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28 February 2011

Counterfeit Blog Hop!

Hey all!

Maybe you're just stopping by because, well, that's what you do -- but chances are, you're here because it's time for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop! Hooray! Here's the sketch we are working with this month:


Pretty, no? For my layout, I kept pretty close to the original sketch, and I went all purple on it. Take a look, and click on any image you'd like to see in more detail:


Ok, so I know it's a pretty girly layout, but I couldn't resist using that picture of my cutie-pie hubby anyway :).  I also got to use several kit items I've been hoarding, including a die-cut felt frame and some Tattered Angels crepe paper (which is all misted up). I also got to use some fun Prima goodies -- flowers and pebbles. Here's a closeup:


Flowers are, for whatever reason, really hard for me to use -- but I like these!  Oh, and the title took two tries. Here it was at first:


Nice, but totally blends into the background. So I took my signo gel pen to it:


Much better, no? Totally legible.

If you'd like to see my original kit, click here. If you'd like to see the other two layouts I've already made using it, click here. I still have leftovers...but I'm definitely looking forward to the next counterfeit kit, which will be revealed on the 5th!

I'd love to hear what you think, and I can't wait for next month's hop! Speaking of which, get hoppin' -- go see (another) Angela at Mad for Paper!

Hope to see you soon -- have a great day!

32 comments:

Kylie said...

Love how you used that crepe paper and the pic of your husband on such a pretty page - that's the sort of thing I do. Great page ;-)

furrypig said...

black and purple looks great together and the use of your white pen was a great idea as those letters definitely 'pop' now.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like that music paper - gorgeous and your dh looks perfectly happy there. Cool on the pop of white on the title too.

marianne said...

Love the black and purple together. What a great page!

Margie said...

I love your misting and all of the detail work here!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I have a hard time using purple so thanks for hte ideas. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that music crepe paper! DROOL!

onescraphappymomma said...

Love the purple! And the crepe paper...yummy! Beautiful take on the sketch!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the colors on your layout! tfs

Scrap Vamp said...

Such a sweet page! Love the color combo and the brocade backgeround paper!

ms.schwiet said...

It was nice seeing a purple page and getting a break from the red that has dominated the hop. You lace is he bomb and I'm glad you took close-ups of the doodling on your title 'cause that is a wonderful detail

Mad for Paper said...

Hi Angela H,
I love the purple with the black and white, beautiful. Your flowers are gorgeous.
TFS
Ang

A Creative Operation said...

So pretty with the purple! I am going to be starting an album with purple and black...my son and daughter-in-laws wedding album, and those were their colors!!! Love it!

Debbie said...

Great job! Digging the purple and black together. TFS

Karen Williams said...

great colour choice- love that music ribbon swirl

Jimjams said...

What a romantic title to go with the photo (your hand?!) - love it!

MamaD said...

What a sweet layout. And I love the hand 'stitching' you did with your white pen. Perfect.

S said...

Great drama to your page - love the purple.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the purple you chose to use on this layout! Who says you can't use flowers on a man's page! Gorgeous!!

Sherri Thompson said...

What a fabulous layout, Angela! I am a wee bit partial to purple, anyway. ;) Your supplies are gorgeous and work so well together-love that crepe paper! I may have to try to make some of that!

~Mar said...

Great layout! I love the crocheted flower.

Tricia said...

I love all that fancy stuff with the picture of your man! Those flowers are so beautiful - great layout!

Meg said...

Fantastic layout! You are really rocking this kit! I love your altered letters, too--you could definitely make a side business selling your "better letters."

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

That tattered angels crepe paper is going on my wish list! Aweseom page!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

You did a wonderful job at keeping everything so close to the original sketch. It is gorgeous!!!
*meridy*

Emily Leiphart said...

You never fail to amaze me with your creative layouts! I love all the black with splashes of purple. The musical ribbon is so cool and I love how you bettered the letters!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

You did a great job on the sketch. I also love the way you altered your title...I agree it really made a difference and made it "pop". Great job with the doodling on the letters!

KateB said...

the purple rocks! and dontcha just love the Signo white pen? I try to have 3-5 of them laying around....

LaurieM said...

Yay for another hubby layout...I did one too for this hop. :) Looks like a page you had a lot of fun with and it turned out great.

Glinda said...

Oh how I love the crepe paper, flowers, and pebbles. They really make the layout stand out.

Liz Michaud said...

Great job :) Love the purple!! Great idea to use your white pen on the letters... going to keep that tip in mind!

Lindsey said...

Better letters... a perfect description! And the music paper is so apt. I'm also thrilled to see SOMEONE else use purple! :P Love this layout, hope husb did too!

Kim Strother said...

I like the purple and black and I love the music paper. I too can't wait for next months kit!