Friday, 24 April 2015

Spring Perspective

Jimjams - Layout detail - brad border
Welcome to the start of April's edition of the Members' Blog Hop from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog.

I've been creative with my April Counterfeit Kit to make another Disney 2004 album double page spread ... and use up a bunch of square brads from my stash!  Inspiration came from Challenge #3's Spring theme and I met the challenge by matching the fresh and vibrant patterns and colours from my kit with some orange cardstock.

Jimjams - Layout - Gatorland
It feels good to stop hoarding those brads and get them onto a page!  I made the smaller letters for title from three layers of cardstock to match the chipboard "g" of Gatorland using Blossom Quickutz dies.

As I've been so bad at blogging recently, I'll share another page from the kit with a totally different vibe featuring a different tourist attraction and a more recent holiday:

Jimjams - Layout - Camera Obscura - Little & Large

Edinburgh's Camera Obscura has 5 floors of optical illusions and amazing immersive entertainment!  We took dozens of photos of all the madness there including these shots of Child No.3 & I playing with perspective!  More black cardstock for my title, this time with Sizzlet Go Go Boots dies plus a little washi from my kit to separate it from that eye-watering black & white chevron pattern!

Next stop on the Members' Hop is the lovely Sherrie and you can find the full list of participants Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Starting With A Single Sheet

Jimjams - March CKCB Kit detailAnother month, another kit to copy.  Welcome to April's Master Forger Blog Hop ... did you reach me from our Guest Forger Sharon?  If not, the start of the kit reveal hop is published on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today.

Not heard of the CKCB before?  Trust me it's a great way to use your existing supplies to make kits that are easy to use ... because you pick them yourself, using inspiration from an existing kit!  Very good value for money too i.e. generally zero if you have a well-stocked scrappy cupboard!

This month we're starting with Elsie & Emma's March Messy Box which looks like this:

Jimjams - April CKCB Kit to Copy - March Messy Box

Lots of black and white and orange and teal, some dots and stripes ... and not one thing that I can match exactly from my supplies!  I knew that I had some bright papers and some black & white supplies, but when I spotted this sheet I decided it had lots of black and white and orange and teal, some dots and stripes ... and it was the perfect start to my kit:

Jimjams - CKCB Starting Point

At the CKCB we have no rules about how closely you match the original, nor how you take inspiration from the Kit-to-Copy, just as long as you use up supplies.  So here's what I'll be scrapping with this month ... stash to match that single sheet starting point!

Jimjams - April 2015 Counterfeit Kit

Ringtoss from Prima Marketing's Dude Collection (orange floral reverse)
Heringbone/Orange, Looking Good, Boutique Stripes/Green (from Simple Stories DIY Boutique)
Echo Park's About A Boy 4x6 Journalling Cards (the teal patterned reverse is shown)
Ad Lib Hoopla by Bo Bunny Back To Basics (yellow, teal, lime circles reverse)
Basic Grey Colour Me Silly alphabet stickers
Delight fabric Thickers
Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio lime mini alphabets
Some ampersands from a Simple Stories' Outside The Box sheet
DIY Clear Stickers by Simple Stories
Q&Co and WRMK Washi tapes
Some American Crafts Flair

As usual I'll add cardstock as I need it - and no doubt there'll be a few other additions from my regular stash depending on the photos.

Julene is next on the tour for scrappy kit inspiration and the CKCB has the full tour if you get lost.  Don't forget to check back there on the 4th for detailed forgeries from the inspiration kit.