Thursday, March 18, 2021

March 2021 - Challenge #2 Write Now!

For our second challenge of the month, we'd like you to take a little inspiration from the Paper Addict Cards and Elements to include some visible journalling on your project. Why not include your journalling in a list format, speech bubble, or notebook style?

Shall we see what our Guest Designer Julie Kirk and our DT have made? 

Julie said "Any time you receive a box filled with 30 tiny cakes is a time worth writing about, which is how this page came to be. On my birthday this year I received a box filled with 30 mini basbousa and baklava (delicious Middle Eastern sweet treats) and - after sharing out several of them - the remainder were mine to enjoy with a cuppa over the next week!

I took inspiration from the original kit in the following ways: 

  • I picked out the pink, blue and of the kit for this page - mainly because it coordinated with the sheet of blue spotted vellum, branded with the bakery logo, that came from inside the box of cakes!
  • I made journaling blocks and labels the main building blocks of this page.
  • Apart from the 12x12 base there are only four small strips of patterned paper on the entire page (which is unusual for me!). And all of the remaining layers consist of journaling sheets, blocks, tags and labels.
  • To help each part of the story stand out, I placed the title, date and additional details on their own individual tag or label.
  • Again, inspired by the kit I chose a combination of bold text graphics for the title, and various other wordy blocks and details scattered around the layout.

As a finishing touch I turned to the part-used sticker sheets I included in my kit, selecting a collection of embellishments that complemented the colours of the finished page - rather than its cake-y theme. Hence the cameras, and the orange tiger with a blue hummingbird on its head! 

Master Forger Tara created a two page layout of her kids "enjoying" a squid dissection at a local Marine Center.  She used lots of speech bubbles and rubber stamps to create her journaling.

Master Forger Laura used actual notebook paper as a place to write her journaling!

 Master Forger Tina used a journaling block cut out B-side from the left over word paper she had used on her layout

Master Forger Leslie went to work on her page on the anniversary of the global pandemic. The office supply vibe of her kit worked perfectly to set the stage for a reflection on what that means to her. Using the fussy-cut piece of that wonky PinkFresh paper as a corner accent plays to the whole feel of the past year while giving good advice for what was to come. She used her Daddy's Dymo to label the "files" on that adorable card from the 2019 Feed Your Craft Now and Then kit which included Brandi Kincaid's stamps.

We still have a little more inspiration left up our sleeves for March. Pop back later in the month when we'll showcase one of our favourite followers and share our ideas for using all those little leftover scraps!

  • 24th March: Follower Showcase - Who has caught our eye this month?
  • 30th March: Killing Kits - Our host for the month shows off some ideas for using those last little bits!
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcmarch2021).

I'm so looking forward to spending this month with you!


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