Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Forging the Forgers

Gabrielle's original page
This month's blog hop over at the Counterfit Kit Challenge Blog is all about taking inspiration from one of the Master Forgers' blogs.  In other words scraplifting from one of the CKCB DT's blogs.  If you've joined me from Shazi's blog - you're on track.  If you've just happend by you can find the start of the hop here.

I had a good look around the Master Forgers' blogs earlier in the month and found LOTS of inspiration, but in the end I settled for a page from Gabrielle's blog from last year.  I love the stitched background, the playful leaves, so perfect for her photos and the colourful strips of patterned paper with more stitching.  Gorgeous!



I have a stack of photos from my recent trip to Italy where it wasn't the leaves that were catching my eye but the Mimosa trees.  Vibrant sunny yellow balls contrasting against the dark leaves and the clear blue skies.  On our first day in Italy there were sprigs of Mimosa everywhere - in vases on cafe tables, in children's hands, in shop windows - we had no idea why.  We knew that back in the UK it was Pancake Day - perhaps this was the Italian way of celebrating Shrove Tuesday? 

No!  It turned out that this was not only the last day of Carnivale, but it coincided with La Festa Della Donna - Women's Day (and the 100th one at that!).

Everything except the yellow lacy trim and the journalling spot is from my April Counterfeit Kit.  The journalling was written directly onto my background cardstock with a white gel pen which I then coloured in with two shades of yellow pen.  The title alphas are cut with Broadway Melody Sizzlits.

The page also tied in with a weekly challenge a few weeks ago over on UKS ... scrapping a celebration, flowers and blue!

Thank you Gabrielle for helping inspire my page.  If you want to see another forger's forgery please hop over to Margie's to see what inspiration she has selected!  Thanks for stopping by.

29 comments:

Jessica ♥ said...

so pretty!
I love all the random buttons!
Mental note to scraplift also! :)

Sian said...

That's a stunning, striking page Jemma - the colours are amazing.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

love this! Those flowers are so vibrant, it must have been beautiful! Your layout looks perfect. And I LOVE that title font :)
*meridy*

Mariangeles M said...

Great LOs!!

Scribble Monster said...

This is so great, I love the yellow against the black and the journaling is superb. Jen x

S said...

Love the sprinkling of buttons - must file that idea away!

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful layout and photos, Gemma! I love the blues and yellows on that black background, too-stunning!

Margie said...

Very pretty! I love how the bold colors just pop against that black background!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

SO Striking! I love it! Great job!

Clair said...

So very pretty!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

Fantastic colors! And what a great story!

Bethany

smdluxe said...

Gorgeous! I love the random placmemrnt of the buttons. The yellow on black is beautiful!!

jjabauer said...

So pretty!!

ms.schwiet said...

artistic and creative

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I'm so flattered that you counterfeited my layout!! I did that one so long ago, you must have really had to dig to find it. Your layout is just gorgeous! The black background is so dramatic and really makes the other colors pop! The mesh and scattered buttons are perfect accents!

Lisa said...

stunning. The colors are striking and vibrant. They show of your photos great!

Cheri said...

Great lift - I think you improved on the original ... and your choice of colors is awesome!

furrypig said...

that is such a striking Lo, the gorgeous blue and yellow against the dark backgound is sooo effective, it must have been amazing to see in real life!

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous colours! I love the way the blue and yellow pop on the black background.

redmom said...

Wow! The yellow against the black really pops!

Tricia said...

What a great lift! I love your yellow and blue on the black background. Lovely!

Kim Strother said...

I love the yellow, blue and gray together, just stunning!

ashley said...

I just love your take! Both LOs are beautiful :)

Tara O said...

I love the colors. Your LO just pops and I also think it's an improvement on the already fab original!

Tracie said...

this is fabulous - the colours are so rich and really stand out against the dark background! Love it!

Lisa said...

such a wonderful combination of colours and stunning photos. love it

mytwoandras said...

The black paper makes your photos and embellishments stand out so well. It looks great.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

I really love your color combination! Beautiful layout. Very cool to learn about a foreign holiday! xoxo

Missus Wookie said...

gorgeous textured background, love the yellow with black combo and cool travel story too :)