And there are some wonderful DT kits out there again this month, so I do recommend you going over to the CKC site and having a look at what we have all created. I definitely want to add in a few things to my kit after seeing what beauties the others have come up with :-)
This month's inspiration kits are the current ones over at Scraptastic Club. You can see both the kits, Autumn Splendour and Home Sweet Home, and their contents here.
|Home Sweet Home|
I decided on the Autumn Splendour as inspiration and once again, had nothing from the original kit in my stash meaning I had to get creative with what I do have. I really liked the oranges, browns and autumn tones with the splash of bright blue which seemed very fresh and inviting. The die cuts, leaves and flowers also appealed so I knew that I had a good base to start working on.
The result of much pulling and sorting and exchanging is November Glory.
I haven't made a list of the products used but if anyone is interested in this information either for this kit or in the future, just let me know and I'll make one. The main reason I don't do this is that my main focus for these kits is to use up older stash that might have been sitting around for a LONG time. And this kit is no exception.
I started by selecting some cardstock in the base colours of the kit: cream, kraft, brown, rust, blue and green adding in some mustard Dotted Swiss and a sheet of Coredinations in a dusky pink. Then I went to my paper file where I keep the more standard papers (all BasicGrey and special collections are kept separately and everything else goes into a large paper file) and pulled whatever caught my eye. Stripes, spots, oranges, yellows, browns, blues, a few neutrals, a printed vellum and a die-cut sheet. There's a LOT of paper in there but honestly, some of it is years old so my philosophy this time is "use it or lose it".
After that, I added in some alphas but I expect that I will reach for some others along the way because I only added large brown letters and no doubt will need some other colours too.
Next up was embellishments and this is where it all got a bit out of hand! Flowers, buttons, brads, die cuts, wood flourishes, stickers, leaves, paper trims, binding tape, a spinner, glimmer glass, bingo cards, bling... the list goes on and on. Again, quite a few items are really quite old so I want to challenge myself to at least try to use them by mixing them in with newer stuff. We'll see how successful that is.
Inks, mists, and twine are free items this month meaning I'll add them in as and when I want. In fact, there's no ribbon or lace in there either so they might creep in too ;-)
This month Scraptastic Club is not only our inspiration kit but also our sponsor. So check out their site at http://www.scraptasticclub.com/ and they will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner.
All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is either join the blog hop or comment on the blog hop...it's that easy! The blog hops will be on November 27th and 28th.