I found this challenge blog, called Counterfeit Kit Challenge, and I really liked the idea of it - make your own counterfeit kit of the inspiration kit, and then work with it. It a wonderful way to get you use your old supplies rather buy new ones (okay, I won't stop buying new ones, I'm just making somr room for the new ones... LOL).
Another great thing about Counterfeit Kit challenge is that they give lots of ideas and tutorials on how to make your own embellishments. Great ideas! you really should hop over there and take a look.
This months' inspiration kit is from Scraptastic Club, and they have 2 kits. I started with the "Home Sweet Home" kit, but I'm thinking of making the other kit too. Here's the inspiration kit's photo:
After I gathered most of the supplies for my counterfeit kit, I got an AWESOME happy mail - my prize from Artful Delight. The very generous Leeanne sent me lots of dp and cs, all so beautiful, and lots of extra embellishments like Thickers, all kinds of alphas, stickers, riboons, brads, mini album chipboard, etc.
I'm totally over the moon!
The funny thing is that many of the cs and dp that Leeanne gave me are identical to those in the Scraptastic inspiration kit, but I still went on with making the counterfeit kit from my old stash.
So here's my counterfeit kit:
Not exactly the same, but quite similar, isn't it? I used cs from AC, Bazzill & DCWV. The cs are also mixed companies - BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket, Stamperia, DCWV and some un-titled ones (I have them for very long time and don't remember which companies they are).
I didn't have the same stickers/labels/cutouts/stand-outs, so I've made some myself. Here are some close ups on the embellishments, some of them are self-made:
I also made an Add-on, with extra alphas, glittered foam flourishes, rub-ons and stickers, riboons, leaves, butterflies, Imaginarium chipboard, and lots of chipboards (I have lots of them, most of them are quite neglected). Here's my Add-On:
Now I just need to start using my counterfeit kit... maybe it will bring back my muse, which left me lately...
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