Sunday, July 8, 2012
CKC July Counterfeit Kit "Beachy Keen"
Very grateful to be able to jump on board this month again :~) So here's what I gathered up based on the inspiration kit "Summer Boardwalk" from Citrus Twist seen here.
And here's the formal presentation of my kit,
(haha - I love figuring out more little blogging goodies
as I explore some of the editing features!)
When choosing my papers the first four are about as close to cardstock/neutral/plain as I can go. I did include a sheet of white card but all others are patterned. I have been wanting to use that Jenni Bowlin stencil paper that is peeking out at #2, so watch for that to make an appearance.
I also went a little off the reservation on my bolder patterned papers in the bottom row, but I chose things that mimicked the inspiration kit either in style of pattern or in the case of the green & the polka dots I really just wanted something lighter & brighter instead of more chevrons. There is a chevron stamp in the indie chic stamp set which I happened to have, plus I just bought a chevron border punch so that will get used as well.
Here's a closer look at some of the details:
I had the stamp set found in the kit, but decided to substitute the Tin Pins, Smash arrows & tabs for the antique off-white buttons & the conversation bubbles, the pack of Prima flowers for a single, and the JB stamp for fun! You can also get a better look at the bottom row of my papers, minus the wood pattern.
Subbed different button pack & chipboard for the fabric stickers. I know myself so multiple alphas were a must! And I continue to reach for those tiny word stickers - so easy to do myself but I just never think of it.
My teal floss turned into lime green, my yellow ribbon turned into Sunshine Yellow paint dabber, floral tape into teal diagonal striped washi tape, and I chose a larger variety of wooden accents. Okay - I confess. In the process of putting my kit together I already have some photos in mind so I got a little specific with a few of my goodies!
All goes into the magic blue box, which will be my go-to supply bin for the month! I feel like this month I made the kit more my own than ever by being inspired but not trying to directly copy the inspiration. Couldn't be easier to grab some photos & get started :~)
And on another little blogging note -
I can't believe how much daytime photography improves my pics!
Will have to remember to be patient about posting until I can "get the light."