Thursday, October 6, 2016

100616 CKC October Challenge #1

Challenge #1 for October 2016 - Snip! Snip!

"Pumpkin carving is a popular activity at this time of the year, with patterns ranging from the traditional triangle-faced Jack O'lanterns to much more intricate designs. Our first challenge this month is the scrapbooking equivalent of pumpkin carving - fussy-cutting! Use your scissors to trim one or more designs or images from patterned paper and then use the cut image(s) on a project."

It is somewhat ironic that I drew this challenge (thanks, Susan!) as I frequently fussy-cut beautiful patterned papers for my layouts. This month my kit had some great florals so I decided to do a wreath surrounding my photo. I sometimes get a little bogged down with covering up pretty papers but I managed to make this work to my liking.

It's like you're peeking through a window at the scene.

My journaling talks about how we've bought bikes & are exploring the local rail trails - biking/walking/skating paths utilizing old railway lines. They were made quite level & raised so are perfectly suited for these kinds of recreation/exercise. I've done a recent blog post about it HERE

Give your kit a look & see what elements you can carve out of those gorgeous papers!
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Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love it! When I first saw this page, I thought it was like looking down the street through a telescope and that lovely floral wreath just makes you zoom right in on the photo. The colors pick up the shades in the buildings. I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge - I'm a big fan of fussy-cutting too.

  2. This layout is gorgeous! I love the floral wreath against the striped paper.

  3. This is just gorgeous! I don't know how you do it all! That tie dye looking background paper is gorgeous and topped with all of your fussy cut goodness...amazing!

  4. How pretty. I haven't used fussy cutting in ages but will try some now.Love your photo and journaling too.

  5. Just beautiful! The entire page so restful--love all the florals.

  6. This is an absolutely beautiful LO!

  7. You know how much I love fussy cutting and so this one is a total winner for me! Great use of the bold paper and the gorgeous florals which ensure the photo doesn't get lost in any way - that wreath really draws you in. The clever use of the veneer bicycle is perfect!


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