Quite a few people commented on my Counterfeit Kit, curious as to how I would use this "unusual" mix of products. Well, here is the unveiling of my first layout:
I used this sketch posted over at the Counterfeit Kits challenge site:
I really enjoyed using this sketch, but it was pretty tricky to narrow down the photos, there were many great ones from May. I especially love that one of Nolan running, his face is just so intense!!! Here's a close-up of the left page:
Seriously Creative Challenges? You still have time, and buttons and twine give a project just that little bit of dimension and flare, don't ya think?
I made the background paper by stamping and embossing a couple of the background stamps from my kit (I decided to use some really old bronze embossing powder for the grass stamp - fun to use an ancient item from my stash!) and inked over everything with my new Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain. Then I sprayed the whole shebang with Emerald Green Perfect Pearls Mist to give it that little bit of shimmer. Took a bit of time, but I like how it's completely unique - Ailis said it looks like a sunset! I made a couple of boo boos with the journaling, but what're ya gonna do?
Supplies: Graphic 45 patterned paper, Close to My Heart Cardstock, clear detail embossing powder, and stamps (Intrinsic Backgrounds and Giggle Caps), Versamark Ink, Ranger/Tim Holtz ink, stain, stamp, and mist, Prima flowers, Twinery twine, Spellbinders dies, Creative Memories pen, unknown buttons
I'm going to link this up over at Scrap Your Crap, whose challenge this month is "embossing".
And a quick update on the bus/bullying situation from my last post. The parent was notified and the kids are on their last warning. Somehow, I don't think that is good enough, and I'm not content to sit back and wait until the next time this tag team makes a "poor choice". In the meantime, I've been walking my kids to and from the bus stop. After writing a post on our elementary school's facebook page, other parents wrote in with some good advice and support, so I think my next step will be to write letters to the principal, school board and RCMP liaison officer, requesting that something further be done. Wish me luck!