May Counterfeit Challenge | The Results

Hello!

I hope that everyone had a great time over the weekend celebrating National Scrapbook Day! I did manage to complete one challenge using my Counterfeit kit. I was really intrigued by Stacy Julian’s 10 + 10 + 10 challenge that was posted in the Creating Keepsakes/Big Picture crop: Ten products, ten techniques and ten words.

Challenge Results

Supplies: Cardstock – Bazzill Beetle Criss Cross. Pattern Paper – Crate Paper die-cut Cent, Cosmo Cricket Coral Blooms, DCWV yellow dot from the Lemon Flower stack, K&CO red dot from the Lemon Drop pad. Embellishments – Ranger manila #5 tag, Crate Paper gum machine chipboard sticker, Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe sticker, October Afternoon Thrift Shop sticker, Doodlebug Bon Appétit buttons, Recollections chipboard flower, Heidi Swapp chipboard clock.  Tools – ruler embossing folder, Fired Brick distress ink, Sew Easy with zig zag stitch, Tattered Angels Peppermint Stick mist, We R Memory Keepers stamp. Other – acrylic paint, sandpaper, embroidery floss.

For the 10 + 10 + 10 challenge I have:

10 Products – cardstock, pattern paper, chipboard, a flower, ribbon, tag, word sticker, bling, button and embroidery floss.

10 Techniques – embossing folder (ruler, on the tag), distress ink (on the tag), paint (to create my journaling block), mist (the ribbon to add some red), staple (ribbon to tag), sewing/stitching (zig zag), hand trim (scalloped border from pattern paper), cluster of embellishments, stamp (swirls on journaling block) and distress with sandpaper (red dot pattern paper and edges of cent paper).

10 words – I added a few more than ten, but you can see them on the layout.

Challenge Lessons Learned:

  • Even when you have a group of products laid out, you might not always have everything you need. To complete the challenge issued by Stacy, I had to get other products out of my stash. But the majority of products in this layout are from my Counterfeit kit.
  • Don’t discount older photos. I think my nephew was about 3 or 4 years old here…he’s 10 now. I really wanted to use that gumball machine so I started looking through the only kid photos I have – my nephews. When I came across this photo, it just fit and the colors were perfect. (The great photo came from his daycare at the time, who brought in glamour-shots type photographers.)
  • Girl products work for boys too. When I pulled together the kit, it didn’t even occur to me that the products were more girl oriented. Some of the stickers and chipboard embellishments absolutely did not work, but I found quite a few that did. Even the flower! Sometimes you have to look beyond the obvious theme.
  • I loved having a kit to work from and it was so easy to clean up because I put everything back in the same storage folder. I’m planning to work from this group of products all month!

Thanks for stopping by today!

26 Comments

  1. Cute layout! I love that you shared what you learned from the process!

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    • Thanks – I’m all about process and love reading about other’s so I’m glad to add mine!

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  2. oh my golly this is just way too cute! He has the cutest little smile!–oh yeah and I LOVE the layout too!!! great job tammy!

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    • Thank you!

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    • Thanks. I’m kind of glad I never scrapped this one before because it was perfect for this layout.

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    • Thanks. I don’t paint on my layouts too much so I’m glad that occured to me! 🙂

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  3. Love your layout. Great colors and i love your kit. I love doing the counterfeit challenge.

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    • I’ve been enjoying it too! 🙂

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    • I thought it might be hard, but once I got started, it really wasn’t too bad.

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  4. I didn’t have time this weekend to do the 10 + 10 + 10 Lo from the crop (infact I only managed one from there!) but really want to give it a go. Your interpretation is lovely and such a cute photo

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    • Thanks! I need to go back and go through all the others. Once I saw this one, I couldn’t get it out of my head so I just went with it. But I know there are some other good ones.

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    • Thanks! 🙂

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  5. I thought Stacy’s challenge was great and you used it so well! It is liberating to just gather a certain amount of products and go with them. I get too bogged down returning to my stash again and again while creating a layout.

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    • Yes – even when you have to use girl products for boys! That was frustrating but I was happy that I made it work. 🙂

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  6. Great challenge and adorable layout! I love your cluster of embellishments, that’s something I’m trying to get a handle on do more of myself.

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    • Clusters have never come easily to me – still don’t – but I’m working at it. It works best when you have a range of products in all different depths, some flat, some dimentional, etc…

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  7. What a great layout – I did that challenge too and will be posting mine one day this week. It really got me thinking about techniques.

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    • I thought the techniques would get me but it was the number of products I actually struggled with. It was really fun!

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  8. Your layout is adorable.
    This sounds like a hard challenge…well for me it would be.
    Nicely done 🙂

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    • Thanks! 😀

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  9. Love the layout! Sounds like a fun challenge. You took it on and rocked it! Adorable pic by the way!

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  10. That photo of your nephew is so adorable! I love all the different techniques you’ve used, especially the ruler on the tag, and the scalloped border. It all makes a great page! x

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