Monday, July 14, 2014

Kit It Out with Triangles

I love triangles. I just don't tend to use them a whole lot on my layouts. Time to get outside my comfort zone with Challenge One from the Counterfeit kit challenge. The challenge is to use five or more triangles on a layout. This is the perfect excuse to pull out a triangle stamp from my stash and to give them a workout.

Snuggle Kitty by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants, Basic Grey; Letters: American Crafts; Stamps: Studio Calico, Basic Grey; Tape,Brad: Basic Grey; Ink Ranger< Tsukineko; Die Cuts: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye; Sticker: My Mind's Eye; Jewels: Doodlebug ; based on the July inspiration piece from 

My counterfeit kit didn't have any 12x12 papers in it. I chose a piece of kraft and a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper to be my canvas. I cut the kraft paper down to 81/2 x 11 in size. It's not a size I regularly work with and was the perfect way to step farther out of my comfort zone. I chose a piece of patterned paper with triangles in the print. I pulled out my stamps and created a design on two sections of the patterned paper. My inspiration is based on a layout featured at

My kit is full of bright colors. Using the pale pink patterned paper as my canvas along with the kraft cardstock toned the colors down just a bit. The pink visually supports the idea that this cat is full of a lot of love.

While I love my kit, it's been a challenge to get things going. The bright colors and patterns lend to a very graphic design. I am off to search for more pictures that will work well with this kit. I am not sure if I will kill the kit, but I am at least hoping to make a dent in it.

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  1. Love it Christy-- the pp w/ the triangles is very subtle yet complements the BG paisley-style stamp and the traingles you added Great job- I love the kitty puic- your little one is sweet- looks so proud of the "baby!" he's holding! W
    e have 3 cats-- one lives at the barn where our horse lives... she is a gem too. 2 are right here with us. Such sweet animals, One of them has been sleeping beside me at night of late, LOL! Keep up the good work-- loving your posts!

  2. Super cute layout and I really like what you did with the triangles. Making a dent in the kit is good that is what I normally do each month, I have yet to kill a kit even though I give a good go :)

  3. Such a great layout, love the stamping on it.
    Cindy F

  4. I love this - the 12x12 makes a brilliant frame for the smaller sheet of Kraft and I love the doodling and stamping - stunning page :-)

  5. I like the subtlety of your stamped triangles, and the tie-in with the small triangle paper. Well done, Christy. Glad to you see joining in the fun at CKC.

  6. I really like those bright colours next to the photos and the use of the triangle paper - might have to track down that paper for myself! love this

  7. Glad you are joining us, Christie! I like how you journaled down the side in a skinny column.

  8. Hi, Christie! Happy to see you over here :~D
    Genius to use a triangle patterned paper PLUS a triangle stamp.
    Those SH sketches come in handy, lol!
    Really love how this turned out & kudos on the Fab 5!