Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop
Hello and welcome to my stop on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Monthly Blog Hop. You hopefully have come from Tina's, if you've just stumbled across this post and you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop pop over to CKC for the whole list.
My layout is a take on challenge 1 - crazy with borders. Some of you might remember I am pulling an item out of my stash each month and using it all up. This months product, purely coincidentally, was some die cut border strips!
I've obviously not been inspired by them as they are at least eight years old! I decided to stick them all on one side of a 12x12, gesso over them and play with some inks. I used 4 colours of India ink (I have the Dr PH Martins set) and a water spritzer and let loose. I find I get better mixed media results when I don't think too much!
When the background was done I looked at it for a few days wondering what on earth I was going to do with it! I teamed it with a sleepy baby photo and a prayer for him - which happily used a lot of alphas up. They didn't want to stick so I took a few colours of thread and sewed over them to secure them down.
Your next stop on the hop is the prolific Virginia (I am in awe of how many layouts she produces, she is a bit like superwoman in my eyes!)
Thanks for dropping by!