Saturday, July 12, 2014

July Challenge #2: Combining Techniques

So many fun things to try when scrapbooking, so little time!  Sometimes it is relaxing to streamline your scrapping with a simple approach.  Sometimes a girl has a get a little messy.  Spray mists, Gesso, stamping, die cuts, layering, many cool ideas that are NOT clean and simple.

Challenge #2:  Combining techniques:  Use at least 3 techniques on your project!  (Okay, they don't HAVE to be messy ones, but I will love you if you give a messy one a try!)

Amy Tan's tutorial on Pretty Paper.True Stories

Time for some inspiration from my Go To Master Forgers!

Guest Designer JANE took a no fear approach to her layout!  I love how she combined paper punching, gesso and altered chipboard (with paint and embossing).  The effect is stunning!

Lisa combined different misting techniques (using a stencil, splatting and spraying elements to change their colour) alongside sewing, distressing, layering and clustering for this technique laden layout using her July, Relax kit. You can see more detailed photos on her blog (here)

LesleyG used stamping, stencilling and die cutting to create her layout about the time she met the lovely Jen. More details and close ups can be seen on her blog.

Yes, Bethany is back with some Gel Medium, Paper Pleating, Misting and Stamp Layering.  Head over to my blog to see my thought process for this card.

And, Susanne got playful with fussy-cutting, stitching and misting (not to mention her title) on this layout.  Details can be found over at her blog - Snaps & Snippets.

Leslie sewed, stamped, misted, blinged, layered & painted! For details look HERE.


Now, how can YOU participate?  Go to the sidebar and use Mr. LINKY to link us to YOUR kit or project using your kit so we can leave you some love!  We will make a brand new Mr. Linky for each month, so get your blog posts linked ASAP!

To make Mr. Linky a little easier for us to use, please type your name and then a description of what you are linking (ie: kit, mini challenge, ect).

We also have a Flicker group, if you don't have a blog, but would like to share your creativity with us!  CKC Blog Flicker Group

We also have a new twist on our Follower Blog Hop for this year!  I hope you like it!

End of the Month Blog Hop:
On the 24th of each month we offer a blog hop opportunity to all of our followers!  A chance for you to show off a special project made with your counterfeit kit for that month.

Here is how it will work:
Your Blog Hop Project may be from any of the 3 challenges we offer throughout the month.
Your project must be something new that you have not shown before and only post for the hop.

To be a part of our blog hop:
1.  E-mail us your name/blog address/promise to participate at  BY THE 18th!  (No late requests will be able to join this time due to the work it takes for us to get it put together.)

2.  You will receive  an e-mail from us by the 20th with a list of the hop participants.

3.  You will need to schedule your own blog post showing your project based on this challenge and links to the person after you in the hop.

4.  All Blog Hop posts will need to be scheduled to go live on the 24th at 12:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona)


  1. Lots of fun layouts and cards ladies, super cute techniques

  2. Just uploaded my LO! My first link was added incorrectly! Sorry

  3. Great projects-so many fun ideas for techniques! Misting seriously scares me! Lol. Maybe paint... ;)


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