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Monday, March 28, 2011

March Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! You should have gotten here from Jemma's blog. If not, you can start over at the challenge blog.

This month's challenge is a fun one! "Scraplifting (taken from the Pebbles Blog) is the the act of "lifting" or copying ideas and/or designs from another person’s scrapbook page to use in your own pages. Designs or ideas can be copied in whole or in part. And most importantly be sure to give credit where credit is due. If you do "lift" someone else's idea be sure to mention where the idea originated."

"Mini Challenge #2: Scraplift YOURSELF
Look back at some of your older work. It could be something that you absolutely love or something from long ago that you wish you could have done better. Now your challenge is to make it again, but using your kit."

Personally, I love a good scraplift! It's a fun way to get ideas, and make them your own. The idea of scraplifting ourselves is even better! It's a great way to appreciate our own work in a new way, and look to it for inspiration.

Here is the layout I've chosen to scraplift. I originally got the idea for this layout from Julie Fei-Fan Balzers blog on this post. Her challenge was to make a layout, where you split the page right down the middle, and use items of equal weight on either side of the line. I did cheat a little by placing an embellishment in the bottom right hand corner of the photo.


Here is what I came up with. I even chose to do masking on the background, use buttons, and the "extra" embellishment in the right hand corner of the photo, as I did on my original. They do look similar, but not identical. I encourage anyone to try this type of layout! It feels a little strange at first, but you may be surprised at how you like the end result!


Your next step on the blog hop is Thomisia's blog. Have fun looking at all these fantastic blogs, and please leave some love for everyone if you get the chance! Don't forget to link your projects to the Mr. Linky post on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

27 comments:

Jimjams said...

Two lovely pages Gabrielle - clever masking and an interesting technique which I will have to try.

Jessica ♥ said...

oooh Glimmer Mist I see! :) Loveeeeeee glimmer mists! I love your stuff Gabrielle! Thanks for sharing!

- Jessica
Counterfeit Kit DT

Mary B said...

love all the embellishments down the centre and well balanced LOs both of them.

Sarah said...

those pages are both awesome! I really like the first one with all the gear masks! fabulous!

Lisa said...

great misting and the design is great. I like the extra embellie off the photo - I would have added that too! thanks for sharing

Lesa said...

What a good way to showcase a boy's picture, I struggle with not having a boy's page look too "cutesy". I like the middle of the page border!! Really nice!!

Angela said...

Very cool layouts! Love that you masked-and-misted on each one, and the big ol' pile of buttons on your new layout just makes me happy!

Margie said...

Oooh, I likey, I likey alot! I love the misting and I will have to try this type of layout!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love your border of buttons and stars! Great scraplift!

KateB said...

love them both!

Karen Williams said...

this is great- love the stars and the misting- mind you i love the misting on both of the LOs

Mad for Paper said...

Great layouts. the original challenge does seem like it would be tough, but you make it look easy.
TFS
Ang

~Mar said...

Very nice layouts. Love the misting!

S said...

I always appreciate really good use of buttons - well done!

Laurie Marmon said...

Both of these layouts look like you had fun doing them. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Misi said...

Very fun technique.

Clair said...

Fantastic layouts - I love how they seem differently balanced but are so similar :)

Shelley said...

Love your pages and masking!

Emily said...

I am a huge fan of both of your pages! I love the balanced design and what you did with the masking.

Geri said...

Love all the misting! Thats a technique that I am still a wee bit shy of. I love both pages!!!

A Creative Operation said...

I have got to try the masking technique! You rocked it!

Kim Strother said...

Great layouts...I like the misting and the center embellishment clusters.

ms.schwiet said...

love the idea to balance the page...they both turned out great

Missus Wookie said...

Oh love the misting and the balancing both sides is a fun design twist.

scrappymo! said...

Love the combo of the misted stars and the stars on the middle border strip.
Great scraplift.

Tricia said...

Both nice layouts. I like the misting on your background cardstock. Very similar, yet very different!

AMRobins, MME, MT-BC said...

Love the central border strip with all the fun embellies, cute idea to ground them, will have to "lift" that sometime! :-)