Happy October! It's time for new inspiration on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and, while I'm usually excited for reveal day, this month is a little extra special because I chose our inspiration for the month. I hope you feel inspired by my choice! It's the "Indigo Hills" collection from Pinkfresh Studio. As soon as I saw this release, I was really drawn to the different look of the collection - it's got a beautiful color combination and some unusual designs with a few traditional looks mixed in. Here's a little peek:
You can see the complete collection on the Pinkfresh Studio blog here.
I took a good look at the collection and then wrote my shopping list:
My kit isn't quite as airy as Indigo Hills but I think I managed to include most of the colors in my paper choices. Here is my October CKC kit, "Loveliest Smile":
(I named my kit after a favorite autumn quote: "Autumn...the year's last loveliest smile." - William Cullen Bryant)
Let's take a look at my paper choices first:
From left to right: Echo Park For the Record Collection/the "b" side of Journaling Cards, Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg Collection/Acorn, American Crafts Autumn Crisp Collection/Elm, Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride Collection/Pit Stop, Authentique (this was from a paper pad and I don't have info on the name), Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice Collection/Rosemary, Gossamer Blue Gramercy Road by One Little Bird/The 3rd Ward, My Mind's Eye So Sophie Collection/Possibilities, Bella Blvd. Family Tree Collection/Leaves of Ancestry, and SEI Madera Island Collection/Ramos. The American Crafts paper was my first choice and I built the rest of my papers around it. I was a bit undecided about the bolder Bella Blvd. paper but chose to include it anyway since I really needed a larger print paper to match some of the papers from Indigo Hills.
I then added a sheet of Thickers from Maggie Holmes' Gather Collection, along with some very old labels from Autumn Leaves (remember them?), a set of rub-ons from an older Pink Paislee collection, and a stamp set from Elles Studio:
I finished with a selection of smaller embellishments, including the ephemera pack from Crate Paper's Open Book Collection, the Gramercy Road ephemera pack and some odds and ends from Freckled Fawn:
The white acrylic script "autumn" is a very recent purchase from Elles Studio.
So that's my take on the inspiration this month. Now it's time for the next stop on the blog hop. Please head over to Susanne's blog and see what she has put together for the month. Here is the complete list of all the stops in case you lost your place along the way:
- Guest Designer Kelly Barron: http://kaybeetoo.blogspot.com/
- Lisa: http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
- Lynnette: http://www.sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com
- Susan: http://littlethingsbigdays.blogspot.com
- Susanne: http://snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com
- Jemma: http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk
- Kelly: http://www.honeysucklehillcrafts.com
- Julene: http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/
- Lesley: Oh! Blog It!
- Leslie: http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
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!