Sunday, September 16, 2012

Use old supplies? You must have read my mind! (Or my blog)

Challenge #1 at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month is "an Oldie but a goodie": pick an old item from your stash and use it on your project.  As anyone who's spent any time at this blog knows, that's pretty much my story - trying to use up the old stash (without replacing it with too much new product that's going to end up being old stash five years from now)!
I ended up ramping up the challenge a bit, choosing not one but two old products, and using them on not one but two layouts.
My first product I'd already included in my add-on kit, vellum. I bought HEAPS of vellum back in the day, so I am always excited to find ways to use it up.  Product number two was a packet of starry confetti (the type you sprinkle on tables at parties).  That was one of those impulse purchases at my local $2 shop, which has been sitting in the drawer for years untouched. (If I get inspired they also came with music notes, moons, and little teddy bears . . . )

First up, I did a page for this month's challenge at Jay Gee's nook:




I took my inspiration from the stack of green cushions, and pulled all the bits of green paper out of my kit . . .



Can you see the vellum?  It is matting the photos, giving a subtle distinction between them and the busy papers, as per this link.  I forgot to take a close-up photo showing you the little stars, but they are scattered across the page from bottom left to top right.

I also liked those pins with the bows on them, and went to this tutorial which is all over Pinterest right now, to make some for myself.  I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking around my house for paper-clips to put them on, until I decided that pins would do just fine!


Next up, I used this sketch from ScrapFriends:


 The vellum and stars are a bit easier to see on this one . . . I cut circles of vellum and sewed them to the page to create confetti pockets.

 

I had heaps of fun with the splatters and stamping on this page too!


I got to a point on this one where I wasn't quite sure if I was finished or not, so I left it overnight.  My thought process went . . .bubbles . . . round things . . . Scrapbook Boutique!
Which might seem a bit random, unless you know that their current challenge (with amazing cupcake as always) is to include buttons on your project!



Thanks again,  Scrapbook Boutique, now I feel like my page is complete!



16 comments:

  1. I am MOST impressed - just found the Counterfeit Kit Challenge & it looks REALLY fun [one day, when I have time I'll play...sigh!!!] meanwhile - you've done SOOOO well using up all that stash AND getting in 3 challenges as well!!! Buttons do add that finishing touch, I reckon, too....love your bg work - the whole LO looks such fun:):) Thanks for joining us at Scrap Friends!!!

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  2. WOWZA!!! I loooove how you used the vellum and the confetti!!! And, that is such a fresh trend, no one would ever guess the items were from old stash. LOVE IT!!!

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  3. Both your LO's are AWEsome! The spatter is perfect for the 'bubble' theme and I just love those little stars are stitched under the vellum!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

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  4. I recently rediscovered vellum for toning down patterned paper - it works wonderfully. I love your confetti circles too.

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  5. Completely inspired by those vellum stuffed circles - saw something similar elsewhere, too, and am determined to add this element to my repertoire!

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  6. What a clever way to use up old supplies. I love this idea of matting your photos with vellum and the stuffed circles are so fun. Thank so much for joining us at Jay Gee's Nook :)

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  7. Pretty pages-especially love the confetti in a pocket!

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  8. So very very clever!!! Beautiful work! xoxo

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  9. such a pretty page..love the colours and the little pockets are so sweet!..thanks so much for playing along at ScrapFriends! :)

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  10. It is gorgeous Julie - love those sweet vellum pockets - very cool!

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  11. Lovin' the bubble created by the vellum. Who doesn't have bubble photos in their "to scrap" files?

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  12. These are fabulous LO's, I love the pretty page you made for Scrapbook Boutique, thanks for sharing with us!

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  13. Love vellum and love confetti! Love how you've combined the two!

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  14. Julie, these layouts are brilliant!

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  15. Just love those confetti pockets! What a fun and colourful page. And a great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Scrap Friends.

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  16. Wow! So much to love with your LO! I have so much vellum which needs to be used! Love what you have done! Thank you for sharing with us at scrapbook boutique with month x

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