Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Two For One

Jimjams - Layout detail - sequins and vellum
Welcome to February's edition of the Members' Blog Hop from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog; our guest designer Doris started us off and now you have me!  I've been a bad blogger again, so today, you'll get not one but TWO layouts made with my February Counterfeit Kit!

The first was done for Challenge #1 this month - use something sheer or transparent on the page.

I'd included some brightly coloured vellum and used it to mat one of the journal cards from my kit which formed the title to a page from last summer's road trip with fellow Master Forger Lesley:

Jimjams - Layout - Not The Destination

A "random" sprinkling of sequins from the kit added some texture above and below the vellum.

In fact Lesley "features" on my second offering for the hop because I borrowed her Sizzlit Notecard alphabet dies to make the title feature on this double layout from my Scandinavian album:

I often do a double page in holiday albums to include lots of photos of architecture or views from the cities and attractions that we visit, giving a feel for the place rather than telling a story.

Jimjams - Layout LHS - Stockholm

It was a little tricky with this month's kit as many of the papers were from a 6x6 pad, but careful use of strips behind the photos gives you the impression that I used larger pieces!

Next stop on the Members' Hop is the lovely Tina and you can find the full list of participants Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Miles Away From The Original?

Scrapbook.com Across The Miles to be counterfeitedWelcome to another month of kit counterfeiting with the Counterfeit kit Challenge Blog.  This month we have Doris as our guest designer and you should have reached me via Stephanie if you've followed the hop from the start.  We're all making our own versions of Scrapbook.com's "Across The Miles" Kit

I thought I could match the papers with yellow diagonal stripes and multi-coloured tiny arrows ... and dived into my stash!  No fancy vellums or gold foiled papers there, but I did find some flair, some sequins and  travel themed items ... and so my counterfeit kit was born:

Jimjams - Feb 2015 Counterfeit Kit

Crate Paper Boys Rule Beep Beep, Cool Kid , Mix Tape (named for the "other" sides!
6x6 24/Seven Good Stuff (typewriter numerals)
6x6 Urban Traveller Jet Set (map)
6x6 Urban Traveller Boarding Pass (travel labels)
CP Boys Rule Accent Stickers

Jimjams - February 2015 Counterfeit Kit embellishments

American Crafts wood veneer stars
Black and yellow sequins (circa 2002)
Tiny red star buttons
Various flair buttons from my stash

Jimjams - February 2015 Counterfeit Kit accent cards

Various accent cards (mostly left over from last May's kit so I'm determined to use them up)
We R Memory Keepers Enamel Shapes

As usual I'll add cardstock as I go along and may dig out some more coloured alphas from Simple Stories (when I locate them in my messy craftroom).

I'm not a million miles away from the original kit but they're probably second cousins once removed rather than siblings!  Let's see if Susanne has a closer counterfeit today.