Monday, 11 April 2011

I ♥ Counterfeiting

Are you joining me with Counterfeiting Kits this month?  I've made a start at using my April Kit - two pages to share and another that is 90% complete, plus ideas for a few in the pipeline.  It turns out I don't really mind using pink that much - as long as I can tone it down a LOT ... and I've used hearts too!!!

My first page features my Mum's dog Ebony who was pretty miserable the day after an operation.


I've used just one of my kit's double sided sheets of paper for this page - but did add some brads and substitute some pinky Coredinations cardstock as it matched the carpet colour better than the card in my kit - especially as I could turn it over and stamp on the back with my Banana Frog Tiny Teen stamps!  These matched the Scenic Route chipboard alphas pretty well - they started life as cream/beige and were inked with black Stazon to provide contrast and match Ebony's fur.  Thankfully she was fine after a couple of days of TLC.

My 2nd Counterfeit Page avoids pink completely and uses a photo from last year's Red Sea holiday.  I was also joining in with a challenge on UKS to include a lyric from a song as my title and had a couple of photos of an egret to scrap.  I was tempted by "Egrets, I've seen a few, but then again too few to mention ..." but you were spared this when, thanks to Songlyrics.com, I found that Collapsis (?) had the perfect lyric: "... an egret by the shoreline".

The round rosettes are made from my kit's Scraperdashery paper with a Martha Stewart Arched Lattice punch using a fab tutorial by my friend Siân over on the Gotta Craft Blog.

More pages to come ... watch this space!

P.S. An update on the clean and sparkly mobile phone ... it worked for about 10 minutes after drying out, but won't recharge ... an expensive mistake for No.1 Son, especially as my spare phone isn't anywhere near cool enough to borrow!

18 comments:

Tammy said...

Love your layouts. That poor pooch! She looks quite sad...glad she was better a few days later. I love seeing all the projects with the counterfeit kits. I keep saying next month I will play along... For real, next month I will play along! :) Looking forward to seeing more creations with your kits.

S said...

Poor pup. Nice layout, my eye was especially drawn to that great journaling block on the first one. Keep 'em coming.

Emily said...

Your Egret layout is my absolute favorite!! I love that design and may have to scrap lift it. The blues and rosettes are so stunning.

A Creative Operation said...

What a lovely layout!! Poor doggie!

Beverly said...

Great layouts! So sad that the phone didn't recover :(

Mary B said...

Love the Ebony page and well done on finding the perfect title for Egret, but I would have love to have see Egrets I've seen a few.lol

Margie said...

GReat job on your layouts! I am trying to get going on my scrapping for this month!!

Winnie said...

Love your LOs! Hope Ebony is feeling better soon. Too bad about the mobile phone!

Sian said...

Making those rosettes is kind of addictive! I'm working on a new design which actually turns it into a rosette with ribbons hanging down. Of course, that leaves me less time for counterfeiting..

You are a bit of a scrapping machine at the moment, aren't you?!

txgoldilox said...

Poor doggy! Love the layout tho!! I'm with you on using pink....avoid it as much as possible!

Kylie said...

That poor baby!! Great layout.

Tricia said...

Beautiful flowers on the blue layout! Great work here!

ms.schwiet said...

The picture in the first shot seems so prefect like a norman rockwell. The title is to cute by its saying and style. Love the flowers in the second layout

Geri said...

great layouts and I agree, the poor dog does look miserable. The title and the title fonts are excellent!

Missus Wookie said...

Poor pup - I've got some of those alphas somewhere hmmm wonder where they ended up. Glad the Pup is better, shame about the mobile, we've not had one washed yet thankfully.

I like the simplicity of the Egret LO especially the title on the photo.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

poor puppy! I love how you cut the hearts out of the paper and layered them. very cute! I really like the way you used the rosettes and the circles, it looks great!
*meridy*

Jennifer said...

Lovely LO's with your kit!! Poor little pup! I love the hearts sitting on the burlap!! The flowers in the second are beautiful!!!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Very fun layouts! xoxo