Saturday, March 8, 2014

030814 CKC March Color Switch Kit Tutorials

Once again, I was intrigued to try to forge some of the papers.
Cocoa Daisy actually designs some of their own papers in the kit each month!

I took on the hexagon from the main kit.

First I tried Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine on one of her resist papers but the color was much too subtle.
Then I used mustard, which was much too bold, but a lot of wiping eventually toned it down somewhat.
There is a lot more white space on the inspiration paper...

Next was the chevron from the Paint Chip add-on.
 I liked how it had a translucent feel to the chevrons so I used vellum!

I knew I would never have the patience to do those tiny pieces so I went with a 6x6" paper.
I simply positioned the pieces randomly one at a time in a column starting at the edge.
By sewing through the center I didn't have to worry about adhesive showing through.
I had creased the vellum to cut it & that helped the shapes "hug" the paper & lay flat.

I really liked the beautiful watercolor pattern on this
American Crafts autumn crisp cherry patterned paper
from the Palette add-on.
Mine's not so vibrant but I love it!

The inspiration here is obviously NOT the bold hot pink graffiti paper but the tinted script.

I used a Basic Grey script dotted paper & randomly misted the colors as in the original.
The thought was to dry brush the white areas in but I confess I still haven't done it!
BAD COUNTERFEITER! Let's face it - inspiration may strike but it's not much use if you don't follow through...

And I'm still considering forging these:

In real life these are truly stitched with thread, but I kind of like them like this!


  1. Brilliant counterfeiting Leslie, love the yellow paper at the top :)

  2. LOVE those chevrons ... did you hand cut them (I was wondering as I don't have the chevron punch that seems to have come out recently)? Great idea to sew them on for a lovely effect and save on glue showing.

  3. Bad counterfeiter? NEVER! Your idea to make it a 6x6 makes just about any forgery do-able. Thanks for contributing.

  4. Love the chevrons and a good tip for the left overs from the border punch I have :)

  5. Good job on those chevrons.. and I LOVE that watercolour one.. can't wait to see it in a layout!

  6. Leslie, you just keep impressing me with your creativity - love the water color paper :) subtle papers are my style!

  7. Oh and I meant to have all those colors of vellum? I know your stash is impressive, but WOW! LOL! xo

  8. bad? Nah, perfect! I have only done a counterfeit embellishment once or twice but I think I'm gonna be inspired by you and do my own paper background and my own version of the sewing cards. THanks!!!

  9. the chevron paper is my fave! not sure I'd have the patience to make it but your 6x6 page is fab!!!

  10. Love you r watercolour paper and the vellum chevrons were a stroke of genius! :o)


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