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!