Monday, February 8, 2016

February Counterfeit Kit

Hello again!

Today I'm sharing the kit I made for this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge. To start off, let's see the inspiration kit:



I have to admit I struggled a little with this kit this month. Nothing in the inspiration kit really felt like my style. I decided to start by picking out a 6x6 pad from my stash that had some vague resemblance to the inspiration. I realized last month that I should have included a 6x6 pad in my kit because I actually use them a lot for scrapping. Usually I pull them out for photo mats, journaling blocks, or just a smaller scale pattern to punch or die cut. Plus, I have way too many of them. =P I think I will try to include one every month when I make a kit. This month I picked out an Echo Park pad called "The Story of Our Family 2", which I think is relatively recent. It had a lot of the same colors as the inspiration, plus an arrow paper that reminded me of the handmade arrows in the original kit. 


Here you can see the pad plus the few solid cardstocks I pulled out, as well as some cream colored mulberry paper (how old is this stuff?!? =P) and a 3x4 card set from the Project Life Honey Edition. These colors matched the pad and I originally purchased the cards with the intention of making some layered embellishments much like the layered, stitched hearts in the original kit. We'll see what I can come up with this month. =) 



I found my patterned papers in a stash of old monthly kit papers. The doodled leaves on the bottom left reminded me of the "hello" patterned paper in the original, and I have a triangle paper that reminded me of the original kit too. The rest of the patterns I just picked because they matched the larger patterns and I liked them. =) It's hard to tell but the vellum on the bottom right has feathers on it, again going back to those feathered arrows in the inspiration kit. 




My embellishments don't really match anything in the original at all, they were more about just picking out some older stuff that matched the papers I had chosen. An older Dear Lizzy sticker book, some turquoise and cream labels that have been floating around in my stash forever, my beloved Studio Calico butterfly stickers, and buttons, just because I have so many and never use them. Those stitched felt pieces are literally a million years old and I threw them in because they match the papers and who knows? They might finally get used. =)





I remembered letter stickers this time! I've got a few basic Thickers in some great, versatile fonts and colors. I also threw in some glitter tapes (I was feeling very sparkly while I put together this kit) and a pinwheel punch that I've only used once (got to get in those abandoned tools!). 

I've already made a page with my kit, which I shared yesterday. I'm trying not to panic that I just broke into those gold Thickers for the first time and I've already used 4 "e"s for one title! =D However I also used two of those turquoise labels that have been haunting me so I guess it all balances out. I am having a lot of fun getting to know my supplies again by making these kits and I believe it's really helping me get scrapping again. It's so much easier when I actually sit down with a photo and I don't have to look all around my craft room for coordinating supplies...I already did that step! =) Here's the link for Counterfeit Kit Challenge again if you're feeling inspired to make a kit of your own. 

Thanks so much for looking! Hopefully I will see you again with a second page this month! 

*~M~*




5 comments:

  1. A brilliant Kit Mary. I like the touches of gold and your papers are gorgeous.Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  2. I love your little bit softer take on the inspiration kit. Enjoy it!

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  3. Awesome kit. Love the addition of a 6x6 pad. If my embellishments don't match the kit color I find that I don't use and if there is something in the original I really I try to counterfeit it.
    Cindy F

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  4. #1 - BONUS POINTS for mulberry paper!!! (I think it classifies, in scrapbook terms, as prehistoric ;D )
    #2 - A pinwheel punch?!? how awesome! I will be looking for those to appear...
    #3 - I am issuing you a challenge to use those embroidered felt bits. A prize will be awarded!
    Happy scrapping with this eclectic kit. I just used that Crate Paper dot paper on a birthday page! It came out very festive. Happy you are here!

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  5. This is a great kit! I love the embellishments you chose!

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Thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment. I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement! =)