I think there were lots of us were waiting for this day so that we could jump onto the Counterfeit Kit Challenge site to see which kit had been chosen for our forgery work to begin.
The inspiration kit this month has been created by a brand new kit club called Front Porch Kits - this kit was their first and it totally sold out on its FIRST day! This über-popular kit, A Little Birdie Told Me, is gorgeously full of a great mix of papers by Echo Park, Fancy Pants and Bella Blvd and a wonderfully colourful collection of embellishments.
Now I know this sounds a bit lame but I have some of the papers from the kit in my stash (Echo Park, For The Record) and I couldn't bring myself to break up my collection pack and put just one or two of these papers into my kit!
And one of my main objectives in playing along with this challenge is to use up old and older product and For The Record is way too new for me to include! Weird but true!
Anyway, I put together a set of papers taking inspiration from several of the wonderful Mater Forgers (the CKC design team - check out their kits here) such as including BG Urban Prairie papers, and pulled together a large embellishment selection to go with it. I love the original kit from Front Porch Kits but if I had had the original kit, I would have needed more alphabet! There was only one in the kit. I have decided to add in all three of the BG alphas I had, some Crate Paper chipboard letters and some Tiny Type from CC. Better to have too many letter than not enough! And then lots and lots of bits and pieces including a pile of buttons and brads. I seem to have way too many of both and I hardly ever use brads, so this month I want to find ways of including brads into my designs.
So if anyone has any ideas for how I can use brads in new and/or interesting ways, please let me know - I've literally got hundreds.
Anyway, I decided to dive right in, grab a photo and get going. I challenged myself to use a mix of papers and this background paper was my least favourite so that had to be first. And I kind of like it after all! I cut the banners from a sheet of AC (sometimes I seem to give myself work!)
And I used 12 brads (only another Xhundred to go!)
The layout is ok - although I feel it's missing something. I had wanted to use two photos but couldn't put my hands on a second so filled the space with some words. Maybe that block should have been central?
My target for this kit?At least the same as last month (6 single layouts) but I'd also like to make up a few cards and I have been thinking about using up a batch of photos at once by making a photo-album scrapbook - quick and easy.
Watch this space for progress!