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Monday, March 7

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

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 Last month I discovered the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, and had fun participating.  What a great way to use my stash!!! Plus a great way to take action against kit envy! :) Right now, it's just not in my budget to join a kit club, but I have plans to join one in the future. So in the meantime, it's the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for me! I'm so excited about this month's challenge: drumroll...

the March 2011 Club Kits for this month's inspiration kits are put together by Studio Calico...you can visit their blog at http://www.studiocalico.com/ .


Studio Calico released 5 kits this month (one main kit and 4 add-on kits). I don't even feel guilty counterfeiting these kits because they are all sold out already!

The link to the picture of the Main Kit (called Into the Woods) is...

The link to the picture of the 1st Add-On Kit (Babbling Brook) is...

The link to the 2nd Add-On Kit (Mossy Knoll) is...

The link to the 3rd Add-On Kit (Sunny Clearing) is...

The link to the final Add-On Kit (Wildflower) is...


I counterfeited all five kits, and had a blast doing so!!!! I chose to try to match the patterns and colors as close as I could. If you want to try, they suggest at the Counterfeit Kit Blog you could also just use the kits as inspiration for a mood board, or just create a card kit!

MY COUNTERFEIT KITS 

 To compare, I'll post a photo of Studio Calico's Kit first, then a photo of my counterfeit kit!~ My choices ended up a bit brighter I think, than SC. Ok. Here we go:

Studio Calico's Main Kit: Into the Woods


My "Into the Woods" Counterfeit Kit
I am going to probably alter the brown Thickers, not sure how....but they are begging to be altered. I found chipboard stars, and the little book page illustration features a tiny bee. I will also be using some digital elements I have from Studio Tangie's Dictionary Cuts that have a bee, and printing them out as well. Studio Tangie is at scrapbookgraphics.com. Instead of the journaling stickers, I am using Webster's Pages journaling cards.

Next, first Add-On Kit...

Studio Calico's Add-On "Babbling Brook"

My "Babbling Brook" Add-On Counterfeit Kit
For Babbling Brook, I kept it small. I'm going to alter chipboard circles to counterfeit the chipboard pieces in this kit. I also punched butterflies from paper for this kit. I do have circle stamps that are not pictured. I love the happy feel to this one.



Second Add-On...

Studio Calico's Add-On "Mossy Knoll"

My Counterfeit Kit "Mossy Knoll"

I went with the blues from the SC kit, and focused on vintage embellishments, plus vintage book illustrations of seashells  that will go great with vacation photos from last year. For the ribbons, I substituted brown striped ribbon instead of the black striped ribbon. I can't wait to play with this kit.


Third Add-On Kit.........

Studio Calico's Add-On Sunny Clearing

My Counterfeit "Sunny Clearing" Kit

Again, this is a much brighter version of Studio Calico's kit...I added in a fun vintage game piece, more butterflies, and thickers that might get altered. I really love the patterns in this kit. Love!!!!


And finally, the fourth Add-On kit...

Studio Calico's "Wildflower" Add-On Kit

My Counterfeit "Wildflower" Add-On Kit

Since I didn't have patterned papers besides the light pink scraps, I decided to make this a cardstock kit with vintage goodies. I don't use a lot of cardstock, so I hadn't put any in the other kits...so it makes sense to have a few sheets in this kit. I pulled out my Studio Calico rub-ons as a nod to SC! Then added in vintage book papers and illustrations that fit the theme of the kits, and what I think I might be scrapbooking this month. My diecut lace has been used for spray painting so I'm not sure if I'll just use it for misting or with part with it or some of it. The only tulle I have is this white tulle for making the flowers in this kit. I'm not sure if I'm going to go out and buy more colors, or make do with the white.


I'm excited to go check out the Mister Linky now on the Counterfeit Kit Blog and see what others have been up to making up their kits!!!










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8 comments:

S said...

Wow, that's a lot of kits. What fun you'll have using all those goodies.

Margie said...

Great kits! What a fab lot of goodies!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

You have been busy! Well done on all of the kits!

Bethany

Lesa said...

Nice kits!! Love the colors you chose!! I can tell you're having fun!!

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Ok...so I have kit envy...of your kits. I love all your vintage goodies.

A Creative Operation said...

Very nice choices! Love the tags you have!

Sian said...

You certainly have a month's worth of goodies collected there! I love your bright, fun take on the SC kits and I'll be really interested to see what you create

ms.schwiet said...

what a creative ensemble of goodies