Thursday, 14 April 2011

A Novel Experience

Here's the latest page from my April Counterfeit Kit which was done for the Monthly Challenge over on UKScrappers. I also took inspiration from this post on the Banana Frog Blog - it's a great place for ideas for stamping (I have a few of their stamp sets :P) and added interest to my background cardstock by laying out my Tiny Teen clear alpha stamps on an acrylic block and stamping parts of the alphabet. I used Versamark ink which just "watermarks" the cardstock - darkening light card and lightening dark but not altering the colour tone!

The title was done with Scenic Route chipboard alphas from the kit and Willing Race stamps (also from Banana Frog).

The page is about when I took No.3 child and her best friend to a booksigning by their favourite author - Jacqueline Wilson.  We beat the queues by getting there very early, but they'd read half the book before it was time to meet her!

I did have to add to my kit for this page - part of the challenge was to alter an item ... I altered a Mince Pie case left over from Christmas by punching out stars from it and adding colour with a Sharpie pen.



This was a first for me - I'd saved the cases for mixing paints or holding PVA glue - but I loved the texture once I'd flattened one.  I'm hoping this will also have sharpened up the punch a little too :o)

25 comments:

scrappymo! said...

O)h, I love that you used the mnce pie tin!!! My daughter uses those kind of tins. I will have to "borrow" some from her...teehee

Mary B said...

I love the ideas here and want to try the alpha one out myself. I've already tried the mince pie dish idea only I used the inner seal to a coffeemate tin

Mary B said...

oops forgot to say page is great and wow you used pink *shock horror*

Jo.C said...

I love this page and I want to try the alphabet technique. My daughter would be so jealous of the photo :0)

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Pretty page. I esp. like the combination of cutout letters and stamps that you used for the title...and I'm glad someone else likes Willing Race!

alexa said...

Great idea with those tinfoil cases! I like your cutout letters very much too.

Sian said...

Ooh, I know one daughter who would be very envious of this trip!

That's a lovely page, I like the light touch so that the photo of Jacqueline Wilson really shines

Dawn said...

Another fabulous page and a great technique of using foil cases.

S said...

Great page - I like the titling best.

Heather said...

Great story & I love the page especially the stars :)

Margie said...

I love this layout, especially those awesome stars! I will have to try that!

Tricia said...

So pretty! Your stars are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your technique.

humel said...

Oh, I love this layout!! And I'm so chuffed about your Scrapfactor news, that's wonderful, yay :-)

Missus Wookie said...

Neat page - I like the versamark text/alpha background. We're bibliophiles here so love meeting authors. :)

What did you do to your scenic route alphas? Cover 'em or stamp 'em? Was trying to work it out... I've got some of those somewhere after all.

A Creative Operation said...

What a great idea to punch the tin! I have to try that!

Winnie said...

Love the LO! The colours are gorgeous and I love how you made the stars. Must go find some old pie cases...LOL

airing cupboard crafts said...

The LO is fab I love it. What a amazing idea for the stars thank you for sharing x

ms.schwiet said...

Your stars are the bomb

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your textured metal accents! What a cool technique!

Alison said...

Love those tinfoil stars! been to 'seaside' with houseguests..all still about sane!:)
Alison xx

Lisa said...

what a wonderful job love it!

~Mar said...

Fantastic layout! Love the title and those stars!

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful layout! I love the title and stamped alphas, and your stars are amazing! I love that you added some color to them, too. Looks great!

Allycat x said...

Fab LO, great altering too :)

Jessica ♥ said...

LOVE the colors and the stars are awesome! :)