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Monday, February 28, 2011

February Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! I hope you are having as much fun as I am this month! You should have gotten here from Meridy's blog. If not, you can go back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, and start at the beginning. There are so many of us participating this month, it is so exciting!!

I absolutely love a good sketch! They are a really fun way to get scrapping if I'm lacking motivation, or can't think of a place to start. Sometimes, I try to stick closely to the design of the sketch, and sometimes I use it as a jumping off place for my layout.


I loved this sketch from Scraps of Darkness sketch designer Charlotte Jenkins (aka Suepup), and I followed her design fairly closely. I also wanted to try my hand at one of the dark, grungy layouts that their club is known for. I had a blast going to the dark side! This photo of my me and my husband on Halloween was perfect for my kit, and for the layout I had in mind. I was wearing a really fun devil Mardi Gras mask I bought for the occasion. I was torn between going as an angel or a devil, and the mask is what changed my mind.

I was also inspired by the song "(You're a) Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley! It was running through my head the entire time I was working on this page.

The only item I used, which was not a part of my kit was the title alpha (Pink Paislee) and rub-on (Pink Paislee). Thanks for looking!

Gabrielle

Next stop on the blog hop is Karen's blog. I hope you have fun!! Don't forget to link your kits and projects to the Counterfeit Kit blog, for a chance to win one of those fabulous Scraps of Darkness kits!

I was able to complete a few more projects with my kit! This layout was for a gift album I'm doing for my mother-in-law, of photos from her childhood. I went with lighter colors like pink and white, which was a relief after all those really dark projects I've done lately. I discovered this Basic Grey Take Note transparency in my stash, and thought it worked perfectly with this page! The little houses are just right with the photo, and I was really pleased. I made the snowflake by applying Stickles through one of the stencils I included in my kit, and then cutting it out when it dried.

The card was something else I did for the paper piecing mini challenge. I thought a bird would be pretty, so I made a wedding card to have in my stash. Again, I went with a black/gray/white color scheme to get away from the dark reds I've been using. I'm very happy with how it turned out!




29 comments:

ms.schwiet said...

you nailed that grunge love theme...great take on the sketch and what a fun picture

Missus Wookie said...

You did a great dark and grungy page :) Fun mask!

Angela said...

Love that picture! Also love that you got to use so many of your kit goodies on this fab layout!

Margie said...

Lovely page! I love your mask too!

marianne said...

I love your darkly beautiful page! Great photo to go along with it too!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

You nailed the grunge look! Great job going to the dark side LOL!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the grunge look! thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

You stayed very close to the original sketch - beautiful job. Love your photo!

Kylie said...

Great page. You rocked the grungy/dark look.

Scrap Vamp said...

Wow! Fabulous layout! Love the papers and the photo! So cool!

KateB said...

great layout! love the houndstooth paper!!!

Mad for Paper said...

What a fun photo, perfect for the kit.
TFS
Ang

A Creative Operation said...

I love that song!!! You did a beautiful job!

Debbie said...

perfect LO for your fun pics ! TFS

Jimjams said...

Stunning page - great photo too!

Karen Williams said...

Wow- love the mask you are wearing and the feel of the page- great grunge look!

furrypig said...

great take on the sketch and the purply redish paper is gorgeous.

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful layout, Gabrielle-and such a fun photo! You did an amazing job making your kit, too. It looks exactly like the inspiration kit! Thanks for sharing!

S said...

Fun layout - your kit really captured the mood of the original and your layout spotlights that. Nicely done.

debbiefitz said...

Your layout (and that mask!) are just awesome. Love the houndstooth circle you used.

~Mar said...

Great picture! You definitely got the dark/grunge look you went for.

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

It's amazing how many different variations you get get from one kit of paper. I love you " she's a devil" lo!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I think your sketch challenge is PERFECT!!! Thanks for playing along with us this month :)
*meridy*

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Gabrielle,

I love the fact that you stepped over to the "dark side"...that's where I "live"...sounds like you've had fun. I agree that your Halloween pic was perfect for this layout. Your fun with the Elvis song is awesome!

LaurieM said...

Super fun layout. You got the dark side of the sketch perfectly and it went so well with your subject. That mask looks fun too. Love your other projects also.

Glinda said...

I love your devil layout and the little houses on you baby it's cold outside layout. Great job.

Kim Strother said...

I love the photo of you and you did a great job with the grunge look! I enjoyed your inspiration this month!

Scraps of Darkness said...

Beautiful work all around, and I just LOVE your sketch lo! It's very "Scraps of Darkness", lol.

Jodi said...

these are awesome, Gabrielle!!!! LOVE them!!!