Friday, 6 January 2012

A New Year of Counterfeiting

HAPPY NEW YEAR fellow counterfeiters! Welcome to the start of our kit-copying for 2012.

If you have hopped over to me from Helen's blog then you are on track with the Master Forgers' Kit Hop; if not then you may want to pop back here to start at the beginning to see them all.



This month we were given links to an array of kits from Cocoa Daisy as our starting points. I know my limitations and only picked one to copy: the December 2011 Add-on.

Cocoa & Marshmallows
Having none of the actual papers in my stash, I decided to look for a “match” for the October Afternoon Button Box paper and go from there. Eventually I found some Polar Bear Press Blue Ridge Paisley which had a similar dark colour base with a lighter coloured intricate all-over pattern printed on top.

That was stored next to the Cabin Fever Dots from the same range which “matched” the regularly spaced flowers on one side of the Jillibean Black-eyed Peas paper while some Holly-Jolly paper from Daisy D’s made a bright alternative to the other side. I replaced the retro cards from the reverse of the OA Button Box with yellow/cream text blocked paper (manufacturer unknown!).


I had planned to counterfeit the OA Farmhouse alpha stickers by stamping white letters onto matching cardstock … but I had Polar Bear Press stickers to match already!

Instead, I had a lot of fun reproducing the OA Flower Sack of die-cuts by simply punching scalloped & pinked circles, flowers, butterflies & hearts from scraps of paper and card. I even cut some words from some OA paper scraps that I found!

That just left the MME Pearl swirl and the Pink Paislee Mistable Ribbon … well I have made my own swirls with Ranger’s Liquid Pearls before and I’ve got two things to replace the ribbon: some strips of fabric torn from an old cream sheet, cut on one edge with pinking shears and some border-punched tissue paper. I shall see which works and let you know.

ETA - I've reviewed my attempts here!

As it was originally just an add-on kit, it’s light on embellishments, but I’ll pull buttons, brads, stamps etc from my stash as required. I’ve added some plainer cardstock and paper to pad it out a little with an extra sheet of the Blue Ridge Paisley as it has a grey textured reverse, some Basic Grey Indian Summer Dogwood paper for contrast and some blue/grey & cream card.

There you have it - my take on Cocoa & Marshmallows; for more counterfeiting of Cocoa Daisy's inspirational kits please pop over to Jen who will certainly have something stunning to share with you.

23 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I loved the first three kits, and I'm going to counterfeit one of them to do a variety of projects I think. Love what you did.
Rinda

Margie said...

Very prety! I love the homemade "Flour Sack"Embellies!

Helen said...

Great colours and paper choices - I love your flower sack bits too, especially as you did the words. I'm also intrigued with your mistables - the old sheet is inspired! Love to see how you get on :)

Emily said...

I love your color choices. I've never heard of the liquid pearls so i will have to look into those. Can't wait to see what you create.

Sian said...

I really love your very own "flower sack" - putting together a whole collection all at once will make it easy to dip into. And of course I will be back to see what dipping you do!

alexa said...

You are so very creative in doing these! This one has a great strong colour line - looking forward to the LOs now!

S said...

Personally I don't think you have any limitations, and I like your kit a lot.

Beverly said...

well done, I am always amazed at how you pull these kits together, you could sell kits from your stash ;)

mytwoandras said...

I like your color combination and you have some great choices in your kit.

Lisa said...

small but most perfectly formed! I love your hand made flower sack and can't wait to see your creations! Gorgeous

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Jemma, I have to say that I love your colors better than the origianl. I can't wait to see what you create. Have fun! xoxo

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

I love the colors! What a great kit! That red and and gray together looks wonderful!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

I love the liquid pearls trick. And I like all the flour sack shapes, too. You'll have plenty of pretties to play with this month!

Kim Strother said...

I've been wanting to get some of the ranger pearls. Do you love them?? Can't wait to see your swirl made with them! Great kit!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

lovely kit

beccaf1970 said...

Great take on the add on kit!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Lovely kit! I'm definitely going to try to make some of my own "mistables". I love the little bits you created, as well!

vanlikethecar said...

I love your flower sack die cuts! So creative! Can't wait to see what you make!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love the colors! How fun!

scrappymo! said...

Love the creative litte embellies. The wordsare precious.
Can't wait to see what you do with them.
Lovely kit.

Lisa said...

Beautiful kit love the colors.

happysnapper said...

I like it a lot √ bold but sophisticated mix.

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

oh lots of lovely things to play with.