Saturday, August 22, 2015

CKC Great Master Forger Search

Hello :) This is my response to Counterfeit Kit Challenge's The Great Master Forger Search challenge :) As soon as I seen the post about the challenge I knew I wanted to give it a go!
 "Hi you all, have you heard about a blog called Counterfeit Kit Challenge? I didn't till last month when I stopped by Cindy's Creations Blog and check it out." That was the beginning of my journey with this fun blog in November 2013 and I haven't missed a month since, I also increased my paper crafting double if not more since doing Counterfeit kits. For me the quickest way to craft is with a Counterfeit Kit and I just love that I can produce such fun kits from my own stash. Get ready this post is the fun journey I took this month for the response to The Great Master Forger Search.
So my journey began by answering these fun question in this post at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Through these questions my replies gave me my kit choices:  1.  Paper Choice a.  Basic Grey: Second City collection:
Collection Pack
Now this collection is a bit out of my comfort zone, but this girl came up with some fun ideas to tackle some of the papers to this kit. First I usually start off my kits by taking a good look at the kit that we are to forge and write down what I see:
Then I will try to find things in my own stash that are similar to what is in the counterfeit kit. Here is what I came up with: This is Out and About
I did both A and B sides of each paper and 3 papers I will be forging. The rest of my kit comes from these answers:
2.  Tools a. stamps, 3.  Embellishments b. washi tape, 4.  Materials a. metal, 5.  Tiny bits c. enamel dots, 6.  More Embellishments a. layered embellishments, 

7.  fun extras b.  something that spins: I created something that spins on a layout:

This is going to be the title page to a day trip we took to Altoona, PA. I've got lots more layouts to do to tell the story of that day. I decided that the view reel would be a fun way to add bits of pictures of the trip. The view wheel is a silhouette cut for my cameo and I attached it to  the layout with a brad from the kit
 This is where I started. I used a square punch to punch out the pictures I wanted in the window of the reel. I then added tape to both sides of the middle hole since it was bigger than the brad I was using and added the brad and attached to the background paper loosely enough that it would turn.
 Added a cover paper like a pocket to house the bottom part of the reel so it has to be turned to see the pictures. I added metal triangle studs to the top of the layout with the intention of the flow of the triangles looks like your to turn it that direction.
 On the cover paper I added the rest of my layout: A picture of the museum when we arrived, a picture of the train sitting out in the park part of the museum and a picture of my better half as we were looking through one of the engines. (I learned for another scrappy friend about doing the title pages, she does them for her on going vacation albums and I thought that was a great idea to house all our vacation layouts in an album by itself, so I decided to do the same :)
I did 3 forgeries. 2 were very easy I got to enjoy being a kid and did some doodling

 I just used a marker to draw circles around the circles and added some happy faces about the page too I've got the perfect pictures to go with this paper (a layout coming next week) The other dotted paper I added lines with a pen, added gold lame smooch to the center and also added silver smooch lines scattered about the layout. 
Since I'm not much of the City Nights person and I have no city scenes in my stash I decided to use the starry paper for my back drop for my city nights paper. Now the city building paper was a bit harder to forge and it took 2 tries to get a look that I wanted. First try was a stamp and embossing powder:
I didn't care much for the final set of embossed stamped images so I went back to the drawing board and used my cameo to cut out some city views:
 As I was putting these together I realized I didn't cut enough so while I was looking at the 1st set of embossed ones, thought I would fussy cut some and use both to make the forgery and I also decided to go with the black greyish paper instead of the starry paper, so this is what I came up with:
 The last thing I needed to do for this challenge was: 4.  Issue a challenge and create one project based on your challenge.
For my challenge, I issue would be pick an element of your page and repeat it (ex: photos, embellishments, paper, a shape or a design) as many times as you'd like. I would suggest at least 3 times to establish a clear pattern of repetition. I used washi tape for mine and this is what I came up with:
 The washi tape I chose to use. Some from my kit and some more to add more variety and color.
 This is what I did to create the background I used one of the grey card stocks and just started adding washi tape varying where the different colors and designs where going on the paper. I used clear wet adhesive to layer of the tape to make sure it didn't peel off after the layout was completed. Majority of the repletion was 4 times but there are some 3 times in there too. From there I then did my layout:
I grabbed my 2014 pictures left to scrap and dug out these 2 of my DIL and our grandson having fun taking selfies. She posted these on facebook and I saved them just for a layout like this. I also included our facebook conversation in the journaling :)
A close up shot of the layout and I also added repetition on the layout with the red and silver brads and the enamel dots. Added the dymo created words on the frame with a cluster that also included a metal flower.
 I love this fun selfie they did. I added the metal heart charm here and added a enamel heart to that. I used some chipboard pieces from Simple Stories 24/7 line for the title: Today Snapshot and another cluster there by the word and camera.

