Monday, 28 February 2011

Counterfiet kit BLog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Counterfeit kit blog hop

If you are following the hop you should have arrived from Gabrielle's blog- if you not you might want to start at the beginning which is here at the Counterfeit kit site or here which is Meridy's blog- the first stop on the hop!

As your probably on the hop I don't need to explain all about the Counterfeit kits challenge but I do need to explain about my LO-

This Lo is about my Great Aunt and my Great Grandfather- the photo was taken on her wedding day in 1946 which is why it's called "Father of the Bride". Photos of her husband haven't really survived ( as the marriage didn't last long) but I love the picture as it captures so much

edit- better just say she found love again later with the man we affectionately called Lelly so please don't be sad about the first break up- I think they rushed into things after the War
I Love
- her huge - very typical of the 40s- bouquet
- her glamorous look
- his flat cap in hand
- the church- where I got married as well
- the look on My Great Grand father's face

I made the flowers myself from three punched flower shapes per flower- they are very easy to make but not so easy to put in a page protector
The frame at the top is from the reverse side of the spotted paper- gutted from behind the
mats
and I stuck in a Hambly frame and the chair paper- this is my big problem with this challenge- I take the photo of my kit- post about it and then keep finding bits to add to it that are just perfect!
This Months kit to counterfeit was by Scraps of Darkness- a glamorous mix of pink, red and black, rhinestones, damask and flowers- this is what I came up withAnd this is the sketch by Scraps of Darkness

And now hop on to the next stop

That's Susanne's blog- find her here


and if you get lost at any time ( and it's possible because there are a lot of stops) here's the list

29 comments:

  1. gorgeous LO and I love your handmade flowers.

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  2. Oh I like the flat cap in his hand, so typical indeed! Cool flowers, they should flatten out a bit o.k.

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  3. Lovely layout - very much my style! I love the vintage photo you used as well - what a stylish father-daughter team!

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  4. Very pretty layout! I love your kit, photo, and handmade flowers as well!

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  5. Lovely layout! I love the photo you have chosen - perfect embellies to accent it.

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  6. Gorgeous layout - love that you still have these pictures. That chair and frame is a lovely touch.

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  7. Stunning page! Love the papers you chose and how you simplified the sketch! This looks amazing!!!

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  8. awesome...perfect balance of clean space and embells...loving that chair the best and yeah, that bouquet was awesome too!

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  9. Great photo! Your layout is beautiful.
    TFS
    Ang

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  10. I love what you did with that photo! Stunning!

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  11. What a stunning heritage page!! I love the gray/rose color combination you used! Just beautiful!

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  12. Gorgeous page - and don't worry about finding extra bits for your kit - as long as you USE up your stash it's fine!

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  13. I love this layout, and the story behind it!! Vintage layouts are so much fun.

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  14. This is fantastic! Such a great photo. Love the papers you found for your kit!!!

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  15. Your layout is just lovely.

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  16. Gorgeous layout! I love how elegant it looks!

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  17. Beautiful layout, Karen! I love the old photo, too, and the story behind it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Love it! So nice to see someone else scrapping the vintage photos. tfs

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  19. Love your vintage LO, your handmade flowers are gorgeous.xxx

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  20. It's wonderful that you get to scrap such a photo. Your page is stunning!

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  21. I LOVE that vintage photo...the embellishments you choose go perfectly with it!
    *meridy*

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  22. What an awesome layout! The colors of this kit are PERFECT for b/w photos AND "Love"...so sorry to hear the marriage didn't last, but your Great Aunt and Great Grandfather certainly look good.

    I love the way you used your embellishments and placement to follow the sketch.

    Just AWESOME!

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  23. A very nice layout. Don't worry, I was doing the same with mine...finding things that later went with my kit so I kept adding. :)

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  24. Love the vintage layout look. Great job.

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