Friday, February 6, 2015

020615 CKC February Challenge #1

Time again for our first challenge of the month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog!

Challenge #1:  
Use something sheer or clear on your project!
 Do you remember this forgery of mine?
Well, it's the obvious choice from my kit for THIS challenge!  

When I made this it was with a page about our retreat in mind. We are in an area with a fair sized Amish population & are delighted with regular glimpses of these living simple folks. 

On our way into town the last trip we followed two horse drawn wagons. At first, we couldn't make out what they were transporting, but then spotted a pair of large ice tongs on top of the load. The blocks of beautiful blue ice became discernible as we closed the distance. 
We snapped a quick shot with a smartphone for posterity.

Okay - don't laugh! That little postage stamp selfie magically appeared. I chose the little camera icon, pointed at the cart ahead, and pushed the little camera... I have begun to convince my family, especially after things like this happen, that I simply repel technology.
Back to the scrappy end of things...

I backed my vellum with an icy cool green paper from my kit. I trimmed my custom vellum down to it's original size but the page felt lopsided. I thought I could use some white cardstock with snowflakes punched out as a border on the left - kind of lacy.

 Then I worked on a little fussy cutting of the inner edge. A tryout helped me realize that my beautiful vellum's sheer quality was being squandered. Serendipity brought the idea to slip those "waste" snowflakes under the vellum! (I wish I could say that was the idea from the beginning but I've gotta keep it real.)

This is the part where I get a little stuck. 
Why would I want to cover that gorgeousness with a photo?

 Perfect :~)

 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful page! My favorite part is that terrific border with the dimensional snowflakes. I love the way the gold stars tie it all together. Great use of the forged vellum paper!

  2. Magnificent. The way you present your process is akin to a face to face visit. Those little tangents and asides would happen in a real conversation. Loved reading this post.

  3. You're absolutely right - it's perfect!! Love this - that gorgeous vellum is amazing and I love that you tucked some of the snowflakes underneath it and then layered some back over the border and added those pretty gold stars. I really, really, really like this - can you tell??!

  4. a truly wonderful layout and the dimensional snowflakes are certainly a winner. I adore that you got your own face on the photo! This kind of thing would happen to me too

  5. Love all your pages but can't remember my Flicker password. Maybe I'll get it sent to me...please know that I'm still admiring all your great pages.

  6. Wow that is a cool page! We are lucky to live in PA and in an area that we see alot of the Amish when we travel through the state :)


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