Monday, 15 August 2011

Feitercounting!

August's first challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is (naturally enough) using a sketch from this month's sponsor Sketch Support, but it comes with a devious twist: either use a page sketch to make a card or use a card sketch to make a page!!!


As you can see I chose a one page sketch (#10 from June) and took inspiration from it to make a card with my August Kit  ... another one to simply say "Hello" to a friend.  The flowers are based on a tutorial by Dapfnie (the third placed winner of the UKS Scrap Factor competition) which is available here.  I liked the sketch a lot and have also made a page where it is much more recognisable - but you'll have to wait until later in the month for that - sorry!

Shimelle has been inspiring people this weekend with 3 days of challenges (still open for prize participation until Sunday 21st) including one to use only half your page ... and I thought I'd combine this with the other half of the CKCB challenge i.e. to take a card sketch and make a page from it!  I chose Sketch Support's #8 card sketch from June as I thought it would lend itself nicely to a page with plenty of "white" space.

My photo is from last year's holiday in Egypt, showing us bare foot and happy on the last night at the shisha bar.  The photo is not the best quality, taken in poor light by a passer by, but it's the only one I have of the whole group - we were rarely all together as the divers & snorkellers had very different holiday schedules!


I did actually try the shisha pipe (very brave for an ardent NON-smoker), but failed miserably to get a tune ;o)

15 comments:

Mary B said...

Love the title on that LO, Jemma and that is the same sketch as I used though I haven't made up a kit I may well join in with the challenges this month.

Ali said...

Great card and sketch use - I love the idea of using half a page and you've made a great job of it.

Sian said...

I do love how you have fulfilled the half a page challenge - I thought that sounded a bit tricky!

s Katja said...

...a very nice LO and I like the combine of the two challenges...

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Love both your card and layout! Fun title for your layout. Great work! xoxo

S said...

Well, from your clever post title to both your challenge projects - you totally nailed this!

Missus Wookie said...

Your card was the one that caught my eye as I skimmed the CK blog post. :) Love that title too very punny...

Fun use of the sketch, now to get time to scrap!

Cynthia said...

Love the page title! That made me laugh!! Great job on scrapping half the page--super layout!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Great job doing the challenge twice! I love the pretty colors on your page and card, and the fabric beautiful fabric flower!

scrappyjacky said...

Great take on Shim's challenge...and love your colour combo.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great take on both! I love the card, awesome flowers! The layout is so fun too, I stink at white space so I think this is wonderful!

Alison said...

Great take on the challenges...those flowers are SO pretty!
Alison xx

alexa said...

Lovely page - those colours are so well chosen and I like the circles for the letters too.

Margie said...

Great card and layout! Love them!

Clair said...

I tried one of those a few years ago in Dubai and I was actually pleasantly surprised by the flavoured tobacco! Ah, memories - that's what this is all about, right?

Loving the combination of challenges, by the way. Go you!