Friday, July 8, 2011

July Counterfeit Kit

It's time for July's Counterfeit Kit Challenge at the CKC Blog.  I always strive to create a kit that I will use - I love to use the challenge as a way to re-examine my stash, get paper out of storage and into my scrapbook or other paper projects. So, I chose papers that I could use to create layouts for our August trip to Seattle, Washington and the nearby San Juan Islands where we will kayak with orcas. I derived my inspiration from this kit from Polka Dot Whimsy:
When I looked at the inspiration kit, I saw lots of small patterns, especially polka-dots, and the colors of yellow, red, black, and white, with blue accents. I chose a large group of papers from the Michael Strong Spring Fling Whirl-a-gig collection from Club Scrap. They have lots of circular patterns. I added some black papers with circular patterns and travel papers. I tossed in kraft cardstock as well, as I thought it would work well to bring things together.
The inspiration kit had lots of embellishments, especially ribbons and fibers, so I put in a lot of those. I included travel stickers, tags and several journaling blocks. The Michael Strong collection also had an orangey pattern in it. I used that and added more ribbon and flowers (to track the inspiration kit) to make a card add-on kit, since I signed up for a card swap recently and know I'll get a chance to use it.:
The best thing for me about the Counterfeit Kit Challenge is that it forces me gives me the opportunity to look through my papers and see them in a new way.
Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow, I'll be announcing the recipient of the Pass the Book and look for something very exciting on Monday!

18 comments:

Tracy said...

That is gorgeous, I love the strong colours. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Karen said...

I love your kit. It's no surprise since you've chosen some of my favorite colors. I much prefer it to the inspiration kit! Your trip sounds wonderful. Can't wait to see the photos.

Linda said...

Your kit is great! I love the travel stickers and all the embellishments you chose.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I too saw small patterns when I did my kit. I prefer small patterns so it works for me!

scrappyjacky said...

Looks great for a travel kit..I must give this challenge a go sometime.

scrappyjacky said...

I meant to say....saw your amended 'mailbox'....I may have to fall back on that....but I'm going to try very hard for a decorated mailbox first!!

helen said...

I really like your strong colours and subtle patterns - great kit!

Nancy Y said...

your kit looks like a winner! You do such a great job with these!

S said...

I agree that the beauty of the CKC challenge is to see your own stuff as "new" stuff. Your kit looks very promising - I like that you've included lots of ribbon.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Excellent job with your kits! Really cool. xoxo

Terry said...

I don't know what the link thing is! Blogger has been really weird the last month plus! The commenting has been a problem and followers don't always appear! Linking is new this week! Wonderful kits! Hope you are enjoying your Summer!

laurie said...

i admire how you are always thinking ahead. can't wait to see what you do concerning your august trip - that is one of my dream destinations!

A Creative Operation said...

Beautiful kit, I can't wait to see what you create.

Clair said...

Ooh. I love how your kit combines the best of the Liberty Shores kit with all of the travel elements from the other inspiration kits. Nice job!

Margie said...

I love your kit-looks like a great kit to scrap summer travels with!

Jimjams said...

Your kit looks lovely - that travel paper is very striking and I love the darker colours you've chosen with the bright blue & red.

Jenny said...

Really nice kit and it will be great to scrap the photos of your trip. Have fun!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I love your version of the kit! It's wonderful that you were able to make it with your vacation in mind! Beautiful!