Friday, April 6, 2012

Tag Inspiration from Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog features a kit each month and encourages participants to dig through their own stash and create (and then use) a similar kit.  This month, they chose a really cool kit from Kits de Somni (a Spanish company, I think).
It's an interesting kit, with lots of products from Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee, Amy Tangerine and Christy Tomlinson.  I fell in love with the Pink Paislee tags in the upper left corner and decided to make some of my own.
I grabbed some shipping tags and key envelopes; a couple of shadow stamps; "Vivid" inks in straw, spring green and turquoise; and an assortment of image stamps (Tim Holtz birds and butterflies, Stampin' Up camera and some miscellaneous Club Scrap ones) to create these (and the ones up top):
I'm really quite pleased with how they came out.  I'm going to use them in a travel journal I'm making for our trip this summer. Have I mentioned I'm going to teach at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland for three weeks in June (and plan to meet blog friend Sian while I'm there)?  We'll add another week onto the trip at the end -  Barcelona, Spain is the current, most likely additional locale (although we've also thought about Amsterdam, Holland).
Inspired by the Christy Tomlinson products in the original kit, I grabbed some Dina Wakley art journal girl stamps and made these, which might be used in either an upcoming Mail Art Exchange or an art journal:
This was a fast, fun project, and I love the results. Have you played along with CKC lately?

21 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

i haven't played along as yet but i read their blog. i love the beautiful nature stamps and spring colours u chose. sooooooo jealous ur getting to see sian............i need to get that passport,
jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

I'd definately go for Barcelona...an amazing city....I really want to return there....and you've reminded me I must get on with my Barcelona scrapbook pages.
So pleased to hear you're going to meet Sian.....funnily enough we're thinking of visiting Ireland in September....shame we can't change it to June....but have work commitments then.
Love your tags....and the Pink Paislee ones.....I might give this a go myself.

Alison said...

OH Rinda...if you go for Barcelona please let me know...depending on when you're there I could possibly meet you!...and how lovely that you're going to meet Sian!
Alison xx

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

It sounds like you're gonna have so much fun this summer. Take lots of pictures so you can share with us. Love your tags. The paper lines are beautiful!

Denise said...

This looks really fun.I love your tags and these colours are so nice and spring like. Lovely to hear you are going to meet Sian too - take lots of piccies :-)

Jimjams said...

Another vote for Barcelona from me - you will love it!

Great tag making Rinda - they look so cool!

Julia said...

Lucky girl!!! So wish I could travel the world...I'll just have to live vicariously through others...so enjoy yourself enough for both of us! Your tags are fabulous!!!! Love the colors and the stamps!!!

La Petite Maison said...

I'm a sucker for those tags also! I think I'll use my bird stamps and make my own as well.

Sian said...

The tags are fabulous! It isn't going to be long til the summer now, time seems to be flying..

li-bee-ti said...

Beautiful tags! I also fell in love with the Pink Paislee tags and mad wome of my own. Great job!

Karen said...

Love the tags, especially the second set. It sounds like a wonderful summer trip. We'll be gone nearly that long this summer as well, but it's all here in the US.

Terry said...

Wow, you have been tagged! Love these! That is one awesome image on the last tag! Very cool! Happy Easter!

Carola Bartz said...

What a wonderful inspiration and what you did with it - your tags are beautiful in their simplicity (which, I think, belongs to my most favorite styles).

Dublin, eh? That sounds great - you will love it. Everybody who went there seemed to love it. Barcelona is another great place to go - you are a lucky one. You deserve it!!!

Tricia said...

Your tags are amazing!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Great job on your tags! I made my own too but never thought about using my shadow stamps! LOL!

Tara O said...

Very pretty tags!! Some great inspiration here

S said...

Great tags - you make me want to do some too.

Lisa said...

what wonderful tags - they will be so wonderful for your journal. Enjoy!

Tricia said...

Your tags are gorgeous!!

Jennifer said...

Love these tags, Rinda. I wish I had created some to send to Nancy in her kit. Well, maybe next month.

Ryann said...

These are amazing! Wow!