Sunday, 1 April 2018

Spring is in the Air - my April Counterfeit Kit

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my stop on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop. Hopefully you've arrived here from the CKC blog and your next stop will be Margie. Scroll to the bottom for a full list.

I was very excited when Tina Campbell, one of the Master Forgers over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, invited me to be a Guest Designer for April :o)

CKC is a fabulous challenge - it really gets you thinking outside of the box and looking at your crafty stash with new eyes. There is always lots of inspiration on the blog, with challenges throughout the month and a link-up so you can share your projects.

The inspiration kit for this month is the Button Farm "Everyday Documented Page Kit" ...



I loved the fresh, juicy colours in the kit and the hand-painted look of some of the papers and embellies. With all the flowers, fruit and butterflies it reminded me of spring (which is just arriving here in the UK), so I've called my version "Spring is in the Air" ...


It's a mixture of old, new and home-made and it's full of stuff I love, so I'm really looking forward to creating some projects with it. 

Let's have a closer look at the details and how I put the kit together. I started with almost my entire collection of Distress Oxide Inks, partly because they happened to be the kinds of colours I wanted to pick up from the inspiration kit, and partly because I really want to start using them more ...


I found some coordination plain cardstocks to get me started, then added in a good old mixture of different patterned papers ...



Stripes, spots, checks, geometric, large prints, ditzy prints, abstract, orgnanic, artsy and fussy-cuttable - they're all there. Some of these are really new, others are so old I can't remember where I got them, so it's nice to bring them out to play with some new friends :o) 

Next I dug out some sticker sheets, one brand-new, and a couple of part-used old ones, and a hardly-used book of lovely transparent alpha stickers from Amy Tangerine ...


Inspired by the Button Farm kit, I threw in assorted wood veneer pieces, doilies, diecuts, paper flowers and some metallic Nuvo Drops to create my own enamel dots ...


I have made my own version of the speech bubbles, PL cards, banners, tags and butterflies, which you can't see here as I made them after this picture was taken - but come back in a few days for Forgeries on the Fourth and all will be revealed ...

Now it's time to check out the next stop on the Blog Hop for loads of inspiration from the Master Forgers.
Thanks for visiting me today, pop back on Wednesday for Forgeries on the Fourth! :o)

Love Annie xxx

9 comments:

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful kit. Love the butterflies. Looking forward to seeing your projects.
Cindy F

Julene Matthews said...

Welcome Annie. I love that paper with the blobs of colour.It should be fun to use. I'm looking forward to seeing those distress oxides in use.i

Tina Campbell said...

Welcome Annie :) This kit is pretty darn cool I love where you went with it and love the choices you made too. I look forward to seeing what you create with it :)
Tina

Sassy Breese said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer for CKC. Your take on the kit has me chomping at the bit. Love the Light green with red doilies, or is it coral? Computers take such liberty with colours.

Lisa said...

Delighted to have you with us this month Annie! And your kit is fabulous - I see so much here that I'd love to use. Some of those papers are ones I've not seen before but they are great. I love the sound of your forgeries and will wait with baited breath to see them - this is going to be a great month!

Margie said...

Wow! I love your kit! It’s better than the original,IMO-great Counterfeit!

Susan said...

Happy to have you joining us this month and you're off to a wonderful start with your bright and beautiful kit! You are definitely utilizing your stash with your mix of old, new and partially used. I also like how you started with those pretty colors of ink.

kate blue said...

fabulous! Love mixing old and new and all the soft feelings of your papers. Can't wait to see what you forged for the 4th :)

Susanne said...

Love both the peppy patterns and pretty colors you have used in your kit. Enjoy.