February 17, 2011

my Counterfeit Kit - February

When I saw this new challenge site, Counterfeit Kit Challenge (via Valerie) I knew it was a perfect fit! I have a pretty big stash and even though I purge every six months or so, there is no way to ever use it all, especially with new, must-have product coming out all the time. With this challenge site, you recreate current kits from clubs using what you already have and they also encourage you to make some of the embellies and what nots on your own using the tools we also tend to accumulate. What an amazing idea!

The current kit being counterfeited is from Scraps of Darkness. I always admire the kits that are sort of goth/punk/dark Lolita inspired but not enough to actually shell out. And now I don't have to because what do, you know, I already had most of the makings on hand. Above is the photo of my whole kit with papers, embellies, alphas and all. I stuck to the feel of the original kit and didn't get too fussy about matching each little piece.

Here is just the papers - there is some MME, various lines from Basic Grey and JBS. Also 3 neutral papers and 2 colored cardstocks too.

I like a variety of alphas for titles and chose 4 partially used sets to coordinate.

The embellishments are really random but there are die cuts, flowers, rub-ons, journaling cards, page pebbles, some metal earrings I never wear, pins, jewels and a variety of trims. Texture is the word I had in mind.

I've made one card already and am really excited to finally use up all these lost souls that are still lovely, but just a couple seasons old. Will post projects soon!


Bethany said...

What a fantastic mix of patterned papers! I'm a bit jealous over here. :)

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Margie said...

I love your kit! The plaid paper and zipper=awesome!!

Laurie! said...

I've been hearing a lot about this Counterfeit Kit Challenge but I've never participated. I think I may have to. Your "found" kit looks great!

MamaD said...

Great kit -- glad all those lost souls are found

Jimjams said...

Lovely take on the kit - those felt flowers are great (home made?). Have fun with the kit!

KateB said...

I too purge my studio but not as much as I should...am off to check out hat site-may be a coupla future RAKS for my followers! I want to purge so I can get lots of new CHA stuff!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I love your counterfeit kit! Love all the textures and deep colors. I can't wait to see what you make with it :)