Monday, 28 March 2011

All Aboard!

It's time for another Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop and I'd like to welcome you aboard from Glinda's place (if you just happened along from somewhere else you may like to start at the beginning back on the CKCB).

This month's blog hop challenge was to use our kits to counterfeit one of our own pages, so I had a little look through my albums and decided to have another go with a page from last September (which completely coincidentally uses some of the same papers from last month's counterfeit kit!) based on Twisted Sketch #66.


I'm still ploughing through photos from last November's Egyptian holiday, and decided to add a second photo rather than a journalling card. The use of patterned paper instead of card as the background also changes the dynamic completely. 
 
I was also joining in with a challenge on UKS which meant I needed to use scraps, add some bunting and a stamp too. I'm not really a fan of the bunting-on-every-page-trend, but I reckoned it was acceptable on a page about boating.  My bunting is made from triangles of scrap cardstock - I was distressing the edges of each triangle with scissors when they started to come apart revealing a suede-like inner surface which I rather liked, so each trangle made two flags!

Thanks for stopping by - if you want to see more counterfeiters' in action then pop over to Gabrielle's blog to see what she has scraplifted with her kit.

36 comments:

Jessica ♥ said...

So cute! Love you button! :)

- Jessica
Counterfeit Kit DT

Mary B said...

Jemma perfect for both challenges. love that bunting and wow to the accident that made the bunting perfect.

Lisa said...

it's a great design and the pp background is super! love it

Lesa said...

Great job!! Your pictures really stand out on the new lay out!! Really nice!

Angela said...

Love both old and new layouts! The bunting is the perfect accent for your subject, and that suede-y finish is awesome! What a happy accident.

furrypig said...

your Lo would make a great sketch sorry to have missed the blog hop this month but will try harder for next time!

Margie said...

I love your scraplift-and you're right, the patterned background really does change the look of the page!

Sian said...

I am loving how different the two pages look - it really emphasizes what a useful trick scraplifting yourself is. I really am going to try and join in next month.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I can see why you would want to scraplift this design - love all the shapes colors on both layouts!

Karen Williams said...

love the new Lo- the button is cute but I do like that journalling spot on your original page

Michelle said...

Love em! The button is so fab!

Lynn said...

Love the new LO - I know what you mean bunting seems to be everywhere at the moment.

Mad for Paper said...

Great layouts. The sketch/design is really fun.
TFS
Ang

~Mar said...

Great layouts! I love that patterned paper on the boating one!

S said...

Great job - I like the way you really kicked up the color.

Laurie Marmon said...

You're right, the patterned paper instead of cardstock really changes it, but definitely for the better. Love the bunting too...and it goes well for a layout about a boat. :) Used in moderation it still makes it fun! :)

Denise said...

Looks great - this counterfeit kit sounds really good. I have so many- ahem- kits bits I really ought to give it a try next month.

Clair said...

Both layouts are fabulous, but I really love the distressing on your latest one! Also good to finally find your blog after occasionally seeing your face pop up in posts on UKS :)

Shelley said...

I think the bunting looks great!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Your scraplift is so fun and vibrant! I love the bright colors you chose!

Geri said...

Love that you traded the journal card for a photo. The flag border rocks!

Emily said...

Such a great layout! I love the second photo addition and the fabulous background paper.

A Creative Operation said...

I LIKE IT!

Winnie said...

Great LO Jemma. Love how the bunting turned out. :D

Kim Strother said...

Great job. The little difference in the layouts are great, I love when you have the option for one or two photo, etc. This is a great go to layout!

Lillian Child said...

How delightful!

I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and say hi!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

ms.schwiet said...

those little flags did distressed nicely...funny how a project leads you rather than you lead a project

scrappysue said...

Great LO's, and thanks for the link to the sketches blog. I could sure use some inspiration sketch wise!

alexa said...

The bunting looks great on this page - just right!

Missus Wookie said...

I hear you on the bunting but have enjoyed using it a couple of times. The texture on those flags is lovely tho - what a neat discovery.

Miss Misi said...

Great job on the lift!

scrappymo! said...

Nice layout to copy...I really like them both.

The overall look is so similar but the feel of each is so different.

Great job.

Tricia said...

I love how great things are discovered accidentally. Awesome life of your own work!

vexedangel said...

Love the banners as border idea, and the bubblewrap background is gorgeous!

MonicaB said...

Great idea to use an old layout as a challenge. I really love the banner.

humel said...

Clever - love the 'suede' bunting! xx