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!