Wednesday, 27 April 2011
April Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop
Welcome to the April Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop. If you are just joining us or got lost along the way, you can start this blog hop at http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/. This months challenge was to find inspiration from a Counterfeit Kit Design Team members blog. What fun it was paging back through all these blogs!
I was inspired by Crystal at Crafting for Caitlyn, specifically her March 11th layout, Trash 2 Treasure. You can see it here at http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XNMVDoGTsNs/TXqvLwv-zEI/AAAAAAAAG-0/OoFmTMvwddc/s1600/P1250319.JPG I really liked the use of the burlap on the center of her flowers. .
Here is my take on using fabric...The photos are of my garden finally breaking into bloom in mid April.
I appologize for the blurry photos of my layouts. The actual pictures on the layouts are in focus as DH is the normal photographer. I took these and I think it will be the last time I do that!!!!
I used canvas instead of gunnysack as I already had some canvas on hand. I chose to ink up the edges of my canvas to give it a little colour. The clouds, parts of the flowers and my bird are all done from canvas. I freehand cut that canvas bird on the Kraft tag...I kind of frayed the edges with my fingers just so it looked a little old and worn!
I used sketch #150 from Creative Scrappers as further inspiration for this layout. This was my first time to use a sketch... It really helped with all the decision making involved in completing the layout.
Another first for me was the machine stitching...I think I will be doing it again! I scrap lifted the idea of the butterflies on the stitching from Jody Rogers who is on the design team for Creative Scrappers.
Hope you enjoy this first layout that I have ever posted on my blog!
Next on the blog hop is Bethany at http://inspiredscrapper-bethany.blogspot.com/
Thank you for taking a look at my blog!