If you are here directly, you might want to pop back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog to start at the beginning of the hop but if you are here via Libeeti's blog, then you are on the right track. I hope you're already filled with ideas to put your own kit together and we are looking forward to seeing your creations in the weeks to come. But let's get going.
This month we were given the HUGE Soda Shoppe kit over at Noel Mignon.com.
It's enormous and is filled with so many goodies! And as much as I loved the kit, I found it a bit hard to counterfeit. I usually try to find a common theme or colour to give my kit a starting point but with this one, it was full of lovely product but I couldn't find what connected them. Due to the size, I started off by going through the list of contents and making up a Pinterest board to have a look at the individual items. It looked something like this...
|I set up a Pinterest board for as many products from the kit as I could find so that I could get a better overall feel for it.|
It doesn't look all that much like the original kit but I promise you, it was inspired by it :-)
So, as usual, I started off by picking out some cardstock that matched the basic colours of the inspiration kit
And then started wading through my papers, starting off with the older stuff. I'm determined to use up some of the ancient stuff I have lying around but that I still like. I pulled a lot out and just piled them up, picking out patterns or colours or just something that seemed to match something in the inspiration kit. Then I moved on to some newer papers and decided that it was ok to add a few of those in too.
To finish, as always, I piled up the embellishment trying to match them up type for type - so bling (rather than the enamel dots), ribbon (for the HS trimmings), tapes, date stamp, polaroids (for the paper that I would love but don't have), MME date stickers, various journalling blocks and die cuts, some plain bags to decorate (as I still don't have any of the cutie little ones I'm seeming everywhere), buttons and several alphas as well as some sticker sheets which I can never resist but don't seem to use.
Anyway, I've held you up long enough so why don't you head over to the ever delightful Lisa J and check out what she has in store.
Here's the blog hop list in case you get lost along the way.
Guest Designer: Dawn: http://dawnsscrapbookcottage.blogspot.com/
Lisa H. http://lisahausmann.blogspot.com/ ß you are here
Lisa J. http://thesimplelifewithlisa.blogspot.com.au/ ß go here next
Don't forget to let me know you were here and in the next couple of days, I intend to put a post together to show you how I store my kits while they are still in use - I now have 5 here to pick and choose from - so please come back again soon.