Hello everyone. Yes, my creative mojo is still missing (maybe it will return this weekend?) However, I have found something crafty and fun to do in the meantime.
I have found this great blog called Counterfeit Kit Challenge. The whole idea behind it is to create your own version of expensive embellishments and craft kits that you can buy online because we know that none of us really need more stuff! I love the concept.
I decided to play with the April 2012 Inspiration Kit - Counterfeit Kit Challenge. The beautiful kit is seen here and is from Kits de Somni (scroll down to half way through the newsletter).
Check out all the delicious colours. Well, I looked around at my stash of stuff and decided I could replicate the kit into a mini card kit. I started out by finding papers that fit with the ones in the kit - along the back. I started out with the plaid - the second from the right, and then found similar papers that matched the original kit from there (like the dots, floral, stripes, etc). Then I proceeded to find or make items that would match those in the kit.
My kit is called - Noteworthy
I think, in the end, I did a pretty good job of replicating the kit. Check out that blue die cut at the bottom right .. the one with the pointing finger. Just like the kit only home-made. And 2 of the flowers ... home-made. I don't collect a lot of embellishment-like items so I had to improvise, found some in sticker or die sheets from paper packages, made some, or cut some from designer paper.
All in all, this was so much fun. And now, I have this great kit to use! How many cards do you think I could make with it??? or maybe a mini scrapbook?? I'll get at it and show you the results when I get something done.
Supplies taken from the following kits: Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket, Seaside 8x8 pad by October Afternoon, For the Record by Echo Park, Lime Rickey by BasicGrey.
Thanks for dropping in!!