I'm very excited to be a guest designer for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month. Even more exciting, the kit that we're counterfeiting is the Scrapbook & Cards Today Crop and Create Kit. Wow, is this kit loaded. Fifteen pattern papers, eight pieces of cardstock, a stamp set, journaling cards, Thickers, mini alphas, enamel dots, and all kinds of other embellishments.
In putting together my kit, I tried to match the color balance from the original kit. I counted three multi-color pattern papers (dot, floral, stripe), three black, three turquoise, two white, and one each red, yellow, navy, and light blue. I also tried to incorporate a mix of prints (although my stash tends to be heavy on dots). I was lucky in that I actually had a crossword print in my stash from years ago.(Details on what I used below).
Here's my kit:
For my journaling cards and other embellishments I pulled from the Simple Stories Life In Color collection. I still had plenty of wood veneer, chipboard, die cuts, and stickers in my stash.
I also grabbed some tags and labels that I had sitting around. The larger tags were made from a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die and the labels were from an old Studio Calico cut apart sheet.
The black pattern papers and the white with script paper I picked were all from the Pebbles Home + Made collection. The crossword is October Afternoon Roadmaps.
For the multi-color prints, I chose a stripe from Simple Stories Life in Color, a heart pattern from Simple Stories I Am, and a large floral form Pebbles Home + Made.
For the turquoise/aqua papers I chose a small and large dot patterns from the BasicGrey Hey You collection, and a medium dot pattern from Simple Stories Homespun.
For the remainder of the pattern papers, the red is Simple Stories Homespun, the blue is Shimmell True Stories, and the light blue stripe and yellow dot are both Pink Paislee Amore.
This is a huge kit and I image that I will be working with it for quiet awhile. It's nicely balance in colors and prints, and I imagine that as some elements get used up I will be able to incorporate other items from my stash.
You should also check out all the other Counterfeit Kit Club team members' kits.
Thanks to the Counterfeit Kit Club for this fantastic challenge.