Sunday, 6 May 2012

A Little Light Counterfeiting

May Kit detail
Welcome to the  Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Master Forgers' Blog Hop (or CKCBMFBH for short)! 

Studio Calico's sell-out April 2012 kit City of Lights was chosen as the kit-to-copy for May:  there was a main kit with lots of exclusive papers, stamps and embellishments along with four luscious add-ons to choose from.

I wanted to keep my kit quite small this month and plumped for just one of the add-ons ... "Louvre".

Studio Calico April 2012 Add-on "Louvre"
Studio Calico's Louvre Add-on for April 2012
Hmmm, my stash contains no butterflies, no woodgrain, no chevrons ... maybe I should have plumped for one of the others kits?!

Hang on!  If I substitute stripes for woodgrain, with some butterfly stamps and white ink taking the place of the white doily print, select some bright vellum circles instead of bright butterflies, choose some lime fine print for chevrons and finally grab some yellow paper with regularly spaced circles then, perhaps, a reasonable counterfeit is happening!

May Counterfeit papers

Each of the original patterned papers has also got a "B" side so I gave myself permission to grab stash that coordinated with my substitutions so far, rather than match them to the originals!

May Counterfeit papers - "B" side

After adding some stamps, a few sheets from a SMASH pad, some plain white chipboard alphas and a few buttons, I was ready to counterfeit those lovely Maya Road kraft pins.

May Counterfeit Kit - Jimjams

Grandpa's Overalls Stripe by Mustard Moon
B side of  Happy Days from the MME Ooh La La collection
Spring Green Wallstreet by Mustard Moon
Sei Sporty Circles vellum

The Fifth Ad from Gin-X's Desperately Seeking Summer collection
K&Co Wild Saffron Blue Swirl
B sides of of MME Ooh La La Checked Out & Soiree

Banana Frog butterfly stamps, Brilliance Moonlight White pigment ink
Personal Impressions texture & dots stamps (from the Grunged Set by Kirsty Wiseman)
BG White Chocolate Chip Alphas
K&Co Travels Smash pad
Grey & white baker's twine {not in the original kit, but having bought it in a fire-sale, I need to use some of it up}
Various buttons from my stash
Kraft pennants made from pins and parcel paper

Last month it worked well to choose cardstock on the go, so, like the Add-on that I'm counterfeiting, I'm leaving it out of my kit for now.

Not a bad counterfeit, and it certainly didn't cost me $31 to put it together ... more like $0!!!

I wonder what Jen chose to counterfeit?  She's the next port of call on the CKCBMFBH ... right here!


JulieJ said...

Love your idea of stamping on the striped paper. I have some woodgrain which I consider to be too dark, so I will try that - guess it would work with misting white over a doily mask too.

Missus Wookie said...

I never even try for the Studio Calico extras - read on their international board some peeps get up at 5am to attempt. Not happening here!

BUT did like the look of this one and hadn't even though of counterfeiting it (life has been just a wee bit busy the last few weeks) so thank you for the inspiration.

Need to go looking as I saw a butterfly dingbat font mentioned and thought that would be fun.

mytwoandras said...

I love the way the paper stamped with butterflies looks. It was a nice idea to keep a small kit.

Clair said...

Ah. You always take these kits and make them your own - I love how you do that! Looking forward to trying your challenge too :)

Tara O said...

I love it!!! And I could easily counterfeit this kit since I might have accidentally-on-purpose purchased that entire line of MME. ROTF

You did a great job counterfeiting this kit!

Sandie said...

What a great kit you have put together, it's great putting your own take on it and using up stash you already have. Have fun with it! One day I'll get round to joining in myself.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

This is a great counterfeit!!! I love all of your explanations always. I love seeing your use of brighter colors this time. :) xoxo

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Looks great! And looks like several of us took inspiration from the B sides this month.

li-bee-ti said...

Great counterfeiting! I'm so happy that most of the papers have a B side...
I'm looking forward seeing what beatiful creations you'll be making this month with the kit.

missybossy65 said...

Hooray, good for you, you crafty genius!!! Who needs to spend when with a lot of imagination you can create something just as lovely :0)

Denise said...

Well,I think you have done exceptionally well with this - amazing what you can do eh?

S said...

Oh what smart substitutions you made. You go girl! Can't wait to see some pages.

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

I love the butterfly paper also. great idea.

Tricia said...

The butterfly paper and the little pennants are so cute! Great job making it your own.

jennifer said...

Lovely kit, the kraft flags look great! x

Margie said...

Love your kit-you sure do edit better than me!