Happy New Year and what a great start to the New Year for me. I’m so excited to have been asked to be Guest Designer at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog (CKC). I’ve been an intermittent participant forger for sometime and once before as a Guest Designer. It’s a great principle: each month there is a sample kit to recreate from your own stash. This month’s kit was right up my street with lots of bold colour. Here’s the original kit: Fair Isle, Cocoa Daisy’s November 2017 kit.
And here is my version: Instarsia
I’ve included a lot of really old product here, combined with the odd recent purchase and it’s real mix of manufacturers. I followed my usual methodology; trying to substitute for each of the papers.
Instead of a green snowflake I have a regular mint pattern from SEI: Christmas Mint, Meringue
I didn’t have a car paper with the right colour scheme so I substituted the coffee cup paper from Shimelle’s Glitter Girl collection
The stripe is from Heidi Swapp, September Skies
The green foliage is from Paper Salon’s Ornamental Holiday collection, Spruce Sprigs
My red dot is more regular than the original; it is Studio Calico’s Abroad collection, Destination
The text sheet has a subtle green water wash and is from We Are Memory Keepers Love Notes
The Plaid pattern is from Simple Stories Home Spun
The water colour floral is Amy Tangerine’s Sketchbook collection.
I don’t use coloured card stock much; I included the aqua and red but substituted a green watercolour polka dot from Amy Tangerine’s Sketchbook collection – we’ll see if they get used.
I didn’t have a multi-coloured spot vellum, so I included a blue star vellum instead and threw in an off cut of pink snowflakes for good measure.
The red alphas are Forever Friends, Cosy Christmas and the die cuts are Kaisercraft; purchased in a long ago Paperchase sale. The tags are odd ones I found floating in my stash. I included some wooden gold stars and had to buy some red gems because I had used all of mine. I couldn’t believe how difficult it was to find red gems like the ones in the kit – especially given how close it was to Christmas: I thought they would be everywhere, so I ended up with heart shaped gems from Hobby Craft.
The paper clips with red and white scarves attached in the original kit looked like an easy counterfeit. I didn’t have a suitable red and white ribbon, so I used a blue and green tartan instead: complete with a fringe snipped into the ends.
Instead of a sheet of stamps I have chosen to include my American Crafts Christmas roller stamp. I had a higher proportion than usual of double sided papers and here are the reverse prints – you’ve seen that cut apart in a CKC kit before – I had two sheets;I think that should give me sufficient variety for a month’s scrapping. I have some counterfeiting ideas from the accompanying PL kit and a 12 X 12 page in my head already so I hope to see more of you this month.
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P.S. you can see I’ve already snuck some extras into the kit.