <3

  3. You need to come to Germany - lots of chocolate ice-cream over here! Dark chocolate is one of my faves in fact. This is such a perfect Leslie layout with all the hidden techniques, meanings and thought process showing us that the feat of making a piece of art like this is far from easy! Love it!

  4. Oooh, what a yummy page-makes me want chocolate ice cream! I love how you made the cone!

  5. Your page is beyond cute! I love the spoons and the journaling around the page.

  6. OMG, what a terrific, fun page! Love how you build the ice cream and added the spoons onto your layout!

  7. This is just so creative and inventive! I love it! Those crossed spoons and the twine with the heart just make me so happy - and you know I love any page that mentions chocolate too!

  8. This is adorable. I loved reading the process of how you made the cone. Inspired page!

  9. Oh wow what a cool thing to add to a layout :) I had not seen these yet but perfect for a layout like this.
    An answer to your question :) They didn't have anything I needed or wanted at the time being light in funds other than the postcard, but Dave did pick up a few things. What I remember he got a handle for the cook stove and some other little things. I'll have to remember to take a picture of the treasures we get the next time we do something like that

  10. This is fun, and the texture is fab.

  11. The creativity of this layout is so invigorating. As I read through your process, I could just imagine the "ah-ha!"s that must have resounded through your house. Have you thought of printing out the guided tour through the layout and adding it to the back of it? Sometimes I put things on the back of layout to surprise the person that might have reason to pull them out of their page protectors, somewhere in the distant future.

  12. A great layout and brilliantly created to make me swoon for chocolate ice cream!


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