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06 July 2015

Counterfeit Kit Club Challenge–Picture This

Today Is A Gift – prompted by the July 2015 Picture This Challenge at the
                              Counterfeit Kit  Challenge  blog to scrap with at least 4 pictures

this day is a gift 

Story: For my husband’s birthday a year or two ago, we tried something new.  A new tapas restaurant downtown. We had never had tapas before; it was a fun new experience for us.  We need to get back there again.

Style: Prompted by the challenge to use 4 or more pictures, I created 2 multi-picture collages in Picasa and printed them out at 4 x 6.  Actually, these had been printed out for a while now.  The collages made designing my 4 rectangle grid layout very easy.

Using collages is a trick I often use when having lots of close-up pictures, like these of the food and the restaurant.  Multiple photos reflect the atmosphere better.  And, of course, the first and most important shot is of hubby.

I was pleased that the wood elements I used on the layout complement the natural stucco old world interior of the restaurant, and the other colors pick up the plaid of hubby’s shirt.

If you have lots of pictures and don’t want to spread them across two pages, consider a collage of just the best bits (and that would include family members who are only partly cooperating!)

Stash: My July 2015 Counterfeit Kit, the only extra bit is that “nom nom nom” die-cut from a Studio Calico kit.

You may also notice that I cut down that scalloped circle tag and included just the “happy day” portion on my layout.  I was determined to use that very old sticker up – because I think there might just be yet another one stuck in my stash.


  1. Loveeeeeeee this! LOVING the photo collages and the title work!!!!!!!!!

  2. Great page! Love the colour of this month's kit inspiration.

  3. Love this layout!! The design is so different and fabulous!!

  4. Terrific job taking so many photographs to be able to show the variety of foods from your tapas experience. I love your composition and spacing too. The embellishments are cleverly spaced and chosen as well. This is a favorite!

  5. Light blue and brown is a great color combination - they just look so crisp and classic together and definitely complement your husband's shirt. Fun design and embellishments too, especially that little camera on the bottom.

  6. Love the idea of the wee 4x6" collages! You & the hubster sure do have a lot of fun :-)

  7. Great layout. Love the layering and the photo collage.
    Cindy F

  8. Photo collage is such a good idea - might have to go this route more often. And I really like the masculine feel to the colours and elements you've used