Recently, I've been following a new blog called the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. They take an image of a monthly kit from one site or another, and challenge you to create your own kit inspired by the items listed/pictured. There are tutorials for homemade embellishments, and now layout challenges. So yesterday evening, I tried my hand at the first mini challenge, the back to school challenge.
For this challenge, I watched the "Scrapbook Stamping" lesson for January on the TwoPeas website. The idea is to make a layout using word stamps for your title (or subtitle, or as a border), and then, to participate in the Counterfeit challenge, you have to use your inspired kit. With me so far? So here's my layout:
The stamp is from a Donna Downey collection by Unity Stamp Company. Everything else (except the centers of my flowers, I guess) is taken from my counterfeit creation of the JBS December kit. Can you see the doily tucked under the title and the bingo card? The original kit had Maya Road doily transparencies. My doily is recycled from a package of Prima flowers. I cut it out and painted the backside green to make it stand out a little from the paper underneath. My yellow flowers were colored using Glimmer Mist in Mimosa and Jingle Bells.
The picture in this layout is of Alton and I standing on the side of one of the great pyramids at Giza. This was the first 'site' we visited on our tour of Egypt. What an awesome place to begin with! A century ago, you could climb all over the pyramids. These days, there was only one that you could climb, and only a small way up. Which was fine with me, because it was a rather dizzying experience. We're standing near the entrance to the interior of the pyramid. For a small fee, you could walk/crawl inside of the pyramid. Alton and I opted not to go inside, because our guide assured us that we would be able to enter one of the step pyramids for free later in the day. So here we are, and in case you can't tell, I'm having the time of my life, standing on a building that was created some 4 and a half millenia ago, half a world away from home, and sharing it with someone special.
Okay, I'm done waxing nostalgic for now. Off to play with the pink nun layout (I hope). Have a great weekend, everyone!