Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Hat Trick

The first challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month was to be inspired by some hats that Bethany had pinned ... and I had a tale to tell about No.3 child and her new beret so it seemed appropriate to be using some photos of her wearing it.

No.3 Child & Alfie the English Sheepdog
No.3 Child ♥ Alfie
But as is often the way, I got sidetracked and put the unfinished page to one side.  Then along came challenge #2 which was to use fabric ... and I'd already decided to make use of some net inspired by those hats ... what luck!!!

Layout detail - net

We recently spent a weekend in Wiltshire with friends and enjoyed some great rain-free walks in the countryside with their beautiful dog Alfie.  As you can see, Child No.3 still had energy left over for climbing trees!

Layout - a top hat - Jimjams

Using my May Counterfeit Kit, I've based my page on the May sketch over at Sarah's Cards so that is, appropriately enough, a hat trick of challenges in one layout!!

Layout detail - net and lefy die-cuts

22 comments:

K said...

The date at the top of this post had me a tad worried! I thought I'd missed monday all together, lol.

Yay, hats!!! Hats should be worn everyday, inside & out, especially trilbys & other fedoras :)

Glinda said...

I really like your take on this challenge. I have net that I wanted to use on a layout with pictures of my daughters prom dress. Thanks for the idea.

Mary B said...

Wow super page love the cut leaves over the netting makes the whole LO pop.

Sian said...

I absolutely love the trail of leaves on your page. Fantastic!

..and doesn't that girl of yours have a stunning smile?!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

We were on the same wavelength - I used some netting/tulle for my page, too. Way to go on combining challenges - whether you meant to or not!

Margie said...

Love this-great page, fun photos!

happysnapper said...

beautiful daughter and lo, nice flag going up the tree which i think looks somewhat beanstalkish and cool

Alison said...

Great use of the netting...great page and pics!
Alison xx

Tricia said...

Two birds with one stone - well done. Beautiful layout, beautiful daughter.

Missus Wookie said...

I love the countryside down near Avebury and climbing trees so both bits made me smile. Beautiful smile indeed!

Lisa said...

I particularly like the mix of colours and materials on your page - looks so great. the net is perfect and something I need to remember more often

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

I love tulle and you used it in a great way here! Your daughter is so cute with her little hat here. Wonderful job with the challenge!

Tracie said...

I love those vines and the beret is really cool! great LO Jemma! x

LCSmithSAVED said...

This is definitely a show-stopper on the CKC gallery post! Love that some net got on - had hoped to include it but inspiration went a different direction - beautiful page :~)

Ali said...

An impressive trio! and I love the layout, especially that jungle strip down the middle and your lettering.

Ifa said...

That central axis of leaves is very effective...gorgeous layout.

li-bee-ti said...

Love this lo! beautiful colors and great use of the net. Your daughter is such a pretty lady, and it is so much fun climbing trees :).

Ali said...

Love this idea! Brilliant title and a stunning page :0)

Nat said...

Love the texture that the netting added to your page. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sarah's Cards xx

Helsbells said...

Really like the leaves - nice touch. Thanks for playing along with the Sarah's Cards challenge :)

Jenga said...

Lovely page. Thanks for joining in with Sarahscards.

Louise said...

Love the leaves going up the centre of the page, a lovely tough. Thanks for playing along with our challenge.