Friday, 28 June 2013

Kilimanjaro Safari - Animal Kingdom

When I first subscribed to a major kit club I tried to keep the kits separated each month.  But the colours of the kits were often far to muted for me and now I have broken them all down and they feature prominently in my Counterfeit Kits along with my own purchases!  But here are two I created while they were still stored as monthly kits, all I added was an old page from a book that I had been hoarding! 

Kilimanjaro Safaris
I do still love this picture from an old book even if the layout isn't speaking to me.  I also used words from the book page to decorate the layout.




While most of the patterned papers were more muted, when a colourful page was added it was either BRIGHT, BRIGHT, BRIGHT or BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!  As you can see by the ones featured below.

Wildlife Express
Looking back at these layouts I am so glad that I stopped trying to use my kits as a whole kit and have broken them all down.  Added in with my own choices I end up with layouts that are more 'me'.  I do love the stamps I collected during my subscription and once I decided that the kits weren't for me I was guilty of choosing my add-on purely based on the stamp!

I think I will happily continue counterfeiting for awhile and resist the urge to look at kit clubs.  I have too much stuff anyway!  Although I have seen a few good ones recently ...  :D

Chipper

4 comments:

  1. I like both of your layouts. It feels to me like you can just step in to the pictures. Which means it's the pictures that are clearly showing through!

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  2. Resist that urge and carry on making stunning pages that are very YOU!
    Congrats on being spotlighted on the CKCB today too :-)

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  3. I do find kit clubs hard to resist! I think it's partly that box arriving in the post..like Christmas every time.

    Those are both beautiful pages. I especially like the way you have used the book page and got such a lively, "complete" look going on.That's a very satisfying layout to look at

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