Hopefully you've reached me via Kelly's blog where I'm sure she's pulled together something simply gorgeous as ever, and next up is Margie who is also sure to delight - both these ladies always see something in the kit that I don't which makes it so interesting! Of course, don't forget Clair who never fails to inspire me by mixing up her minimalist approach with the original kit without taking out any of the scrumminess!
This month, we are also delighted to welcome Beth Moloney as our Guest Designer and she'll be sharing her kit over on her YouTube channel - how exciting! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTV9IWEGfhuAU0Bi8u-ob3Q
It's going to be a great month!
Leslie picked out the February kit, Ashton Court, from Cocoa Daisy for our delectation and we were all taken by the fresh colour scheme - it's always our aim to mix up the palettes from month to month and this year, I really think we've been changing it up each time.
Here's the original kit but you can head over to the Cocoa Daisy site to find extra shots and some add-ons that I thought were also gorgeous.
Here's my take on it with a spring-inspired name, Chirpy!
Now, as you might guess, my kit doesn't look anything like the original, but I promise it's all there!
I started off with my list for colours and designs. It gave me:
- sunshine yellow
- bright and light blue
- scarlet red
- lime green
- white based
- small and large florals
- large and small (random) spots
- whimsical motif - birds, balloons etc
That's quite a list. And apart from the lime green, I've got it all!
I started off with that Webster's Pages bird paper and worked out from there. I've included Heidi Swapp chevron, My Mind's Eye small floral and Crate Paper large(r) floral.
Then, I added in the frame paper instead of the triangular geometric by American Crafts, the sunburst ombré by Simple Stories, the small hexagonal spot by American Crafts and the large yellow diamond by Paige Evans. Phew, I don't think I've ever included such a mix of manufacturers before!
Then I included a multi-coloured alpha to match the original coloured alpha and some chipboard die-cuts instead of the cardstock die-cuts. I've thrown in a Studio Calico stamp so that I remember to use it too.
Instead of flair, I included some gold heart dots. Extra to the items in the original kit, I've added some washi and ribbon - never use enough of these items and really ought to make a dent in my stash. There are also some whimsical tropical veneers - flamingos, pineapples and palm trees - which just caught my eye. I've also added the leftovers from a BasicGrey pack of die-cuts which have florals and spring elements - seemed perfect.
Instead of puffy stickers, which I still don't have enough of, I've got some enamel shapes by Pinkfresh and to finish off, a selection of mini alpha stickers.
It's a small - for me - kit with a sunshine feeling and I think that really matches the original really well! I have no idea how I'm going to use some of those elements together, but let's see :-) Of course, all the papers are double sided so I can use those too!
Thanks for getting this far! Next up is Margie and don't forget to head over to YouTube to check out the wonderful Beth Moloney and here's the full blog hop list for the Master Forgers in case you missed it.
CKC - http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Clair - http://obstinatepursuit.blogspot.co.uk/
Kelly - http://www.honeysucklehillcrafts.com/
Lisa - http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
Margie - http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Tune in again over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog on 6th April for the Master Forgers mini-kit and project reveal - we are loving this change to our schedule and loving the mini-kits even more!
And you can share your projects and kits with us on the CKC blog Link Up page, over at our Facebook Community Group, or on Instagram @counterfeitkitchallenge or #counterfeitkitchallenge
The monthly challenges will go live on 12th and 18th! What a month.