Friday, 6 April 2012

Bright Ideas for Counterfeiting

Welcome to the April Master Forgers' Blog Hop!  Have you hopped over from Glinda's blog or the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog?  Are you a regular reader or a random visitor?  Do stay and see how I  counterfeited a scrapbooking kit using supplies that were cluttering up my craft room! 

It was a good job I'd just bought new sunglasses when I found out about the April kits-to-copy - talk about bright!!!!  All four of the March kits from Somni were full of sunshiney colours, flowers, birds and butterflies but I fell in love with the second kit based around Christy Tominlinson's She Art collection by Pink Paislee:

Kits de Somni March 2012 Add-on Kit
Somni Kits March 2012 Add-on
I had several false starts putting my counterfeit together ... I don't like floral papers much and apart from the luggage tags and buttons I had nothing approaching the kit-to-copy ... oh and did I mention that I don't much like pink?!?!?

In the end I put based my kit on a mix of Daisy D's and My Mind's Eye Ooh La La papers, substituted red for pink and switched flowers to swirls:

Counterfeited Kit

Supplies:
MME Ooh La La Frivolous (with green hexagons on the reverse - see 2nd row)
Dream Street Papers Pompeii Villa
MME Ooh La La Over The Top (with sun burst on the reverse - see 2nd row)
½ sheet green dotty paper from a HOTP Paper Pizazz Christmas Book
¾ sheet 7gypsies Rouge Life
Beacon Hill Stripe, Holly-Pine Bough, Bowdoin Street Scroll from Daisy D's
Kelly Panacci Stonewashed Blue
Buutons - clips - bakers twineRed (and green and brown) alpha stickers from Websters Pages Botanical Christmas range
MLS mini alpha stickers in Butter
Pages from a vintage book of fairytales
Various MME Ooh La La die-cuts
3 small and 2 large manilla luggage labels
5 K&Co Travel Smash cards
Buttons galore
A selection of metal clips (thanks to Susanne's Christmas swap)
Some apple green baker's twine (simply because it's been sitting there all year and needs to be used!)

What's missing?
Well there are no paper flowers ... I think I'll make them myself using one of the tutorials here on the CKCB (and who knows - perhaps there'll be some new links from Bethany or Meridy in a day or two).
Nor have I included a doily stencil ... I do have a 6x6 Crafter's Workshop swirly template somewhere ...

And there's no cardstock - that would have been another add-on from Somni Kits, but of course for me it's "free" as I'm shopping from my existing stash.  Result!!

If you pop over to Jen's place now she'll have another version of a Somni Kit - and of course the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog will be full of inspiration all month long!

23 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this month's kit! I've already started counterfeiting those awesome tags!
Rinda

Mary B said...

I just love that Kit you've made Jemma, when I first saw the kit we are counterfeiting I panicked but you have made it easier to choose.

alexa said...

This is equally bright and pretty - I can just see those buttons artfully scattered across a page ...

li-bee-ti said...

Beautiful kit, Jemma! I love how you subtituted the pink with red, very clever :). great tags.
As for handmade flower, your more than welcome to my blog, I have several tutorials about handmade flowers...
Can't wait to see what will you create with this yummy kit.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I am so glad to hear I am not the only one that struggled, the kit was beautiful but I had nothing in my stash like it either. That is what is so great about CKCB, make it your own for FREE! YAY!

S said...

Oh I like seeing what you've pulled together. I think this month's challenge kit has been well, a challenge, to lots of us. I can't wait to see what you scrap with all those goodies. PS I went crazy and ended up using most of my buttons on a single layout - wonder what you will do?

Margie said...

I love how you got so close to the original kit without sacrificing your own style! Great counterfeit!

Bethany said...

Really awesome take on the kit, Jemma!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

I struggle with the floral stuff, too - using swirls to replace that "theme" is a terrific idea. Looks like a fun kit for the month!

Angela Coles said...

I'll be back to find out how you use those mini bulldog clips - I still haven't worked out how to use those in layouts yet.

Your paper choices etc are lovely and so are your colours.

Tara O said...

YUMMY! You did a great job counterfeiting this month!! I also loved Chrisy Tomlinson's kit! She's a great person (used to subscribe to Scarlet Lime and she was always so personable).

Denise said...

Gorgeous kit- you did a great job- the colours are fab :-)

Tricia said...

Your kit is surprisingly similar to the original - even though you put your own style into it. Just lovely!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the mixture of your kit! can't wait to see your projects.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I like your version - I'm not that fond of floral or pink either ;)

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your bold color choices! Beautiful counterfeit!

Tricia said...

I love your version of the kit and all those buttons!!

Mini said...

Wow! Fab kit ... and of course I love those buttons!
Sue x

Clair said...

It's great that you 'fell in love' with a kit that had so much pink in it - and that it made you stretch your imagination (as well as your stash!)

You've put together a beautiful kit - as always x

Glinda said...

Awesome color take on your kit and the embellies. I never thought of using clips. looking for ward to seeing how you use them.

Lisa said...

I love the way we all take these kits in different directions and yours is so lovely. Very much your own in selection and colors but still clearly inspired by the original kit. I'll be watching out for your handmade flowers too :-)

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Another great job making this kit suit your own individual taste! Lovely!

mytwoandras said...

I love the kit you put together. The colors are slightly muted but the original kit still shows through.