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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Challenge #1 for October 2016 - Snip! Snip!
"Pumpkin carving is a popular activity at this time of the year, with patterns ranging from the traditional triangle-faced Jack O'lanterns to much more intricate designs. Our first challenge this month is the scrapbooking equivalent of pumpkin carving - fussy-cutting! Use your scissors to trim one or more designs or images from patterned paper and then use the cut image(s) on a project."
It is somewhat ironic that I drew this challenge (thanks, Susan!) as I frequently fussy-cut beautiful patterned papers for my layouts. This month my kit had some great florals so I decided to do a wreath surrounding my photo. I sometimes get a little bogged down with covering up pretty papers but I managed to make this work to my liking.
It's like you're peeking through a window at the scene.
My journaling talks about how we've bought bikes & are exploring the local rail trails - biking/walking/skating paths utilizing old railway lines. They were made quite level & raised so are perfectly suited for these kinds of recreation/exercise. I've done a recent blog post about it HERE
Give your kit a look & see what elements you can carve out of those gorgeous papers!
Make sure you post to the Linky.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
This month at CKC we have the talented & crafty Kelly Barron as our Guest Designer!
Susan is up this month to choose the inspiration, and she has
a very painterly collection for us from Pink Fresh Studio - Indigo Hills
Be sure you go take a look at all the details!
I went for the blue/yellow combination.
Top row: Crate Paper/2014 Craft Market "Stitching", Heidi Swapp/2012 No Limits "Schematic, BoBunny/2012 Country Garden "Weathered", Authentique/2012 Glory "United, Authentique/2011 Genuine "Forever, WeR Memory Keepers/2015 Wildflower "Road Trip", Basic Grey/2016 Saturday Morning "Fly a Kite", Authentique/2011 Genuine "Natural", unknown/i love you script, Teresa Collins/Everyday Moments "Collage", WeR Memory Keepers/2015 Wildflower "Indigo", Glitz/2013 Uncharted Waters.
I'm hoping to add some paint to one/some of the Dear Lizzy wood veneers.
It's been a crazy busy month leading into this kit so I feel as if I've not done as good a job as usual.
I hope you've seen the entire hop but if not, here it is below.
Don't forget the Forgeries on the Fourth post to help you with some of the kit elements.
Challenge #1 will be posting on the 6th, so get into your stash & make an awesome kit!