The journaling spot was fussy cut from a project life card and added the lines with a stamp. Distressed it with SU Brown Sugar ink so it wasn't so bright white on the layout. That is what I have for you today :)
I enjoyed this journey to create all the things needed for this post it was a fun process forging so many pieces and in some fun ways that I would not have considered if not challenged to do so. For me to make my kits work I keep them next to my craft desk so I always have it available at my finger tips and mosts months I use my counterfeit kit exclusively for my carfting needs. I enjoy scrapping, making cards, the occasional smash book page, some project life and December dailies (lots of UFIs floating about my craft room that I need to finish up) and I like to make tags for my Christmas Gifts. I have occasionally made minibooks for myself and for gifts. Thank you for letting me try out for The Master Forger Search :)
To all thank you for seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world :)



22 comments:

  1. Happy to be a small part of your wonderful creations!.
    Thank you for using our product.

    Kind regards,

    Paul
    Dymo Customer service

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    1. Love to use my Dymo :) Thank you for the kind comments

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  2. Hi Tina. Thanks so much for stopping by earlier - and for letting me know that you're trying out too. Good luck lovely!

    Really enjoyed seeing all of your counterfeits - and the fact that our kits are so different x

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    1. Thank you Clair :) It's funny how we all look at the kit in a different way :)

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  3. What a fun kit. Love that giant photo spinner - what a brilliant idea!

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    1. Thank you :) I enjoyed making that one and so glad I was challenged to do so :)

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  4. WOW!! Fabulous creations!!! Love the washi strips!!

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  5. That city paper is awesome. I need to try forging my own papers!!

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    1. Thank you Emily :) Yes it quite a shape on it's own :) It's definitely different than anything else I've done :) I think you would have fun forging your own :)

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  6. What a great kit Tina! Nice take on the original and I like the way you adapted it to fit your own style. The city scape forgery is amazing! And I love your view finder layout - what fun! Good luck with the entry.

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    1. Thank you Lisa :) It was fun to pull the kit all on my own with no blog hop to help. Like getting my training wheels off the bike.

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  7. Love your comment above about the training wheels! You have been such a faithful follower at CKC that I'm not surprised it all came off so well. I especially like that you showed us your "fail" but then were able to turn it around for a stunning forgery - genius!

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    1. Thank you Leslie :) for your kind words :) Sometimes you have to fail to produce something pretty interesting :) One thing I want to have the retirement your having :) Looks like your having a great time :) Enjoy!

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  8. Fantastic backgrounds! I might steal your washi tape idea.Your wheel of photos is an inspiration. Good luck with your entry :)

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    1. Thank you Julene and yes please fo use the idea :) Starting to really like using the washi for a background mat :)

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  9. Love your papers! Great kit. Good luck!

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  10. Thanks for popping in and commenting at my blog! Looks like many of us got the same paper line. Your entry is very well done, goog luck with the DT call! I particularly love the forged skyline paper and the washi tape repetition background. Such great ideas!

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  11. Such a fabulously large kit!! Love that second forgery and I love that last layout with the washi tape!!

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  12. That is such a good idea making a list to compile your kit from, and that cityscape with your cameo is amazing! Love your lo's too. Good luck with the DT call.

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  13. Wow your Kit is so cool and your creations are awesome, and I love your cityscape too. Good Luck!

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  14. Amazing kit you had put together there! Your forgeries is just crazyyy cool - the city skyline : it's fantastic! Loved the layouts you created. The photo reel is just too cool! Good luck with the DT call

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