I was inspired by Case this sketch to create a card and use the oldest thing in this month's Counterfeit Kit.
There is a band of crinkly cream paper across this card which I bought at a craft fair around 15 years ago.
I popped it in my kit with some other neutrals for layering on layouts. It matched the music paper so well that I'm using it here. The enamel dots are the same shade of pink as the sentiment.
Also in my June Counterfeit kit are some dressmaking themed items from October Afternoon.
I saw a challenge on Shopping our stash to make a selfie themed card or item.
In between everything ,else I'm trying to compile a Travel Journal.
Using the button card I made a " Selfie",by cutting out the centre and placing one of my spare passport photos inside the frame.
The whole thing was then added to a tag.
I will add ribbon to the top once I work out what the background will be.
I should be making a card for myself as I'm going to Europe on Wednesday.
I will be travelling for a month.
The countries I'm visiting are Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Singapore on the way there and back. Think of me cruising down the Rhine :)
It should renew my scrapbooking mojo on my return.
I found this dramatic black and white photo of a samba dancer and it was calling out for a layout.
I started by stitching a frame all the way around the paper.
Next I smeared some pink paint across the centre.
The paper itself suggests movement so suited this.
I've used a quote I found on Pinterest plus some washi tape and 3 buttons.
My title is purposely up and down just like samba steps.
No challenge entry for this one.
Saint Denis was beheaded then walked 6 miles before dying...so the story goes.
This earned him a spot on Paris's famous Notre Dame Cathedral.
I find statues are often funny if you imagine what they are thinking or saying.
This concept has been used in TV commercials etc.
In my case I imagined one of the other statues talking to St Denis, probably the one on the right.
I kept my layout reasonably simple. The backing mat is a paper bag which I've punched 2 holes in then attached twine.
Buttons form my main embellishments, but if you have a keen eye you will notice the "admit one" ticket referring to the fact that there is one in every crowd and my washi tape features punctuation marks.
You will never look at statues the same way again.
One of my favourite sites for cards is Cardz4guyz.
The challenge last week was something with Z.
I searched high and low but alas had nothing Z,not even zigzags!
This week it is Fathers Day.
My card is for a grandfather, I find these sell really well.
I haven't used Digi pictures because I don't like them but have made a card anyway.
I went across the bottom row.
My orange paisley diecuts were given to me in a prize pack.
There are yellow brads and black & white twine. Almost a Halloween card.
It is however, a birthday card.
At Unstampabelles we are asked to make something with a pocket.
The twist is to use a crown.
I have had some dressmaking done for my trip and need to pay my friend or maybe give her a gift voucher.
So, I made a library pocket from "dressmaking" themed paper.
I added it to the front of a card and adorned it with October Afternoon 5 and Dime vintage stickers.
They are sewing themed as well.
Centre bottom is the crown.
I intend to write inside something like she is the queen of dressmakers.
I loved the idea of all that layering and typical me, despite those flowers,I did a boy page.
Most of the papers as well as those retro stickers are from October Afternoon, Five and Dime.
The old postcard is from a distant cousin sent to my grandma many years ago. The only thing we know is that the photo was taken in Manly, a beach suburb of Sydney.
The "My inspiration" alphas look good on this layout.
In the pink has a 1 2 3 challenge.
They want one of something,2 of something else and 3 of something else.
There is one background paper, two tags and 3 enamel dots.(They are the same pink as the bow but the scanner doesn't like them!!)
How lucky is it that my Counterfeit Kit is pink?
This is the colour palette for Scrapping clearly this month.
I've started by using the B side of My Mind's Eye Kaleidoscope paper and misting it with yellow and a gold mist.(Both came from SC retreat last November.)
The tag was made using 2 different gesso's and I've added a gold Heidi Swapp arrow, plus a tab.
There is music paper (alluding to the vibe),plus washi tape, enamel dots and 2 stickers from October Afternoon's 5 and Dime range.
The enamel dots are a slightly brighter pink than they scanned.
My thickers are a slightly brighter pink, but they are the closest I have.
I know Lisa Oxley won't mind the brightness.
There is another challenge: "I am giving away a small RAK from my stash at the end of June for the first 3 people who enter this moodboard challenge this month and who can tell me how many colours ScrappingClearly shop has in stock of the amazing Liquidtex paints!!!!!!!!!!" from Marelle
Altogether there are 202 products, however some are not paints, so I counted Paint only
44 on the first page (acrylics) plus 5 on the second page plus 44 on the 3rd (paint markers) plus 48 on the 4th (Professional paint) plus 6 on page 5 ___________ 147 paints.
I'm pushing myself out of my comfort zone this month and exploring different styles of scrapping.
This first layout is using a row of journaling cards.
Everything is from my Counterfeit Kit.
Both photos of use were in Vanuatu
This next one is working with light and darks.
The chalkboard paper was hard to use so I played with a dark photo(black &white) plus a black flower to counterbalance.
The flower was made from black laces I had in my stash.
There are other lace scraps on there to soften it.
The photo is of my daughter going to a priest and prostitutes night.
She drew a tattoo on her boob.(I had to look twice!!!)
She has then doodled around the edge of the photo.
This complimented the bottom paper successfully I think.
Celtic Knotted is her name on a site called "Deviant Art" or as I call it Deviant Tart.LOL