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Monday, May 16, 2016

CKC Challenge #3 - A Touch of Tessellation

Over on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, Jemma challenges us to use the ingenious art of Escher as our inspiration.  He often uses a pattern (or tessellation) to create interesting patterns in his pieces.

Take a look at how I incorporated this technique in my layout:

 

I used a touch of tessellation in my layout today.  I decided to use a series of overlapping circles to create what loosely looks like fish scales.  I'm featuring my son and his role as King Triton in the Little Mermaid Jr.  As I was playing around with the circles, I even found a pattern that reminded me of a fish tale shape. 

 PERFECT!


How will you repeat a pattern on your page?

Can't wait to see!

Be sure to share on our Linky!

Sending Scrapiness,

\\
Lynnette


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge May Reveal and Blog Hop

Are you ready for another month of scrappy inspiration? 

Ready or not...here we go!

Now that Lisa is leading up the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, we have a few changes in store for you!  Don't worry...there's plenty that is going to stay the same, but we hope the few changes we make will energize your mojo for scrapping.  

One of the changes is that the Master Forgers will be taking a turn each month to select the inspiration and prepare the monthly challenges.  We all have varied and unique tastes in scrapping, so this should give you a great selection of different kinds of kits and projects.  This month, Jemma made the selection.  Let's take a look!


UK based, "Quirky Kits" is in the spotlight this month with a fun selection of supplies to get the scrappy party started.   There's an add-on and embellishment kit, too, so you will want to head over to see all of your inspiration. 

Here's my take...


I followed the inspiration pretty closely with the bokeh papers and black and white stripes.  Some black ribbon and gold ric-rac carry the same vibe.


No black and white striped letters in my stash, but the black and white polka dots should work.  I may have to be creative with my titles as there aren't many left.  Some gold star vellum will add the much needed feminine bling for my dress, while the turquoise houndstooth  paper brings in a subtle masculine touch.

Off to powder my nose and check out what's in my hot pink clutch...


Here are some fancier flair badges and some enamel dots to finish off a layout and my dress!  With a sprinkling of wood veneer stars and we'll be good to go!


We mustn't forget classic black slides and some classic black thickers to pull everything together.

Now, if I only had some where to go!  

SIGH!

Oh well, guess I'll stay home and scrap!

Get your dancing shoes and party dress on and scrap the night away!

But first check out the rest of the inspiration provided by your Master Forgers!

A special welcome to Jane, our guest designer!  So glad you are playing along with us this month.

Guest Designer: Jane at a little scrap... http://alittlescrap.blogspot.com
Margie: http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com  *GO HERE NEXT

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge March Reveal and Blog Hop


This month over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog we are presented with 
the simplicity of the iconic Ali Edwards.  

You know her as a pioneer of the December Daily.
You know her photo-centric layouts layered with her handwritten fonts.
You know her "One Little Word" tradition and how it transcends resolutions 
and helps scrappers and non-scrappers alike lead fuller and more intentional lives.

Take a look at the clean lines and images of Ali and how they will allow your photos to shine.

Here she presents her "Click" Story Kit.



Picture 3 of Click

And my take on the simplicity...


Keeping it simple and allowing my photos (and myself) to shine!  

Thrilled to have our dear Lesley (with a "y") back to play this month!  

Here is the hop order:

Lesley (guest designer) - http://ohblogitifyoucantbeatthem.blogspot.co.uk/
Susanne: http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
Clair: http://obstinatepursuit.blogspot.co.uk/
Jemma: http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Julene: http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com
Kelly: http://66.147.244.112/~honeysv0/
Leslie: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.ca
Lisa: http://lisahausmann.blogspot.ca
Lynnette: http://www.sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com/
Margie: http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.de/
Stephanie: http://skylinepaperie.blogspot.com

Now go ahead and create one little (or big) kit for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge February Reveal and Blog Hop

It's an exciting month!  My scrappy hiatus is complete and I am back just in time to welcome our February Kit presented by CKC participant, Emma Clark.  I "met" Emma through the Layout A Day scrapbook challenge and was thrilled when she started playing over at Counterfeit Kit. She is a prolific and dedicated scrapper who not only knows how to kill a kit with tons of super creative layouts, but now is also a kit club creator!  UK based, Mind the Scrap brings us our February inspiration entitled, "Snuggle".



FEBRUARY PRE ORDER

My interpretation brings us back to a 1950's diner.  The pinks and blacks with pops of teal and overall playful nature of the kit had me hanging out at the SOCK HOP!

Let's see if the dance floor is open...


My daughter's toy doll diner came in handy for my kit staging this month.  I followed the solid cardstock colors exactly by including a navy, turquoise and lime pieces.  (I love this combo!)  The geometic triangles just below the solids is a good stand-in for Emma's light blue and navy one.  In addition to sky high cakes, pies and malts,  you'll find my version of the transparency behind the counter.  While not clear, I felt the black scripty words and images made a perfect substitution.  Up above the "specials" board are a few more pieces of paper that round out the collection.  Some more turquoise and a multi-colored piece that stands in for the scalloped banner like paper.  Black thickers and more scripty words work well to mimic Emma's vibe.

Let's twist on over to the counter to see which kind of embellies are on special!


I added some Valentine goodies as love is in the air this month! 


Some lacy doilies can pretty up the blue plate special or a layout!


Why don't you grab a booth, put a few coins in the jukebox and come up with your angle for this month's kit?  Whether it takes you down memory lane, through the sea of love or to inspiration point, I hope you create a kit that keeps you scrappin' around the clock!

Speaking of Sock HOP, it's time for you to HOP over to see Margie.  

