Friday, June 22, 2012

May Project 12 Using Counterfeit Kit

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:
 and one of the right:
 and an even closer view of the upper right cluster:
Note the buttons and twine!  Which reminds me, did you get your project in to 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!


  1. Love your take on the sketch Roxy! I really like the fussy cut stamps from the G45 paper! Your buttons and twine are fabulous too! As for the bullying's really frustrating when you know the parents aren't really going to do anything about it...but I think you're taking the right next steps. If you need to escape, I would love it if you came to scrap with me :) I even have a clean(ish) space so there is room for 2 :)

  2. What a great double page spread. I really like that bottom border.

  3. Love the lay out and it does look like a sunset.. Glad you are still working on the bulling issue and not letting it slide.. To bad there are parents out there like that.. Take Care

  4. I love how you created your background - it looks fabulous
    Thanks for joining us at SYC

  5. Great 2 pager! Love what you did with the stamps along the bottom! Glad to here steps have been taken to improve the bus stop situation.

  6. wonderful 2-pager! your background turned out awesome! glad you played along with us this month at SYC!

  7. Great P12 layout Roxy! Seems like we are doing our brain sharing thing again!! :)
    And Ailis is right, it DOES look like a sunset. Awesome!

  8. Love this two pager! How cool are those stamps at the bottom!!! Hey you are most welcome to "steal" my twine flower idea - may I "steal" your stamp border? :D

  9. Gorgeous page roxy!! Love the pictures and the colors, just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at SYC
    PS: Did you see my blog post? i dont think you have

    Channa ;-)

  10. I really love the colors you used. Yellow is my go to background color! Great job.

  11. I really like the background paper, such beautiful colors, great idea to emboss on it. Very pretty!

  12. Really great use of that multi photo sketch for this fun collection of photos. the colours here are great and that cluster is really super.

  13. Oh my gorgeousness!! Your double pager is awesome and your embossing and inking is wonderful!! Thanks for playing with us at SYC!!