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!

24 comments:

Lisa said...

Love your layouts. The colors are so earthy. I love the rhinestones it gives the page some elegance. Nice job on your first published layout on your blog!!!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

well, well, well...you have done an EXCELLENT job at all of the "firsts" in this layout (and post). I think this layout is so beautiful. I really like all the little details. The inking of the canvas is a great idea!
*meridy*

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Oh I am SO honored! I think you did a fantastic job on your first posted layout. I love all the little details but the circle and butterflies are my favorite, I may have to counterfeit that LOL!

Lesa said...

Nice job on your first post!!! I love the kraft tag~~ it's so cool!! The whole page is so nice!!

Margie said...

Your layout turned out so pretty-I love the tiny treasures and details!

mytwoandras said...

I really like all of the "border" pieces and the stitched circle. Now I feel like I need to sew on a layout today ;)

Lisa said...

thanks for checking in with my blog!
these are really great - the stitching is so good and the flowers are just lovely. And I spy one of your tags there - what a great way to use it!

nice job!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great layout!

Tara O said...

Love the stitched circle and all the wonderful details on this LO make it absolutely gorgeous!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Beautiful two pager! I love all the little details! Gorgeous!

ashley said...

This is so pretty! The colors and details are fab! I especially love the small strip of pics showing off spring... and I'm a little jealous since spring hasn't made an appearance here yet haha ;) Great work!!! :)

Glinda said...

Wow I love everything about this layout. The way you did the butterflies is so cute and I like how you got so many pictures on the layout. Very well done.

S said...

Great embellishing you've done here. Nice!!

Karen Williams said...

love the embellished tag- great sparkly title too-

Tricia said...

Wow! That bird is amazing - you are very talented. Such nice photos of your spring garden.

Kylie said...

I love machine stitching on a layout - good on you for giving it a go. I often forget to get my machine out. Great job!

A Creative Operation said...

Lovely, just lovely!

Kim Strother said...

Congrats on your first layout post. So glad you decided to join the blog hop and post this, great job!

redmom said...

I adore the stitching on your layouts, and the tags with the birds are fabulous!

beccaf1970 said...

Congrats on your first "layout post"! I love how this turned out...great embellishments!

~Mar said...

Great lift! Love the stitching :)

Jimjams said...

Fab pages. Love the stitching - I use the machine a LOT - and the canvas embellishments are gorgeous.

smdluxe said...

I love how you tied together the pictures of your garden and the embellishments, the clouds, birdies, title. Everything goes together so nicely

ms.schwiet said...

your pages are very awesome....love those little pictures