Saturday, 6 August 2011

Choice Counterfeiting

Are you counterfeiting?  I have been: over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog they've announced the latest kitS-to-copy from My Creative Scraproom (although it's not their latest [which is are lovely - check it them out here] - the CKCB went back to September 2010 for inspiration this month).

We were give the choice of four kits to counterfeit (a main one, two add-ons and a limited edition kit) - and while I was tempted to have a go at them all, the thought of my half-used July (and June) kits made me stop at just the one!

I chose the stunning Creative Add-on Kit as I love the bright colours and small patterns ... trouble was I had NO Echo Park papers at all.  So I looked through my stash to see whether I had some papers with:
  • butterflies (sort of)
  • trees (no chance)
  • small colourful circles (plenty)
  • narrow colourful stripes (plenty)
  • small colourful flowers (surprisingly few)
  • diagonal colourful checks (none)
 ... and came up with circles, stripes and matching alphas from Polar Bear Press and butterfly floral paper from Sei ...and these were the starting point for my kit:

You will note that they really aren't anything like the original, but this whole challenge is about using what you've already got so that's what I'm doing.  I then selected a few more papers, some butterfly stamps and a variety of embellishments (with buttons instead of flowers) to produce this kit for August:

I'm hoping the addition of teal alphas, ric-rac & buttons will help me ring the changes when it comes to using the kit, the full contents of which are listed below.

Cardstock:  AC Vanilla, 2 cream/green flecked, Bazzill green, yellow, peach & brown

Sei Morning Meadow (plain cream reverse)
Polar Bear Press Sherbet Stripes (mottled green reverse)
Paper Loft Sanded Geometric in green
Polar Bear Press Sherbet Dots (mottled peach reverse)
Doodlebug Design Obviously Orange Dots
Dream Street Papers Forget-Me-Not Stitched With Love
Imagination Project Desperately Seeking Summer
Leopard skin print (unknown brand)
K&Co Teal Scrolls

Polar Bear Press Sherbet Ice stickers
Orange, green, teal alphabet stickers (MM?)
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type teal alpha stickers
MLS Mint mini alpha stickers
K&Co Brenda Walton Mira Words rub-ons
Daisy D’s Top 10 Random Lists cardstock die-cuts
Selection of buttons in orange, green and teal
Various ribbons
Jillibean Soup Journalling Sprouts in white/brown
Glitz Frosting flowers
Maya Road Vineyard chipboard shapes
Banana Frog Butterfly stamps

P.S. There's still time to hop around my Blogiversary friends and find the missing number to be in with a chance of a give-away .... I'll be back with the winner on Monday 9th!


Beverly said...

I really like the kit you created! Great job using your stash :)

Anonymous said...

Ha! Glad I'm not the only one with USPs (Unidentifable Scrapbooking Products) in their stash - if we can't name the brand, then it is deinitely time to use them up! Great counterfeiting and stash busting

Sian said...

That's a lovely soft looking kit - it has a real "end of Summer" look about it. Perfect for August.

S said...

Lots of goodies there - that stamp set looks fun - I'm opting for lots of stamping this month.

beccaf1970 said...

This is the kit I was drawn to as well! Nice job with your counterfeiting...I love the more muted color palette you selected.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

I love hearing your thought process! Great kit, totally your colors too! xoxo

Ali said...

thanks for sharing how you got there - perfectly coordinated and should be lots of fun to work with.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Love your kit, as I told ya, and great job making it yours. I love the explanation of how you got what you did; encourages others

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love the warm tones of your kit! The chipboard and butterfly stamps are lovely!

happysnapper said...

thanks for sharing your thought process will look forward to seeing it in action :)

Margie said...

Love your warm colors-perfect summery kit!

Lesa said...

I really am liking the colors you chose and I agree that you telling how you made your selections does help to see how it can be fun to copy and not be all stressed about trying to do it "right". Looking forward to see your creations!!

Linda said...

Great kit! I like the colors and your process for choosing it all

Clair said...

I'm becoming used to your 'aren't anything like the original' kits, but I'm also becoming used to how your chose your papers. I'm always busy looking out for the elements you've chosen to use as inspiration!