23 November, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches 1 Nov using November CKC Kit

So...I finally broke into my kit for November!  Well...the first thing I did was make 3 page kits last week, but didn't get around to actually chopping and sticking until three days ago. 

Finally had the energy to finish the thing! 

Quilty Cat

You can find the deets to the November CKC here.

So I kicked off with the sketch from 1 November from Stuck?! Sketches.  They release two per month and I hope to make a layout for the second one too.

The sketch looks like this and while I originally printed three photos, one of them (while taken in the same series) just looked too different and out of place.

The warm colours that make up so much of my Counterfeit Kit for November was perfect for this photo.  I don't use orange an awful lot - especially in such a large expanse so it was a challenging layout, but the orange isn't harsh,  It's a softer orange with watercolour streaks through it.

I decided to cut it to the exact size I'd need and mount everything onto a sheet of carstock I knew I would probably never use.  I declare that's not cheating).  

I also went into my scrap box for a bit of white (with black text) paper to mount the photos on.  (also not cheating since scraps are a bonus if you actually use them!)

I have to confess I very nearly cheated for real when I tuned to my stash of Sassa embellies since I knew some of the Whimsies had a fabric like texture.  They were just too big.  

The chipboard flowers in the kit had a little fabric texture so adding a fabric brad from my trusty pink tray (along with flower shaped buttons from there) helped get that vibe across.  

BTW several of the patterns in the Hustle and Heart collection by Amy Tangerine (I used a red behind the photos) have a pattern that sort of reminded me of a knitted jumper (sweater).

I gathered together a bunch of die cuts from that pile of extras and made three slightly awkward, but OK looking clusters.

The borders on the top and bottom of the page are two sides of the same paper and I found a section of the colourful one without green since I didn't want add it in...and it looks a but like a somewhat crazy quilt!

I'm a little late with my blog posts due to technical difficulties so please stop by often this week since I have another two layouts make with the kit and hope to get a fourth done.

Love and successful scrapping!


  1. What a gorgeous cat and a beautiful page! Loving all the texture and detail! So happy you played with us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  2. Such a warm & cozy layout! love the cheerful look of it.
    Thank you for playing with us at Stuck?! Sketches.

  3. This looks great Alex .Pretty cat. Great to see another Aussie at CKC.

  4. So many beautiful embellishments! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?!Sketches!

  5. Gorgeous colours and such a beautiful animal. Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?!Sketches!

  6. Such a wonderful take on the sketch. So bright and beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches.

  7. This is so fun and lovely, like a special quilt! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  8. How fun and eye-catching is this. How fun for us looking at all the details, and I recognized so many bits from my own stash - love how you've layered them.