Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Inspiration Is The Simplest Form Of Forgery

A pinch and a punch, it's the first of the month ... which means that it's time for another reveal at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. Today the Master Forgers are blog-hopping how they took inspiration from this month's kit-to-copy, starting here with our February Guest Designer Cindy and, if you're following in order, then you will have reached me from Susanne.

February's kit-to-copy is from Studio Calico's August subscriber kit called "Pop Art".  I have to say, it's not quite my "thing" as it contains a) pale pink and lilac b) realistic florals c) HUGE patterns ... so I struggled to see where I could start with my counterfeiting.

Oct Kit-to-copy - Studio Calico's August 2015 Kit

The most appealing thing to me in the kit were those diamond shaped puffy stickers ... and when I spotted some patterned paper from Pink Paislee with multicoloured diamonds, I decided that they would be my inspiration starting point!  By adding some dots, stripes, grids, pale blue alphas and a little gold washi I had the basis for a whole kit:

I punched various sized circles from coloured vellum to imitate the Studio Calico "Circle Transparency Die Cuts".  I then added some journalling cards and broke out some gold brads, orange gromlets and bling to give me some useable embellishments because feathers, especially green and blue rubber ones, don't really do it for me!

½ sheet of Echo Park Rough & Tough (orange and white zigzags reverse) from All About A Boy
Doily from Echo Park's For The Record 2 collection (blue and green doilies reverse)
Numbers from same collection (green floral reverse)

Glad to get rid of these "B" sides to be honest!
6x6 stripes, diamonds, spots and grid sheets from Pink Paislee's Prairie Hill collection
Echo Park For The Record 2 sticker sheet
Gold dotty washi tape
Orange striped washi tape
American Crafts gold medium glitter brads
Crate Paper's Story Teller alpha stickers
Various journalling tags from my stash, including a part sheet from Echo Park's For The Record
Circle-punched coloured vellum
WRMK orangel gromlets
MME Follow Your Heart Be Amazing rhinestones

Well that just goes to show: you don't have to like a kit to be able to take inspiration from it ... though I'd hardly call my kit a copy ... would you?!?!

I'll be back in a couple of days to share my first page; in the meantime, please join me over at Julene's and see what she has put together for this month.


Stephanie said...

Jemma your kit just screams autumn! Loving all the orange ... makes me crave a pumpkin spiced latte ;)

Julene Matthews said...

It amazes me how we all go off in different directions from the same starting point. I like your more tawny papers and those adorable punched circles.Enjoy using it all.

cinmfoster said...

This is awesome, I would have paid for this kit. Love the ruler at the top of your kit.
Cindy F

LCSmithSAVED said...

Your inspiration paper was a fab match to those epoxy embellis in the original - what a great jumping off point to make this kit you found unappealing work so perfectly for you! I love that stretch in the creation process of finding the element that speaks to you & building from there to making a kit that will be used.

Tina Campbell said...

Wow cool kit you pulled and I agree it looks like an Autumn kit with the color choices you made :) Love the vellum cut circles and will be taking that fun tip to make some too for my kit :) Excited to see what you do with the gromlets

Clair said...

You never disappoint. I am always in awe of the ways that you manage to make each kit suit you and your personal tastes by finding one thing you love and starting there. Fabulous!

Margie said...

I love how your kits always look so true to your style, yet I can always see how you were inspired!

Susan said...

I like how even though the original kit wasn't very appealing to you, you found something in it that you liked and used that to create your kit. That diamond paper is beautiful and I like the bold black & white number paper too.

sassyscrapper said...

The vellum dots are SPOT ON! LOL! Hehe! Truly, though, they are a perfect and simple forgery. Love when that happens. It's funny how we all struggled with this one, but you created a great kit that I know you will produce pages that are all Jemma.

Susanne said...

I think inspiration is the easiest way to counterfeit - and your kit certainly works. It is a skill to not overthink it at the beginning and concentrate on making the end product cohesive - you nailed that. BTW, I have the Pink Paislee line, and now you've made me want to revisit it.

My not so simple life said...

Great kit, love those circles :)

alexa said...

Looks like it was a tough challenge this month but you came up trumps - the diamonds are going to go really well with that diagonally-striped paper. (Or if it's straight stripes, a 45 degree twist would do it!).

Lisa said...

I can see that the original is really not your style but honestly, the starting point of the diamonds is perfect! and perfectly you. You've really taken the original and made it a true Jemma kit. Super job. there are several items in there I'd like in my own! the vellum circles especially.