Always Enchant – Counterfeit Kit

#5 layout for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This layout was also a simple one using a little ink and my handmade leaf embellishments.

I started with a little oxide ink on my background papers and card stock. Then I splashed on some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

Next, some fussy cutting, I cut out my hand stamped leaves. I used both the glitz-ed ones and plain ones. The photos I am using are of my youngest daughter, she is bubbly and bright, and loves to come home to visit. Playing with the Autumn leaves is one of those favourite childhood memories which she cant resist as an adult. It was sunny but cold and we were on one of our strolls around the property and heading off towards the bush (State Forrest, next to us) when she jumped under the tree and into the leaves. Some people just never grow up 🙂

Then, I worked on building up the embellishments and title. I decide I wanted to frame the photo rather than mount it with card stock. I must admit that I am old school and usually mount all my photos. These photos worked really well with the papers and blended into the background, so I used them as is. I had some very old stickers in my kit that needed using up, I used only the leaves. The corner frames I made from a piece of 6×6 patterned paper, and used the central leftover image as an embellishment. I had to change my title, as I had wanted to have Always Enchanting but only had two ‘n’s left. One of the pitfalls of using up alpha Thickers/stickers.

Overall, it turned out nicely and I like the scattered leaves across the layout. As usual I need to add my journal notes, that is what the space on the left corner is for.

These last photos of the layout have a slight blue tinge, the true colours are like the images above. I took these photos at 5 am in the morning, the light streaming in was different. Outside it was freezing, there was ice on the ground, a typical Spring morning for us.IMG_3690



5 thoughts on “Always Enchant – Counterfeit Kit

  1. Leanne: Tree-rific! Yes, another pun from me! I couldn’t resist. I’m liking those counterfeited leaves as your forgery item for September’s CKC kit! And then your technique for inking up designer papers is one I’m going to try soon. Lots of times I ink the edges for distinction but I don’t think I’ve ever added onto the printed paper(s). Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. I like how you explain the whole process and all your detail photos are great. This is a lovely layout and I agree about framing that main photo – looks perfect.


  3. This is really beautiful and I love the way your hand-stamped leaves give such an authentic feel to the page. And don’t you just hate when you have the perfect title in mind and then find out you’re missing some of the letters? I like your solution, too – it’s good to remember that we can always manage to make something work!


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