Monday, 6 June 2011

June Counterfeit Kit

Burlap & Buttercups June Kit
It's that time of the month again - when the latest kit-to-copy is announced over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.  I didn't play along last month as I was due to be away on holiday early in the month, and made an effort to use up left-overs from previous months' kits instead.

So I'm very happy to be back in the mix today and shopping my stash to make up a kit based on this lovely one from Burlap & Buttercups.  Now, for me at least, there was a little too much pink in this kit - especially after my struggles to use up the pink in my April kit ... so I did what I'd done in February: looked at the essence ofthe original kit, and chose colours that suited me based on that!

I started with the floral paper and replaced it with a couple of florals from K&Co and then chose a few other papers and card to match.  The original  kit had a lot of ledger-type papers (some on the reverse sides of those shown) so I chose some papers from BG's Recess collection and threw them into the mix.  Finally I needed a shaped piece and found one which toned well with some of the reds in the other papers - I may use it as a template first!!!


Cardstock:
2 blue, cream, watermelon, 1 mustard & 2 brown

Papers:
1 Recess Detention by Basic Grey
1 Bo Bunny Flutter Butter Burst (brown burst circles on reverse)
1 Scibble Scrabble Prime Times Floral
1 Recess Standardized, 1 Boxer Wing Tip (both Basic Grey)
1 Wild Saffron Wild Garden (K & Co)
1 Recess Erroneous, Scarlet’s Letter Repose (both Basic Grey)
1 Wild Saffron Wild Flowers, Petite Stripe, Hannah Blue & Ivory Pattern (all K & Co)
1 Holly-Christmas Vanilla by daisy d’s
1 Scallop Circle by Making Mmories

Embellishments:
Various flower punches for making my own layered flowers
Bo Bunny Chunky Charms Brackets in cream
Chipboard butterflies & butterfly punch
4 packs of EK Success stickers & rub-ons that I won at a crop in 2006! <<< oldest stash!!!
Sei Oasis alphabet stickers in brown/cream
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Home made baker’s twine in red/brown plus more ready to colour as required
Making Memories Harvest medium brads
Giant cream ric-rac
2 hat-pins

Not shown:
My Little Shoebox Mini alphabet stickers in butter
Various toning buttons

During the last two months I have been learning a LOT about printing out my own journalling cards, date stamps etc thanks to being a Hybrid Finalist in UKS's Scrap Factor Competition (still hanging in there, just!).  I will certainly be adding a few hybrid elements in during my month's counterfeiting as I have become rather addicted to home made tickets, personalised bingo cards etc :D

I am really happy with my kit and have already started creating with it ... hope you have fun with yours!

30 comments:

WendyB said...

I do think this is a fab idea. Great colours and papers you've chosen.

Mary B said...

Looks a great kit Jemma, must get cracking with mine.

Sian said...

Yep, if I get round to making a kit this month I'll be doing a bit of substituting too. Your choices are much more my kind of thing - I always loved that Wild Saffron, so I'll be looking out to see what you create with it.

Margie said...

I love the warm tones of your kit, and those cream colored brackets are AWESOME!

Tricia said...

Very earthy colors - love your kit!

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

You have some great colour choices here. They will be very versatile for whatever theme you may choose to scrap.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I really like how you changed the tone of the kit. I just picked out the main pieces of my kit that I will use for my travel journal!
Rinda

Dawn said...

Fab kit as always, thinking I might try and play along this month! got loads of summer themed stash and photos

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Oh I like it! I want to know how you are making the tickets/bingo cards etc!

Miss Misi said...

Looks like a great kit!

Clair said...

Did I totally forget to comment on this earlier today? I'm such a doofus! It's lovely Jemma - and I love how you've pulled out some of the more 'accenty' colours to use as your main colours. It makes the kit so much more you x

Linda said...

This is a great kit. I can't wait to see your journaling and bingo cards. Good luck in your competition!

Emily said...

Such a great kit! I love that big yellow poppy paper.

Tara O said...

Very pretty!!! Love it.

Lisa J said...

Gorgeous kit. I love your colour choices and I have some of that K & Co paper so I can't wait to see what you do with it. maybe it will make it into my kit this month too.

S said...

Interesting take on the kit - wonderful choices. Continued good luck in your competition.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Great kit - good job thinking to use all those punches!

Abi said...

lovely kit and I like how you thought outside the box. Good luck in the competition! xxx

Alison said...

Love your version!
Alison xx

humel said...

Great take on the kit :) One day I might just be brave enough to have a go myself - seeing how you can so adapt the original to suit your own supplies and style is very inspiring :)

beccaf1970 said...

Love your kit, esp. the brown and yellow papers!

Good luck with scrap factor!

A Creative Operation said...

I love the browns!

scrappymo! said...

Lovely earthy tones...this is a lovely, warm kit. Have fun sith it!

mytwoandras said...

I like how your kit went darker, but still has a Summer feel to it.

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

I agree with mytowandras... like how your kit is darker but still summery! Great job!

jennifer said...

Love the colours of your alphas, and all the flower punches x

scrappysue said...

Lovely kit and many congrats on being in the final for scrapfactor, best of luck!

Lisa said...

Cant wait to see what you create using your kit.

Jenny said...

Lovely blend of colors. Such a visually attractive kit. Looking forward to your creations.

ms.schwiet said...

Love the dark colors here