Thursday, October 12, 2017

October challenge #1 Black &white.

Challenge #1 - Use a black and white photo (S) on a coloured background

One of St Tropez's famous residents was Bridget Bardot.


Most photos/films of her were in black and white.


Kelly created this layout about a new season in her life now that her son is off to college. She chose a simple photograph to convert to black-and-white so that it would stand out against the darker, vintage prints in the patterned papers. Read the full story on her blog.



Susanne was down to the Prima flowers and a few scraps in her kit.  Readily admitting scrapping with flowers is not her strong suit, she was determined not to return them to her stash.  She needed an mini-add-on.  So what goes with flowers?  Well doilies, of course.  The idea and execution for this layout took about 30 minutes, to the point of adding the flower clusters.  2 1/2 more hours and 3 photographs of the layout taken to check its design aesthetic later, here is her result.




Just in case you thought she failed to incorporate the seaside in this layout, those micro-beads around her flower cluster are a color combination called "seashore".

Lisa went through all her scanned vintage photos to find a black and white one that spoke to her - and believe me, many did! But somehow, she couldn't imagine using one for the papers and embellishments in her kit. So she went about it the other way and picked out some products from her kit first and then went off to find a photo that would work well in black and white with those items.


As strange as it may sound, Lisa picked out a beautifully sunny beach shot. But even in b&w, you can see that sunshine and all the papers bring out the warmth of that day.


Read more on her blog here

You can find some detail shots of this page, and find out which extra products have already found their way into her kit, on her blog here if you're interested.

Kate,our Guest designer has made this beautiful layout.
Definitely has a sea theme!




As always, if you're inspired to create a kit, a page, a project or in fact, anything at all, make sure to include them in our Monthly Link Up. We want to see it! Or share on Instagram using @counterfeitkitchallenge or #counterfeitkitchallenge

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