Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Killer Surfing with Kaisercraft

Here's another page for our Disney 2004 album made from supplies in my April Counterfeit Kit.  This month the Master Forgers at the CKCB are picking sketches for inspiration and after much internet surfing (!), I chose the first Saturday Sketch from Kaisercraft's lovely blog.

It's been a while since I played along over at Kaisercraft but I thought that this sketch would combine perfectly with a rather tricky Heidi Swapp patterned paper in my kit.
Using a craft knife, I cut along the swirls on the patterned paper and, having mounted my photo onto a rectangle of scrap white card, I slotted it underneath them.  Fussy cutting is not my forte but I love the effect.

Rather than follow the sketch strictly with layers of paper under my faux Polaroid, I used vellum frames, highlighted with white and teal doodling.  My kit's organza ribbon softened the patterned paper's horizontal divide.

The trouble with scrapping photos from so long ago, is that I don't have anything special to add by way of journalling.  The kids were happy to pose together for once and that was it.  Nothing else to say!  So I got creative with a date stamp instead; even that didn't go back as far as 2004, so I stamped "15 APR" and then added "04" as best I could.

I'm also linking up with Frosted Designs' Transparency Challenge ... I think vellum, organza and my ancient, glittery, domed stickers fit the bill don't you?

There are lots more sketches to choose from over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today - which one will you pick?

19 comments:

Julene Matthews said...

This layout is perfect for the subject. Love all those foamy waves.I might investigate this sketch.

scrappyjacky said...

Love the use of vellum on here.

Missus Wookie said...

I like the fussy cutting and layers here - great use of rather tricky paper.

Angela Coles said...

clever theming on your page

Sian said...

I've been enjoying these counterfeit sketch posts this morning - they are making me take a new look at sketches, which I always say aren't really my thing. I like this page.

Wendy said...

What a great photo and layout - might have to try that sketch myself :-)

Lori Apgar said...

Gorgeous layout!!! I love the way you framed the picture! I agree - it is hard to journal on older photo layouts!! Love the date stamps!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Clearly Transparent Challenge!!

Maggie Bryant said...

Jemma, my jaw dropped when I saw all that fussy cutting, such amazingly beautiful swirls.
Clever faux polaroid, love the vellum frames, too.

Suzy said...

I am mightily impressed with all the fussy cutting Jemma. Well worth it though for the effect and the vellum frames are fab. A brilliant layout and I might have a go at that sketch myself

Karen leonard said...

Great colours and fabulous use of the vellum. Really love what you did with the date stamp too.x

Sandie said...

Intricate cutting Jemma! It adds a nice detail and I love the overall layout and how you put it together.

S said...

Great use of those elements Jemma. Nicely scrapped, and I know what you mean about the lack of knowing what to say when scrapping older pictures. Still, I'd rather scrap them than not.

Virginia said...

Fab layout, I know what you mean about scrapping long after the event, I'm scrapping photos from last summer and can't come up with anything pertinent - drives me mad!

alexa said...

I am admiring your fussy cutting here - what patience! And it works perfectly with your theme, those billowy 'waves'.

Chidkid said...

Totally amazing Jemma! That's all I can say!

Joni Parker said...

Loving the flourish...it's so perfect for your fabulous photo!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Tina Campbell said...

Love the framing so cool and an cool way to show off that sketch. I like seeing the way you all interpretation of the sketches :)

Lesley G said...

Stunning!!
Love how you doodled on your vellum polaroids :)

kate blue said...

At least you could remember when it was taken and I may find myself in the same boat when I go wayyy back and scrap some vintage photos! Love all the blue and the vellum-WTG using the old stuff :)