Saturday 2 August 2014

1,000th post Page Kit.. called 'Blast from the Past'

Hi all

Another quick post from me.. this time to showcase my Counterfeit Kit Blog Page kit in honour of  their 1,000th post! They do an awesome job over there.. so do hop on over and have a look what they are up to! 

My Page Kit is called 'Blast from the Past'.. why that name? Well.. because the foundation for the kit was some floral brads and some hot pink and black ribbons that I have had since I first started scrap-booking back in the day!

Because they are so pretty I've been 'saving' them, but I figured three years is long enough.. and these just have to be used.

Once I picked the papers and the embellishments, I thought about the techniques that I would be using. Although I posted the picture in my last post, I thought I'd share it here to in case you missed it.. 

These are the four I chose:

1) Design a title that is created with something other than stick on alphas  (I have a Slice cutting machine that rarely gets used so I wanted to do something that was more effort than reaching for the Thickers)

So.. firstly I cut the word 'Precious' in black glitter paper and then I cut a 'shadow' from white CS to make my title... I'm pleased with the way it turned out so I will be doing this again!

2) Add some doodling. (I like the look of the Zentangle craze but have never been brave enough to try it out before)

Firstly I inked the edge of a ruler with black ink and I created some lines on the white CS background, and then drew a flourish with an outline too. I then painstakingly drew and doodled some black ink into the flourish and the margin... although, I eventually ended up covering most of it up! (DOH!)

3) Add some stamping (I love this technique, but often forget to use it)

I used three different flourish stamps.

4) Use some misting. 

I used a Perfect Pearls Pink Bubblegum mist spray.

I finally added the PPs, flower brads and hot pink and black ribbon, some washi and I was done... here it is:

I hope you like my page kit and the end result...but... amazingly.. I even had enough for a second LO from this kit.. so that will get blogged next!

So do pop back soon.. take care all!



  1. Wonderful page Elaine ... the doodling is especially lovely! Great to see you challenging yourself to use "saved" stash and "neglected" tools as well as trying out "new" things. Well worth it! Good luck in the competition x

  2. SO creative! Thx for joining in the CKC challenge :~D

  3. Very pretty page! Thanks for playing!

  4. Super cute page just love the doodling and that cutie in the picture sure is precious :) Good Luck with the challenge :)

  5. Such a lovely page! I like you tend to forget the stamping, very we'll done.
    Cindy F.

  6. very nice! love the doodle background... or should I say zentangled! great stuff! jx

  7. I am loving your doodling . . . I am not game to try it either . . . but yours looks fabulous!

  8. Wow! Fabulous, great kit, great post, great challenge!!!
    Thanks for joining in with our 1000th post challenge - good luck!

  9. Such a fun snap - so grandly scrapped!!

  10. Clever making a page kit from your main kit. The products you've selected are great. The layout is truly precious and the doodling and techniques are really super. Good luck.

  11. Love the page Elaine what a great theme, love the layout.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  12. Simply lush, Elaine. Love all the techniques you've used and the photo is precious.