I'm participating in the member blog hop today for The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. I'm pretty excited about it! You may have arrived here from Sally's Challenge Chatter. After Dillightfully Crafty, you can hop right on over to Snaps and Snippets.
So today I've prepared some photos to document my process of creating a scrapbook page with my March kit, which I named Snappy Pack.
Here's the page I've created for the Challenge "May you Live in Pinteresting Times." The challenge was to find a pin to inspire your project, but it could not be another craft project or scrapbook page.
Here is the pin which I used as inspiration:
The image came from Sarah Hearts.
Now to get a little bit into my process... So I grabbed my Snappy Pack CFC kit and picked out the papers I loved that I wanted to use for this photo. I knew I had to use the chevron with the fall colors, as that is what I had in mind when I printed the photo, so I was working around that piece.
First I grabbed my favorite orange paper:
But it was a bit darker than I wanted, so I decided to save it for a future project.
I liked this neutral (with a little glitter), but it needed something more.
So I added the orange flower paper, which sort of mirrored the flowers in the photo - and I thought, "perfect!"
I had this sweet pocket card that I thought would work well for the kids' photo, but I had to figure out where to place it. The top of the photo did not work...
Boom! Moved to the bottom left corner & it just fit perfectly. I think the black in the top most square is different in this type of palette, so I decided to accent it and add a bit of the black camera paper from the CFC kit.
An extra layer is always a good idea. This orange paper softens the black & worked perfectly.
Then I spotted my new Studio Calico punch that I found on clearance recently, so I figured it needed to be used. This is literally the "process" of my creation - it's always in the process of evolving as I work!
After I punched some chevrons, I inked all my papers. I ink papers a good portion of the time. I just feel like it gives a good dimension, as well as it tends to hide imperfections, so if you have some tattered edges (unintended) or maybe a not-so-straight edge, it's much less noticeable when inked!
Now it's my favorite time! Embellishment time!
I had this cute little veneer circle that I felt needed a little something. (Confession: This stamp was not included in my CFC kit, as it just arrived in the mail the day I made the layout! But it was just too perfect with the Snappy Pack photo/camera/click inspired kit, that I just had to use it!)
These flowers were screaming to be included on my sunflower page!
I stuck everything down once I had visualized where everything was to be placed, then done!
Here are some detail shots:
You can see that I added a couple more punches once I had the paper placed exactly and felt there was still too much blank orange space.
Look at those sweet baby smiles! I love seeing my baby have fun with his friends!
Thanks for looking!
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