Thursday, 12 April 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge - prompt #1 - inspired by Easter

Master Forger Tina has challenged us to come up with an Easter themed layout for Challenge #1 at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog (see the post here).

That seemed pretty easy for me until I realised that I don't actually have such spring typical colours - all those pastels from the original inspiration kit - in my own selection so I needed to get a bit creative with how I approached this.

Just a reminder of what my April kit, Rogue, looks like...

But I did have some colourful snaps of Easter that I thought would look good together as a quick overview. So, what did I have in the kit? Spring has come late round here and we've had a lot of rain and cloudy days so the cloud paper and the raindrops seemed a good representation of all that. Then there's a paper with small tulip style flowers - typical spring too even if it's a bit on the darker side. And so I combined those with some floral paper, a little vellum, a small floral print and a hint of tissue paper. It's all a bit dark and dull - which is how the weather's been - but the photos really lift the whole look of the page.

There wasn't really much to say in terms of journalling so I just added some words in mini letter stickers to highlight the main things to remember about Easter this year - bubbles, eggs, chocolate, spring flowers, gardening and breakfasts. Easy and so much quicker than trying to find a space to write.

A larger, light coloured title draws the eye and I used my veneer butterflies to add more of the same tone and well, they are flower related, aren't they?!?

Even with all the dark tones of the background, I love how the photos jump out. This is a page I'm totally happy with. Nice!

Are you inspired by this prompt? Have you made up your own Counterfeit kit? Have you been busy using it up? We would love to see what you come up with, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using our Link-Up Page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community or on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge and use the tag #counterfeitkitchallenge). Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Counterfeit Kit Challenge April kit reveal blog hop

It's April 1st which means that it's a new month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and Master Forger Tina has picked out a lovely kit for us this time around.

But first off, hopefully you've reached me via Tina's blog and next up is Lori here. You can find the full blog hop list at the end of this post but don't forget that you can always find all the details over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog here.

This month's Guest Designer is the delightful Annie who you can visit here. We are so happy to have her with us this month and I'm sure that April is going to be a fabulous month.

Tina picked out a pretty spring inspired kit by the Button Farm Club and it's full of such lovely pastel colours and spring themed items - flowers, butterflies, sunshine, showers and bicycles.

Here it is and you can find out more about the kit at the original link here.

I had a kit from Scrapabilly with these papers and die cuts when they originally came out that I really enjoyed using and I was looking forward to creating my own version of the kit. Then something happened and my kit ended up looking a little different!

So first of all, here's my kit, Rogue. After all, I really have gone rogue this time around!

Let me explain how this happened!

The raindrop/cloud paper caught my eye in the inspiration kit and I had a vague memory of some raindrop paper by BasicGrey - Kelly Purkey, Mon Amie - that I thought would be fun to use as a starting point. When I looked through my papers, these three jumped out at me - raindrops, clouds and bicycles which perfectly matched some of the designs in the original kit! And that was it. I decided that these three papers would form the basis of my kit.

I decided to include the remaining Mon Amie papers which also matched some of the patterns in the original kit - dots, stripes and cut apart sheets - and even if they weren't the same shade as the original -  reds, yellows, pinks, greens and blues were all there, I filled out the kit with some florals which gave a nod to the inspiration kit and two more plain papers which I just thought might come in useful!

So there you have it - a set of perfectly coordinated papers that were directly inspired by the chosen kit but which looked totally different!

Adding in the embellishments, I went with some of the same type of products - words, die cuts, pearl dots, doilies etc and then just added in some favourites to fill out the kit and add a whole lot of variety.

I had some BasicGrey die cuts from a couple of different collections and decided to just include them and see if I can use them. Several items seemed to be a good choice for some cards because I recently noticed that I have totally run out of them so it would be good to stock up a little.

I included several different BasicGrey alphabets and some tissue paper as well as a vellum sheet as my speciality papers.

I also picked out a few veneers that matched the motif from the original kit and then promptly forgot to include them in my kit photo - but here they are!

So, there you have it. My vintage filled kit just perfect for shower filled spring days or even some travel pages. It's all there in the inspiration kit but my take on it is totally different! Don't you love how that happens - that's what CKC is all about and I LOVE it!

Here's the full blog hop list in case you get lost long the way:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog -

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you were inspired to make up your own kit. If you do, don't forget that we love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can do this by using our Link-Up Page here on the blog, posting in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Facebook Community or on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge and use the tag #counterfeitkitchallenge).


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...