Welcome! If you are here for the Counterfeit Kit Club Members’ Blog Hop, you should have come from Karen’s blog. If you would like to go back to the beginning of the hop, you can go back to the original post at the CKC blog.
This month’s inspiration kit at Counterfeit Kit Club is the June kit from Scrappy Canary. I first noticed the chevron stripes, pinks and greys, and smaller graphic patterns.
I chose papers in similar colors and designs for my kit, which I called Groovy:
Jemison from Shimelle by American Crafts
Sunday Best from Jen Hadfield Homemade by Pebbles
Aqua Skies from Jen Hadfield Homemade by Pebbles
six papers from Chalk It Up—My Reflections by Close to My Heart
I then added the die cuts and puffy stickers from the Chalk It Up collection, along with grey, blue and pink washi tape, a silver doily, silver letter stickers from Studio Calico, and silver and pink Thickers.
The layout I made from this kit came from challenge #1: Blank Canvas—Use WHITE as your background on your project. Just plain white. You can use what ever colors/papers from your kit to go on top, but the background paper must be white.
To begin the page, I chose a this sketch from Write.Click.Scrapbook which I thought would look good with a white background. I then picked two photos from a recent car show we attended. I thought that the retro-geometric designs would mimic the feel of the old cards in the photos. Since the photos are fairly busy, the subtle colors of the papers with the black accent allow the photos to stand out. I also used silver glitter accents (echoing the gold in the Scrappy Canary kit), reminiscent of the metallic of the cars.
Can you believe that I used pink on a page about a car show? I had a hard time convincing myself to use the pink paper and washi. But as I worked through the page, the pink accents just blended seamlessly into the page. I was really pleased with how the whole page turned out!
My normal background is patterned paper, so using white on this layout WAS a challenge for me. I am sure that I will use white more often, especially with photos that have busy backgrounds.
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