Good day to you all. I am way behind with this month’s Counterfeit Kit Challenge and am trying to catch up. Here are my scrapbook layouts, number two and three, using my counterfeit kit.
Layout #2 is worked from photos of my grandson helping me paint and make Christmas decorations. As you can see he got a little excited and carried away, decorating himself. The funny thing was that once the paint dried he didn’t like the sensation of the paint on his face. Kids, live and learn!
I had fun making some little paintbrush embellishments using my Sizzix Big Shot. A little watercolour paint splatter on the background and some small text quotes added some detail.
The finished layout is bright and colourful.
Layout number two is a double spread. The photos used are not mine but are the work of a local photographer who kindly shared them online with the community. I am trying to find his name and will post it once I find out. The photos are a great record of what our little town looks like now. There is a lot of change and growth happening in our town at the moment with new buildings and shops being built. I suspect that this is only the start of the town ‘progress’ and with several shops/buildings owned by my family I wanted to record this moment in time.
I started out with two identical backgrounds, layered with patterned paper, and then added some paint to the left page. I used black gesso which I scrapped across the page, it gave it an old-fashioned blackboard effect. Then, I started to add the title across both pages. Disaster! I didn’t have enough letters and had to make and cut a few more.
I added some splatter and stamped some texture onto the gesso using some distress oxides. They work well on black backgrounds. Overall, it looks ok and has recorded a time in history. I may add the story by handwriting on the black gesso with a white pen.