Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March Counterfeit Kit wrap-up

Here's what's been happening with my March Counterfeit Kit that you won't have seen yet:

a super-quick and simple motivational poster:


 (not meant to be read as the latter being necessarily a natural consequence of the former, but rather two things I really need right now to get my life on track!)

an as-yet unfinished double page from when Angus was in Kindergarten, documenting a couple of events at school:

and then a funny thing happened.  I felt a bit unmotivated by the papers I had left.  Not that I didn't like them, but they just weren't working for the photos I wanted to use.

A bit of a paper add-on, perhaps?

OK, that's better.  Immediately I was able to use the woodgrain paper with some photos for another school event for Angus, this time from last year:

this one, about my kids playing with their cousin, uses one of the "add-on" papaer and some branding strips:

and another one with an add-on paper, branding strips and other off-cuts, this time another of Rohan's skateboarding photos taken by his friend Liam.

Last but definitely not least, I used this sketch from Shimelle:

to do this page about Hamish when he was a puppy.  Love that I got to use lots of the little paper scraps I had included in my kit to make the triangles!

The writing's pretty hard to read in the photo, but is legible enough in real life.  It tells the story of how we used to compare having a puppy to having a new baby, much to my sister's disgust (she had a new baby at the time!), and that, just like a baby with older siblings, he ended up with hand me down toys.

So that's my March Kit finished!  I still have two unused papers from the original kit, but used three from the add-on, so it kind of evened out.  I'm really happy with how much of my embellishments I've used this month, although there's still plenty to play with another day.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you soon with my April kit!


  1. lovely pages.
    looking forward to seeing April.

  2. precioso!!!! yo tambiƩn he elegido a mi perrita para hacer este sketch

  3. Like the way you have used Shimelle's sketch :)

  4. Looks like March was a very productive month!! Love the final layout, love the triangles!

  5. Such interesting topics! I love how you view the world and value such "ordinary" things. That skateboarding photo and layout were truly stunning!

  6. Great projects, I love the one of the kids playing with their cousins, all the photos look great together, and I love the wooden people! x

  7. Wow...you were busy. Love what you did with the Shimelle sketch.