Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog hop this month. You should be here after seeing Leslie's wonderful Blue Box full of goodies and next up is Margie who will no doubt have something gorgeous to share too! And don't forget to check out Louise, our GD this month and say hello! If you've arrived here direct, you might want to jump back to the beginning of the hop at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and start at the beginning. I can't wait to see all the different kits this time around!
Clair picked out this month's kit (in fact she's been on Kit Patrol the past couple of months) and she was given a long list of dos and don'ts from the team about which type of kit we'd like to forge this month - all in fun of course - and she scoured high and low to give us a kit full of romance, soft colours and lots and lots of "real" product, paper and flowers. It's a little vintage, a little 2010 maybe, a little different than our usually more modern kits. We were all up for the challenge!
So, April's Counterfeit kit is the February kit by C'est Magnifique Kits (check out the reveal here)
Here are photos of the main and add-on kits - all of which are open for inspiration.
There's a lot of interesting new product in there including the Treasured Moments collection by Kaisercraft and Prima flowers. I saw florals, pinks, spots, frames, butterflies, flowers, ribbons, doilies, leaves and a vintage feel to the tones and designs of the elements.
And I came up with my romantically inspired kit, Bisou.
Following my "rules", I picked out some older floral papers in colours that I saw in the inspiration kit, some dots, some wordy paper, a gold foil paper just because and a treasured piece of star vellum (I have several sheets of this and each inch of it is beyond precious!)
And then I just built up from there. Die cuts, doilies, and lots of bits and pieces from my container of left-overs from collections and kits.
Butterflies, birds, flowers, hearts, sequins...
"Old" brads, some florals that have already been fussy cut from BG papers, some pennants, lots of different sized alphabets in loopy designs as well as some mini letters which match the colours of the kit.
I dug deep into my flower and ribbon pot for some pretty pieces which I often forget to use so I'm happy that I was encouraged to add some in.
And some washi tapes in vintage looking wordy design and woodgrain.
All in all, this looks like a kit I would have made a few years ago but I have to say that I love it! I'm excited to use it and see what sort of layouts I create. Will they look like layouts I made years ago or can I combine these products to look right up to date? What do you think?
Here's the full list in case you get lost along the way.