Friday, 12 April 2013

Sticking it all together

Glad you are back today for another Counterfeit Kit Challenge prompt to help you get that stash used up and onto pages you love.

This time around, we have been challenged to create a page using only stickers for embellishments. Eek. Hard one.

I automatically turn to all sorts of bits and pieces when I want to pretty up a page so limiting myself to paper and stickers was a tough one. Made harder by the fact that I did not cheat and put a whole pile of stickers into "Opposite#" when I was making it (I knew about the challenge I was assigned - doh!). And as you know, my kit was made up of old products and mismatched items. So it was, once again, pure chance that I had a few items in my kit that I could use.

In the end, I really did make this layout with a sheet of cardstock, a couple of sheets of paper, three old Heidi Swapp sticker sheets, a Making Memories sticker journalling spot sheet and a set of old Glitz glittery alpha stickers. A word of advice - one that I should maybe have followed myself - ooooold stickers are not as sticky as they used to be. I can see a few corners lifting already on the MM spots and the alphas. Oh well...

And I got happy with the paper punch along the edge of the sticker sheet to get some mini hearts to use as I couldn't add any pearls or bling or mist ;-(

April kit, Opposite, LO#1

This background to the sticker sheet from MM was perfect to punch out a few hearts to add as a sprinkle across the page.

One thing I found was not to worry about how closely the stickers matched each other and just to layer them up with scraps of paper to give them a cluster feeling.

Did I miss using all those scrummy embellies that I usually use? Yes. But do I like the page I made with just these simple items? Oh yes!

Why not give it a try yourself and don't forget to link up over using Mr Linky on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

Also, there is now a Flickr group (here) for the Counterfeit followers to use. It's great for quickly sharing your creations if you don't want to write up a full blog post or to quickly comment on a page or two. We still want you to use the Mr Linky so that we have a complete list of all your wonderful layouts etc but you can link directly to your Flickr entry if you have posted there. :-)


  1. punching from a sticker sheet? such a great idea! I could use my 3 hole punch and end up with presticky confetti. so much easier than adding glue to a finy piece. thanks for that idea!

  2. This challenge sounds a good one, and I like the outcome :)

  3. I can hardly believe that you managed to get such a great result with JUST stickers. I love the layering (and the lifting of the older stickers will just add to that!) and all of the colour. Awesome x

  4. Great job on clustering the stickers - makes for a very playful page.

  5. nice journaling and punching out from the sticker sheet "scrap" was pure genious

  6. You did a very nice job on this layout considering the restrictions...
    Not sure i would want to do that challenge...I prefer a theme challenge or a colour challenge or ...
    Something that allows me to keep my own style yet work still work within the parameters of the challenge.

    I really enjoyed your challenge at Jingle was a lot of fun! Congratulations on that guest designer position...your post was great and loved your designs featured. You have such a nice style, unique to you! If i see one of your layouts on CKC, I recognize you right away...I love to use your ideas for inspiration!

    Sadly I rarely post my layouts, although i do make family are a bit anal about internet privacy.

  7. This page is wonderful! I looooove the collage feel to this page and all the fun details, like the punched hearts!

  8. Great use of those stickers :)


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