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...
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|
Next, first Add-On Kit...
|Studio Calico's Add-On "Babbling Brook"|
|My "Babbling Brook" Add-On Counterfeit Kit|
|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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