Friday, October 4, 2019

100419 CKC October Forgeries



 Normally I would have given a try at some of the papers but my uber-busy schedule this month precluded that. The tag would have been perfect in kraft with bright hole punched confetti but I went with a little cooler colour scheme in my kit. And I do love the sparkle of those sequins! 

Theirs/Mine
The hexagons were just a matter of punching, slicing into sixths, and layering onto white background hexes.  I tossed the trimmings into my kit for random embellishing, including some smaller sizes.

(sorry for the yucky florescent lighting!)
As always forgery doesn't have to be elaborate!

Don't forget to return to the CKC blog on the 12th for our first challenge to help you use up all your goodies. We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcoctober2019). 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

100119 CKC October Kit Reveal

October is my birth month (yay, me!) 
and the kit Laura has chosen this month 
is - just like me - a definite throwback...

Let's take a look at
"Brand new October Afternoon Woodland Park conjures 
images of bright blue skies and green grass. 
We've paired it with just-released American Crafts, 
Pebbles and Basic Grey, and finished the mix with 
exclusive die cuts, badges, an alphabet and a label stamp set. 
With our August kit, this summer can last forever."
Studio Calico August 2012 "Summer of '69" Main Kit

Studio Calico August 2012 "Summer of '69" Add On Kits
Here is Laura's intro to the kit & to our October Guest Designer!

Now, I know we always try to stay current for the challenge, but I thought this kit would work so well. 
The name might imply summer, but the colours would work just as well for Autumn or spring layouts. 
Many of us have been scrapping several years now and have a fair amount of stash. 
This kit includes papers from some of the great manufacturers we all used to coo over - October 
Afternoon, Basic Grey etc, so what a perfect way for us to have a rummage and pull out some older stuff 
from our stash to use up.
  
Our guest designer for this month is a lovely follower of ours who plays along almost every month on Instagram. 
Her name is Ayaan Nambier and she is from India. She has a dedicated scrappy profile and creates the most 
beautiful and colourful layouts.
 
 My version begins with the main kit & is sprinkled with pieces from the add-on kits. 

Let's open up the Magic Blue Box & take a look at
Autumn of 2019 


 
I chose my papers based on color & pattern from the inspiration: chevrons, dots, large allover print, sky, 
 small print, navy, kraft swirl.
 
 
2011 Basic Grey/Out of Print 6x6; 2016 Echo Park/Just Be You Dream Big b-side; 2013 October Afternoon/Snapshots Focus b-side; WeRMemory Keepers/Farmers Market floral;  2011 Basic Grey/Plumeria Zig; WeRMemory Keepers/Farmers Market small print; 2018 Pink Paizlee/Indigo & Ivy 06; 2012 Crate Paper/The Pier Cotton Candy. *There is also a hexagon 12x12 paper that went walkabout. I mean - seriously disappeared... I can't wait to see where it turns up!
 
 The full kit: 
 



  Made a few counterfeits, so be sure to return on the fourth to check those out.
 
 Now let's keep hopping!  
Guest Designer, Ayaan - https://www.instagram.com/ayaan_scraps/
Cindy - http://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com/
Julene - http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/
Leslie - http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://loriannie670.blogspot.com/
Tina - http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Laura - https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/
  
And of course, don't forget that we'll be back throughout the month to give you some tips, ideas 
and challenges to help you put together and use your kit. 

Here's what we have coming up this month: 
  • October 2nd: I'll be back with a "Just the Gist" post to help jump-start your kit-making. 
  • October 4th: We'll have our "Forgery on the Fourth" post where the Master Forgers will reveal how they created their own version of some of the items in this month's kit. 
  • October 6th: We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit. 
  • October 12th & 18th: We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made. 
  • October 24th: I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month 
  • October 30th: We'll be offering another installment in our Killing Kits Series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit. 
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcoctober2019).


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 30, 2019

100119 Archi-scraps October Challenge


The challenge is to use distressing.
This month there is a spooky seasonal flavor to our Archi-scraps challenge!

I've been wanting to document my husband's greenhouse build from this past spring. It's a lot better looking than our example above! This year I am going "off the page" with my memory-keeping for the Archi-scraps challenges & I chose a clipboard similar to this one for October. 



I used black gesso & a number of products to alter the clip portion.



I also altered the 7 Gypsies element.











  Love how this came out!


I have had so much fun playing with the Archi-scraps challenges this year.

Why don't you join in? There is a huge archive of challenges available to inspire you!


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

091819 CKC September Challenge #2



Challenge #2

Lisa says, In the UK, September always marks the start of the new school year and whenever I see September on my calendar, my mind goes back to that time of my life. The low-lying sun, the misty mornings, the beginning of autumn, the smell of new school supplies, the familiar sights and sounds as we all piled back into the classroom. 

Be inspired by this "back to school" feeling!

Three out of four grands are in school this year so I felt happy to see this challenge.






