Friday, June 24, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Challenge LO #1

There is still time to enter the giveaway here!!

Well we are nearing the end of the month and I am just finally cutting into my June kit.  An unusual pattern for me, as I usually have the entire thing scrapped within a few days.

Here is the Lovely Lady out on a walk.   The idea for this LO came from Susan.  She gave me the "Gutsy Lady" circular embellishment and the little "gutsy" tag.  She suggested documenting how Lady is no longer the timid dog she was when we first adopted her.  We figured a photo of her out on her walk was the perfect example of her "embracing bravery every day".   The days of her jumping in fear at the sound of a car passing, are long behind her.  This week she has learned the wonderment of laying on a shady area of grass after a long summer's day walk.  It gives me joy to see her so happy and living the life that all dogs should experience.


I used this week's sketch from Shimelle.


 I love her linear style.  She posts videos showing how she scraps each sketch.  I am in awe at how easily she scraps!  Things just come together so quickly and with such ease.  I wish my scrapping experience was more relaxed.  I think that sometimes I spend too long on LO's.  Details are great, but sometimes it is fun to do a LO with a more minimal appeal and just enjoy creating it!  Shimelle's technique in splattering and painting on her LO's encouraged me to be a "gutsy lady" and try splattering glimmer mist on my LO.  I did make a rookie mistake and forgot to cover up my photo.  After noticing three tiny dots of mist on my photo, I wished I had slowed down and thought the process out.  I repaired the mistake by scraping off the spots with my piercer and then shading in the spots with my Prismacolor pencil crayons.  Never underestimate the usefulness of a good set of pencil crayons.  Problem solved. :)

Happy Scrapping!!  Jen :)

20 comments:

  1. Your Lo is so very pretty and sweet,great colours!!!

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  2. Awwww what a sweetie she is! Great LO and I love that you were brave enough to try the splattering thing. I really like the look of it. :-)

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  3. Great layout of the lady...I love how you put kits together and then see how you use them;-)

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  4. This is beautiful. I love your layering.

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  5. Love to see how Lady has adjusted and is now a part of the family!!! Beautiful layout and mix of papers! I watched Shimelle's video and was amazed at how quickly she was able to put together her layout!! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  6. How wonderful! I love your colors and your take on the sketch!

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  7. Go Lady! What a long way she's come! I'm loving this LO - and what a brilliant "mistake" fix! Like Bob Ross says, it's just a Happy Accident! (PS: It's a rainy day here - perfect for scrapping! :P)

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  8. I love your take on this sketch - great colours and my fave is the fabric circle. Beautiful!

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  9. Very pretty - the mix of colors is just wonderful, nice details in the embellishments too.

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  10. This is so pretty!!! I love the colors and Lady just stands out so wonderfully on the page!! Good for you for trying something new!! Your spatters look great!!

    Kids and I bummed the MN side of the St. Croix River today. Lots of Can. geese! They were not as timid as ours. We were able to get pretty close. The kids and I just sat there watching them and snapping away! I have a lot of photos!!

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  11. Very resourceful. I love this layout. Everything about it appeals to me, from the colors to the embellie placement to the design itself. Awesome work!

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  12. Now that was clever! Your photo looks perfect, no hint of any touching up at all. It's a beautiful page too

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  13. love all the little stories you shared here! hey ! hey ! even how you corrected your mist mistake !

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  14. Absolutely fabulous!!!! Love love love! xoxo

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  15. I love this and I'm totally using this sketch!

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  16. Great Layout.
    I left you a little something on my blog...
    http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-award-times-two.html
    Sheila

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  17. totally cool I love the mix of rough and soft papers and embellies on thi sone Jennifer!

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  18. This LO is GORGEOUS!! I love it, and I am happy to see you are using your kit now!!

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