Thursday, January 5, 2017

Out the front door . . . Challenge #1 Use A Door On It

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Challenge #1 - Use A Door On It.

I have two different kinds of layouts for this challenge. I include several "door" items in my kit as I knew this was the challenge I needed to do. If you follow my blog you know that I make scrapbook pages for myself as well as for my two sons. For this challenge I made two different types of layouts.  One is making a door and the other is using door paper.  The layout for myself is making a door and the guys' layouts using door paper.

Here is the layout for myself.

I had made a door for my December Daily album this year, loved the way it turned out and thought the door plates and knob would look good on the door but I needed to make it larger.

I printed out my photos (3"x3") of the chipmunk eating the crab apples on a cold November day.  I trimmed them down leaving a small white border around them ( I printed them on 4x6 paper). The door plate and knob is 3" long and my door is 7" x 4"

I made a tag for my journaling to slide behind the door and put the title of " Out the Front Door" on the tab. The tag is cut length wise instead of width wise (like a normal tag). My journaling reads - "It wasn't until the last couple of years we saw squirrels in the yard. this little guy is getting a few crab apples before the storm gets here. 11-25-2015"

I cut the Bo Bunny - The Avenues "Doors" paper into individual doors and picked two door to use. I tried to used some gesso and acrylic paint with a stencil on the Colorbok - French Prep paper and did not like the way it turned out so I cut out the flourish on the paper and used it instead to mat my photos on the remaining paper.

I used some of the scrap pieces of the Crate Paper 6x6 - Portrait Collection at the bottom of the layout. The December journaling spot is from the 6x6 pad I had two full sheets in the pad and just cut out the December part. I used a few foam dots behind the flourish to give it some dimension.

Even though I have several sheets of the Bo Bunny - The Avenues "Doors" paper included in my kit (4 total)  I used a different door on my youngest layouts. The flourish was two large to fit on the page so I cut the left side off and layered it on top of the right side. Their journaling reads " December - You were set to move in, but the current renter's moved the date to February 2017"

Your next stop on Challenge #1 Use a Door On It is Leslie at  Oh! Blog It! and then it is Susan at Little Things, Big Days

Don't forget to add yourself to the Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop with something you made or one of the Challenges.

Challenge #1 - Use A Door On It:
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Thanks for stopping by.

January Counterfeit Kit - New Beginnings
4 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
2 - cards

Paper: Kraft and White Cardstock, Craft Smith - dark gray cardstock, Colorbok - French Prep; Bo Bunny - The Avenues "Doors", Crate Paper 6x6 - Portrait Collection
Alphabet: Cosmo Cricket - School house and Pink Paislee  Whimsies Alphabet stickers.
Punch: Fiskars 1/8" punch; Marvy 3/4" circle Punch
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Antique Linen
Misc.: Adhesive, Black Sharpie, doily, Graphic 45 - Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates and Knobs, Foam Tape, Pop Up Dots, twine and Zots..


Tina Campbell said...

Wonderful layouts and a cool take on the challenge :) Would hav3e not thought to do this for a challenge

LCSmithSAVED said...

Clever to use the door as a pocket for your journaling! I also like how you salvaged the scrolls from your "happy accident" with your mixed media supplies - been there/done that :)

Clair said...

That cardstock door is absolutely fabulous! I love the detailing!

Susanne said...

Oh I like these a lot. Fab take on the challenge.

Julia said...

Those are great layout!!!