He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Loved the colors of this kit and all of the gold accents.
I always start with the papers, usually taking my cue as much from pattern type as color...
I had intended to counterfeit the bold b/w dot paper using punched circles but when I started to troll my stash I stumbled upon the gorgeous Basic Gray Curio Ophelia paper (bottom row #2 below) and those dots just flew out of my head. I feel like mine reads as bold as the other but is much more interesting! I subbed in a b/w for the chevron pattern top row #2.
Top r-l: Bella! Wedding - Beloved, Echo Park For The Record 2 - Handwritten,
MME The Sweetest Thing - Bluebell Smile, Crate Paper Restoration - Heirloom
Bottom r-l: MME Lost & Found Two- Blush Princess, Basic Gray Curio - Ophelia, (from pad), Glitz Scarlett - Floral
The kit also showed the "B" sides of the papers,
so I added four more.
clockwise fm top left: Basic Gray Sweet Threads - Edgy Stripe, Paper Studio - Wood Fence Turquoise,
BoBunny Back to Backs - Passion Fruit Journal, Heidi Swapp Memory File
Instead of the four black & white papers I added some b/w washi tapes.
Now for some goodies!
Jillibean Soup White Lattice overlay, gold music printed vellum, American Crafts Amy Tangerine stamp set, assorted sequins, trims & resin pieces (Webster's Pages, Maya Road & Recollections brands). The little "25 cent" card is a true vintage piece from Jenni Bowlin & replaces the ticket.The 8x8 page of vintage circle elements will be used for flair by covering the chosen pieces with Ranger's Glossy Accents.
I didn't have a good color of alphas so I decided to include two stamp sets, Autumn Leaves Cutesy & Jenni Bowlin Outline, along with American Crafts Amy Tangerine yellow Amy alpha stickers. Assorted Wise Words from Jillibean Soup & K&Company Life's Journey embossed sayings stickers will fill in for the Simple Stories cardstock stickers in the original kit.
Gold counterfeit rub-ons, glitter tape & doilies!
Easy peasy with metallic gold paper & punches, Scor tape & Martha Stewart glitter, and doilies to be dressed up.
So let's put it all together in the Magic Blue Box!
"Dreams Really Can Come True"
Next we have to use up all that goodness!
My challenge to you is to do a self-portrait page. Here is mine:
I can think of a number of ways to approach this - straightforward with a selfie, a list of all your faves at this moment in time,
your vital statistics, your degree or job title ... self-proclaimed queen of the crop, perhaps? Best (fill in the blank)
vacation, memory, accomplishment? Or choose your favorite color/product line/style/sketch!
Can't wait to see what you've created! Be sure to link it up in the comments section.
This time around our inspiration comes from Polly Scraps March Kits "Shoreline" & "Totally Rad"!
I love the size of these two kits, with only 10 papers, a matching washi tape, 3 alphas plus a page of word stickers, cute patterned clothespins, fun ball fringe & twines, button accents, adorable clasp envelopes, nice big handful of chip & paper page elements, a few Bingo chips, sequins, & wooden stars & chevrons...
(I've given you some hints as to what I am counterfeiting this time!)
First let's review the papers:
A vertical print, white polka dots on a colored background, large colored dots on a white background, motif paper (threw in the pink for Mother's Day), horizontal stripes, allover print, dots, chevron, horizontal regular pattern (I plan to accent the dimensional doodles with white), and an alphabet patterned paper. As you might guess, this month I plan to do boy pages - although I loved the nautical theme :~)
The large dot paper should have been easier to counterfeit. I really do like the random fingerpainted type effect in this use as it was made especially for kiddy pages...but am unhappy to report that Paint Dabbers do not have as much staying power after the first use. Can you (or should you?) rinse out the dabbers each time before you put them away? This inquiring mind wants to know...
Next are the goodies!
Loved the cute little clothespins & I had a pack that I use on my inspiration wall.
I will probably add some color to a few but will wait to see what pages I use them on.
Wood veneer? No problem - an easy cheat is to simply punch them out of kraft.
I could layer & glue them to give them dimension but I think I'll just put a dot behind them & call it good.
I wanted hearts instead of stars...grandbaby pages!
Those adorable envelopes - I made up a template, chose a paper, cut,
punched, set eyelets, tied twine & voila! I reserve the right to make more as I go.
Last but not least, homemade matching washi tape! Tissue paper, Pitt pens & Scor tape - easy peasy.