Happy Family

Hi everyone,

Just in the nick of time to catch Mr Linky for March on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, here is the last page I've made with my Flea Market Finds kit - I've cheated and incorporated Challenge #2 and Challenge #3 in the same layout as I was running out of time ...

Challenge #2 was to be inspired by something on Jennifer Grace Creates - well that wasn't difficult because Jennifer's blog is always inspiring and although our styles are very different, her influence can be seen on my page. Challenge #3 was to add texture to your background, so I brought that in as well. My other goal was to use up as much of my kit as possible, ready to start a new one for April! So, here are a few close-ups and details ...

  • There are lots of tutorials on Jennifer's blog - I was inspired to make the paper straw you can see tucked in here, and a paper fan flower. 
  • The enamel dot and the touch of bling are also something that Jennifer likes to use on her pages. The cork arrow and the circular label were a couple of my March Makes
  • Distressing the edges of all the layers adds texture, as does the torn watercolour paper, the doily, the cork and the rolled paper.
  • Another little Jennifer-style sprinkle of goodies here - I usually tend to group most of my embellies together, but this time I've scattered them around the page. 
  • More roughened edges and rolled paper, and I've tucked in some of the stamped tickets from my March Makes 
  • The background and other patterned papers are from the Crate Paper Flea Market collection
  • The journaling cards are from a cut-apart sheet in the Teresa Collins Daily Stories collection

  • Word labels and chipboard bunting from my March Makes 
  • Washi tape for another pop of colour and texture
  • The pink bunting was given a wash of Distress Stain in Picket Fence to tone it down
So I think that's it for my March Counterfeit Kit - that's two layouts and a wedding card for a friend and I kind of did all three challenges, which isn't bad seeing as I was two weeks late getting started this month! I could probably squeeze out another page, but it's time to move on and I can't wait to see what inspiration is in store for April ....

Thanks for visiting today, see you again soon

Annie :o)xxx


Val-Belle said…
Oh I love the papers and colours for this one and the cork arrows are just so fab... love it.
Tina Campbell said…
Wonderful layout and she does like here sprinkles. Love all the textures on your layout :)
Lizzy Hill said…
Haven't used accordion flowers for a while & I love them so! Lovely page...& thanks for the alert....I sorta accidentally but it's my own fault DELETED a whole pile of photos...hence, all gone from not only my blog, but all the DT posts I'd done between now & early Feb PLUS all posts I'd scheduled...like on Scrap365...it's been a NIGHTMARE day & night trying to reload the whole lot from my computer AND I think they're all showing....then they disappear again.....sigh. And thank you for the tomorrow reminder...I'm HOPING I can get into the scrap room & Off this COMPUTER!!!! From your BALD [having ripped all my hair out!] Aussie Scrap mate!!!!
Jimjams said…
Great challenge combining - you did really well with a late start and produced super layouts.
Lou said…
Oh i can see Jennifers influence...a scattering of gems x super page love all the layering x