Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sprinkling the confetti love

I have to say that I have loved all three of this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge mini challenges. To recap, we had resolutions {here}, then there was glitter {here} and now we have confetti!

To begin with, I was unsure about what to do. Should I use foil table confetti (of which I have bags and bags and bags) or something a bit different? I've seen quite a few ideas online recently but didn't want to copy anything directly and in the end just went with what I thought would be pretty although it has been inspired by online finds.

One of my favourite border punches is my Martha Stewart heart punch and since the summer, I have also tried to use the tiny hearts that are punched out. They really are tiny and fiddly to ink and glue but it never takes as long as I think it's going to and adds such a pretty touch. I've used them scattered on a minibook and a romantic layout and decided to do something similar turning into a confetti feature.

I started off punches lots of border lengths and then carefully picked the hearts out. At first I put them into a clear mini plastic envelope I've had since way back when but it didn't really fit the style I was looking for so I made a small envelope from vellum and added most of the tiny hearts in there. I secured the envelope with a pin but I don't think those hearts are going anywhere!

Then I painstakingly inked the rest and popped them into my mini Xyron so that they could be more easily attached. I'd already made up the page and decided to splat some Glimmer Mists (granite and apple) across the empty corner. Then came some glue splats covered with glitter just to add another element and also to try this technique that I've seen a couple of times online recently. The hearts were then sprinkled over this area. Pretty pretty pretty!

Yes, the facial expressions are often a bit funny for these self-portraits! Especially as I don't know what faces are being made behind my back so to speak! But I try to use every photo I can - funny faces and all.


I'll definitely be adding glitter splats to my layouts again in the future - I love this look ;-)

Everything is from my Resolve kit except the vellum, the pins and that tiny BG alphabet. I've now added this alpha to my kit as it seemed perfect.

I've now made three layouts from my kit and think there must be at least another three layouts to be made. I will be aiming to finish off this and other kits during LOAD starting February 1st - the kits are the best help when making daily layouts :-)

15 comments:

  1. I love the confetti look, It's so pretty :)

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  2. So pretty - I love the little vellum envelope and the scattering to! I just saw a video using glitter splats - and I so want to try it - yours look absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. I love the mix of confetti with glitter and mist. Very Pretty!

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  4. Wow, painstaking indeed - but obviously worth it! It's so pretty. I have a MS butterfly punch which does two little butterflies and I was picking them out of the carpet and saving them in an envelope this morning :)

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  5. It's just such a pretty layout

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  6. I love the look of the confetti too! And that's so neat to pin the vellum closed. Great job!

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  7. Great page Lisa - the use of the ruler paper against that part of the title is perfect! Love your confetti splatter too!

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  8. I agree: pretty, pretty, pretty!

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  9. How sweet and unique is that!!!

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  10. love this glittery, confetti'd layout

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  11. Beautiful layout! Love the glitter splats!

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  12. I just love your confetti and glitter splatters! It's a beautiful layout and a beautiful sentiment!!!! Love all of it! xoxo

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  13. This is gorgeous Lisa, I love the sprinkle of confetti down the page and what a great idea putting some in the vellum envelope.xxxx

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  14. Heidi5:24 am

    so lovely Lisa...see you SOON ;) Heidi
    p.s. I hope that envelope I sent you arrives soon! :)

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  15. I love the scattered hearts and the envelope to carral the rest was a great idea.

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