Hi all, yesterday I got back into my workspace after having our grandson stay with us for four days. Let me just say that he is a beautiful boy but full of energy and always asking “What are we going to do now?”. He keeps us all on our toes, working and creating.
I walked into my room and nearly walked out as it was pretty messy. In order to finish up my September Counterfeit Kit, I needed to tidy up my desk and unpack some recent purchases. There were paper bits all over the floor, somehow they don’t all make it into the bin. Mixed media products, stamps and inkpads everywhere which needed to go back to their storage homes.
On a clean surface, I managed to complete the very last layouts made from my September Counterfeit Kit. Each layout was a quick and simple design with a little stamping and ink on number ten. Both layouts are inspired by the work of others, as I just wanted to get them done and move onto the October Counterfeit Kit Challenge.
Layout number nine is a scraplift from the work of Kara Henry (circa. 2007). I selected the layout format simply because it had three photos and I had three photos to use. Kara Henry is a very talented and creative artist, she works within a range of artistic disiplines. My layout features photos of my husband and I doing the ritual bedtime stories, reading to our grandson when he was having a sleepover. They are not the best photos but it captures a special moment. We were camped out in the lounge room and my husband was exhausted after being Granddad all day! I really don’t like the background paper I used, too busy and ugly colours but I was using up what was left in the kit. One more page for my grandson’s album.
Layout number ten is a scraplift of a design by Heather Thompson (circa. 2007). Heather’s layout featured beach photos and was a lot cleaner with more negative space. As I was trying to use stuff up and fit in my photos mine became more cluttered. The photos are from a joint bonfire birthday party which I shared with my youngest daughter. Our birthdays are four days apart and we are always debating over which weekend/day we can hold our individual events. She usually gets first pick but she must be a grown up now, she thought we should celebrate together. There are a lot more photos of the occasion, the feast, the cake, etc., which I will scrap into pocket layouts.
So, that’s the end of my September kit. I did have supplies left but I had had enough of using Autumn colours. I sorted through what was left and put everything back in its spot. I am moving on to challenging myself with the October Counterfeit Kit, forging embellishments and using supplies up.