Monday, September 5, 2016

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Layout


I am really enjoying my time with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge folks this month. As a guest designer I was invited to share a layout that I made with my kit. The challenge was to scraplift a Shimelle sketch. Since I have loved Shimelle for a LONG time I was so excited about this.

I scraplifted Sketch #32.

And here is my kit that I am working with (details in my last blog post):

This layout, while it could be simply about my daughter's staging rehearsal, is about the life lessons my girls have learned through dance. While watching her rehearsal, I realized how many lessons she had been taught outside of the physical movement of dance. She learned how to listen and take instruction. How to work as a team with other dancers in her class. How to memorize and take what she learned and actually apply it. So many amazing life lessons in this thing called dance...

I used the Pink Paislee Memorandum paper for the background and then a variety of cards and papers from the kit. I used some of the gold rubons, some of the floral washi, a clip bow and the cork hearts (felt like they spoke theater stage) to embellish. I loved using up a couple of those OLD Luxe Designs label stickers-those have been in my stash for forever. I used the Minc card (I don't own the Minc machine but often buy the products to use as they are) as my title, I couldn't think of a better one myself for the concept of the page.

Thanks you so much for checking out my page. I will post more projects that I complete with this kit so stay tuned!

Happy Scrapping!


LCSmithSAVED said...

I am loving the depth of your story! Loving the product choices that support it. So happy you are here with us this month :)

Susan said...

Beautiful page and I like how you went beyond the obvious for your journaling to talk about the life lessons that dance has taught.

Julene Matthews said...

Wonderful layout Nicole.The pops of gold make the whole thing appealing.

Kelly Sroka said...

Love what you did with the sketch. The gold accents are beautiful! Great story!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful direction to take your page with the deeper journalling. Really lovely page and such a good interpretation of the Shimelle sketch - her sketches really are great, aren't they? It's so lovely to see your projects with your kit. I love seeing all the bits and pieces that you incorporate on your pages.