Monday, June 6, 2011

June Counterfeit Kit

Can you believe that it is June already? Or that the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is 6 months old? This month, we are counterfeiting our 6th kit! It's a beautiful kit from a a brand-new kit club called Burlap & Buttercups. You can see the inspiration kit and add-on HERE.

Although this kit is very pretty, I knew that I would have to make some changes when I copied it. First of all, my style is much more cutesy and whimsical, so most of my supplies fall into those styles as well-not much cutesy or whimsical about the inspiration kit. Secondly, I wanted to make a kit that I would actually use a lot this month. Even if I could replicate the style of this kit, I'm not sure if I would use it as much as if I "tweaked" it a bit. Here is a breakdown of my kit:
I almost always start with my patterned papers. This month, I didn't have many papers that matched up well with the inspiration kit. I chose one paper from the inspiration kit to counterfeit (the doily print) and then built my kit around that paper. I chose the circle print that you see in the lower right corner of the photo above. It is a new print from Simple Stories, and I just love it. I knew that it would be the perfect paper to inspire my kit. My other papers were also loosely inspired by the inspiration kit, keeping in mind my own style and coordinating with my doily paper.The inspiration kit didn't include a ton of embellishments, so I added some extras. :) Instead of the Maya Road square chipboard frames, I included three scalloped circle chipboard frames and centers from Technique Tuesday. While I had the packages of chipboard out, I saw this large scalloped heart frame, also from Technique Tuesday. Although there was nothing like this in the inspiration kit, I loved it and knew that it would look great with my kit. It's also one of those embellies that I've been "saving" for the perfect project. I'm trying to get rid of that mentality! It is my goal to use that pretty frame this month!
Instead of the icon/phrase stickers in the inspiration kit, I pulled several vintage style die cuts from K&Co. (a gift from Meridy!) Many of them are travel-themed, and I am taking a road trip with my family this month. I think these will work perfectly in a mini album.

This add-on kit is inspired by the Burlap & Butterflies add-on. I didn't counterfeit many of the stickers-again, I wanted to make sure that I would use what I made. Instead, I saw one of the stickers had individual circles with letters in them. I found some chipboard circle stickers with numbers on them in colors that coordinated with my kit. I added them, and I already have a project in mind to finally use them! I also pulled coordinating inks, stickles, and flocking.
I am also making two additional add-ons this month, which I will share with you tomorrow. One is inspired by Studio Calico's June Star Dust add-on. The other is for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge's summer add-on. I will be counterfeiting a summer line from one of my favorite companies, Echo Park. Please check back-I will have some fun tutorials!


Tricia said...

Great job with your June kit! I like your choices. I'm like you, the original kit didn't have enough embellies for me either, LOL! Can't wait to see what you do with this one!

Miss Misi said...

I like your colors!

S said...

Great kit - and that add-on is fab!

ms.schwiet said...

Eager to see how you'll incorporate the large, scallopped heart