Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Monday, February 28, 2011

February Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop!

Hello fellow crafters,

Welcome to the February Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop:)  This HOP is sure to knock your socks off.  There are 30 amazing participants this month, so there are 30 opportunities for you to be inspired with 30 different "takes" on this Scraps of Darkness sketch (as shown below)!


Now for my take on it:

Now I have to tell you, I'm famous for "loosely" following sketches and this layout is no exception:)

I did use my February counterfeit kit to make MOST of this layout, and in addition, used some of the mini-challenges throughout the month as follows:
In addition, I definitely used some of my favorite T!m products including:
  • Silver paint dabber
  • Black Soot distress ink
  • Barn Door distress ink
  • Peeled Paint distress ink
  • Alterations diecut (keyhole)
  • Also notice that I used the "inside" of the keyhole to make photo tabs
I was so happy at how this all came together.  Using my stash for a kit is such an awesome and FRUGAL idea!  I did also take advantage of the free journaling block download, too:)

Now, so you don't miss ANY of the AWESOME inspirational goodness on this HOP, if you didn't reach this blog from Kylie's Blog, head on back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog so you can start from the beginning:)

If you HAVE arrived from Kylie's Blog, that's AWESOME!  I want to thank you for visiting and encourage you to leave a comment about your thoughts on my "take" on the sketch this month.  You know us bloggers...we just LIVE for comments:)

When you're ready to continue on your travels, hop on over to Milissa's blog for the next stop on this amazingly fun "blog train".

Whoo Hoo!

enJOY!



26 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Oh this is gorgeous - love how you've combined several challenges together. And as another loose sketch/challenge person I think it rocks :)

Angela said...

Love the combo of tutorials and challenges here -- the result is quite stunning! Oh, and I love your blog header too -- it matches the sketch!

Margie said...

Beautiful layout, I love how you combined so many of the challenges here!

marianne said...

Love your take on the sketch and that you didn't use a photo!

onescraphappymomma said...

Great way to incorporate so many challenges into one sketch! LOL! Lovely layout!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! Such talent and so fun that you incorporated so many of the challenges. I love the feel of you layout, matches the sketch pretty closely!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

very pretty! thanks for sharing

Tricia said...

This is beautiful! Great job scrapping your journaling. So much interesting detail here.

Kylie said...

Wow, gorgeous page. Great job combining all those challenges. Love your layout.

Scrap Vamp said...

Great page! Love all the distressing you did on it!

ms.schwiet said...

wow you are a distressing pro!!!

A Creative Operation said...

Wowsers! I did the same thing with combining the two challenges. I LOVE what you did!!!

Karen Williams said...

Great that you combined the challenges- love the clock and the bling

Jimjams said...

Another clever challenge combination - and a super page as a result. Fab use of the the key holes too - clever girl!

MamaD said...

Gorgeous layout!! That faux prima is amazing.

furrypig said...

I really like the idea of a LO without a photo so I am taking inspiration from you for my future LO's, love your take on the sketch too.

S said...

Look at all the work on that page - fabulous.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch! I love how you listed all the "extras", as those are some of my own go-to products. Doesn't it feel awesome to use things from your stash?!!

KateB said...

love that this was ll about the journaling! and loved what you did with the stick pins earlier this week!

Sherri Thompson said...

Lori, what a fabulous layout! I LOVE your homemade flower! No matter how many tutorials I watch, mine never come out looking like that! Maybe I will have to fly to sunny CA to have a lesson, lol! Thanks so much for sharing!

~Mar said...

Fantastic layout! And I love how you made your metal embellishments.

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I love the texture and dimension to your page. I like how you really made the sketch work for you!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

your layout rocks! I really like all of the layers and embellishments! You did a great job at combining both mini challenges too :)
*meridy*

LaurieM said...

Great job incorporating all those challenges into this layout and I can see parts of the sketch hidden in there. :) Thanks for sharing.

Glinda said...

I really like your journaling layout. Awesome flowers.

Kim Strother said...

I love your interpretation of this sketch and how you mixed all the challenges in. Great job!