This month (as previous) there were three challenges to play along with, the first was to be inspired by one of the design teams blogs to create a layout. I had lots of fun visiting everyone's blog and was attracted by the fact that three of links (Julene, Lisa and Lynnette) had a polka dot background. So I went in search of the perfect paper to no avail, so grabbed a paper, a stamp and some inks to create this layout.
I like the fact that the dots weren't perfect. The white paper was a cut piece from another page that I'd taken the shaped borders off from top and bottom. I used a simple 3 x 4 card on the page, created from a previous kit (and in line with a challenge set later in the month) Cut out labels from some A4 paper that I put eyelets through and added some organza ribbon.
The page documents a geography project made by said 13 year old. Yes I did say geography project, he made a volcano cake!
The next challenge was to utilise a pocket page type card on the layout. Now since I did the Simple Recipes challenge on UK Scrappers in February, I've become slightly obsessed with making these mini cards as embellishments and creating them into full layouts. As my counterfeit kit was getting a little on the thin side (finally) I ended up with these two layouts.
The cards were made with scraps of paper measuring 3.75" x 2.75" and then added a piece in front of them 3.5" x 2.5" and then added the embellishments. I had cut the butterflies out from an offcut I had and then added, flowers, brads and chipboard to the others.
The photo documents our trip to Chatsworth last year at Christmas when they converted the ground floor into the Land of Narnia!
Next up another Narnia photo, this time the trees and woodland areas. The cards on this one measuring the same as previous, some of the embellishments are up on foam pads, which you can't really see from this photo!
Final challenge is the Big Title page, now I've seen a few recently where people have created big titles by hand drawing and cutting out the lettering and it definitely appeared in a recent craft magazine, so I thought I'd join the trend and have a go. The photo is from Wallesdon Manor which we visited last year.
I'm quite pleased with the overall effect of the title (including using up those scrabble letters that I've had forever!
The page didn't feel quite right before the addition of the flowers because I felt the cream mid section clashed with the white lettering and journal block. However I felt it brought it together with the addition of the flowers.
So there you have it more layouts from my counterfeit kit, I've adored the kit this month, definitely very 'me' in the colour scheme, can't wait to find out what we've got to play with in May.
In the meantime you should be on a hop. Which means you should have arrived from Kate's blog http://kateblue.blogspot.com and be on your way next to Kim's blog http://texassantagertrudis.blogspot.com the full list of the blog hop is below.