Swap Fun! – a Counterfeit Kit Challenge layout
|Story:||Back in May 2013, Sian of From High In The Sky arranged an around-the-globe swap of treasures among scrapbookers. Here are the photos of the items I received and those I sent which I blogged about back then. I printed the photos in two sizes, perhaps to be included on a Project Life page, and then set them aside and forgot about them. I unearthed the photos recently and set about scrapping them.|
|Style:||The title work here was done in response to the this month’s #3 challenge over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge to use negatives on your pages. I think the HUGE title reflects that there is big fun in swapping little bits. I know a design professional might say the scale is out of proportion – but I say phooey – it’s fun, I like it, and it is MY page! As you can see, I had mostly negatives left in this set, and even then I had to finagle an ”A” from the negative of a “V”.|
|Stash:||All the supplies for this page came from my January 2015 Counterfeit Kit, with two very important exceptions. When I started looking at the photos closely, I recognized two distinctive items received in the swap that I had not used yet: the butterfly brad and the yellow arrow clip. I even remembered where they were – in my box of bits and bobs for Project Life and for crops. I used them at the top of the page to start a visual triangle of arrows in decreasing sizes around the page.|
A year and a half later, those two bits (or are they bobs?) are about all that is left of that huge stash of little treasures received from Jennifer of On A Tangent. It makes me smile to think of so many little treasures having been used.
Now I challenge you to work with negatives on your page. Or if you happened to participate in the Great Big Swap of Very Small Things, why not see if you can use some of those little treasures on a page, if you haven’t already depleted that supply.
But first, go check out what Laura of Beads, Buttons & Birds has whipped up. Enjoy!