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.


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

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

  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!

  4. Love what you created out of scraps!!

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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

  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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