Counterfeit Kit Challenge February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge February Blog Hop.  If you haven't yet, please visit The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to make sure you see all the participants.
This is my layout for the Counterfeit Kit Mini Challenge blog hop. A sketch from the inspiration kit club, Scraps of Darkness, was provided. I love the way this page came out but it is way outside of my comfort level.  I have always been more of an event scrapper and don't think I have ever done a one photo layout.  I don't think I  have ever done little embellishment clusters either but I really like them. The journaling is about my husband and how much I love this picture of him.  It really captures his personality.


I added a few items to my original kit
  • the blue die cut paper to coordinate with the photo. 
  • some flowers from my stash.
  • Tim Holtz film strip (love this), staples, paper clip & safety pin
  • doilys and buttons cut with my new PTI dies
  • grunge board key and arrow
  • Jenni Bowlin journaling page



The large circle and the buttons are cut from pages of an old dictionary that I found last week when my sister and I went to an estate sale.  I think I paid 75 cents for the dictionary.
This was sure fun!
Please visit Tricia for the next hop.

Thanks for visiting.
See you soon,
Ang

Comments

Missus Wookie said…
Well done on stepping so far our of your comfort zone - i think your little clusters of embellishments worked really well. I like the layers you've created with the flowers, circles and string.Lots of fun details.
Angela said…
You look very comfortable there, even outside your comfort zone! The layout is great -- I really love the dictionary text! And that photo of your husband is just priceless. Nifty!
marianne said…
Cheers for going out of your comfort zone! It all worked out. It's a great layout!
Margie said…
I love your clusters of embellies, awesome layout!
Good job stepping out of your comfort zone! I too have a hard time with embellishment clusters so great job!
Great job on the clusters! Looks like you've been doing it a while!
love the clusters! tfs
Kylie said…
Great job with your embellie clusters - they really draw the eye in towards your photograph. Great layout!
Scrap Vamp said…
Amazing page! Love the red heart with the safety pin!
ms.schwiet said…
Amazing details.... I used the phone book for my paper... thinking out side of teh box is healthy
The grouping of the embellishments ROCKS!!! Nice Job!
Debbie said…
love your mix of clustered elements
Karen Williams said…
well done- love the key and the flower embellishment clusters
Jimjams said…
Beautiful layering - really great take on the sketch.
MamaD said…
Wonderful layout! I love the attention to detail (and that old dictionary page -- lucky girl)!!
furrypig said…
Fab LO and I adore your embellishment clusters!
S said…
So many interesting details - great layout.
Great job going out of your comfort zone! Sometimes the best work comes out of stretching ourselves a bit! I love the pretty colors you used, and the clusters of flowers!
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Sherri Thompson said…
I love all of the vintage-inspired elements on your layout! Those flower centers are so cute! Thanks for sharing such great ideas, Angela!
~Mar said…
Love the clusters. And lucky you with the cheap dictionary buy - I love making flowers with dictionary pages.
Tricia said…
Nice job! I love the film reel tucked in the flowers - great touch. Such sweet journaling too.
Emeraldvalkyrie said…
I love you embellishment choices!
Jen said…
Well, Ang, this is kinda fabulous! I don't know diddly about scrapping, but this is really amazing. I adore all the interesting elements you have included here. I am trying to figure out how you did that corner cutting in the middle of the darker background paper. Is it some sort of neat optical trick all you clever scrappers know about? So cool. I also love the tag. Heck, everything is cool and works so well. Love this!
You layout is GREAT!!! I REALLY like the embellishmetn clusters...Awesome job.
*meridy*
I love your layout! You did a great job with the clusters of embellishments, the heart and key together are really cool.
KateB said…
that is stepping outside of your comfort zone...come over to the dark side LOL! Great emebellishments and clustering can be fun :)
LaurieM said…
Love your use of embellishments. That's one part I need to work on. You make it look so easy! Great job. Thanks for sharing.