If you've arrived here direct, you might want to pop back to the Counterfeit blog so that you can go through the whole hop. If you are here via Julie Ann (here) then you're on the right track. But I really recommend you going through the whole hop today because I think you are in for a treat with the kits the others have made with the very different challenge this month.
The kit this month was inspired by a challenge posted by Shimelle over at Two Peas (read about it in the Counterfeit blog post here) and rather than having a kit to look at and be inspired by, we were given a list of ingredients to include. I had such fun putting this together and love the kit I've come up with. I can't wait to start using it.
The ingredient list is:
- 10 sheets patterned paper
- 8 sheets cardstock
- 2 alphabet sets
- 2 stamp sets
- 4 journaling spots
- 3 types of "choose your own" style embellishments (flowers, border strips, ribbon, anything you like)
- 1 roll washi tape
- 1 "old" embellishment
- 1 messy item (paint, embossing, mists, etc)
- 1 other item of your choice
I have been in British Diamond Jubilee fever that last days so at one point I considered going for a red, white and blue theme. But in the end, I went for something much more muted and included lots of older product.
And because it was sort of the opposite of the pomp and glory of the last days, I went with the simpler name of "Subtlety".
I started off by selecting my 8 sheets of cardstock in some neutrals and a few softer colours:
And then picked out about 20 sheets of older and newer papers to mix and match in with the colours, reducing it down to 10 by just a quick process of selection - in/out/back in etc:
After that, I just ran backwards and forwards to my shelves and grabbed items that fitted the descriptions I needed to include and piled it all up until I was done. My mum has been here all week celebrating the jubilee with me so I got her to look through my basket of old items to choose something for me to use and she decided that the dimensional stickers and flowers would look pretty. We'll have to see if I actually use that. But it was interesting to see how an outsider sees product so differently!
So, going back through the ingredient list:
- 2 alphabet sets - one AC Thickers and one October Afternoon
- 2 stamp sets - some journalling spots and a set of frames
- 4 journaling spots - I selected a pad of greens from Making Memories, two little spots from BasicGrey and some flash cards
- 3 types of "choose your own" style embellishments (flowers, border strips, ribbon, anything you like) - I knew I wanted flowers this time around so that was first, then some AC flair buttons and some Echo Park decorative brads that matched two of the papers
- 1 roll washi tape - a new pink diagonal stripe that I just found at the weekend
- 1 "old" embellishment - the dimensional, themed stickers picked out by my mum
- 1 messy item (paint, embossing, mists, etc) - some paint and some crackle medium
- 1 other item of your choice - I added in my TH film strip but also threw some twill onto the pile which I'm planning to stain with tea so that it matches.
It's quite a large kit but it looks easy to use. As always, ink and twine are considered to be free items and if I need to add in extra cardstock, I will. We will have to see if other items find their way into my kit box ;-)
My target is usually 6 layouts but with this larger kit, I'll be aiming for a minimum of 8 layouts. I'll let you know!
So, the next stop on the hop is Libeeti (here) but do leave me a comment and let me know you were here and what your "old" product will be for your kit. I still have an outstanding challenge over at WM to use up some old product so your ideas will help me!
Here is the full blog hop list incase you get lost along the way:
Guest Designer: Alison http://missybossy65.blogspot.com/
Julie Ann http://julieannshahin2.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com/ <--- you are here
Libeeti http://creationswithlove-li-bee-ti.blogspot.com/ <--- go here next!