Helen's blog then you are on track, if not then you may want to pop back here to start at the beginning so as not to miss out.
"Miss out on what?" you ask. Well, this month over at the CKCB the prize sponsor is Momenta Stickers and this month's blog hopping theme is to work some magic with stickers - I can't wait to see what sticky creations the rest of the Master Forgers have come up with!
I have two projects to share with you plus an apology. The apology is because neither of my projects uses my October Counterfeit Kit - it's half term holiday at the moment and we've taken the opportunity to visit friends and family so my creative time has been severely curtailed!
I have made use of my August Counterfeit Kit though - on a page based on a sketch by my good friend Mary that I started last month at the Green Buttons' Retreat. My kit had a large sheet of multi-coloured Polar Bear Press stickers that toned beautifully with the papers but I needed the title to stand out more from the page. My first attempt was to colour over them with some (borrowed) Promarkers. I left them on the sticker sheet while I coloured them so that I it wouldn't matter if I went over the edges. The finish wasn't brilliant because a) I've never used Promarkers before and b) the sticker surface was pretty glossy. On top of that the exclamation mark wasn't plain like the letter and its pattern showed through a little.
So I decided to detract from my rubbish colouring by over-stamping with Saddle Brown Stazon. I placed the stickers on some cellophane packaging and used a striped circle stamp by Artemio. The pattern on the exclamation mark is now practically invisible!
This page will go into my Egyptian Holiday album: my friend and I ate lunch on our balcony each day, but we discovered that 2 seconds wasn't quite enough time for me to get back to my chair after pressing the camera button
I reckon both of these ways of altering stickers would also work well with part used alphabets - you could mix and match alphabets by colouring and stamping them to match each other or you could use up all those unloved consonants to make a subtle background. Let me know if you give either of these a go.
In the meantime why not hop over to Jen who has more sticker magic for you and don't forget to drop by Momenta Stickers to see what they have to offer.
P.S.You know I like a good combination challenge ... so my first page ties in with October's Die-cut Challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous - thanks to the Tim Holtz rosettes!