Happy April and welcome to a brand-new month of inspiration on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog!
If you've been following along on the hop, you already know that this month we are taking our cues from this lush and lovely kit from the C'est Magnifique kit club:
The colors, style and mood of this kit are very different from what I'm usually drawn to but I was intrigued and excited to get started.
Here's my shopping list:And here is my take on the inspiration - I'm calling it "Amethyst and Amber":
When I first saw the inspiration kit, I thought of a particular 6x6 paper pad that I have. Once I pulled that out, I decided to try something a little new this month - I'm using 6x6 papers as the base for my kit. I pulled these papers from four paper pads:
The last papers in each row are vellum and are from the Die Cuts With a View Foiled Vellum stack. The first four in the top row are from My Mind's Eye "A Beautiful Life", the next two in that row and the first two in the bottom row are from Authentique "Grateful" and the last four are from We R Memory Keepers "Wildflower". I included two sheets of each paper.
I also added a few shades of cardstock and some specialty papers - a frames overlay from Hambly and a crinkled white paper that I picked up at Hobby Lobby:
For embellishments, I added some washi, a velvet-y ribbon, purple twine, an assortment of brads, wood veneer pieces and a few pre-embellished tags.
Then I added some floral pieces (flowers and leaves from Prima), gold accents (puffy hearts from Freckled Fawn and gold rub-ons from Jenni Bowlin), an old partially used rub-on sheet from My Mind's Eye and some chipboard pieces from the Project Life Everyday line. I also found a cream heart doily and included that too.
I've been including stamps in all of my recent kits and these are the ones I selected for this month:
And finally, I decided to include some punches to help me add some ornate details to my pages:
Whew! That took a while to assemble but I think I've got a good (and usable!) collection of products.
Now it's time to pop over to Stephanie's blog and see her take on this month's inspiration. Here's the list of the stops on the blog hop (you won't want to miss anything!):
Louise (GDT) http://scrapbook-me.blogspot.co.uk/
Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.de/ (that's me)
I hope you'll put a kit together and join us this month. Please post a link to your kit and your projects on the CKC blog here - we'd love to see it!