Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Daydream Believer - April Counterfeit Kit

Hi everyone,

Well, I'm a few days late getting started again this month, but there's still plenty of time to catch up! Over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog they are celebrating April with some extra fun and games - check it out here and see for yourself :o)

The April kit inspiration is CSI Case File #112 - this is really different from the usual CKChallenge, because it's not a kit as such, but it's full of soft, dreamy, romantic colours, elements and journaling prompts to inspire us. Here it is ...

                                    
Now, as a CSI Detective, I'm a huge fan of the whole concept. Debbi comes up with a new Case File every single week and they're such an inspiration - but I did struggle with this one first time around, although I love it. It was one of those times when the page looks great in your head, but in reality it comes out a bit, well, meh ... so, I'm delighted to have another go at this - maybe I will have more success as a Counterfeiter than I did as a Detective! :o)

So, I started with some patterned papers and a few sheets of coordinating cardstock ...


... picking up the colour combination of soft greens and blues, fresh white and sunshine yellow plus some neutrals, then added some vellum and a few paint chip cards for a bit of fun ...


Next, I came across this transparency I've had for ages and hope to put to good use ...


... along with a woodgrain patterned mini bag, some Dovecraft doilies and an assortment of diecuts in coordinating colours. Time to throw in a collection of frames ...



... the window frames on the bottom RH corner are actually CSI Coordinates from a previous Case File - these are printables designed by Michele Singh for CSI members to download free (FABulous!). Some of the frames are made of wood, so that's two pieces of Evidence in one!


Then I dug out some more wooden pieces - birch wood stars, a little bird and some Studio Calico hearts and arrows. The cute dolphin came in a FrogDog kit. Next came a handful of vintage buttons  ...


... and of course some flowers (I may make some handmade flowers too) ...


... tucked in behind there you can see part of a Prima sticker sheet ...


In fact there are two part-used sheets which I promised myself I am going to use up this time! Now for some sheer ruffled rose trim and some bling ...


... and a bit more bling ...


... and some lace and washi tapes - and voila! I was done ...


... almost - until I remembered my fabric drawer and found these ...


... some sheer silver-grey fabric, some muslin I coloured with mist and two pieces of satin which were machine-embroidered by my Mum.

So, how am I doing with Case File 112 so far?
  • Scheme: I have all the colours, plus some neutrals and a dash of pink (you're allowed neutrals and up to 10% of an accent colour)
  • Evidence: patterned background, something sheer, wood, frames, buttons, floral pattern, flowers, crystals, ruffles.
  • Testimony: I've taken the word "daydream" from the testimony and called my kit "Daydream Believer" and I am planning to make some vellum pockets for my journaling.
I enjoyed trying a different slant on the challenge this month - now  I'm looking forward to catching up with the blog hop to see what all the Master Forgers have come up with - and there's a fun contest to have a go at!

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon :o)

9 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh that is a gorgeous kit, I definitely didn't gather enough embellishments!

Jimjams said...

Beautiful kit Annie - I wondered if the CKCB would appeal to you this month!

Tina Campbell said...

Wow nice kit :) Lovin the doilies you got the colors are cool. Good name for the kit to, now I got the song stuck in my head :)

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

This is an amazing kit! You will surely get an abundance of use out of this. I can't wait to see what wonderful layouts come out of this kit!

Julene Matthews said...

Yummy yummy kit.Love that vellum.

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kate blue said...

absolutely love this kit-want those doilies, frames and that woodgrain bag! Can't wait to see what you do with that lovely satin!

Clair said...

Cor, what a fabulous kit! I'm especially envious of all the luscious looking embellishments!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful kit - those wooden frames from Freckled Fawn are the best!! :)