Thursday 21 August 2014

Another LO from my August Counterfeit Kit

Hi all

My LO today is created from my August CKCB kit, Girls Aloud, that I chose to have a lot of black and white in (as well as hot pink that isn't represented here) It's been eons since I last did a black and white only LO, and on Saturday I was lucky enough to be invited to a scrap day in honour of my friend Sues' 50th birthday! She had scrapping in the morning, provided us with a lovely lunch, and then we had party games and make and takes in the afternoon! Wasn't that a great idea?? I loved it! 

Anyhow, I digress! When I was there, my friend Suzanne had found a lovely LO she had wanted to scraplift.. and she had a print out of it... I took one look and knew I'd like to use it too, so I borrowed her print out and scraplifted this LO. Now, normally I would give credit here to the originator, but I'm afraid I have no idea where it came from, however, I've done a fairly faithful replica, so if anyone recognises it, please let me know and I will give credit where it is due! 

You may not be able to see from here, but basically I took a Stampin' Up bauble punch and cut out lots of plain white baubles, edged them in black ink and the cut a few more from black and white patterned papers. I then laid them all out to make sure I was happy with the placing, stuck the plain white ones down flat, and then stuck the patterned ones down with Pinflair so they were slightly raised. If I'm honest and I was doing it again, I would use foam pads for regularity of height, but overall, I'm delighted with it!  I finished it off with the photos, mounted on white card, a strip of black and white ribbon and two pennants and a scattering of small flowers and a couple of sequins.. and voila!  All done!  

If you want to scraplift this, I would suggest that you definitely used a wet glue when placing all the white baubles as it's amazing how many times I had to go back and 'just tweak' the angles! 

Finally, I am a recent follower of the 'White with One' blog, which this month challenges you to create a Lo with just White and Liquorice.. so this Lo fits with that brief too! 

I do hope you like the LO.. it's a little different for me, and I confess, it is already one of my favourites! 

Thanks for stopping by.. do let me know if you like it too?

Have a great day!



  1. Love this! I may end up lifting it too :)

  2. LOVE this. Amazing how you created the background!!

  3. I love those punched baubles-they make beautiful background!

  4. Very clever! A stamp in that shape would have been handy for the white only blocks.
    You were able to get them really precise in placement - nice job!

  5. Love this page and the very clever way of using pp on a LO. Definitely one to scrap lift!

  6. Oooo and aaahhh! What an elegant page with a hint of playfulness.

  7. OOh, lovely page Elaine!! Fab idea to use the stamp like that! xx

  8. Love your background. Thanks for playing along with WW1

  9. Very elegant! Perfect for those photos! Thanks for joining us at WW1.

  10. Gorgeous layout Elaine I can see why it would be a favorite, just beautiful :)