Tuesday, October 30, 2018

110118 November Archiscraps Challenge

November Archiscraps challenge: Stone or brick texture, layers
A stumper to start with, and I toyed with a lot of mixed media ideas but had no photo or story in mind. I thought of a lot of techniques, like tearing pieces to mimic stone & gluing them down. But what would I make with them?

 I remembered some unscrapped photos of a house that was being built that looked like a castle.

I thought of some photos of my DH chasing sheep (cows?) around a field in Ireland (or was it
England?) but didn't really have anything to say about it, plus they were part of an album already.

Sometimes I get too literal with these challenges!

 The fun thing about my page is in the details. After I got my idea I remembered the name tag diecut, prompting a deep dive into my stash.The stone paper was in an old kit that I compiled for home improvement pages. I knew a must-have was the modeling paste & used it over some ancient Tim Holtz alpha masks. The background paper was called, You Rock (note the branding strip name tag cut out under my name) so I had to tuck it in! I doodled the tiny castle on some waste from misted overspray & fussy cut it. Found a little red frame for my selfie & done.

And I love it! Serendipity for the win.

Join in at Archiscraps & be sure to link up your creation.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

100418 CKC Forgery on the Fourth

My October counterfeit kit, "Shalom"

When I chose the kit for this month, I knew there were some wonderful opportunities to flex my forger muscles. As always, some turned out as envisioned - others? not so much!

First I wanted to try some papers:

 Jillibean Soup “Shades of Color” Gregarious Glow 
& Pink Paislee “Pick Me Up” #21 & #9.

I have had a very chaotic September & when I worked on these forgeries I did them from memory. Definitely proof that I have senioritis, lol! The first is simply washi tape, the other two some beloved Basic Grey 6x6 pads.

I just punched out the chevron shapes and used adhesive photo squares behind the starbursts.
A little fussy but definitely doable.

Next I knew I wanted a large woodgrain word for a page about my 2018 One Little Word.
I printed it to size using the Sandat font which connected the letters beautifully.
 I then trimmed it & clipped it onto a slice of woodgrain paper & fussy-cut.

I loved both the taped & the framed sentiment, so they got married!
These are a digi mock up, but as I create with the Maggie Holmes frame paper, I will decide what I want them to say & type them on my vintage typewriter. I will use the washi tapes I used in the paper forgery above that got tossed into my kit as I cleaned up.

I have some back-to-school pages to make this month so I plan to use these puffy stickers to forge the adorable Pink Fresh Studio “Let Your Heart Decide” Thought paper. I think I will only need a strip so will do this one on demand.

Well! I hope that you are inspired to try your hand at counterfeiting!
Be sure that you check out the handiwork of the rest of the team on the Forgery on the Fourth post at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. We'd love to see what you create, so be sure to post by using the Link Up page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community Group, or on Instagram (find us @counterfeitkitchallenge and share with #counterfeitkitchallenge).

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Monday, October 1, 2018

100118 CKC October Kit Reveal

Please give a warm welcome to this month's Guest Designer, Becca Sadler!

This is going to be a quick post so that it gets up in time.

Our kit to be counterfeited is The Wild Hare Kits September curated kit for their Guest Designer Mandi Holmes, unboxing video HERE. 

Papers: Jillibean Soup 1. “Farmhouse Stew” Bite Size Bits & 2. “Shades of Color” Gregarious Glow; Pink Fresh Studio 3. “Let Your Heart Decide” Thought & 4. Spur; Pebbles 5. “Girl Squad” Happy Day; Heidi Swapp 6. “Hawthorne” Hawthorne; Pink Paislee 7. collection??  #16, 8. “Pick Me Up” #21 & 9. “Turn the Page” Change is Good #14. 

 Bits & Bobs: (not pictured) 3 icon flair - envelope, heart, telephone - plus baker’s twine, Spiegelman Scraps “Blue Moon” sequin collection, Creative Devotion tiny square black alpha stickers, Pink Fresh Studio “Let Your Heart Decide” ephemera pack & puffy stickers, Jen Hadfield wooden sticker frames, Thickers Pebbles Patio Party woodgrain phrases, bonus Wild Hare wedding ring quilt pattern cut file.

 I've been really busy doing some forging this month, so my reveal is bare bones!

Papers: Glitz Design 2013 77/ Feather; Studio Calico 2012 Heyday/Cheerful; Kaisercraft Misty Mountains/Moody; Maggie Holmes; Webster's Pages Nest/My Style; Webster's Pages My Happy Place/Happy Squares; Webster's Pages Nest/Special Places; Photoplay School Days/ABC.

Goodies: Studio Calico woodgrain sequins, Tim Holtz & Teresa Collins tiny alphas, EK Success 2014 Time for School puffy stickers.

And that is it for the hop! Here's the list in case you missed anything.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer Becca Sadler - https://beccasheartland.blogspot.com/

Don't miss the "Just the Gist of It" post tomorrow to help you start to decide how you want to put your kit together. "Forgery on the Fourth" will show you how to counterfeit some of the kit elements  so see you there! Can't wait to see your kits.

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