Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Forging Ahead

"Into The Woods" by Studio Calico
This month's kit-to-copy from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog is by Studio Calico!  SC produce a monthly kit and several separate add-ons; the kits are limited in numbers, incredibly popular and sell out very quickly.

Hmmm - not my kind of stash - I'm not a fan of wood-grain or indeed woodland creatures - and only FOUR buttons???!!!   However the whole point of counterfeiting these kits is to make use of your existing stash supplies, so with a few substitutions, the addition of plenty of extra buttons and a piece of ribbon or two, I have produce my March kit:

2 blue, 1 brick red, 2 beige, 3 Bazzil pear, 2 Coredinations brown

2 Cameron, 1 Sentimental, 1 Wisdom (all Dream Street Papers)
¾ Passé, 1 Fossil (both Basic Grey)
1½ double sided Drivers Ed (green & cream arrows on the other side) by Cosmo Cricket
1 double sided Golden Rubies (ruby red on the other side) by My Mind’s Eye
Ogee template & a piece of Kraft card

4 Jenny Bowlin Journalling cards
Sei alphabet stickers in bronze
MLS Mini Alphabet Stickers in mint/black
Various chipboard frames and arrows
Embossed brown felt
Chipboard label
2 Banana Frog Butterfly stamps
4 Buttons (far too few!!!)
Extra buttons & ribbon

"Babbling Brook" by Studio Calico
I've only just managed to put together my March Counterfeit Kit as I was away earlier this month so I have attempting to reproduce just one of the four 4 add-on kits - especially as I have only half the month to actually use the kit in!  The original add-on kit from Studio Calico looks like this:

I have yet to look through my stamps to reproduce the circles background stamp, and I added another couple of ribbons and some (already 2nd hand) rub-on alphas instead of the chipboard alphas:

The gusseted KI Ledger Pockets have been simply made from empty pages out of a childhood stamp album - tutorial added here!  I don't have a butterfly punch so I substituted dragonflies and rather than doilies, I made some flower shapes from snowflake punches and some BG scraps:

Add-on Kit Papers:
1 Creativity, 1 Maudlin (both Dream Street Papers)
1 Erroneous by Basic Grey
1 Navy Wallstreet by Mustard Moon
1 MM Scallop Circle

Add-on Kit Embellishments:
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphas in brown/cream
¾ MM Mixed Muted alphabet rub-ons
½ MM Misunderstood Monarch alphabet rub-ons
Pale blue lace
Pale blue & beige pearls
Home made snowflake flowers
Punched dragonflies
Extra ribbons

Most of the kit papers are double-sided and most of mine are not, so I'll be interested to see how well it works this month.  Better get scrapping now!


Mary B said...

Nice Kits Jemma look forward to seeing how many you can make out of them this month

smdluxe said...

Congratulations on making the DT!! I can't wait to work with you!

humel said...

I like your version - much more sensible number of buttons ;-) And congratulations on your DT news, that's lovely!

PS I was also really pleased to see your name in the Blogging for Scrapbookers class, yay!! xx

Tricia said...

Very resourceful - I like that you made some of your own embellies. Awesome kits!

Kim Strother said...

you might not be into woodgrain, but your kit still has the feel of the original.I really like it! And I also added extra buttons and a lot more embellishments all around than the original kit.

Margie said...

I love your kits! GReat counterfeits!

alexa said...

Great ingenuity! Like your little flowery snowflake shapes in particular. And four buttons only? What were they thinking!

Sian said...

Maybe because it's St Patrick's Day, but I'm seeing a lot of lovely green in those kits and I like it :)

You are going to make a fine forger!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Congrats on being a Mastery of Forger!!! Yay! xoxo

Isabel said...

Great kits! Congrats on making the design team!

Jessica ♥ said...

Awesome! can't wait to see what you make :) Glad to have you on the team!
- Jessica

Counterfeit Kit DT Member.

Sabr said...

Great kit! Of course you need more buttons!

S said...

Nicely done, and I love making flowers with punches - so quick and easy.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Your kit is definitely worth the wait! I love the idea of making flowers with a snowflake punch! Gorgeous kits!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge DT member

Glinda said...

Great kit and I like your snowflake flowers.