Here I am sharing my first layout from my June Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit. The photo I am using is quite recent, it is my eldest daughter and her friends ready to head off to their friend’s wedding reception. They all look so beautiful in their outfits but I especially like my daughter’s dress which has a very distinctive 70s style. I wanted to highlight that free and fun style, somewhat hippy look, within my layout design.
I carefully selected the papers and embellishments from my kit, based on the colours and patterns of the girl’s dresses, and the environment in which the photo was taken (there was a lot of grass green).
I began by constructing the background using watercolour paints and the plastic bag technique, smooshing on each coloured layer. Then, splashing and splattering paint on top. At a later stage, I realised that I needed to add more paint to my background cardstock if it was going to peek out from beneath the love hearts.
I used the American cut file love heart sheet, filling each space with the quilted patterned paper from the Horizon, Pink Paislee, which matched the colours in the photo.
I adhered the hearts onto my background with double-sided tape.
I mounted the photo onto three layers of patterned paper from my kit and adhered it onto the layout with foam tape.
Then I fussy cut motifs from the American Crafts cut apart sheet. I then arranged and adhered all my embellishments onto the page, including the simple, gold printed title, Beautiful.
I love the end result, the paint and embellishments really pick up the mood and feel of the dresses and the happy occasion. It all works well together and has given me a taste for venturing more into cut files, even if it is a little time-consuming.
Make sure you check out what other scrappers have been creating with their June CKC kits on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge FB community or on their blog.
Keep on scrapping 🙂