Monday, 24 March 2014

March Counterfeit Kit Challenge member blog hop

Welcome to the March Counterfeit Kit Challenge member blog hop. I'm first up today so when you've had a look around, you can hop along to Tina. The full list of hoppers can be found at the end of my post.

I've hit a bit of a lull on the scrapping front and haven't actually managed to make very much since the beginning of the month, meaning my Counterfeit Kit Challenge March kit, Balance, is practically untouched.

But I did manage to pull my mojo out of its rut to come up with a layout for challenge #3 this month over at the Counterfeit  Kit Challenge blog which was "Background Texture"

Now, if I'm honest, I kind of looked around Jennifer's blog a bit too and feel that there's a lot we have in common as far as layers and sparkle and bits and bobs go and so you could also say that this layout is also for challenge #2 which was to be inspired by the wonderful Jennifer herself!

Anyway, this is not a masterpiece and a classic example of where the vision in my head is a long way away from the reality of the result. But it's a done and we will see if I warm up to it.

I started off by adding lots of layers with distressed and inked edges, then I dry brushed some gold mist to the cardstock and papers for a bit of interest. I added veneer, twill, enamels, a canvas frame and some elements cut out of my papers on foam dots.

There's also glitter paper, tissue washi tape and foam glitter letters. Enough texture? I think so!

I thought the neutral based kit would be perfect for the bright colours from Chinese New Year in Singapore but I'm not sure if it really worked... We will see :-)






Next on the blog hop list today is Tina (on her blog here) and here's the full list in case you get lost along the way. Don't forget to let me know you were here and what's your top tip for adding texture?

19 comments:

  1. Wow.. so much texture..my attempt went wrong! So I'm in awe.

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  2. Oh fab dimension loving the texture as well!

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  3. Love all the little bits and bobs you have applied to this lovely page - great dimension, texture and interest.

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  4. Looks fabulous Lisa and also fits the category for Archiscraps this month.Upload it there as well & you might win!

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  5. Super cute layout just love the unusual veneer pieces to brings alot of texture to the page, wow

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  6. This is gorgeous Lisa, I love the neutral papers with that bright photo. I think it looks fab!

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  7. Love all of your textures, and what a lovely golden layout!

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  8. I think it all came together beautifully! Love all layered veneers!

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  9. Lovely layout, really like the veneer with the chipboard piece inside.

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  10. I see you took my advice! Thanks for joining in at Archiscraps.

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  11. Some fab texture there Lisa - love the flower centres in the wooden frames.

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  12. Beautiful layout! :)

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  13. I think your background has a rich, regal elegance that is a great nod to Singapore's heritage. Really makes the photo pop by contrast. As usual, so many great details!

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  14. Love all the layering and texture you've created, lots of interesting details catching my eye! :o)

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  15. Your alphas look amazing. I'm glad you showed a close up because they really sparkle.

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  16. What a terrific page! Love your muted background colours with you bright photo - fabulous work!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Archiscraps in this collaboration with CSI.
    Debi - DT@Archiscraps

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  17. Love, Love, Love this layout!!!

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  18. You amaze my by how many elements you can tie together, resulting in a rich, elegant lo.

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