Monday, 6 February 2012

Note To Self

Welcome to my regular readers, welcome fellow counterfeiters from Helens's blog or the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and of course welcome to anyone else who has stumbled across me in their surfing - take a seat and have a look at what I was up to last week:
 

Crop Circle's Note To Self is the kit-to-copy over at the CKCB this month (well actually there is a choice of two to copy but I've avoided the pink one LOL).  I loved the bright mish mash of patterns, colours and journalling spots in the alternative kit, but where to start with the counterfeiting?


I noticed that there were lots of letters featured on the papers and searched through my stash for colourful examples ... but found only numbers.  Ever one to change things up, I grabbed them and started matching other parts of the kit ...
  • colourful circles √
  • multi-coloured stripes √
  • chevrons - I'll make them from the stripes √
  • semi-circles for borders and patterns - I grabbed some circular punches √
  • journalling spots in a mix of colours √ plus stamps to make more if required √
  • lots of words and phrases to embellish with √
  • tiny alphas in various shades and fonts √
  • index cards & file tabs - another punch and a Sizzlit die will do the honours here √
  • felt pompoms - I adapted an on-line tutorial and counterfeited my own √
Mmmm - I'm not entirely convinced that anyone would
mistake the two kits as twins - distant cousins perhaps?!
Supplies:
Scenic Route's Sierra Place Sonoma (red & cream numbers on the reverse),
Create and Enjoy from Basic Grey's Colour Me Silly collection (will it never end?) along with Demerit, Home Room and monograms from their Recess line
Daidy D's Beacon Hill Stripe
Art Appreciation, Study Hall, borders & journalling cards from Cosmo Cricket's The Boyfriend collection
Bits & Pieces and High 5 from Clubhouse by Dream Street Papers (journalling spots & brown on their reverse sides)
MLS Blackberry Mini Alphas, Websters Pages Storytellers alphas, Adornit Tiny Whoopsy Teal alphas, American Crafts Peacock Mini Marks rub-ons
Scraps of Seaglass by K&Co for the word-fetti

Various tools to help me counterfeit have been made ready, and I'll be adding some embossing folders to make up for the lack of corrugated card!
There was no mention of cardstock in the kit list, but I can't manage without it for matting, journalling, titles etc so I added some sheets of yellow, green, orange and some new (to me) teal coloured kraft-core cardstock from Core'dinations.

Please come back in a couple of days for my pompom tutorial.  In the meantime, do pop over to Jen to see her interpretation of the kits-to-copy!

25 comments:

Brenda Smith said...

Very nice! Love your alpha choices.

scrappymo! said...

I like your style...to create what you are short of with your own stamps, punches, materials etc.

It looks good.

Helen said...

I love your take on this - you always seem to have stuff I've not seen. I esp like the circle paper and the paper aeroplane one. I've been tempted by the core paper - keen to see what you do and your pom-poms tute too!

Margie said...

Great kit-love your homemade pom poms and your addition of stamps and punches!

mytwoandras said...

I like your mix of colors and fun patterns. I have The Boyfriend papers so I will be watching to see what you do with them. Great pom flowers.

scrappyjacky said...

Looks like an interesting kit.

Sian said...

I love the look of the felt pompoms - I can see lots of uses for them with Valentines Day projects

ms.schwiet said...

felt pom-poms sounds cool.... that reminds me I thought about my pompom trim when I was building the page but I never grab it...note to self get to grabbing

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Fabulous run-down of your kit and very inspiring! Love your colors, very true to your style as always. Love it! How did you get check marks in the text? LOL Have fun with your kit!!! xoxo

Beverly said...

once again well done :)

alexa said...

I love the large Basic Grey letters too! Looks like a lovely, stylish kit to play with ...

Tricia said...

What a fun peek into your thought process. Great take on the kit!

Lisa said...

I spy several items that I've used for myself recently. And I have to say that I totally love how you took the kit in a different direction but kept the principles the same - really lovely

Lisa said...

I spy several items that I've used for myself recently. And I have to say that I totally love how you took the kit in a different direction but kept the principles the same - really lovely

JulieJ said...

I think a bit of white and cream cardstock and you could quite happily counterfeit any 'gaps' in your kit. (I'm not sure that came out the way I intended.....)

S said...

This looks great - I think Scenic Route does some fabulous things - can't wait to see what you whip up.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love numbers and letters and I agree the kits look like cousins, but they both work. I was drawn to this one but for some reason did the red/pink one LOL! Cant wait to see the tut you did!

redmom said...

That old BG stuff looks so great in your kit!!

Clair said...

I see the resemblances, but I always love that you make the kits your own!

Glinda said...

Love your flowers. They are a must try for me.

Lisa said...

Love the colors in your kit. Happy creating!

Roxy said...

I love this, and I love your checklist - do you mind if I copy it? Your pompom tutorial is fantastic, can't wait to make some!

nancy y said...

Great little kit you've made! And thanks for the tutorial on the pompoms, I think maybe I could do this!

Tara O said...

Great kit you have there!!

Missus Wookie said...

Cool kit - love that Cosmo Cricket and looking to see what you do with it. Felt pompoms huh? Should be interesting to see what both you and Sian do with those :)