Counterfeit kit Challenge Blog. This month our Guest Designer Janine joins us in forging the January Cupcake Kit from A Piece Of Cake Designs in Australia.
My first thought was "Oh no not more pink!"
But then my fellow forgers pointed out that the pink was mostly labelling and upon closer inspection I realised that the kit was lovely shades of teal and yellow and woodgrain ...
This month we Master Forgers are letting you know our "top tips" for putting together and using a kit. Whenever I put together a counterfeit kit I start by finding my favourite part of it. This is the thing that will seed the ideas for the rest of the kit. I just take a colour or a pattern or even some embellishments that I really would love to use and let the kit grow from there.
So I started with the woodgrain sheet ... and the teal patterns ... and then grabbed a sheet with some tiny bicycles (my substitute for those hot air balloons). That set the tone for the rest of the kit.
My next step is to search my supplies for patterns, journal cards, alphas and embellishments to match the starting elements ... without looking too closely at the original kit while I do this. This helps me focus on what I actually have in my stash and keeps the kit cohesive.
To finish a forgery off I look back at the kit-to-copy and check that I've included enough of the embellishments to get a feel for the original ... and this month I added wordy frames, some buttons (I'm sequinned out after last month's kit) and a border strip or two.
I don't worry about counterfeiting each individual piece (though I know that works for some) which ensures that my kit size stays manageable and is more likely to get used up before I get bored with it!
MME Cut & Paste Charm Carefree Mellow (giant chevron)
Thin woodgrain paper (gift from Lesley)
Teal chevron paper (gift from Lesley)
MME Cut & Paste Charm Sweet Spin (cream diamond)
6x6 MME Cut & Paste Charm Hey You (teal arrows)
6x6 MME Cut & Paste Charm Multi-cycles (ombre )
6x6 MME Cut & Paste Charm Sweet Spin (yellow cycles)
Teal, grey and yellow alphas from Simple Stories
Cream punched borders
Various journalling cards from my stash
Yellow chevron glassine pocket
A selection of buttons and wood veneer shapes from my stash
Live Laugh Love Pennant (gift from Lesley)
Wordy frames (gifts from Lesley)
You will have noticed rather a lot of stash supplied by Lesley ... my tribute to a good friend ... who is very generous with her scrappy supplies!
For more kit tips and forgeries please carry on with the hop by visiting Julene (the complete list is published here on the CKCB). Happy hopping!
P.S.Why March Madness?
Well, I thought I'd prepared my kit weeks ago ... but
when I came to write up the blog post I could find neither kit nor photographic evidence that it had ever existed ... apart from in my
dreams perhaps?!?! Cue last minute kit preparation within hours of the reveal!