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Friday, June 12, 2020

CKC Blog June 2020 Kit Challenge no 1 Wonderful World contribution as a GD

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My heart is overflowing this month! Not only is it my birthday time but I'm having the honor to be the Guest Designer for Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog!!! As a GD I've had an early alert to the inspiration kit and what this challenge #1 entails.

CKC's Master Forger, Tara, is the hostess this month and she selected CLIQUE Kit's March 2020 "Wonderful World" curated collection for the inspirational kit for participants to copy-cat from their stockpiles! When I think of wonderful world my mind always goes first to God's beautiful earthly creations, especially to flowers and butterflies. These are two of my favorites and are seen in my layouts and cards quite a lot!!! Even my June kit I've titled "Nature's Splendor in Petals and Wings" as a verbal nod to flowers and butterflies.

Luckily CLIQUE also put a lot of floral print papers and gorgeous embellishments into the kit along with lots of butterfly die-cuts.

My Challenge #1 layout is titled "Splendor". It turns out that several of the papers I included in my kit were from My Mind's Eye "Splendor" kit collection from a couple of years ago. I saved the marketing/cover page and their title got fussy cut out to become my title! :) Ingenious!! And then the far left strip on the layout is part of the sample section off that marketing cover page that can be seen in one of my kit photos I'm including in this post. Isn't that brilliant??!!!

The base is one of my forgery pages that started out as a pale yellow cardstock. Since doing the stenciling and outlining, I applied some eye shadow makeup (YES!!) with a sponge dauber to tone down the yellow a smidgen. The multi-shade palette had mica powder/glittery teals, amethysts, and metallic golds and bronzes, so I combined those to fill in some of that open space. Also the inspirational kit had lots of artist watercolor painting like papers, so I was hoping the make-up swirls would give my attempt at a forgery some of that look....

"Splendor" layout from "Nature's Splendor in Petals and Wings"--

Some of my June 2020 copy-cat kit photos (go back a week or so in my blog archives to find the posting about making the kit and see photos of the inspirational kit)=

Above: from some of my embellishments seen in the above photo, I pulled out 2 washi tapes to use, the foil butterflies, used the right half of those cut-apart images (Webster Pages), and the pocket/journal card in black and white is seen above those cut-apart panel.

Below: the marketing cover page from My Mind's Eye's "Splendor" was included in my kit and is seen next to that large "love" text paper ANT the yellow forgery floral paper is seen in the right corner of the photo tucked in between the green and pink versions.

I love re-purposing and recycling so using parts of that marketing cover page is like a huge WIN!

I was anxious to get the layout scanned and forgot to add in any captioning or journaling. But I did a TN layout for this same blog using the same kit for June 4th and the tulips/flowers were photographed  at the same time as the lilacs seen in the TN. Most of these flowers were already part of the landscaping of a foreclosure property we bought in 2005. Due to some structural work needed in the basement, we didn't move in until Summer 2006 and lived there until Fall of 2011. The landscaped beds hadn't been touched for several years, so when my hubs didn't need my assistance at the basement, I spent a lot of hours raking and weeding as well as analyzing what I could identify that was already there. These flower garden photos were probably taken sometime after 2007.

The columns of gems and butterflies are not quite a rainbow but the inspirational kit had several versions of rainbows included so I wanted to get this aspect of the kit onto my layout page. They've almost overwhelmed the cropped snapshots but I'm thinking these just reinforce the meaning of "Splendor" and "Wonderful World"

Oh! What a beautiful world God has given us! I know there is a lot of ugliness in the world but it's not due to the Creator. It's due to the disrespect and abusive actions of some humans. Let's focus on the beauty.

Two different locations for the purple tulips planted on the west side of this featured property we used to own are the focals for this layout. They are the beauty I wanted to share from this Wonderful World's Splendor!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog=

June 12th link:

June 1st link:

This blog post will also be shared at these:
a. CKC's community group in Facebook

b. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook

c. Paper, Paper, Paper, & Design Team Calls group in Facebook

d. additional possibles: Bash Your Scrapbook Stash and/or 100 Pattern Paper Challenge groups in Facebook and/or Scrap Academy

e. The Paper Funday Challenges blog; June anything goes w/ optional twist of masculine; this is just an anything goes paper-crafted creation

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S


  1. WOW Becca this page is a delight to behold. Love the garden photos, and they are so beautifully mounted!
    Stay safe

  2. Lovely layout, the elements are beautiful and you put it all together perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna, DT

    1. Donna: I appreciate your acknowledging my participation link to TPFC and your compliments! Thanks!


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