Monday, March 6, 2017

March Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Hello Blogland! 

Well, it's a new month, and that means a new Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This month's inspiration kit has lots of bright spring colors and plenty of florals and butterflies. It's a good thing I'm a complete sucker for anything with a butterfly on it. =) Here's the inspiration kit: 

February Hip Kit

In making my kit, I was inspired by one of the Master Forgers who used a sheet of floral paper from an old Basic Grey collection, Tea Garden. I received the collection pack and some stickers for this collection in the box sale Basic Grey had when they closed down (still sad about this!). It was one of those things where you didn't get to choose what they send you...but you get a ton of stuff. I have to admit I was not initially excited by this collection, but when it came to counterfeiting this month, it actually turned out to be a great starting point. Here are my papers: 

The whole top row of papers is from the Tea Garden collection. From there I just chose things for my kit to coordinate with those papers. I knew I had that My Mind's Eye butterfly paper to match the repeating butterfly in the inspiration kit. I was pleasantly surprised when the colors matched the Tea Garden papers. I threw in another floral, a wood grain, a large stripe, and a tone on tone bird paper to round out my selection. 

I have LOTS of stickers this month. The first three sheets on the top came with the Tea Garden pack, so I threw them all in since I knew they would match. An old Dear Lizzy sticker book was also a good color match and it has some gold stickers to match the gold accents in the inspiration kit. I threw in some more butterflies in the form of these Studio Calico butterfly sticker sheets....I have had these forever and they are one of my favorite embellishments of all time. They seem to go with everything and, as I said, I'm a sucker for butterflies. =) I also found these random rub-on sheets while I was stash diving. The floral and gold go nicely with the theme of my kit.

I found lots of good alpha matches this month, including a sheet from Tea Garden. I pulled out this banner punch since I have a sheet of banner stickers in the kit. 

More butterflies! Including an entire matstack dedicated to butterflies! It's really not a surprise that I own such a thing. =P Also my "required" 6x6 pads and some stamp sets. One of the sets has an old-timey camera in it. There were cameras in the inspiration kit so I thought I might sneak them in with a stamp. 

A couple stencils and some mist to sneak in some more gold. =) The inspiration kit also had acrylic paints, but I decided I wouldn't designate a specific paint to my kit. I'll just choose whatever color is appropriate for each project.

One last photo of it all packed up and ready for crafting! I feel like I have soooo much stuff this month. Hopefully lots of projects will come out of this kit. =) 

Thanks for looking, and happy kitting!