Sunday, March 8, 2015

"Cupcake Saturday" for Stuck?! Sketches and Counterfeit Kits


Here's a new layout I completed last night using my March Counterfeit Kit:
It tells the story of a relatively new tradition we've coined "Cupcake Saturday", where basically Saturday is the day we take one or more of the kids out for a treat.  We are fortunate to have a fabulous bakery in our little town, close enough to walk to, which is great on sunny days!

I really like how this page turned out, especially those gold doilies!  They're quite a bit more vibrant in real life:

I first used the gold Gelato from my kit, just colouring all over the white doilies and then smudging the pigment with a sponge.  It looked okay, but I decided to dazzle them up a bit more with some gold Heidi Swapp Colorshine - ooooh, sparkly!

I used this great sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:


I had a pretty tough time figuring out where to journal, though.  The background paper is gorgeous, but it's embossed so journaling on that wasn't going to work.  I thought about adding white journaling strips, but didn't like the look, so the story ended up on the patterned paper:


I just hope it's legible enough!

Thanks for stopping by to see my page, and I hope you have a wonderful day full of crafty goodness!




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10 comments:

  1. Such a cute layout and what fun memories you are making with your children!

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  2. Your page looks awesome, the colours compliment the photos perfectly. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

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  3. Love the gold doilies!! Fab layout!

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  4. I love your family tradition - that's fabulous and makes for a great layout - beautiful page!

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  5. This is a FABULOUS LO and an equally fabulous tradition. Makes me wish we had a bakery within walking distance! I love your doilies and I love how you used the arrow paper. I struggle with arrow anything on my LO's. It's nice to see such a simple use, one that made me go "DOH!".

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  6. Your colourized doilies are a perfect touch to your layout! Awesome family tradition - they grow up so fast -ENJOY! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

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  7. Love the layout. The colors are wonderful.

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  8. Fantastic layout! The golden doillies are great, fun photos and beautiful memories to keep. Thanks for playing at Stuck?!

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  9. Your custom gold doilies look FAB! Thanks for joining in at CKC :~)

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  10. Wonderful take on the sketch!! I love the way you cut the photos with the rounded corners and matted them square with the dark background -- might have to incorporate that into a page soon. Love your balance of color with the black touches,...just FAB!

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