Thursday, 24 September 2015

Counterfeit Kit Challenge September member blog hop

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge September member blog hop!

Hopefully, you've been hopping along and are here via Julie's creations and I'm at the end of the hop. But if you're here direct, you might want to start back at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog so that you don't miss out on any of the fun and inspiration this month.

We were given the following challenges to get our creative muscles moving
  • Challenge #1:  Single Pop of Colour on White - keep most of your project white and use one nice pop of colour 
  • Challenge #2:  Card Collection - make a collection of three cards using the same type of paper/embellishments 
  • Challenge #3:  Mix a Sketch - mix the two sketches together to make a fun, one of a kind project
I decided to go with #1 as this seems to match my style recently. However, I "interpreted" the "white" as more neutrals! Considering I had such a bright kit, I was happy to find some wonderfully calming colours in there and the bookeh paper was perfect as the background to my layout.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge September kit, Difference #1

Again, as is usual these days (more because I never have any photos printed out and ready to go when I start to scrap than by design), I made up the whole page before deciding on which photo to use. I knew I wanted to use something from this summer but it also needed to be calm and not too colourful to match the mood of the page. When I saw this sunrise photo of the white cliffs of Dover, taken from the ferry on the way to London, I knew it was the one. Yes, it's colourful, but also very relaxing to look at all the same.


The die cut foam leaves create my pop of colour and I even used a silver pen to journal round the outside of the page so that it didn't distract from what was going on across the rest of the page. Note to self: organise a new silver pen, I like it!

I even stitched - did you notice? Now that I have my machine out right next to me all the time, it's a great fast addition to my pages.

I hope you enjoyed the hop today and are inspired to make something of your own using one of our prompts. Don't forget to link up your creations over at our Mr Linky page. You can upload your page to our Flickr group (here) if you don't have a blog - always a way to join in on the fun.

Here's the full list in case you got lost along the way, and the next month is almost here with its new kit. I'm excited already!



  1. Sitting here drooling over that bookeh paper! Beautiful layout, as expected. Your style always inspires me! xx

  2. Such a contrast with Stephanie's single-pop-of-colour page LOL
    Gorgeous view and love the subdued title/journalling.

  3. A stunning page for a stunning photo! That cluster at the top is beautiful and those leaves are a colorful but dainty touch that doesn't overwhelm the page. Great use of that bokeh paper too!

  4. Pretty - and I realize that is a serious understatement.

  5. The bokeh paper looks like reflections on the water. Inspired! The turquoise leaves sets off the photo well too.

  6. I agree with Julene that paper just reflects the water. Such a pretty layout and I love your sunrise too :) yes I did notice the stitching :) Smart to have the machine nest to you I would like to figure out how to get mine closer to me to use it more often :) Very inspiring layout Lisa :)

  7. fantastic LO. love the top right banner work and the stitching adds so much texture to the whole LO. like the way u did u'r journaling too.

  8. That bokeh paper is so pretty n totally bring out the mood of the layout! Loved the pop of teal of the fern on the layout. Such a beautiful page. Loved the stitching detail on the page too.

  9. Yes, I saw the stitching! So appropriate for you to be sewing on your layouts. And I can just about imagine the home coming feeling the first site of the Island brings to you. This is quite the page to pause and ponder over.

  10. I love, love, love the bokeh paper, the pop of blue, and the cluster in the top right hand corner. divine!

  11. Sometimes I make a page that I would love to have hanging in a frame. I bet this is one of those for you! Simply stunning...

  12. That's a beautiful layout. I can't believe you leave the choice of photo until the end - that would make me so nervous! :)


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