Saturday, November 14, 2015

"Love This" for November Counterfeit Kit

So I ran into a couple of problems while making this layout!  It was pretty funny actually, but I was following this sketch from "Scrapbook Challenges":

when I realized I had placed the background paper upside down!  I didn't even see that some of the flowers in the background paper have stems until I'd cut some parts out and glued other pieces down, and then gasp!  All the stems were pointing up to the sky!!!  Jason said, "Nobody's going to notice that."  But once I knew it was upside down, I couldn't un-know it, you know what I mean?  So I tried flipping the sketch upside down, and guess what?  I love it!!!

I had these photos printed up the other day, and I just knew I wanted to make a page with them ASAP.  They feature my daughter, Ailis, and one of her besties, Jaylen.  They were on the cross-country running team for their school this year and had a really great race here at the district meet.  

The digital frame and stamp on the photo on the left is from an app I have on my phone called Rhonna Designs.  I seriously love this app, it's the one I go to most when I'm wanting to play around with photos.  Highly recommended!

Can you see what I did with the die cuts from my November Counterfeit Kit?  The title, I turned gold (well, bronze, but close enough, right?) with Versamark ink and some embossing powder, and the hearts, I inked up with some matching Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Shabby Shutters.  Here's a close up of the banner (also inked with Shabby Shutters) and two of those hearts:
I also decided to glue down some twine, and you DON'T want to know how long that took!  My little bottle of Claudine Hellmuth matte medium was running seriously low, and grrrrrr!  Frustration!  I might have let loose a few choice words, oops!  All in the name of art, I tell ya!

Well, that's it for now, although I do have another page using my kit in the works, so please stay tuned!  Thanks for looking!!!


  1. Great layout! I don't think I would have noticed the flowers being upside-down but I completely understand that once you saw it, it was pretty much all you could see. I like the way you colored your diecuts too - that pink and gold one is gorgeous!

  2. Sometimes mistakes create the best layouts. Love your layout and especially those fun photos. Your inked edge hearts look awesome.

  3. Great solution to flip the sketch. And I can imagine how long the twine took, because I been fussing with trying to drape ribbon for the better part of the morning. Your efforts were worth it, the twine is a nice lead into the title and then round to the journaling. Nice layout.

  4. All in the name of art! And I'm with you on flipping the sketch-it worked our perfectly! Love the candid photos and how playful this is! Kate (SBC)

  5. There are no mistakes in scrapbooking! Way to stretch the sketch. :) Love the embossing on the hearts.