Challenge 1 for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog
So I thought about this,
and knew I needed to pick
a picture that would kind of tell
it's own story without words,
and so decided I would take a picture
from our vacation last May,
because I have so many pictures
from that week,
and since SO many similar stories
will be told in my Vac SB,
that this one really didn't need journaling.
I took a Tim Holtz kraft resist
and cut out the circle.
I LOVED the result.
I love the slight tilt to my picture and all the embellies.
I didn't over embellish,
because I LOVE this map.
It just makes me happy.
Happy I tell you!
I have a hard time throwing away my scraps.
I try very hard to use them up as best I can.
And for this particular piece,
I used the negative of punching out some hearts,
and slid a piece of vellum underneath, from the scrap box,
Oh and misted.
I love mist.a.lot.
They are my go to.
It gives great depth and texture.
And then here are those hearts from the aforementioned
And this little metal "Sweet Memories" clip.
Oh Washi.....how I love thee!!
And then this cute little sticker
I nabbed from a sticker sheet I included in this months kit.
And then tucked a little sticker behind it.
Love the details.
And here is that little tissue fringe I forged from Heidi Swapps
in the kit.
This was so easy to do,
and I LOVED the result!!
I even dropped a few mist splatts on there.
Oh and then the photo corners.....
Yes are those splendid or what?
I added the black border at home,
and then went to WalGreens to print,
and decided to put a little bigger border around it.
Well it kept the black corners as well.
So when it came time to scrap,
the thick white border was just to much,
so I fussy cut the scallop and just cut around the corners.
And look at this cuteness.
Well I started on another LO,
and about halfway through,
decided it didn't need any journaling either,
so I thought I'd just submit it as well.
Yep its a BOGO for you.
This is a pic of me and my baby sis.
We are very close,
and she is very AWESOME!!
She is the funniest, sweetest girl,
and boy does she know how to love.
She is a nurse,
so she's my go to for all things medicine related.
And Bless her heart, she gets a lot of calls from me.
Well at CHRISTmas,
we took this silly picture,
and it's so funny that our silly faces are exactly the same.
Isn't she the most adorable thing?
I love her.
Well I decided to kick this LO up a notch.
I took a very muted,
and if you will, serious back ground,
and added some Washi Whimsy to it.
My sister loves pink,
and I am a pianst and singer,
(well I will be a singer again when my voice
comes back after surgery. Yes I know, its been almost
3 weeks, but I'm not fretting. I'm having faith).
I love the very muted back ground of the sheet music
with the hot pink Washi.
I took the Bright Ideas class in February
over at Studio Calico,
and it was fab!!
One of the challenges,
was to use Washi in a new way.
So I made a big ole frame,
and then laid strips of Washi on a tag,
and punched my arrows,
and then I stamped using the "Love You So"
stamp I put in my kit.
It needs to see the light of day more often.
Isn't it sweet?
Popped those arrows up,
added some more Washi,
and tied it all together with some
beautiful pink and white twine.
Up close and personal.....
And even more up close.....
I don't even mind that my treble cleft ended up
Sometimes it happens.....
I love the Whimsy of this
with the very muted background.
I have so much more to share with you from this kit this month.
I've already made five LO's and currently have one lovely
on my desk awaiting completion.
Thank you for visiting!
Have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Crafty Kind of Day ~~