Saturday, 22 March 2014

March Makes

Hi Everyone,

Here are my forgeries inspired by the Counterfeit Kit this month - I'm still running to catch up after a late start, so these are just a few bits and bobs which were quick and easy to put together to go with my "Flea Market Finds" kit ...


The cute little paperclip flags were very easy and I will definitely be making more in different sizes and colours, it's a great way to use up scraps ...


... just fold a strip of scrap pp, wrap it around one prong of the paperclip, apply adhesive and close the two halves together, burnishing well with a bone folder before trimming to shape ...


I liked the look of the striped cork arrows in the inspiration kit, so I took some plain ones by Fancy Pants and my trusty white pen ...


... and used a ruler to add white lines - bingo! - stripey arrows ...


Next, I needed a substitute for the puffy stickers in the inspiration kit ... I thought about doing something with Glossy Accents, but I was just too short of time to wait for them to dry, so I dug out the last few chipboard banner stickers from a Fancy Pants set I've had for ages ...


Forgot to take a "before" pic, but all I did was to sand and ink the edges of each piece, and add a word using a Heidi Swapp Memory File Stamp Set - ok so they're not puffy stickers, but I think they'll add a similar accent to a page.

The little word stickers/diecuts were easily substituted, by cutting pieces from patterned papers, adhering to scrap cardstock and cutting around them again - I used a scalloped circle punch for the bottle tops which were cut from this cute Echo Park paper which I've been cutting tiny bits out of forever ...


I often do this with stickers anyway, to allow me to move them around and "pop" them off the page with foam dots. From what I can tell from the picture, the word diecuts in the inspiration kit came in a vellum envelope sealed with washi tape - so I copied that as well, using the envelope I scavenged from our hotel bathroom pack last week! See, I knew it would come in handy for something ...


Then I wanted some of the little photo corners, so I made some quickly with 1"x2" strips of scrap paper ., folded as shown below ...


... next, I stamped some admission tickets (using Archival ink so that I can add Distress ink later) ...


... and I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch out holes to make them look more "tickety" ...


Finally, I cut a couple of tags from some of the Flea Market pp, inked the edges, added eyelets and tied with twine to finish them off ...

... and there you go - I love how the tags on this paper are printed on both sides ...


So that's it, all done! Thanks for looking, and remember to check out the original post on the Counterfeit Challenge Blog for some inspiration from expert forgers!

Now it's time to have a go at the challenges ... watch this space! :o)

5 comments:

cinmfoster said...

Great scrap lifting. Love the idea of the paperclips, I'll have to do a few of these.

Tina Campbell said...

Fabulous ideas

sassyscrapper said...

These are some wonderful ideas. So easy, yet they add so much. Love the easy addition of some white gel pen to add extra interest to the cork pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

you are quite the master! love what you did here - so clever and yet so very simple. I am impressed and they will be so great on your pages - thanks for showing!

Julia said...

Love what you created!!