Saturday, 23 March 2013

Scrapping with scraps

I've talked before about how I keep hold of my kits until I get bored of them or I run out of enough product to make a whole page. Then it's a matter of being relieved to take the kit remnants and put them back into my stash, or sitting there weeping and wailing as I face the fact that my kit is finished. Well, ok, maybe not weeping and probably not much wailing either but I am pretty sad all the same.

My Counterfeit Kit Challenge October 2012 kit, Brighter, was exactly such a kit. I managed a total of 11 layouts from this collection of papers and embellies and I love every single one of them! This was one mighty successful counterfeit.

But this post is all about the scraps and it was a kit I used right down to the tiny bits. Before I took out the last of the bits and pieces, I challenged myself to layer up the small pieces of paper left and create a background that I could then decide which photo to use and which direction to take.

Brighter #11 (yes, really 11 layouts from one kit!)

Tiny punches like these are perfect for those miniscule scraps that you still love
There weren't any full images to cut out so I just hid the missing edges or just cut around what I did have

Again, small punches and a little detail makes an interesting cluster. And this was the first time I had used the TH tiny attacher. I was hooked. I'm now the proud owner of one myself :-)

Not so sure about my arrows but I needed to find a way to use the last of this yellow paper that I loved so much. In the end it fitted perfectly with the photo I found

The whole thing was put together, misted, layered, decorated and then I sat down and found a photo to go with it and added in the alpha for my title.

The main thing here is that I didn't put myself under any pressure to make a perfect page. Because I was just playing with what was left in the kit box, this wasn't a layout that I needed to make or one that I had thought about or one I was making for just such a photo. And that meant that at the end, if I had looked at it and thought... neh ... I could have just tossed it out with no more loss than a sheet of cardstock (the embellies would have been saved no doubt.)

So why not try making up a page with what's left. Just play around and see what you come up with. At the end of the day, I love the page I made and how I finished it off with photo, title and journalling. A worthy end to a wonderful kit. Sniff sniff.

10 comments:

  1. gotta love a tiny attacher! A fitting end to a favourite kit, inspired use of those tiny scraps.

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  2. Oh this is wonderful, and I really love your arrows

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  3. GREAT page! Love the layers and fun embellies here and there! I find that sometimes my favorite layouts are those with which I challenged myself to use up leftover scraps and bits! It's fun to just get creative like that!

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  4. Love what you created out of scraps!!

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  5. You did an amazing job here considering the only focus was to use up the scraps. You would think the page was made for the photo! Love it!

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  6. Ohhh I love this! Some very creative things you have done, beautiful!

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  7. I love the idea of using up a kit down to the last scraps, and your relaxed, no pressure attitude. You have definitely inspired me!

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  8. Lisa, your post is adorable!! I love your layout, too!! I love the layout, too!!

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  9. OMG I LOVE this layout!! Forget kits and just use scraps if this is the end result!! I often think that you come up with far more interesting and/or artistic touches if you don't have much to choose from :0)) Lovely, lovely job. Oh it's good to be back perusing the CKC girlies' blogs x

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  10. Great way to use up scraps. I totally love the yellow arrows, and the loose thread attached with the tiny attacher. Awesome! x

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