Sunday, March 6, 2011

March Counterfeit Kit Challenge

I'm so excited to be the Guest Designer this month at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog! This month's inspiration kits are from Studio Calico. That's right-I said kits, with an "s"! Not only are Meridy, Bethany and I counterfeiting the main kit, but we also are each making the FOUR add-on kits! Lots of scrappy goodness, I tell you!
Today, we are each sharing our main kits on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, and I am sharing mine here with you. Here is the main inspiration kit from Studio Calico:

And here is my kit:

With this kit, I was able to match almost all of the papers very closely. The only exception was the Woodland paper (top, second from the left.) I chose a repeating aqua pattern from Basic Grey. The colors in this pattern worked well with the other papers in my kit. My cardstocks are Lagoon, Watermelon, Crushed Curry, Kraft, White, Ivory and Black. I have also included a couple of small scraps of green that matched one of my add-on kits perfectly.

When it came to the embellishments, however, I had to make some substitutions. I started with the bee stamp. I don't have a bee stamp, but I saw this pretty butterfly stamp that a friend recently gave me. I added that to my kit, and that inspired me to add the chipboard butterflies. My label stickers are from Martha Stewart, and the colors go well with my papers. Finally, instead of the larger letter stickers and title die-cut, I included a rub-on alphabet and a package of Basic Grey rub-ons. The rub-ons have lots of icons (including some bees) and sentiments which would work well for either cards or layouts.

I will also add buttons as I make my projects. I discovered in January with my first kit that it is much more practical for me to keep my buttons in their original jars and just take what I want as I go.

Thank so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to show you my add-on kits, plus I am itching to start making some projects to share! Don't forget to take photos of your kits and share them on the blog or on the Counterfeit Kit Facebook Page-we'd love to see how you're inspired by the kits!


Missus Wookie said...

Cool take on the kit - and I think the butterflies go nicely.

I too grabbed brads and buttons rather than putting them in the main kit - which I would do if I'd bought it and needed them :)

Tricia said...

I like your kit! Great choice of papers and I am loving those rub-ons and butterflies!

MommaSaid said...

Hello! I followed a link from the Counterfeit Kit blog. I really like what I see. Thank you for providing such fun inspiration.

Mad for Paper said...

Very pretty kit. I love that butterfly stamp. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with! Kathy

Lesa said...

Like your take on the kit, especially going with the butterflies~~ would you beelieve I found a bee stamp in my stuff????

Pam from Maine said...

Nice kit and I really like those rub-ons.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I'm sorry I'm just now visiting your blog, although I'm trying to visit all of them on the Mr. Linky. You have done an outstanding job as a guest this month!! I can't believe you created all FIVE kits! Your handmade paper on this kit is amazing, and I'm hoping to get a chance to try some of these techniques!