Monday, 28 February 2011

Life is Different

Welcome to my first ever Blog Hop post!  It's part of the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog's February Blog Hop.  If you've joined me from Marianne then you're on track :D

I love using sketches as a starting point for my scrapping.  I have two or three favourite sketch sites in my sidebar which I regularly use to kick-start a page.  By the time I've flipped it and changed the number of photos or added a subtitle there might not be much similarity between my page and the original drawing, but that's the creative part!


This month I've been using my home-made Counterfeit Kit (see the full contents here) and this page is no exception PLUS it's been made using a sketch provided by the creators of the original kit-to-copy Scraps of Darkness.


After making eight pages from the kit I am beginning to run out of papers and card so I have gutted the brown cardstock twice to make the base, the circle and one of the photo mats.  I also snipped one of the Daisy D's die-cut journalling blocks in two to fit behind my photo- taken on a recent holiday on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt.


As I have very little bling, I have had a go at making swirly bits with Khaki green Pébéo gloss 3D paint.  I'm not 100% happy with the lines - you need a really steady hand - but the dots are fine.  My flowers are home-made too - from meltable organza and angel hair paper with bead centres, and the leaves are from a de-constructed artificial anemone!

I have loved scrapping with a kit this month and it's helped me get scrapping rather than repeatedly searching through my papers and embellies for the "right" item.  I still have a box of decent scraps and plenty of embellishments and may yet manage some cards if I can find some more creative time!  Here's a little collage of all my CK creations for February:


Thanks for stopping by - do please leave a comment to mark your visit before hopping onwards to Denise - have fun!

32 comments:

Kylie said...

Wow, that embellishment cluster is just gorgeous. Great subject for a layout too ;-) I love the colours you chose for your kit.

Missus Wookie said...

I like the feel of sand on my toes too. I like the home made flowers and 3D bling - I grabbed a 3D paint but haven't used it yet. The collage of completed layouts is fun.

marianne said...

Great layout! I am a beach lover too! I love the collage of projects and WTG getting so much done!

Angela said...

My goodness, you've been busy this month! I love all your handcrafted embellishments on today's layout -- great ideas!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! Gorgeous. I love the colors and those flowers are amazing!

Margie said...

Beautiful page! I love the clusters of embellies, and I definantly see the sketch's inspiration in your page!

Tricia said...

This is stunning! Great colors and embellies. Love your subject matter, LOL! I am impressed with the number of pages you have created from you kit.

Sian said...

That's a stunning embellishment cluster! I love it (but you knew I'd say that). It sounds as if you might be looking forward to next month's kit as much as I am!

onescraphappymomma said...

What a beautiful layout - and with all those homemade embellies too! Wow! I think your lines are great on your swirlies! Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

Beautiful layout and all those embellies are perfect. tfs

Scrap Vamp said...

Those are some gorgeous pages! Love the colors you selected! The Beach Life page is so pretty! I love your bling!

Dawn said...

Think I'll have to get you to do a tutorial for those gorgeous flowers you've made. Love what you've done with your kit.

Mad for Paper said...

Wow, you've been busy. Your flowers and swirls are jut gorgeous.
TFS
Ang

Karen Williams said...

Great colours and I am wowed by the cluster of flowers!

MamaD said...

Your flowers are seriously GORGEOUS!!! As a previous comment stated, your embellishment cluster is wonderful. Love your layout.

S said...

Fun layout, such nice clustering.

furrypig said...

Wot a simple sentiment that says it all! Matches perfectly with the photo. I a a huge fan of green and brown so I love all your colours.

Mary B said...

You've got me singing Happy Feet I've got those Happy Feet from the advert. lol

Lovely Layout superb embellished corner too.

Debbie said...

very fun LO ! Love the fact you improvised for the bling!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your fun photo, and gorgeous color combination! Your grouping of embellishments is exquisite!

~Mar said...

The embellishment on this is gorgeous! Great job working with your 'leftovers', lol.

Sherri Thompson said...

Jemma, your layout is just stunning! I am in awe of your embellies-those flowers and pins are gorgeous! So are your toes, lol! I am always jealous of girls who have cute toes! I love your other layouts, too-you really stretched your kit and have some fabulous layouts to show for it!

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Where do I begin!?!? Your ages are so artistic and phenomenally beautiful!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

all of your layouts totally rock!!! I think your embellishment cluster on this challenge is sOOOO beautiful!!! I wish I could make clusters that look like that :)
*meridy*

A Creative Operation said...

The colors are fabulous!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Wow! You've been busy! I love the colors you chose for your kit. These are some of my favorite colors! I think you did a great job with your doodling, and I'm amazed at the clusters of flowers and other embellishments on your page.

LaurieM said...

Great page! I like the swirls and dots you added to it for a little more fun. And looks like you've been busy this month. Great to see all your pages!

Glinda said...

Wow, Your embellishment cluster is Beautiful. Love the color also.

debbiefitz said...

oooh, love what you did with the sketch. The flowers are so pretty!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hello ! THANK you so very much for dropping by my blog during the Studio Challenges blog hop and for your lovely words. I wish you luck in the draw!!Love, Nadia.

Allycat x said...

I love your LO - very inventive with the bling - it all looks great!
x

Sassy Breese said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch here. Saved it as a jpeg for future reference. Evidence of my fixation on layouts that incorporate a large circle can be found in my flikr set "'round, round we go."