Sunday, 23 September 2012

Challenges And Experiments! {Counterfeit Kit Challenge}

September is always a little bit of a crazy month - working in a university means that as soon as autumn arrives, we're welcoming new students; catching up with old friends and working, working, working. This is really the first day this month that I've had chance to catch my breath and I've enjoyed working on a few things in my little craft room. Unfortunately, that doesn't include tidying! It's such a mess! 

Thankfully, the weather has been a little brighter today, so I've managed to take some better photographs of the layouts I've made for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, and here's my take on Master Forger Challenge #1. The aim was to use something from our stash - either a tool or embellishment - that we love but haven't used for a while. Inspired by the Organise This theme for the month, I dug out a couple of punches that haven't seen the light of day for some time!

I've been wanting to experiment a little with some different sizes and shapes of layouts and I'm so pleased with the result - even if it does have a photograph of me on it!

Master Forger Challenge #2 was a little more....challenging. Basing a layout on an inspiring character from one of my favourite books or television shows didn't come easily. I was getting a little panicky, when I spotted John Le Carre's, The Constant Gardener on my bookshelf. I've hidden some journalling away about my own favourite 'Constant Gardener' - my dad - but the gardening theme is easy to spot! 

I decided that a little more experimentation was in order and although I'm not as pleased with the overall balance of the layout - I'm just not feeling the 12x12 at the moment - I am pleased with my layering. Leaving each layer 'looser' than normal and adding some distressing has really given my layout some extra dimension. I've used some stamps from Lawn Fawn's Check This Out and Flutterby to add some embellishment - they were just perfect for this layout!

There's more to share, but you'll have to wait a little bit longer. In the meantime tell me, have you been experimenting with your scrapbooking recently?


  1. lol at you! Love your work, lady xx

    I haven't scrapped in AGES, but I have been experimenting and playing with my LSNED art journal :)

  2. Nice photo of you! And I love that little touch of pink at the top of the second one just to tie it all together: perfect!

  3. Love both of these - each so different to the other but both great layouts! Makes me want to experiment with different size layouts! x

  4. Two gorgeous pages for the CKCB - you are doing them proud - I just wish you'd managed to link up from the reveal posts as your blog is so full of scrappy and beady goodness!!!!

  5. Gorgeous work, both of them!!

  6. Great job on these layouts, Clair! I love the layering on the second and those sweet tiny stars on the first! It's been fun seeing you as a guest designer at CKC this month!

  7. Clair both layouts are vey different and very lovely. I love all the threads in the second layout.

    I've been experimenting with stitching on layouts thanks to your class x

  8. Very pretty pages - great "white" space.


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