Saturday, 27 August 2011

Counterfeit Exclusive!

Welcome to August's Counterfeit Kit Challenge Master Forger Blog Hop - with an exclusive sketch by Allison Davis from Sketch Support - this month's CKCB sponsor!  If you've joined me from Kim's blog you are on track, if not and you want to see what the other Master Forgers have been up to then please check out the CKCB for a full list of the hop.

I'm cheating a whole lot this month ... because when I saw the sketch I knew I had the perfect photos for it along with the perfect papers .... but they weren't in this month's kit - they were in July's!!!!  So forgive me - I couldn't resist!  Here's the perfect sketch:


and here's my take on it - the photos are from the most marvellous bike tour of Barcelona in April.   It was a brilliant way to get a flavour of the city and culminated in a lovely lunch at the beach.


I had to do some careful cutting of my Basic Grey "Assembly Required" bicycle paper to make just one sheet of that and one sheet of the brown "Confession" paper stretch across the two pages.


The other papers are strips and scraps from my July kit - making 5 patterned papers in all on my page - fitting perfectly with a challenge over at Sarah's Cards - one of my favourite online shops!


As you can see No.1 Son's girlfriend struggled to eat her lunch in a ladylike manner! The tour was very entertaining and apparently there are Fat Tire Bike Tours in Paris, London and Berlin as well so hoping to try them again on future city breaks!

Now if you want to see another interpretation of that fabulous sketch please pop over to Margie, where she'll have stuck to the brief more closely than me and used this month's kit!

P.S. There's still a little time to tell me why you'd like to receive, read and pass on a World Book Night book here.

P.P.S.  Someone, somewhere on the Master Forger Hop today is giving away a little something to a commenter ... could you be the lucky recipient?

26 comments:

Louise said...

Not very often we see DLOs for our challenges, so this was a nice surprise. Thanks for playing along with us at Sarah's Cards.

Lisa said...

looks great! well done on making it work for you. looks like a lot of fun. did you ink the edges of your photos? subtle but effective!

Margie said...

Love this!! What a great layout!!

Emily said...

I am in love with that bike paper. So perfect for your layout. And I love all that journaling.

Alison said...

Great LO..well done on making the paper 'stretch'!
Alison xx

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

It looks like such a fun trip! You really captured the excitement and fun of it all on your page! The little bikes in the background are perfect!

Mary B said...

thought I had left a comment but doesn't look like it.
I really like your take on the sketch and that pp is perfection personified

Kim Strother said...

You are right, these photos and the pp are perfect for this layout. I love it all, form the bike paper (which I also recently used on a layout, love that paper) to the red ric rac!

Sian said...

I can just imagine you working out how to make that paper stretch! And it was worth it - I know I said this last time, but I think you have a talent for two-pagers

Julie Ann Shahin said...

This is absolutely perfect Jemma!!!! I think this is my favorite layout ever from you. Love the whole thing, the choices for photo placement, and the perfect papers!!!! xoxo

scrappysue said...

Fabby LO, and I love the sketch too, might have to give this one a try!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the layout!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love this! I love the bike paper you used and I am all for creative cutting as you know! Great job, that must have been a wonderful experience!

Kirsty said...

This looks great! I'm very impressed with your careful cutting and managing to stretch one sheet across a double page!!

Ali said...

I'm loving your work at the moment, so cheat or no cheat, it's a thumbs up from me. Love your paper combination, and well done on your frugal cutting to make it stretch :)
Great photos to of a lovely day out.

S said...

This is just so well done - love it all, especially that background paper.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Love it - love the stack of strips of paper, love the ric rac, love that you stretched the paper to work for you. Did I mention that I love it?!?!

Marie A said...

Oh ric rac!! I love it!!!!

Glinda said...

Oh how I love your layout. After looking at yours I think I will use this sketch again.

CoventryAnn said...

That BG paper is perfect for this page, and who said hording stash is a bad thing!?

Carol Anne said...

I love that sketch and the layout you put together. Absolutely wonderful!

JulieJ said...

Very creative cropping to stretch that stash. Great page(s).

Beverly said...

well, the perfect layout was well used with the perfect photos and elements, I LOVE this!

Helsbells said...

Really like the arrangement of all of the photos and I love seeing loads of journaling. Thanks for playing along with the challenge :)

Gems said...

Lovely layout! I love the use of all the photos and the patterned paper with the little bikes on looks fab. I really like the colour scheme and the little flowers on the ric-rac xx

Karen leonard said...

Brilliant layout! Its sooo satisfying when you have "that perfect paper". You have made the double pager look effortless..love it. Karen