Scrapping older photos – Challenge #1 at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Hello everyone! Today on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge (CKC) is the first challenge of the month but first off, Happy Sandcastle Day!  (It’s a real thing actually, who knew)

To celebrate today being Sandcastle Day – CHALLENGE #1 :Happy Sandcastle Day. It‘s time to be a little nostalgic, be inspired by the most enjoyable childhood activity and create a project featuring sandcastles.

From my “La bohème” kit, I created a layout with older photos of my husband and his brothers at the beach when they were kids.

Sand Bump Scrapbook layout Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 Aug6th

I guess they didn’t manage to build sandcastles but they did a great job at making the bump. Most importantly – they had fun! 🙂 Honestly, I don’t think I ever succeeded in building any sandcastle in my life.

For my layout, I was inspired to do some stenciling on my dark brown patterned paper since it was so plain. So I grab some white ink and a homemade stencil made with my Cameo.

So it’s really easy to create your own patterned paper or altered a look to a piece of patterned paper for added interest.

Shiny title of Sand Bump Scrapbook layout Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 Aug6th

I created my title with two different alphabet stickers from my stash. I combined the brown glittered chipboard stickers from Fancy Pants and October Afternoon Mini Market stickers together for my title. It created a more fun look with the dimensional and flat alphabet stickers.  Besides, I didn’t have enough stickers left on my sheet anyway so it was nice to be able to spell out some words. I wrote a short blurp of the day with my Sakura gelly roller pen. It was very nice to write on actually.

More close up pictures:Sand Bump Scrapbook layout Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 Aug6th

I added my gold ribbon as part of the border behind my punched out edge of patterned paper. I just love the glittered brown alphabet stickers of my title.

Sand Bump Scrapbook layout Counterfeit Kit Challenge #1 Aug6th

I added some zig-zag and straight stitching to the layout for interest.

close up of stenciling and gold splatters

Some close up pictures of the gold splatters. IMG_0977

close up of stenciling and gold splatters

It was a lot of fun creating this layout with my kit. I was extremely pleased that I managed to add some fun techniques in this layout as well. I hope you will join us with this fun  CHALLENGE #1 :Happy Sandcastle Day and create a project featuring sandcastles. Hope over to Counterfeit Kit Challenge for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

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12 thoughts on “Scrapping older photos – Challenge #1 at Counterfeit Kit Challenge

  1. I am so delighted that you detail your process, it encourages me that I could make an equally stunning page with just attention to some of the details! I love how much that subtle gold ribbon adds to the punched paper edge & the glitter letters are perfection. What a sweet throwback photo!

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  2. There’s so much more to discover on this layout that one can notice at first glance! The beautiful stencilling, the mist splatting, the mix of fonts to make the title, the stitching – all beautiful and together making a lovely lovely page. So happy that you joined us this month!

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