We had a day out in Stratford recently and found a lovely tea shop. All decked out in 1940s wartime style, with the menu inside a ration book and the waiters and waitresses all in costume. This month’s sketch at Sketchbook 365 has a tag, which made me think of wartime evacuees, so I picked some vintage style papers and got layering.
I had a few photos I wanted to scrap so I took some inspiration from Miss Smith‘s Just One sketch course (flipping a sketch to make a double page) and Julie Kirk (making a double page with different background papers):
And here they are together:
I love a good sketch to get a page done quickly and I have two to show you today. First is this one from Stuck?!
Just perfect for these photos taken at Puddle Duck’s friend’s birthday party at an outdoor adventure centre.
The birthday girl’s father didn’t take much persuading to join in and try the log bridge. Puddle Duck was less success and her photos are on a LO on my workdesk – waiting to be stuck down.
The other sketch is this gorgeous one from Blue Fern Studies, which I decided to use for one of the challenges on The Counterfeit Kit Challenge – to take inspiration from a piece of jewellery.
Puddle Duck bought this owl watch pendant at Belbroughton Scarecrow festival last month.
The wings close over the watch face and are opened by squeezing the ears together. And it inspired me to use photos of Siobhan with the owls at Mary Arden’s Farm in Stratford.
The swirls in the sketch made me think of curls of twine, which is what I did. I added in a few extras to my Counterfeit kit – some brads, a butterfly, washi tape, a rub on owl and a border sticker from My Mind’s Eye. It’s very different to my usual scrapping style but I think I like it.
I have three packets of photos from our October Half Term break last year (two from the Eden Project) and hadn’t scrapped any of them until now. I thought the banner paper was perfect for the photos of the entrance area at the Eden Project. I had 8 photos I wanted to scrap so I took inspiration from Shimelle’s 4 X 6 Photolove course (which ran in 2011 on 2peasinabucket) and here’s the result:
I used my Counterfeit kit for October, but there wasn’t enough contrast between the pp and white cardstock and I didn’t have anything left large enough to mat behind, so I pulled in a sheet of orange pp. I also picked out a few extra embellishments and a kraft tag for some hidden journalling.
The photos are mounted on navy card stock from the kit – two sheets to allow it to be folded and more photos to be added:
And here are the other photos and journalling:
My current plan is for this to be the title page in a scrapbook of the Eden Project. Well I do have two packs of photos to work with!
I’ve been doing a bit more counterfeiting for my kit and stash diving again to make up an extra embellishment kit. Want to see?
I used coloured pencils to colour in the rulers – I really like the effect. That paper really makes me think ‘school’, so I went back to my stash and pulled out a few die cuts. I cut some star outlines with my Big Shot from my aqua paper. I also decided to pick up on the coffee theme from the original counterfeit kit with some cup holders and I threw in some shaped paper clips for good measure.
I may struggle to use them all mind, since my paper is running low. Here’s two more LOs I made earlier.
I added some flower brads to the banner. I think I’ve used up most of my dark colours now, so everything may be a little pale from now on.This photo was taken at a wedding last year, so I used a confetti style patterned paper for the background. It feels a little bare. I’m thinking I’ll add a little stitching but does it need more? Some banners? Or ink splatters? What do you think?
It’s been a while since I made a counterfeit kit, but with the wedding album finished and photos piling up it was time to put together a kit for the Bromsgrove Crop on Saturday.
yhis month’s kit is from Cocoa Daisy. I started with the papers and went through my ‘My Girl’, ‘Lucky Charm’ and ‘DIY Shoppe’ paper collections to find one to substitute for each in the sample kit. I think I may colour in the ruler paper with some coloured pencils to counterfeit the coloured rulers in the main kit. I found myself agreeing with Lisa about coloured cardstock – I rarely use it so I substituted a pink ombre paper for the pink cardstock.
I think I managed to cover most of the embellishments – although my bicycles are wooden rather than wire. I put in my pennant stamps to remind me to make some flags for the add on-kit. My version of the Maggie Holmes paper in the kit is on a cream background and this kit is white based so I substituted a different writing paper and threw in a few extra sheets for good measure and some liquid pearls.
It’s a little on the pink side but I’ll see how I get on and here it is packed up for the crop, with some ink pads and thickers thrown in for good measure.
I got two pages done at the crop. First was this one using the sketch from Sketchbook 365:
I started the second page with less than an hour to go before I had to leave and collect Puddle Duck. I was amazed to get so much done – I only had the butterflies and journalling to add at home.
I’ve been on a bit of a roll with this kit and I have more to share later. Are you getting much scrapping done?
Do you ever go back to your desk to clear away after finishing a project, only to see the possibilities for new page staring back at you?
That happened to me after I’d finished the wedding album and I had a photo I wanted to scrap to tell a story about the day;
We were moving into the room for the ceremony and we were quite far back. My day said ‘Are you with the Bride or Groom?’ Well, if you’ve seen the album you can imagine I was quite embarrassed – I thought he was trying to be clever – his idea of a joke (shall we just say he’s a Daily Mail reader and leave it at that?)
‘Shush’ I said in my best disapproving voice. ”That’s what the usher’s saying”. OMG – were we going into the wrong wedding? Was it a member of staff who hadn’t been properly briefed? No – none of the above. The usher was a friend of the Grooms and it was his idea of a joke!
Hop on over to see Sian at High in the Sky, where you will find more stories, short or long to make you laugh or cry.
Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop.
Hi there. Did you get here via Lynette’s blog? If so you’re in the right place – if not, hop back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to join the blog hop from the beginning. But however you got here, welcome.
I’ve not made up a counterfeit kit for a while because I’ve had a long over due project which I needed to finish. When I saw the challenge for this month’s blog hop I knew it was just the motivation I needed to get the project finished at last.
My friends got married in a civil service in November 2011 and I finally finished their scrapbook on Saturday night. Yes that’s right – it’s taken nearly 2 years! It all started with this post and a first page made using a sketch from Basic Grey’s blog.
The album is a 9 X 9 ring bound photo album. I made a kit using a mix of Basic Grey’s Little Black Dress Collection and some monochrome stash. The photos are a mix too – some that I took and some from the wedding photographer. The album has progressed in fits and starts as inspiration struck. There are the odd pages which I’m not 100% pleased with but overall I think it’s turned out OK. This post would be rather long if I showed you every page, so I’ve put them all in a slide show from Smilebox.
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So on with the blog hop. Your next stop is Margie.
Hope to see you back here again soon when normal service will be resumed with a fresh Counterfeit Kit.