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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!

19 comments:

  1. Love that! great way to use up those borders which I think I have hanging about too lol

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  2. I can always rely on you to produce something stunning - what a brilliant idea to use up strips - pinned straight away! Lovely, lovely, lovely page xxx

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  3. Loving the LO. You are going to have a huge stack with that happy little chap:)

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

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    1. I know! One album full to the brim and another one well on the way!! :)

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  4. Love your creative border work and your title with the stitching is awesome!

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  5. Inspired!! Gorgeous!! Great idea and a wonderful result.

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  6. Love that you met both the border craze challenge and the bonus painterly challenge! Gorgeous!

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  7. This is so artistic. Dramatic without being loud. Wonderfully done.

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  8. Hmm, have been thinking of delving into mixed media and art journalling recently (so this month's challenges are perfect!) Thanks for the inspiration to use some of my traditional scrapbooking materials as well - I would never have thought of including border strips for texture. Love it!

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  9. Gorgeous! YOU are the superwoman - I have such trepidation with the wet messy stuff :-)

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  10. Wow beautiful layout and just loe what you did with the border :)

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  11. I actually had an intake of breath when I saw this!!! I Love, love, love it! Permission to scraplift? I have a brand new baby grand daughter and this will be perfect in pink for me! Thanks so much for taking the time to share! Awesome job!!!!

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    1. Permission granted and huge congratulations!! x

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  12. I don't have very much experience at all using inks and mists but seeing your layout makes me want to give them a try. What a lovely border and I also really like the way you sewed your title over it too!

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  13. well done for really using this old stash and for finding a way to make it look so uptodate with the mixed media idea! great job of really producing a fabulous layout.

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  14. Wow I love this page and the borders and technique you have used is just amazing, I might have to give this a go myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

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    1. Have fun! I'd love to see your take if you'd like to share x

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