Friday, January 18, 2019

Better Together - Counerfeit Kit January Challenge #2

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday to you! I am so looking forward to the weekend! It's supposed to be super cold and dreary but that is just a good excuse to stay in and scrap!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge has their second challenge of the month posted today. For this challenge, you are to be inspired by the following mood board:

For my layout, everything I have used is from my January Counterfeit Kit - with the exception of the enamel dots. My enamel dots sit on my desk in a basket within reach at all times so I just pull them when I need them.

From the mood board, I was inspired by the messy stack of books to create a "stack" of patterned paper strips down the center of my layout. I was also inspired by most of the colors - black, white, red, and pink, and the circles, and the "sweet" dessert to create a layout about my hubby - or my "sweet" heart - and I! Tomorrow we celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary so I thought it was fitting to make a layout about us!

For the patterned paper strips, I used the border strip sheet that I included in my kit and a few pieces of washi tape from my kit. I can't believe that I remembered to use the washi tape. More often than not it goes untouched in my kit! 

I also used the circle stamp that I had in my kit to do a little random stamping on my background. By the time I added the paper strips most of the stamped images were mostly covered, but they are there!

My title and a couple of the black foam hearts came off of one of the word sticker sheets and I die cut the red heart and the "I only have eyes for you" circle out of one of the papers for my embellishments and the "love this life" circle is another stamp that I had included.

Here is a close-up of the embellishments:

Be sure to stop by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to see the creations from the rest of the design team. We would love to see your take on the mood board challenge, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!


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  2. Beautiful layout! I love the stamping on the background, I always forget about that technique! And I also love the fussy cutting out of patterned paper to make embellishments. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!

  3. I love this layout so much fun stuff to look at and the design is flawless!

  4. Lori: first=best blessings to you and your husband for reaching 29 years of marriage!!; second=the LO is spectacular! This is a wonderful design, vibrant!

  5. Wonderful LO! And Happy Anniversary!!!!

  6. Happy Anniversary!! Perfect choice of strips and love the black foam elements, Lori!

  7. A great take on the mood board for a super sweet and romantic layout! Well done on bringing in so many of the elements into your kit and go you for using the washi!