I wasn’t going to make a June counterfeit kit. I really wasn’t. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about see the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog). I still had lots left in my May kit. But then I saw Clair’s kit, and spotted the cloud paper she’d added, and I remembered a piece of cloud paper I had that I could add to the kit. So I thought, oh, I’ll just make a smaller kit this month. But of course, once I started pulling bits together I just couldn’t stop! So it’s at least as big as last month. And even though my kit looks nothing like Clair’s, I’m still going to blame it on her that I caved in and made one!
I will show you my June kit. But before I do, to make me feel better about it, I made two last pages with my May Counterfeit Kit to use up some more bits before I integrated the rest back into my stash. So here’s those two layouts:
This was quite a basic layout for me – hardly any layering – but that background paper was so bright I couldn’t add too much to the page. Plus I didn’t want to detract too much from that gorgeous smile:
I wrote ‘chugga-chugga’ all around the yellow cardstock border because that’s what my daughter says for ‘train noises’!
So those pages used up a lot of my May kit. I’ve put the leftovers back in with my stash, except for a couple of bits which I was able to add to this month’s kit. (This month we’re counterfeiting ‘Burlap & Buttercups’ current kit.) Here’s my take on it:
I’ll list the paper manufacturers etc. when I use them like I have done on the layouts above, if you’re desperate to know what any of them are then just ask and I’ll let you know!
I home-made these embellisments (except for the birdies, which are cut from a patterned paper scrap):
I followed this tutorial for the bakers twine, I used an off-white colour yarn, with green thread on the reel and blue thread in the bobbin. I was quite pleased with how easy it was, I’ll be making more of this I think!
So there we go, I’m all ready to join in for another month. I just have to find time to scrapbook now! x