Red Arrows (A Counterfeit Kit Layout)

I had set aside this photo of the Red Arrows to use with my February Counterfeit Kit, because there was lots of blue in the photo, as well as in my kit. But when trying it out on the blue papers I realised there would be too much blue, and what it really needed was a strong contrast. So I was very pleased I’d stuck this bold red paper into my kit as well:
The design of this page is quite uncluttered for me, but I still managed to fit on a fair few embellishments – mainly lots of arrows! I hadn’t noticed before how the red triangle button could look like an arrowhead, so it was perfect for this page! 
Everything is from my kit, except a gold ink pad used to stamp the star tab. The tab is attached to a photo that’s tucked behind the journaling panel:
I love the photo even though it isn’t the best quality picture, as my daughter had this expression on her face the whole time we were watching the Red Arrows – half astonishment and half confusion! She asked a lot of questions… ‘How do they fly so fast? Why does their smoke change colour? Why are they so noisy? Where are they going?’ These questions and some private journaling are documented on the back of the photo.
Have you ever seen a Red Arrows or similar airshow? This was the first time I’d seen them since I was a kid so I was thrilled by it too. We hope to go again this year, as it’s a free event each year as part of Swanage Carnival, just down the road from us!
Have you been crafting lately? Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog  for inspiration! x

  • perfect themeing for the red arrows photo with the triangle button and arrows, looks fabulous with the red and your kit. I’ve not seen them since I was a kid, we say them and the Red Devils parachute display team every year.Love the 2nd page for your daughter too, well done getting that shot.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:07 am
  • Margareta Carlsson

    I love the vibrant colors. That photo is amazing!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:26 am
  • WOW! That red really makes the photo pop!

    February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am
  • super cute, love the blue on red and the very squared design.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm
  • Fabulous choice to put the photo against the red background. Love how this turned out! 🙂

    February 19, 2013 at 12:53 pm
  • All of the arrows couldn’t be more perfect with your photo and topic!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm
  • That photo looks perfect on the bright red! A great photo to scrap with this months kit, especially with all of the arrows 🙂

    February 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm
  • Mary Jo Rhoda

    Great use of arrows on the page!And definitely a good contrasting color. Really makes the photo pop.Never seen a red arrows show, but we have been to a few air shows 🙂

    February 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm
  • the contrast of the red looks so good with the photo. great page x

    February 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm
  • Love this page so bright and bold. Love watching the red arrows they fly over our house when they do the Bournemouth air show.Jenny x

    February 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm
  • Love how this turned out! The red paper really makes the photo pop!! Bless little lady with all her questions!! Yes, I’ve seen the red arrows a few times both as a child and more recently at the local Air Shows! xx

    February 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm
  • Such a striking layout Jennifer! Cracking photo of the Arrows too.

    February 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm
  • Great idea to use all those arrows with the plane layout. Adorable photo and second layout.

    February 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm
  • Perfect color combo, as well as embellie choice.Rinda

    February 19, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • What a fun page. Love all the arrow embellishments particularly the triangle button.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm
  • Both such fun pages! I love the first photo on the red background. Stunning!

    February 20, 2013 at 2:29 am
  • Bright, fun pages!That first picture is so neat! What a great capture.

    February 20, 2013 at 2:41 am
  • Love how the photo pulls up off the page. Very fun page!

    February 20, 2013 at 5:00 am
  • Love both pages!!

    February 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm
  • Fab page about the red arrows … and I *love* the hidden photo.

    February 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  • Love the contrast here! the arrows are great embllishment, and I also love the hidden photo.

    February 23, 2013 at 7:26 am
  • wonderful layout, love all the arrows!

    February 28, 2013 at 3:25 am
  • What a great page. I just added it to my “unlayered” pin board, because it’s a great example. I’ve been wanting to do more pages with this look, so I’ll be “scraplifting” you soon :).

    February 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

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