Hopefully, you've reached me by way of Leslie with her amazing Blue Box of goodies but if not, don't miss out on the fun. Head back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to start at the beginning!
This month we were given a fabulous kit to counterfeit by a relatively new UK-based kit club, Mind the Scrap, run by speed-scrapper extraordinaire, Emma! She's been a counterfeiter for some time now and we were thrilled to be allowed to use her current kit for inspiration! Here's the collection of supplies you can find in the Mind the Scrap February kit. And it's great that we've been given the chance to make our own take on this as it's already sold out! I'm not surprised - it's gorgeous!
|Mind the Scrap can be found here|
Now, once again, I didn't have any of the original products in the kit, so I decided to get creative with my interpretation and it ended up like this!
I know, I know - sometimes I wonder how on earth my kits come out as they do because on first glance, there's not much to match the original. But let me explain my thought process.
Don't forget that I've set myself some "rules" for making my kits - at least for the first few months of the year. You can see the list at the end of my reveal post for the January kit. So I printed that off and then did what several of the girls on the team do and write down some notes about the papers, the colours, the patterns and anything else that springs to mind when I see the individual items in the original kit. This included: triangles, ombré, hearts, loopy words, arrows, rub-ons, brush scrip alpha, pink, green, creamy and Crate Paper.
First off, I picked out the papers, matching some of the colours I saw, the wordy element and the triangle geometrics. I added in some old BasicGrey (sob, sob) from one of my favourite collections, Sultry, because I thought the colours were not dissimilar to the original. Limiting myself to five papers plus one just because (something I have to admit to lifting from the delightful Susan), I came up with this:
There's a geometric from MME's On Trend 2, two sheets from Maggie Holmes Syleboard, two sheets from BasicGrey's Sultry and a gold foiled vellum from Dear Lizzy.
I love how the stars are both full and outline!
Then I continued with my guidelines and filled my kit with embellishments. I have included several pieces of older chipboard and die cuts and a handful of pocket page cards in colours to go with the main papers and featuring Crate Paper, arrows, hearts and words.
A little bag of mixed sequins and bits that usually sits in my table top tote - to remind me to mix it up and use them.
Heart punches to fulfil my tool guideline and also match the hearts featured in the original.
More older die-cuts in colours which seemed to match and some alphas including the white version of the original black brush stroke font. There are also a handful of really old rub-ons. To be honest, I really find them hard to use but lets's see. They might be a use them or lose them product this month.
I know that the original kit has those stunning dimensional arrows and the über-cute fringed hearts - which are just represented by arrows and hearts in my kit - and you never know, I might give them a go for some forgeries. Right now, I'm happy with my alternatives but they DO look perfect for forging, don't they?!?
So there you have it. A small - for me - kit and still following my self-imposed rules! Totally different from the gorgeous original inspiration kit by Mind the Scrap but very much my kind of selection of product. And that's what it's all about, isn't it?
Thanks for dropping by today. The ever wonderful Lynnette is next up and we all missed her incredible staging last month, so I'm happy she's back :-)