Friday, 6 July 2012

(4th Of) July Counterfeiting

Kit detail - buttons
Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Master Forger July Kit Blog Hop!  What a mouthful!!!  The hop started here with this month's Guest Designer Sherri (a former Master Forger who just can't stay away) and, thanks to a other commitments for a couple of the girls, I'm 2nd in the hop!  I didn't make any pages in June following my surgery so I'm really glad to be back in the counterfeiting saddle again!

Citrus Twist - Summer Boardwalk Kit
Summer Boardwalk
This month's kit-to-copy is from Citrus Twist and is full of teal and apricot loveliness with plenty of trendy chevrons and woodgrain.  Unfortunately I have just about run out of teal and apricot stash with or without chevrons and I've never owned any woodgrain!!
So, after substituting some wavy blue paper for the blue chevrons, some stripes for the woodgrain and grabbing a few floral papers I realised I had the beginnings of a great kit to continue with my Las Vegas photos - stars, stripes and denim?!

Counterfeited Kit - Jimjams
Cardstock in black, blue, red & white
Lucky Sun-Kissed by Basic Grey
My Mind's Eye Stitched (On The Bright Side collection) - bright stripes on white on the reverse
Japonica from Kaisercraft's Loire Valley - cream grid & bird silhouettes on the reverse
Basic Grey Recess Answers
Lucky Joy by Basic Grey
Petite Red Floral by Jenni Bowlin
Kaisercraft's Sakura Park Kanzan - brown floral on the reverse
Red starry paper (manufacturer unknown)
Affection from Fancy Pants Designs' Love Story collection - black & white floral on the reverse

Jenni Bowlin shaped journalling spots
A selection of red & blue & black buttons
Red velvet and floral trims, tiny white ric-rac, blue embroidery floss
Wooden stars
A selection of stamps
Blue & black blooms
Thickers Regards chipboard alphabet
Blue Jeans mini alpha stickers by MLS
Multi Reds mini alpha stickers by Adornit
Vintage book page(s) & scrap(s) of denim (not shown)

Very 4th of July don't you think - shame I'm not an American (and that my Diamond Jubilee celebrations were such a wash-out)!  I do hope you'll join me for some counterfeiting this month :o)

Next on the kit tour is the lovely Julie-Ann who will be sure to have something special for you to see.  If you get lost along the way pop back to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for a full list of the hops!


scrappymo! said...

I think this will be perfect for Vegas!

li-bee-ti said...

Awesome kit! very dramatic with it's colors. Love it and looking forward seeing what you'll make with it.

Missus Wookie said...

Great colours and textures here - looking forward to seeing what you create.

S said...

Great kit - I need to pull together some red/white/blue too to scrap some 4th pictures. It's a versatile combo so I'll be anxious to see what you scrap with it. So glad you are back in full swing again.

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful kit, Jemma! I always love to see your counterfeit kits-you have such fun embellishments! I want to shop in your stash! LOL I can't wait to see your Vegas layouts. I've never been here, but this looks like the perfect kit to scrap your trip!

Julia said...

Lovely kit Jemma!!!

Margie said...

You pulled together quite a pretty kit! Can't wait to see what your pages look like!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Spectacular kit for July! And I love those journal spots - so adorable!

sassyscrapper said...

Oh, I always love the red, white and denim combo. This is lovely and will make some wonderful summer-y layouts. And...I can't wait to see what happened in Vegas!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

This is s real stunning kit Jemma!!! I love the colors, and yes, we could swap a few items between us!!!! LOL I love those journaling cards, very cool! Hope you are doing well since your surgery!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

OMG, I love it! The direction you took with color and embellishments is really beautiful. Have a great month!

Ali said...

Great kit and well done on your winnings!

Roxy said...

Ooooh, great kit, I love how it looks so different from the inspiration kit, and yes, it is very American looking!

Lisa said...

Great to have you back and hope you are raring to get back to creating!
I love the way your kit developed from the original to the kit you made. And it will most certainly be perfect for those Vegas shots!

Clair said...

So completely different from the original kit - but very much you! x

Clair said...

By the way, e-mails and comments received - thank you! x

Blaze1208 said...

Love to blog hop. Such great ideas.

Mary B said...

That looks a great kit well done look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love both your kit and the original.. . each one is super fun in a different way.

Angela Coles said...

looking good

LCSmithSAVED said...

Oh, wow! I love how you've made this totally your own but stayed so true to so much of the inspiration and that it will serve you so well on the project you are working on! Very cool :~)

Tara O said...

I love it!! I can't wait to see the Vegas LO's!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jemma, finally catching up with my fav blogs, lovely to see you commenting on my blog, made my day! Sending get well soon wishes for your arm! Sue x