There is still time to be inspired and later this month we will be back with the following: 
  • September 24th:  Lisa will be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught her eye this month
  • September 30th: We'll be offering another installment in our {Killing Kits} series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit.
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us.
You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2019).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!


 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

091219 CKC September Challenge #1



Challenge #1

As you know, we are working with a curated kit this month which is rather exciting, When I looked up the meaning of "to curate" in the dictionary, I found this definition.
verb (used with object), cu·rat·ed, cu·rat·ing. 
to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit) 
to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content
 I love the idea of pulling together some sort of exhibit or collection - isn't that what we do with our memories all the time in this wonderful hobby of ours? - Lisa

Be inspired by this definition in some way for your own project.

I used a fussy-cut sentiment paper for my title & followed the lines in the background paper for placement. I added half of a fussy-cut viewfinder with ROYGBIV puffy hearts & a stitched fussy-cut banner from my 6x6" Cool Kid paper pad, "attached" with puffy dots.


Although we've lived up here for almost three years I haven't scrapped any of my random city photos. This challenge gave me a start with a few of my faves. I didn't want to lose the pattern of the background paper by covering a lot of it up, limiting my layout options. I settled on a grid of 2x2" squares.
 

I love this little detail! I don't often remember to do it...

Can't wait to do more exploring here. I'm looking forward to some photo walkabouts!


 Come back again soon for more CKC fun and inspiration
Here's what we still have coming up this month:
  • September 18th:  We'll give you another challenge to help you use the kit you've made.
  • September 24th:  Lisa will showcase one of the community who's caught her eye this month
  • September 30th: We'll be offering another installment in our {Killing Kits} series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit.
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us.
You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2019).

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month.


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 6, 2019

090619 Whimsical Musings #328


Be inspired by back to school

First I feel compelled to express my heartfelt gratitude that my favorite inspiration site, Whimsical Musings, has returned from summer vacation! Just in time for me to scrap my grand boys return to school, plus my Counterfeit Kit Challenge September "Boys Rule" kit had tons of back to school goodies in it.

My background & the paper airplane cut-out is one of my CKC forgeries.

I fussy-cut one of my kit cards to create my title along with foam letters.

The little green caped super hero came from the same card as the title sentiment.

There's another super hero embellishment from that same card!

A forged card revamped for the sentiment.
 
Lisa has some great ideas that expand the prompt:

Let's have a think about some other ways you could take this prompt:
  • you could take a literal approach for the start of the school year for yourself, your children or any child whose story you're recording
  • you could recall the memories around the preparations for school - how about your love for school stationery supplies?
  • what about scrapbooking supplies that feature school motifs 
  • perhaps you've gone back to further education later in life - this might be the time to record that story
  • I'm also thinking about any type of learning - a new skill, a class, something just for fun - could also be included here
  • there's even the idea that you could go back to a scrapbook class that you've left unfinished and continue with the lessons, making a page with your new design/technique skills
I feel like getting back to Whimsical Musings and blogging on a more regular schedule is some sort of "back to school" so this feels so appropriate for us this week. I hope you feel this is a good way to kickstart our reboot and will join in!
 
I just love that it took 24 hours from seeing the current Whimsical Musings #328 prompt to craft a page that I love. Now it's your turn!


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

090419 CKC September Forgeries


It is no crime to create your own version of the trendy,
hip products from the inspiration kit using your own stash & ingenuity.
Lisa's inspiration kit this month is custom curated by the Secret Not Secret Kit Club.


I took the month of August off & my creativity was in full swing for kitting.
Papers first - mine on the left, theirs on the right:

Anonymous paper, dressed up with tickets, a stamp & a punched border.
 Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope/Side Note

An ancient Amy Tangerine paper to get inky with.
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule/Messed Up


Got to use up a bit of that cardstock I've hoarded! Cut, paste, glue.
 Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope/Kaleidoscope

Embellishment assortment - mine on top, theirs on the bottom.

I had fun making up the pocket cards & using my star & arrow dies.
The counterfeit flair was easy peasy with Felicity Jane stamps plus circle punches.
Fussy cut view master paper plus a few old forgeries helped round out my collection.

FYI: My version of color a la the Vicki Boutin elements is courtesy of October Afternoon.
That Crate Paper Cool Kid 6x6" pad helped with a lot of the above.


I can't figure out how to discuss the process with all of these so feel free to ask!
 I hope you find ways to craft your favorite elements.
Here's what we have coming up:
  • September 6th:  We'll reveal a couple of mini-kits and projects, in case you're a little limited for time this month and would prefer a more petite kit.
  • September 12th & 18th:  We'll give you two challenges to help you use the kit you've made.
  • September 24th:  I'll be showcasing one of the CKC community who's caught my eye this month
  • September 30th: We'll be offering another installment in our {Killing Kits} series to help you find ways to use up all of your kit.
We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us.
You can use our Monthly Link-up page, post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2019).


Thanks for stopping by!