Stephanie: http://skylinepaperie.blogspot.com
Susanne: http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
Clair: http://obstinatepursuit.blogspot.co.uk/
Jemma: http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
Julene: http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com
Kelly: http://66.147.244.112/~honeysv0/
Leslie: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.ca
Lisa: http://lisahausmann.blogspot.ca
Lynnette: http://www.sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE
Margie: http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.de/

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, November 20, 2015

Counterfeit Kit Team Challenge

Behind the scenes here at Counterfeit Kit, we have a whole cast of characters.  First and foremost, we have Bethany, the creator of CKC and our provider of kit inspiration and challenges each month. Next, there's Lisa who helps coordinate the team with weekly behind-the-scenes questions on our Master Forgers Facebook page to keep us interacting and charges us with special Master Forger-Only challenges - like the one we will share with you today.  Even though our relationship is just online, we try to connect and interact to bring you the BEST scrapbooking challenge site. 
It is quite amazing how we all work together on the world wide web to make all of this happen.

Speaking of the world, that brings us to the topic I chose for the Team Challenge.  Lisa found some darling printables on Pinterest by Allison Kimball.  Many are project life card sized and are  "Thankful" themed.  To add to the cuteness, they have that oh-so-trendy coloring book vibe to them.  I had my eye on several and was attempting to print them off when a happy accident occurred.  The design I chose printed out full size and inspiration struck!  I knew this globe would be the perfect opportunity to document another photo from my lovely visit with Lisa.  

Take a look...



While not a requirement, using a KIT is always welcomed at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.  Most of these supplies are from my March 2015 "Orange Crush" kit.  Yes...it is still hanging around my scrap room!  I knew it would come in handy, eventually!  LOL!


I did an informal cut around the globe, leaving a bit of a white border and used watercolors to color in the graphic.  Nothing neat or fancy here in technique as the sketch feel of the printable allows for a causal look.  While not in the original "Orange Crush" kit, how could I not include the German flair expressing gratitude acquired at Lisa's beloved "Scrapabilly" shop in Deutschland!

I'm not always a doodler on my layouts, but a bit of pen sketch seemed like a must to finish off the edges.


What an exciting time!  I'm thankful for Lisa, the whole team and our members who keep us motivated to create and share.  

Now it's your turn to use these printables to express your gratitude.  
Find them here:
(you need to go to the bottom of the post to download her own creations)
(Allison is cool with us using these...just be sure to give her a shout-out if you use them for your own personal use.)
Thankful for YOU!



Friday, November 6, 2015

CKC Challenge #1 - Hate It!

Challenge #1 charges us to create a page about a pet peeve!

I MUST make my bed...everyday!  Not only does it neaten up the room in an instant, I simply just can not sleep in an unmade bed.  The few times I've tried, I had a terrible night.  Plus, I love my pretty bedding, so why not enjoy it?

Here's my layout showing the before and after photos.





It's getting late and all this talk about my bed is making me sleepy!


Nighty-nite!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge November Reveal and Blog Hop


Welcome to November...my favorite month of the year.  I love the crisp, cool weather this month brings.  I love the "calm before the storm" feeling that it holds with the holidays just around the corner.  I love its grey days and earlier nightfall with all the coziness that surrounds us.  November is a time of quiet reflection of the year passed.   Yes, November is MY month!

So, that brings us to this month's inspiration at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog...Cedar Lane by Pink Paislee.  A cozy kit with greys, weathered woodtones and hints of harvest colors.  Take a look for yourself...


Something about the gold, brown and even the deep plum made me think of Indian Corn that is often used in harvest decorating.  

Presenting my November Counterfeit Kit...


Nestled within the cornstalks and Indian
corn cobs, my paper selections this month are an a-maize-ing match up to the originals.  Follow me into the corn maze and I'll give you a closer look...


I found the "Wildflowers" paper collection by Carta Bella had a very similar feel to the inspiration.  The herringbone grey weathered wood (I believe a Dear Lizzie paper) made a perfect substitution for Pink Paislee's straight planks.

This all-over floral has the perfect colors and vibe to fit right in the cornstalks.

Let's turn down this corner of the maze to see what's ahead...

A few autumnal journaling cards coupled with a grey diagonal stripe paper will work to create a neutral backdrop to a layout.


Did you notice the scripty page in the inspiration?  Well, here's my version.  This muted plum feather paper just has that Native American vibe this kit evokes.


A bit of mint green matches up perfectly to the inspiration color palette.


And the all over sequin paper reminds me of the speckled colors of the Indian Corn.


The inspiration has a deep plum paper...I've got a deep plum paper!  While solid cardstock is not my go-to these days, I had to throw it in.  I always get a kick out of perfectly matching up to the inspiration.  And who knows?  I may just end up USING it!


Here are some of the Project Life style cards from that Carta Bella collection.  
Such beautiful and varied colors in that Indian Corn!  God is quite the artist, wouldn't you say?

Well, I see the light at the end of the maze!  We made it through!  
And look what waits for us at the end...


 My a-maize-ing embellishment tray!  Speaking of embellishments, this month each Master Forger chose an embellishment to create our own original add-on embellishment kit.  Head back to the blog tomorrow to see all of them revealed together.  Here's a sneak peek of the die cut pack I chose.


Journey - Crate Paper

After the Add-on reveal tomorrow, come back on 11/4 for Forgeries on the Fourth where we will show you how to re-create these goodies.  We are here to lead and inspire you through every step of this scrappy maze.

So, there's my A-maize-ing November Counterfeit Kit.  Don't get lost in your abundant maze of supplies.  Pull them together to create a manageable kit by which you can easily navigate.
Try it...you will be a-maize-d!

I'm at the end of the line this time around,
 but in case you've missed any of the others, here is the blog list.

A warm welcome to Alicia, our guest designer this month.  So glad you are here with us!



Thanks for stopping by!