Our inspiration this month comes from the September 2010 Sweet Peach Crop Shop kits.
I started off by concentrating on the main kit which was full of Sassafras Indie Girl product and I immediately knew that I was going to love putting this together but at the same time, knew I didn't have a single sheet of Indie Girl and was going to have to get very creative this time around.
|The Sweet Peach Crop Shop main inspiration kit|
Then came embellishments and I added in items to match the inspiration: alphabet, brads, ribbons, flowers, rub-on stitching and calender die-cuts. You know what's coming now, don't you? Mmmm, yes. Then I added a whole lot more in. Let's face it, you just can't have too many embellishments... So, a tiny alpha, a handful of pins, photo corners, baker's twine and paper trims were all added to the mix. The paper trims have been sitting on my window sill for ages and no two strips are now the same colour. They range from bright green down to just a hint! I'll need to alter them before I can use them but again, that is what this challenge is all about for me - using what I have and making them work.
This kit came together so much faster than usual as the starting point was one I adored and I knew the colours and embellishments would be just what I like to use.
I've started naming my kits and when I looked at it, it looked very summery but somehow not the height of the season and it being now September I decided to call it Departing Summer.
(Actually, I also looked up some September quotes and these were the first two words from a short Shakespeare poem - perfect!)
When I looked at my kit, I loved it but I knew that I would be craving more embellishments. Pretty much more of everything.
And for the first time since I started joining in on the CKC, I created an extra kit! I took the Sweet Peach Crop Shop embellishment add-on kit as inspiration again using the items as my starting points and pulled out another two alphas, flowers, die-cuts and journalling spots before adding in some shipping tags, buttons and some bling. The add-on seemed to be mostly about words so I called this September Notes.
|The Sweet Peach Tree Crop Shop add-on embellishment inspiration kit|
There is a focus on stamping this month so inks and stamps will be added as and when I need them. And of course, I always find the need to add in one or two items that I can't create a page without!
Looks like it's going to be a busy, fun, creative month so do come over and join in. It would be lovely to see you there!
Don't forget that there's an added incentive, (not that you need it) with the possibility of winning too. This month is sponsored by Master Forger, Sherri.
Unity endorsed, Ippity Chick, Sherri will be sending out a set of stamps from her etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShareCroppersKits to one lucky winner.
Go on, give it a try!