Friday 5 September 2014

Summer Swansong

Evening all

Today I bring you my take on the CKCB September Kit .. Scrapbook Circles Island Paradise. 

For once I have stayed fairly close to the patterns of the papers and tried to stay as true to the colours as I could.

I am not a huge fan of geometric patterns, so the paper on the top row in the middle was well out of my comfort zone, but whilst digging in my stash I did at least find something with a Pink Paislee diamond shaped pattern paper that I included with the rust and teal/aqua colours that were going to form the rest of my kit.

The two teal pages either side of the middle one was quite easy as I already had a sheet of the right hand Bokeh one.. And I found something close enough to the other one.

As far as the add ons go, I don't have any foxes at all in my stash, so I changed this element to deers, owls and birds, keeping with the 'woodland' theme.  This is where my stash of Kaisercraft Hummingbird collection came in handy. I selected several of these sheets to go with the rest and then I added some coloured card stock. I reserve the right to add more as I go... I'm off to a crop tomorrow and a three day retreat at the end of the month, so I made sure it was a patterned paper 'heavy' kit so here are my papers:

Finally I had some fun delving into my embellishments, which is always the bit I love best! 

I found several chipboard and resin owls, some old broken costume jewellery, sequins, rosettes and all sorts to make up my kit...which I have decided to call Summer Swansong as I can already feel the mornings getting damper and the evenings getting cooler... And I know I have some love autumnal photos from last year that I want to scrap too. 

and here is the close up of the 'woodland' animals and the rest of the embellishments

When I first saw the picture of the kit to forge I admit I was a but stymied...but eventually it all come together..and I've even sneaked a bit of red in as I always love the red and teal combo when scrapping, so here it is.. Whadya think?



  1. Beautiful kit Elaine and I like what you pulled in comparison with the add on kit :) Some how I missed that totally but okay with it. Have fun with your kit :)

  2. *applause* This is lovely! So many cool things in there - love the cut out deer.
    And everything in the embelli kit!

  3. Elaine this kit of yours is awesome. You will have fun using it I'm sure. I love the resin owls I can spot.

  4. Lovely kit. Great idea to pull in the woodland friends and I to love the deer cut paper.
    Cindy F.

  5. Beautiful kit - so many fun goodies to play with! I can't wait to see your creations this month :)

  6. Wow, you have some fabulous bits and pieces to use here - look forward to seeing how you use it all up up which I'm sure you will :)

  7. Gorgeous counterfeiting again Elaine - and I see you've already been busy with the kit - great work!

  8. Wow wonderful collecting here, and of course, I love that name.