Thursday, 6 October 2011

Hybrid Counterfeiting

There's been more forgery going on in my house this month - this time the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog has chosen the September 2010 kits from Little Red Scrapbook.  Initially I thought that the colours of the main kit were rather too pink and floral ... but the alternative Halloween theme kit was a little too ... (how shall I put it?) ... a little too Halloweeny for this Brit!  We do have fun at Halloween here, but it's simply not on the same scale as in the USA and I have a limited number of ghostly, ghouly, pumpkin filled photos to scrap.



So I decided to brighten up the main kit, but I think the Halloween kit's colours had a subconscious influence and what I've ended up with is possibly a mix of the two kits - a hybrid perhaps?!


Paper:
¾ sheet each of Spirit (1) Imagine (10) from Basic Grey's Colour Me Silly collection
Green Diamonds (2) - unknown manufacturer?!
Passionfruit (3), Lime (4), Blue Heaven (5) double sided papers from Kaisercraft's Allsorts range
The Fifth Ad (6) from Gin-X's Desperately Seeking Summer range
½ sheet Rainbow Life Happens (7) by Christina Cole
Tangerine Sweet Stripes (8) by Doodlebug
Yellow graded paper (9) by Creamotion

Cardstock:
Black lacy cardstock (1)
Black, golden yellow, lime, lilac and kraft (2-7)

Embellishments:
Free hybrid tags from Becky Higgins Project Life 2009 (8)
Gypsy Harvest Doodles by Daisy D's (9)
Basic Grey Colour Me Silly alphabet stickers (10)
Various black blooms and home made felt flowers
Various ribbons

I'm a bit nervous of this kit now that's it's all together - it is VERY bright (brighter than the snapshots, which were taken late at night, show) and I don't have any particular photos in mind to scrap with it ... we shall see how successful I am as the month progresses ... at least it hasn't cost me a penny!

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25 comments:

Mary B said...

wow Jemma that is a bright bright collection, a real mixture of the two. Have fun

Heather said...

thats a gorgeous collection of colours just right for late summer/early autumn LOs :)

happysnapper said...

you should be able to make some lovely funky pages with this lot

Sian said...

It's certainly bright - I'm going to be looking out to see what kind of photos you pair with it. Of course there isn't anything in the rules to say you can't make cards and altered items if photos prove tricky to find..

Emily said...

I love your Frankenstein- esque thinking and how you mashed up the kits. I bet you'll surprise yourself with what you can do with those bold colors! Have fun!

Melissa said...

I like all the bright colors - looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Margie said...

Great mix of the 2 kits!! I love the felt flowers!

Helen said...

I love your colour combining as always! I also really like that die cut cardstock

Julie Ann Shahin said...

I love the colors, I think they are very exciting. You could always print off black and white photos to use with this kit!!! Have fun!!!! xoxo

Alison said...

Looking forward to seeing how you use it Jemma!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Jemma,
First, thanks for posting the original kits in a non-blinking/changing way. This makes it so much easier to see!
I'm trying to figure out what I want to do this month. I might put together a mini-Halloween kit for card making and the use the main kit for layouts for our Cotswolds trip (I have so many garden/hiking photos!)
I love how you combined the two!
Rinda

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Love your kit, but then again, I'm a bright color kinda gal! I'm sure you'll come up with something to make with all this yummy goodness! As for ' knicking' my idea of numbering the papers: as they say, best form of flattery, right? And forgery is what this is all about!!! ;)

JulieJ said...

Funnily enough I had very similar thoughts (spooky). I think I will stick to a Hallowe'en page kit (although all my embellies went on a 2 pager I did recently) and can I really manage to force myself into pink floral?????
And I agree with Rinda, those blinking images drive me bananas. Can you do a post on how to get sensible images? Please?

Ginger said...

that's a great kit, maybe it is bright but I'm sure you will make some lovely items with it. You really have some great choices for embelishments and journaling cards!

humel said...

Yes, I can see influences from both kits lol! It looks lovely, and I'm sure you'll produce some beautiful layouts with it :)

Lizzie said...

Wow, this looks fantastic! Sure, it's bright and colourful - but very seasonal colours and so "happy"!
I thought I couldn't scrap with bright colours. But recently I have made several really bright and cheery pages - a couple with veeeery zingy greens, yellows, oranges and reds. They worked out really well. Now I'm less "scared of" bright colours.
Feel free to explore my blog and find the pages - I'll send you links if you want.
But do have a go with your funky kit - I'm sure you'll be delighted when you've made some bright and cheerful pages, to add some zing to autumn!

Angelfish said...

I love seeing everyone's take on the kits. Such a wide variety of papers and embellishments. Lovely :o)

Beverly said...

Great job combining, funny, it doesn't even seem overly bright to me but then again I am so a bright color person and so not a pink person. When I looked at the kits it was a "yuck" and an "I love it"

Glinda said...

First off I love your flowers. Your kits are really well thought out and I like the way you numbered each thing. You are going to have lots of fun working with these kits.

Lisa said...

it's a great kit! i love the fact that it's a but hybrid and the flowers you made for it are gorgeous!

S said...

You've got some great parts that seem to all go together - a perfect hybrid, if you ask me. Those felt flowers are too cute.

Tara O said...

Love your wonderful colors!! Great kit!

Missus Wookie said...

Great colours - I'm very into bright at the moment, love the journaling cards, I have those from 365 a couple of years ago.

Keri said...

Love that when you mixed the two, what you got was a cool bold palette that doesn't look Halloweenish at all! The awesome candy-inspired page definitely shows off this unique palette, what a great kit, Jemma!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

lovely kit. we don't celebrate halloween at all in our household.