Friday, 24 July 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge July member blog hop

Wow, that month went fast!

It was busy round here and I got to go travelling which was a lot of fun and resulted in my page for this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge member blog hop page.

But more of that shortly. First up, you should have reached me via the lovely Roxie and I'm at the end of the hop so if you've missed any of it, you can go back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to start at the beginning or check out the full list at the end of this post.

This month we were given these challenges:

  • Challenge #1:  Picture This:  Use at least 4 photos on your project
  • Challenge #2:  Old Tool Challenge: Dust off an old tool and get creative
  • Challenge #3:  Project Altering Experience: Include an altered embellishment

And, as I haven't been doing an awful lot of scrapping recently, I thought I'd give #1 and #2 a shot, combining more than 4 photos with an old tool.

The photos were easy. As I said, I just got back from a short trip over to London to meet a very good scrappy friend, Kathy all the way from the US and we had a blast running all over the city catching the sights. So all I had to do was collate some happy selfies for a great combination of 6 shots.

Then combining a few ideas I've seen around the net recently such as someone's horizontal grid - sorry I can't seem to identify which one in particular and I tend to make vertical grids so I know it stood out to me - and a beautiful layout by the very talented Ashley Calder, I decided to pull out my Fiskars scallop edge punch and create a little edge detail and pile up my 6 square photos along the bottom of the of the page.

Somehow most of the photos had a sort of soft, greyish-green look to them so they matched the products in this months Redux kit perfectly! (See my reveal here)

A little cluster of embellishments at the bottom combined a few different textures and elements.

This vellum card from Crate Paper was perfect to just add a hint of detail at the top of the page and house a few more elements.

There was twine and thread in my kit which I've stopped using so often so it was good to use three of them at once. I must remember to use this edge punch more often - I still love it!

All in all, this page came together really easily - fluke that the photos went with the papers and embellishments so well!

As I mentioned, I'm at the end the hop today but here's the full list in case you get lost along the way.

Don't forget to let me know you were here!


  1. This is fabulous - I love the multiple photos LO's (always jump at doing those!) looks like you had the BEST fun!!

  2. It does look like a great, fun filled day! I love the layering at the bottom and the matted photos not perfectly arranged. It sets off a much more festive vibe!

  3. Love that bottom border all wrapped and tied with twine and thread! Your kit colors are definitely perfect for the photos - they really shine. Such a lovely layout!

  4. It looks like you two had a blast - and your layout certainly reflects it.

  5. Am delighted to see all the signature "Lisa" elements showing up here! I feel like you enjoyed the doing of the page as well as your finished project. Maybe all the fun you've been having is inspiring joy in your scrapping as well! Masterfully put together, as always.

  6. Beautiful layout and looks like you both were having a blast :)

  7. Beautiful! Looks like a fantastic visit - London, kind of jealous I must say!!! And you're right, these photos match your kit perfectly!

  8. Fantastic layout! Love all that detail at the bottom and your photos are spontaneous and interesting.

  9. Anonymous6:59 am

    Love that page. It looks like you had a great day out.

  10. gorgeous page. I love all of the details x

  11. That's a lot of photos and put together so nicely on the layout! I love the layering and the twine addition! The layout is so pretty!


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