Sunday, August 24, 2014

Counterfeit Kit August Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and thanks for joining us on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Leslie and will need to continue onto Lisa who is the last stop of the hop.

This month the three challenges are:
Challenge #1 One Layer: No paper layering, just embellishments!
Challenge #2 Sketch Challenge: Can you stretch this card sketch to suit?
Challenge #3 Vellum: Find a way to incorporate vellum.

I chose to complete Challenge #3 Vellum: Find a way to incorporate vellum.

I started by finding a photo I wanted to use as my main focal piece.  I adjusted the Opacity setting and changed it to 60%, then changed my paper setting to Other Transparency Films for printing. I printed my photo and walked away to let it dry. It takes the vellum a little bit longer to dry so printing and then leaving it for awhile is a great idea.  I then cut the white cardstock just a bit smaller than the vellum photo so that there is a border around the pictures made with the vellum.

I sized the photo down for my 81/2 x 11 layout. (you can click on the picture for a close up)

The second way I used vellum is to emboss it.  I used the Tim Holtz Mini Ray folder and cut a strip of vellum and emboss it then used ink pads and a baby wipe to apply and move the ink around. 

I did the same thing for the 8 1/2 x 11 layout, but used a smaller strip of vellum. 
From here you should be heading to Lisa at Recklinghausen Musings to she what she has created for the Challenge. I have the whole hop posted below if you want to start at the beginning or just get lost along the way.


Counterfeit Kit Challenge - August Summer Collage
9  - 12x12 Layouts
6 - 12x12 Layouts (1000th Blog Post Challenge Kit)
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layout

 Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: DCWV - Chalkboard stack (gray background), Ultimate Premium Stack - Blue Denim paper, white cardstock; Recollections - Vellum;
Alphabet Stickers: Piggy Tales - Georgie Porgie Collection (orange and blue); DIY orange mini alphabet
Ink: Colorbox - Canary, Marigold and Orange
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz - Mini Rays
Misc.: Adhesive and foam tape.


Chidkid said...

Thats so clever! I love the idea of making the background CS a little smaller than the photo.. great job!

Lesley G said...

Loving your colour combo matching your sky - perfect!

Jimjams said...

Beautiful uses of vellum and a great way to highlight accent photos, yet include a larger vista. Great job!

Julene Matthews said...

A clever layout and great use of vellum.

Sherri Everett Thompson said...

So creative! I never would have thought to print my photo on vellum! Beautiful photo, too, by the way!

Lisa said...

I really love the idea of printing the photo directly onto vellum. What a soft, romantic look it gives this gorgeous photo. and the embossing panel is also pretty darn cool! great layout - thanks for sharing

sassyscrapper said...

It will really dry? That is so interesting and yeilds such a dreamy effect.

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful background, wow would have not thought to do that :) It does give a beautiful effect :)

S said...

Printing on vellum, I'm impressed.

Binty said...

i love that embossed vellum, i have never tried it, but this looks amazing. ty for sharing :). beautiful LO.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Wow! I never knew that you could print on vellum - will definitely try this.

mandysea said...

Oh wow... printing on vellum, that's a great idea... it looks fabulous!!!

Sassy Breese said...

And the prize for most unique and imaginative use of the challenge media goes to...Cindy's creation! You have knocked it out of the ball park, with printing and embossing. What a beautiful layout.

Laura said...

Sorry I'm so late getting around this hop!
This layout is stunning!