Sunday, August 24, 2014

082414 CKC August Member's Challenge Blog Hop

It's always fun to take a hop through a group of 
just-revealed Counterfeit Kit Challenge projects each month!
This month the challenges were as follows, with active links to the posts:
Challenge #1:  One Layer Challenge: No paper layering allowed - just embellishments.
Challenge #2:  Sketch Challenge:
Stretch this card sketch to suit you.
Challenge #3:  Vellum:  Incorporate vellum into your project.

Ah, vellum. Most of us have a love/hate relationship with vellum
It's translucent, ethereal... it can veil private journaling or disguise a less-than-perfect photo.
But what a nightmare to adhere to the page!
I have given up & settle for the most subtle touches of adhesive that I can manage...
I can't resist buying printed vellum when I can find it.
But for this challenge I decided to print some myself.
Now, vellum is one of those slick surfaces that won't take just any ink.
Most just lay there on the surface & never dry.
I've used StazOn Timber Brown on orange vellum with a woodgrain mask.

 Can't wait to layer this up over something patterned.

Like this:

Did a little stitching magic, too. The lined paper made it so much easier to line it up nicely.

This boy is SO CUTE, but I almost hesitated to scrap these photos as he looks so snarky, lol :)

Now hop on over to Cindy & see what scrappy goodness is going on over there!



  1. So glad you scrapped those pics! What a cutie! It doesn't hurt to show him in all of his guises! Great job.

  2. AMAZING!!! That certainly does look yummy - great work Leslie!!

  3. Brilliant layering and fun to fancy-up your vellum like that. Beautiful page x

  4. Gorgeous photos and sewing is a clever way to keep vellum down.

  5. Cute, cute, cute! I love that stitched title!

  6. stamped vellum, woodgrain and a stitched title? Can this get any better? Only by adding those über-cute photos! what an awesome layout Leslie! fabulous!

  7. Ok...this one is the winner! That stamped vellum is fantastic and the perfect boy element for this sweet and silly page! So inspired!

  8. Beautiful layout, he is a cutie. Love the orange vellum, I'll have to add that to my stash.
    Cindy F.

  9. Sweet layout and he is so cute :) Love the use of the vellum and how you stamped it so cool makes a fantastic background layer.

  10. I like how you've played up the see-through effect of vellum. Nicely scrapped.

  11. love how u have stamped on colored vellum. very creative. beautiful LO and the pics r so cute :).

  12. what a great technique and it looks so cool on your LO... this is fabulous! totally love your stitching too!

  13. I adore that boy and girl border strip. This layout is a delight to view. The stitching and stamping give it your personal style. And those not so perfect photos? Together they read like a film strip. Such a entertaining little man.

  14. Sorry I'm so late getting around this hop!
    There are some great faces in these photos :)
    I've never treated vellum like this so I may have to have a go...


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