Friday, August 16, 2013

081613 CKC Challenge #3 (insert Psycho music here) NO PATTERNED PAPER!!!!

Well, we are playing over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog this month,
and today is my SUPREME challenge!!!


I was totally inspired by soapHOUSEmama, Ashli Oliver to make an amazing creation.
Alas - I think I will need a LOT more practice, but please enjoy her first video tutorial.

So of course, I MUST have patterned paper, so now I need to make some!

First, I choose a selection of images that I think are interesting.

Shall I make an allover pattern?
Will I paint, or ink, or use gelatos?
I think I will start with my favorite - periwinkle blue.
And a homemade stamp to give some texture to the background.

And an interesting thing happens - the old paint color reappears!
And it makes me happy.

Butterflies are happy.
(Shhh! these are actually moths, but you won't tell, will you?)

Let's make them pretty.
A waterbrush & watercolors...and later some Rock Candy Stickles.

Perfect! These little beauties are about to be fussy-cut.

Now a little something to land them on.
Remember - no patterned paper.
No problem!

Some ink, a stamp, a punch, and voila!

Gotta have some pattern... that's just how I roll.

Put it all together...

The picture is of my signature piece of jewelry - my charm bracelet.

I love how the waste from the punch looks.

So who needs patterned paper anyway?


  1. It is charming too. It has a very whimsical feel to it.
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog (I had to rescue it from the spam filter would you believe?!). I still have about half a dozen pages to do in the wedding album but i will post the whole thing as a slide show once the recipient have the hard copy.

  2. that is absolutely stunning! wowzers.

    and I think moths can be quite pretty.

  3. OH WOW!!! This is AMAZING!! I love EVERYTHING about this. And shhh......indeed, no need to tell those moths anything different =)

    Love this ~~

  4. who would have noticed that there wasn't any pp here? what a simply charming layout - love stamping with bubble wrap but cant for the life of me remember the last time I did it - perhaps it's time....

  5. You did an amazing job with this page ! Love the butterflies.


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