Did you know Friday was National Scrapbooking Day? And that May is National Scrapbooking Month?
well, now you know! Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and Bash Your Scrapbook Stash group had a cross-over kind of joint challenge this weekend. I only got in on the tail end of things today and missed the 5 pm deadline CST. So I posted pics in CKC's Facebook group and on my profile. Now it's time to blog about the scrambled kit and the layout.
The finished 8.5" x 11" layout using 8 patterned papers, 4 solid color papers, and 8 different embellishment types (and there are even multiples of several of these). The provided sketch design was altered especially for the bottom third but I think you can still see lots of referenced elements:
Above: CKC blog ID badge
Link for May 2019 kit reveal: https://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/may-2019-counterfeit-kit-challenge-kit.html
For the cross-over challenge details there are found in the BYSS's closed group announcements on Facebook. There are 3 questions that have to be answered before your request to join can be processed. Many of the group members are also CKC followers and/or 100 Pattern Paper Challenges group participants (another Facebook group).
I just read on the CKC's May 4th post that Master Forger Susan created this sketch design! Thanks Susan. Sorry I didn't follow the bottom third more specifically. I was challenged by picking the blue with flower bouquets cardstock for the base paper.
If I get a chance this month, I'll try doing a closer reflection of your sketch on another layout.
I didn't follow the different (than CKC's May 1st kit reveal) selected inspiration kit for this BYSS cross-over kit and sketch (Studio Calico kit seen in the May 4th post); instead I pulled papers from my mini kits I put together 2 nights ago and added in a few scraps and more embellishments:
Here are the mini kits again:
scrap piece of the solid yellow was used behind the photo of my husband and I's joined hands
the reverse side of the solid leaf green was used (last paper under the photo); the lighter plain blue (under a glitter heart);
the blue with white dots and flower bouquets was used as the base cardstock
the border/manufacturer strip for the muted red and cream lattice patterned cardstock was used in the journaling section
the peacock patterned paper was going to be added into this mini kit but then I edited out; however I needed another patterned paper and wanted something with blues and greens so I added it in for this 'scrambled' kit
other patterned papers are scraps from previous projects in the past 4 months or so
Challenge for the kit besides being based to mimic colors and prints of a Studio Calico kit was in the ratio and numbers:
a. 8 patterned papers
b. 4 solid color papers
c. 8 different embellishment types (I've got 9 types and at least 11 or more total embellishments):
*stickers of different phrases and a Bible verse
*journal/pocket card (hearts print under the photo)
*clear based planner stickers (2= "appt." and "the struggle is real")
*digi image (love)
*tag (actually a sticker but it's shaped like a tag)
*# (6 for our 6th date of 23 leading up to our 23rd wedding anniversary)
*decorative tapes (red micro-thin one that's at the bottom edge of the blue tag; and the navy blue and white grid washi tape strip that is to the left of the photo)
The color hues of the layout are washed out using my cell phone for this view of the layout: