Scrapbook Layouts

Counterfeit Kit March Challenge #2

The Counterfeit Kit March Challenge #2 is to mix at least 3 different patterned papers together, inspired by the designer Vera Bradley. I often mix patterns together on pages with a cardstock or plain background, so to really challenge myself I used a background paper with a bold pink chevron pattern…
Happy to be Together:
I made sure that some patterns were bold, some subtle, some big, and some small, so that the patterns didn’t overwhelm my photo.
I am pleased to have finally used this ‘Happy to be Together’ chipboard piece as my title – it’s been in my stash for years and years:

And my Shrinkles bird looks good next to some layered up Prima flowers and Crate Paper Brad (I attached the bird using glossy accents):

I love how bright and busy this layout is, as it reminds me of that summer day. Though since I finished and photographed the layout I’ve remembered more details about the day – like how me and my daughter didn’t like the food as she is picky and I was heavily pregnant… and how she didn’t want to go home because there was a path-maze that she was walking round-and-round for ages… I need to fit some more journaling somewhere!
How about it – will you have a go at mixing lots of patterns on your next page?
I’m off shoe shopping for the kids today… wish me luck! x

19 thoughts on “Counterfeit Kit March Challenge #2”

  1. Did you find shoes OK? :)Lovely layout – I had that chipboard ‘happy together’ embellishment in my stash for ages too! I eventually used it on a LO of me and The Doctor together 🙂

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  2. Hope the shoe shopping wasn’t too stressful. Isn’t it fun when you can find a place for a bit of stash you’ve held onto for ages. I like the combination of papers against that chevron background. Sneaking in more journaling is a common problem here – the back gets used often 🙂

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  3. super adorable! AND YOU KNOW WHAT i DO (oops) if I remember something about the photo? I just write it all on the back so my kids can rad it later (sometimes I get lengthy)

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  4. mmm… shoe shopping! practically the only shopping I enjoy! Have fun. (oh just noticed it was for the kids… maybe not so much fun! ha ha!)gorgeous layout and that background paper is just super. you really mixed everything up so well

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