Thursday, 23 June 2011

Shaping Up

This month's challenges at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog have been great fun - and I've been making a dent in my earthy-toned take on the original kit-to-copy from Burlap & Buttercups.  How appropriate that I used some buttercups (or at least yellow flowers) on my page for Challenge#3 which asked for us to scrap with a shape.


I've got a new circle cutter (£1.99 from The Works) and was giving that an airing, so there are several circles/part circles in evidence (including the gutting of the base card behind the patterned papers).  I love this photo of No.1 Son and Child No.3 having a quick hug while posing for my camera on a Sunday afternoon walk in the woods.  They are (mostly) good friends now that they don't live together all year and frequently gang up on me when No.1 Son comes to visit!


The afore-mentioned yellow flowers were cut from the K&Co Wild Garden paper and, rather than layer them for dimension, I simply cut around some of the petals and raised them up instead of sticking them down. Everything is from my June kit apart from the bronze ink and the Basic Grey chipboard monogram "2" and the grungeboard "apostrophe-S".
On a side note: I put two sets of tiny alpha stickers (My Little Shoe Box  & Cosmo Cricket) into my June kit because of their colours - and I thought that was the only difference apart from the font, but it's only the yellow set that has punctuation and numerals - I shall have to take more care when shopping as they are useful to have in the set.


Here's a sneak peek at another page I've made from the kit but can't yet share with you - a whole different colour way of blue, cream and brown.

16 comments:

JulieJ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Your kids' change in relationship is similar to what happened with me and my brother.

Mary B said...

Jemma that is a super duper page love the circles and those flowers look really good.

Sandra said...

What a lovely photo, you've done it a great justice with this layout.

Margie said...

Oh, Jemma-this is beautiful! And I can't wait to see the other page!

Sian said...

I loved your choice of pieces for your counterfeit kit as soon as I saw that Wild Saffron; and now I love how you have taken the flowers and used them for a "girl and boy" page. That earthy look suits your picture perfectly.

Emily said...

So pretty! I love the way you did the title.

S said...

Lovely layout - those flowers rock!

Tricia said...

What a beautiful layout. I love the layered flowers and the way you curved the top of the photo to follow the shape of the circle.

helen said...

This is lovely - everything is balanced beautifully - I love the stitching and circles!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the earthy browns and gold of your layout! The circle is my favorite shape to use! Gorgeous!

Alison said...

I love the colours you've used...and the flowers are fab...and what a great pic!
Alison xx

humel said...

I'm loving that stitched border with the little zigzags here and there! :) I'm also loving The Works for cheap crafty goodies, yay :) AND I'm loving the layout as a whole, of course xx

furrypig said...

great use of earthy colour tones, I love brown but rarely see it used in scrappy pages. looks like the new circle tool works really well!

Tara O said...

This LO caught my eye IMMEDIATELY. It's beautiful!!! Great job on this challenge!

A Creative Operation said...

What a wonderful picture of your kids...You really did a lovely job with this layout, I love the colors in it!

Missus Wookie said...

Really like the frame/pp/family title, great shot and I agree numbers and punctuation are so useful. Actually bought digital versions of them so I could print out extras from Jessica Sprague.