Thursday, July 24, 2014

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop - July

Hi everyone and welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop click here, otherwise you should have come from Lesley at Oh! Blog It!.  I do have a complete list below if you get lost along the way. This is a long post as I have completed all three challenges, there are a lot of pictures, and you can click on the pictures to get a close up.

 The challenges this month are:
Challenge #1: Triangles: Use at least 5 triangles on your project.
Challenge #2: Techniques: Combine 3 techniques (or More)
Challenge #3: Create a Panel Card: Try a unique card on a panel design

Challenge #1: Triangles: Use at least 5 triangles on your project:

I did some cruising through Pinterest looking for a triangle sketch and came across this one to use for my inspiration. 

I started by framing my photo onto a piece of brown designer paper then adding the blue paper behind it.  The stitching on the sketch reminded me of notebook paper so I used the spiral border punch on the edge.  I then added several triangles on the paper and a little triangle border at the top corner. 

I pulled out a bottle of the Color Mist because the sketch had the splatters on it and could not get to spray so I covered my photo and dribbled it on. 

My journaling on the back reads: You scored some tickets to see Hank.  This was our third concert to see him and he is still awesome. 

Challenge #2: Techniques: Combine 3 techniques (or More)

This was suppose to be for Challenge #1: Triangles but along came Challenge #2: Techniques before I finished and I decided to use it for Challenge #2..  I started by embossing the pink cardstock with a stamp and white embossing powder.  I first tried it with clear embossing powder but did not like the way it turned. I did a sample stamp with white embossing powder and liked it so I flipped the paper over and started over. I think where the stamp and embossing did not quite cover the page just adds character to the paper.

I cut my top triangles and distressed the edges, then stamped on the yellow cardstock, added the banner then tucked some embroidery floss behind it.  I thought the triangles need a bit more at the top of the layout so I used a brown sharpie to go around them.

I used my Cricut to cut the "You and Me", misted some white cardstock and layered it behind.  I did cut another banner for this card. 

I added some of the stickers and chipboard pieces along with some flowers that were already die cut.  I did fussy cut around the pink and white flowers and some of the doilies from the pattern paper.

Techniques used on the layout:  Die Cutting - Cricut Cut,  Distressing, Fussy Cutting,  Heat Embossing, Stamping and Tore Edges.

The journaling on the back of the page: We turned on the sprinklers for the first time this year and you asked me to wait a minute, then made your footprint next to mine. "So Sweet".

Challenge #3: Create a Panel Card:

For the image on my card I used the Counterfeited butterflies that I made in this post. Since these cards are going to Operation Write Home the base is a regular card base.

Card #1 front and inside:

I made the panel on the front a size that would hold my butterflies I made earlier.  These are the ones that I wasn't paying any attention to with the direction of the pattern paper when I was cutting them out.  Really my brain was off - I was just looking at the pattern paper with a die cut wing .  I decided that I would use them as a dimensional butterfly.

Card #2 front and inside:

From here you should be heading to Julene at Julene by Design to see what she has created for you. If you get lost along the way I do have the whole hop posted below.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - July
18- 12x12 Layouts
2 - Mini albums
1 - Tag
2 - Cards for Operation Write Home

 Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge #1: Triangles - Hank layout Recipe:

Paper: Counterfeit Kit: Pink Paislee - Hometown Summer "Neighborhood Pool" and Green Acres; Tim Holtz Kraft core cardstock; DSWV - Timless stand and silver blue paper under photo
Stamps: Studio G Alphabet Stamps
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Color Mist: Sprinklers - Tin Type
Punch: Stampin' Up - Spiral border punch
Misc.: Adhesive, labels, star paper clip, scissors and brown sharpie

Challenge #2: Techniques - You and I layout Recipe:
Paper: Counterfeit Kit: Dear Lizzy - Spring "Puddle Play", "Lazy Lady Bug", "Beehive Brunch", "Dragonfly Dance", "Sunny Spot", and Giddy Grasshopper"; DCWV - Textured pink cardstock and white cardstock
Stamp: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Wallpaper; Stampin' Up - Delicate Doilies
Ink: Stampin' Up - Poppy Parade, Real Red, Wild Wasabi;  Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Stickers: Dear Lizzy - Flutter
Misc.: Adhesive, Brown Sharpie,  Darcie Rhinestones, Distress took, Embroidery thread, Scissors, White Embossing powder, and Zots

Challenge #3 - Create a Panel Card - Butterfly Panel Card Recipe:
Paper: Added to Kit: Counterfeit Kit: Black Cardstock and DCWV - Summer Dreams Stack
Die: Tim Holtz - Fanciful Flight
Misc.: Adhesive, Score board


Lesley G said...

Wow! All three challenges are fabulous. I have that butterfly die but never quite sure what to do with it!

S said...

Well, haven't you been busy. I like the triangles on both your pages - on one as a main element and another in a supporting role. And that cards is so very eye-catching - fave!

miss jane said...

OMGosh, these are all fantastic but have to say that I especially love that triangle lo :)

LCSmithSAVED said...

All three? Wow! The wet footprints photo is such a sweet memory. I love the shabby chic pink paper you created. I couldn't tell what you meant about the stamp not covering until I looked at the paper all by itself. You found a great triangle sketch to use for Challenge #1, and that butterfly die cut is the bomb!

Tina Campbell said...

Wow all three challenges I'm in AWE. they were all wonderfully done too. Love the rendition of the sketch with the picture of Hank and all those techniques on one layout so cool. Just love the boldness of the black butterfly on that top card. Amazing work on all of them, glad to see you back and creating again too

Julene Matthews said...

Cindy you have been exceptionally busy.I love all 3 projects.Your trangle layout looks fantastic.

Chidkid said...

Good lord! All three challenges..such a lovely lot to look at. Great job

Sassy Breese said...

You knocked it out of the ball park! Love the distressed/vintage wallpaper look you achieved with the embossing. And your mini card on a regular card base is ingenious to add writing space for OWH.

Jimjams said...

WOW all 3 challenges for the hop - you are a STAR ... and great creations they are too - love the triangles sketch interpretation especially. Way to go on the month's tally too - you have ROCKED your kit!

Lisa said...

i used that sketch too - great isn't it? you did a great job making your page so manly! I really like how much product and clustering you used on the second layout and the embossing is very impressive! And the two cards you made with your butterfly die are just lovely. the recipients will be so happy to be able to use them. nicely done