Friday, October 28, 2011

Counterfit Kit Challeng blog hop

Welcome to the CKC blog hop, if you have landed here and are interested in following along then you can start at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and I will post the rest of the links at the bottom of this post. I know I haven't been taking part in the counterfeit kit challenge very long but I am loving it and the challenges. I especially love shopping through my very own stash to find forgotten treasures to use. Since I started coming to the CKC blog I have been inspired to use some of the stash that I have had for years....and years....and years...well you get it, right? LoL!! I've never been one to have the newest product, I buy whatever catches my eye...now if that's new then woo hoo, but if it's a clearance item...then woo hoo too! So now it's on the the subject at hand...
The October CKC BLOG HOP CHALLENGE: Alter some stickers and use them in an unexpected way on your project.  Let's see if we can even recognize them as stickers any more!

In order to win our lovely prize package this month from Momenta ALL you have to do is friend them on Facebook and e-mail us to let CKC and let them know at counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com


This challenge was a bit of a struggle in that I wanted to figure out something other than masking or cutting shapes from existing stickers. So I used a border sticker and folded it around a piece of card stock in order to make an outer most layer for a layered flower. Sounds simple right...well, it was!
Here's the border strip on the sticker sheet, it's from CTMH and if you have ever bought any of those then you know how stiff they are, I love the quality of their card stock stickers.

The folding process, this was the most difficult part because the border sticker is made out of card stock and it was pretty stiff. The paper is just a scrap of card stock, I put a hole in the middle so that I could keep all the folded sticker and ribbon in a sort of even pattern.

By the time I had completely folded the sticker I had lost a lot of the stickiness so I just added some additional glue dots to help it stay stuck.

Here's the final outcome, the border strip is the outer most layer.

I layered red ribbon, then green ribbon, placed a green flower, a pink flower and a button center.The red and green ribbon were a little easier to deal with, I used my ATG to apply adhesive to the back of the ribbon and it folded like a charm...of course the loose end of the ribbon kept sticking to everything. LoL!

It's not too thick.

Here it is used on a layout (btw this is #11 from the October kit), the layout was inspired by a Shimelle's sketch of the week.

Those little birdies are rub ons, originally on a border strip, I cut out some of them for added detail around the layout.

More rub on birdies. The journaling sheet is really only about 3 inches long, I cut it so that a small portion was at the top of the title circle and the remainder was at the bottom. I used a sharpie in blue to journal.

And here's a different angle of the flower with the sticker border layer.


Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope I inspired you to use some of your old or outdated stickers to come up with something new. Now on to the next stop...

Counterfeit Kit Challenge
Julie<----you are here!
Emily

20 comments:

JulieJ said...

Great layered flower. Thanks for the idea - definitely one to try.

Helen said...

Love your beautiful flower! Great use of stickers and those birds are very cute.

Emily said...

Gorgeous! I am addicted to these flowers now and your idea is such a great spin on them. Such a beautiful layout too!

Jimjams said...

That's a great idea to try out - especially useful for creating a more organic page. TFS

Becky said...

That embellishment is FANTASTIC!!!!! I love it! What a great layout to put it on! :)

Margie said...

Oh, I love your sticker flower!!Awesome!

Jingle said...

I love your medallion and your page looks great!

Ali said...

What a good idea - and so beautiful - thanks for sharing.

Tanya Ham said...

GREAT layout!

Erin Bassett said...

Fabulous sticker use!!!! Great layout!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

This makes a beautiful embellishment! What a wonderful little tip!

Pamela said...

Fun page! I love it! :)

Lisa said...

oh, that is such a great idea! I love your flower. that is so creative and thanks for your tutorial. i will definitely be trying that. thanks so much for sharing. your layout is really lovely!

scrappymo! said...

Cute idea!
Read back a few posts...you have some lovely wedding layouts. That book is going to be a hit.
I will sign up to follow your blog!

scrappymo! said...

Cute idea.

Love the wedding pages you have been working on. They are really lovely. I will sign up to follow your blog!

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute idea for border stickers - TFS

Julie Ann Shahin said...

This is awesome! Love your flower and the layout is adorable! xoxo

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

The flower you made with the sticker strips is amazing! Outstanding take on the challenge!

S said...

What a wonderful idea - we all have those long stickers in our stash. Your layout turned out wonderful too; nicely done, Julie.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Sorry I'm just getting around to you - your sticker flower is fantastic! Great idea!