Friday, 9 March 2012

Counterfeit Kit March

This month's kit, Birds of a Feather by was quite different from what we normally get - quite exciting. To begin with it was a lot smaller and, in my view, more manageable. I get overwhelmed by all those products normally. Secondly, I could actually counterfeit a lot of it easily from my stash.

I didn't have any dark denim papers, so I went with a paler, stonewashed version, and I've decided to call my kit Stonewashed.

Here are my papers:

Most are so old I have no idea what manufacturer they're from, but I know the blue and yellow papers with white flowers and polka dots are from the very first Papermania pack I bought - 7 years ago!! It was a huge pack, and I thought at the time it was good value, but I got bored with the designs very quickly. I usually buy individual papers now. The blue butterflies are also Papermania and I think the scallopped 8x8 cardstock is too. The 8X8 floral sheet is by Kate Knight.

I enjoyed collecting embellishments for this one, as I had a lot of things which were close to the original - you can see:

a selection of ribbons from my ribbon vase;
blue and yellow frames, which I've also had for years;
the last 2 American Crafts Elements brads from a pack;
3 leftover blue flowers from a pack in which I've used all the natural flower colours;
denim sentiment tags from a kit;
blue seed beads and Glossy Accents. I've no idea what I'm going to do with these though - really hoping for a tutorial on the Counterfeit Kit blog.

The only new(~ish) items are the wooden 'flying things' and small yellow flowers which I bought recently in Hobbycraft.

Let's see what I manage to create with all this. I'd like to try and make some cards, as I've had such a dry spell recently and I could really do with replenishing my stock of cards.


Melissa said...

Great job putting together your kit Kirsty - looking forward to seeing what you created with it!

Lisa said...

Great that you used the name Stonewashed for your softer colours. I spy some lovely items in there!

mytwoandras said...

Great way to pull together some of your old supplies into a new kit that inspires.

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Love the title you picked out for your kit - it fits perfectly! You have some wonderful items in there! Can't wait to see what you create!