Saturday, May 5, 2018

Shabby or Rusty - As you like it... May Counterfeit Kit

When I saw inspiration kit for this month at Counterfeit kit challenge blog, I thought I'd skip it this month. This kit is totally far away my style and my stash. 
The inspiration kit is April 2018 kit from Mind the Scrap:
See what I mean? totally not me. But if you know me, nothing I love more than a good challenge!
So I used 'Just the gist of it' post from Counterfeit kit blog, and marked what I was attracted to in the inspiration kit:
Colors - different shades of pink, teal, gold, dark blue, bright pale blue, yellow, dark purplish brown.
Patterns - circles, stripes, polka dots, woodgrain, gold foil, multi-colors elements.
Embellishments - light bulbs (the first element I was attracted to!), flowers clusters, icecream scoops, black script words on a white background, gold elements, glittery alphas, gold sequins (I forgot to add some to my kit, but will use them later!).

So with these guidlines, I dived into my scrappy goodies and came up with my OWN version of kit. As it's a mix of shabby chic style and some rusty style, I named it 'Shabby or Rusty - As you like it':
A mix of American and Europian companies - 13@rts, 7 Studios, Lemoncraft, Simple Stories, Echo Park, kind of eclectic, don't you think?
I wanted to use some of the non 12x12 papers I have, so I've added some 8x8 papers and 6x6 pads (Lemoncraft and 75 Studio):
As for the embellishments, I've grabbed 3(!) ephemera packs...
The 1st one is with 6x4 and 4x3 cards from Push collection by Simple Stories, plus two big patterned envelopes from Fancy Pants, with colors and elements that match my guidlines:
The 2 nd emphemera pack contain bits & pieces:
Did you notice my counterfeited elements? I stamped a light bulb over some shiny papers, and fussy cut them. I also used some of my words dies to cut words and backed them on a white cardstock and then fussy cut them:
The 3rd pack is from 13@rts, and it has some lovely element that I can use for layouts and/or cards:
As for my alphas, I took some long forgotten glittery alphas, both in English and in Hebrew, along with some glittery numbers foam stickers:
Lastly, I add stickers from 13@rts. they're simply great to use, as they're black on a transparent background:
Thinking of what my starting point was, I guess I managed to build a pretty big and beautiful kit :).
Now it's time to use it!

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cinmfoster said...

Such a lovely kit, looking forward to seeing how you use the envelopes. Love the forgeries.
Cindy F

LCSmithSAVED said...

Wonderful custom counterfeit kit. You really rose to the challenge of an inspiration out of your style!

Susan said...

What a great way to approach something that's not your style! I like your counterfeit embellishments, too.