As part of my goal of broadening my creative horizons, I am finally taking the leap and participating in a challenge blog that I've always been curious about but never brave enough to try; the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog
The gist of it is...
They present a current kit, current being no older than a year, from an existing Scrapbook Kit Club and then we have to create our own counterfeit kit based off of it.
We then have to use our counterfeit kit to create projects throughout the month.
The blog also offers challenges to help motivate us to use our kits.
This is my first time and I'm really excited but also nervous!
Okay, so here is the inspiration kit:
To make it a bit easier on myself, I decided to make a list of the things that stood out to me when looking at the photo:
-Reds and Greens
-Black and White
-Tags (large and small)
Then I added a few random embellishments I knew I would need to complete a layout:
Here is my kit:
I laid the papers out top to bottom left to right in order of the inspiration papers...
Hopefully you can tell what papers I was trying to copy
I also added 1 extra cardstock paper so that I have 2 different shades of teal.
(The cardstock on the bottom is actually a light red, not pink.)
The embellishments have no particular order...
And in trying my best to copy the embellishments I included things I wouldn't normally use, flowers and metal embellishments for example, to hopefully help me get out of my scrappy comfort-zone!
*Fun Fact - I really had to scrounge around for metal embellishments as I don't buy/use them at all!
The ones I found were most likely given to me; I sure as heck don't remember buying them!
BTW - my kit is a great mix of old and new and I like that!
The ladies at the blog give their kits names so I'm doing the same.
I decided to entitle mine "Newbie" for 2 reasons:
1) It's the first time I have participated in this challenge so I am a "newbie"
and 2) it is the first kit of the "New" year
Hope I can actually accomplish something w/ it.
Wish me luck!