As part of my New Year Resolution, I have decided to try another regular challenge. I have been watching the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for a while now, and love the idea behind using what you have to make a kit, and then having additional ideas to use the kit. I have given myself the extra challenge of not spending any extra money to do it - so I will have to use what I have already.
This month has a lovely kit to counterfeit, originally by Hip 2 Be Square December 2013 kit:
There is an additional kit by Oh Deer Me with some fabulous embellishments:
I really liked the colours of Aqua, Red, Pink and Grey and so I used that as a starting point for my papers. I don't have any exact product that has been used in the kit, but as I love to reproduce papers, I have managed to duplicate some of the papers.
Rosies Studio "Chantilly Lace" 2013 6 x 6 pages from pad x 2
SAMPLE Typo Flyaway 8 x 8 Confetti paper
MME (???) Woodgrain paper
MME (???) Graph paper
Francheville Gelati basics paper Red and Pink stripe
Counterfeited: Dark Grey Cardstock with aqua ampersand die cuts
Counterfeited: White Cardstock with Grey stamped journalling frames
Counterfeited: White Cardstock with Red music stamped and vellum zig zags on top
Counterfeited: White Cardstock with Pink Cardstock frame, striped washi and gold paint splatters
Counterfeited: Grey Cardstock with white die cut and punched snowflakes *
Counterfeited: Aqua Cardstock with white die cut and punched snowflakes *
* These will have white chalk ink rubbed over the piece when used and more snowflakes strategically placed while using it.
I am not sure of the brand, as I buy this in bulk packs and then file by colour. I think that these are Rosies Studio or Francheville
I have chosen two shades of grey, aqua, two shades of pink, white and kraft to be able to have some flexibility with each project for colour matching.
I really liked some of the designs, and had to have a go at Counterfeiting them. I didnt really like the bright yellow, so I just replaced it with papers that I think go well with the others.
4 x 6 Navy and white striped (cut from Random scrap of 12 x 12)
4 x 6 Cut from BoBunny Sugar Dot White with black polka dots
4 x 6 Cut from (Unsure of brand) pink stripe and dark pink bow
4 x 3 Counterfeited: White cardstock with pink striped paper/red cardstock and stamp (family fun!)
4 x 3 Counterfeited: White Cardstock with aqua inked edges and grey washi tape and stamp (date)
4 x 3 Counterfeited: White cardstock with you and hearts and ruled lines.
4 x 3 cut from Rosies Studio Chantilly Lace x 3
STAMPS: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Clear Stamp set, random words
When I was looking at the original kit at hip 2 be square, I saw the December 2013 add on embellishment kit and started to drool at the snowflake overlay and the kraft chipboard shapes so I thought I would make a few of these to put into my kit as well as the extras that I use on my page:
Counterfeited: Woodgrain paper bag made from MME Woodgrain paper
Counterfeited: Handpainted words and fussy cut: family, love, always
Counterfeited: Decorated Buttons
Counterfeited: Small snowflake acetate overlay
Counterfeited: Kraft chipboard shapes
Counterfeited: Acrylic heart and arrow frames
Die Cut and Punched snowflakes
Mini star and heart punch
Chipboard shapes (in red and pink)
Wooden hearts and arrows
Turquoise and pink bakers twine
Dear Lizzy Thicker Stickers
Penny Black snowflake stickers
Rosies Studio garden flower stickers
Mini pastel star stickers (no brand, kids ones from dollar shop)
Aqua, red and silver blings
This kit is very much a snow/winter themed kit and as we are in the middle of summer, I have photos from a skiing trip from a few winters that are needing to be scrapped. The colours that I concentrated on (pink, aqua and grey) match the kids ski gear! Look out challenge number 1, here I come!
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