Goodbye Watercolor Dreams | Part 1

October is going much too quickly, and with it my kit for the month, Watercolor Dreams. I made a total of six layouts with this kit–three for the challenges at Counterfeit Kit Challenge and three for a class I am taking–Shimelle’s 20 Project.

The first challenge on the CKC blog this month was to use fussy cuts on a project.

Challenge #1: Pumpkin carving is a popular activity at this time of the year, with patterns ranging from the traditional triangle-faced Jack O’lanterns to much more intricate designs. Our first challenge this month is the scrapbooking equivalent of pumpkin carving – fussy-cutting! Use your scissors to trim one or more designs or images from patterned paper and then use the cut image(s) on a project.

I cut out some pretty flowers from a piece of patterned paper in my kit to use on this layout.


Challenge #2: The astrological sign for most of the month of October is Libra, symbolized by a scale. The second challenge this month is to keep your project’s color scale in balance. An easy way to attain color balance is the “gallon-quart-pint” strategy: feature one color for the majority of your project (gallon), another color for a smaller part of the project (quart) and one color for a tiny part of your project (pint).

My layout for this challenge is in this blog post.

Finally, challenge #3 this month was to dress up a project in some way.

Challenge #3: Halloween is a night for costumes and disguises. For this month’s final challenge, it’s time to dress up your project! You can disguise it with distressing, paint or ink. Go incognito with hidden journaling, a mask or stencils. Add a little dazzle with stitching, bling or sequins. Just make sure you include that extra special something to take your project from plain to fancy!

For this challenge, I dressed up my page with a 6×12 insert to document the story behind my page. I love being able to tell a long story and design a pretty layout to go along with it.


That is it for the challenges at CKC this month. Tomorrow I will post the last three pages I made with this kit. Make sure to stop back in!

Now go create!

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