Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The March Counterfeit Kit Challenge

It's time to get fancy with forgery again - it's the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

This month's kit comes from Studio Calico. And who doesn't love a bit of Studio Calico? This one is bound to have a record number of counterfeiters! It sold out as soon as it was released, so the only way to get one now is to make it yourself. And that's exactly what I did.

The original can be found here. It's an earthy mix of browns and yellows with touches of green and blue. I pulled some papers, mixed up a bit of this and a bit of that and made an outdoorsy kit of my own:



contents:
Dark Brown, Green, Kraft, Dandelion and Vanilla cardstock
2 exclusive Studio Calico papers - alphabet and blue grid
1 Pink Paislee Enchanted
1 October Afternoon Nightlight
2 October Afternoon Campfire "campstove" and "animal tracks"
1 Dream Street Heartsong "lighthearted"
1 My Minds Eye Cloud paper
1 Basic Grey Marjolaine "profiteroles"
1 piece woodgrain fablon
1 My Minds Eye Stella and Rose title
1 American Crafts Thickers "hardcover"
1 Sassafras chartreuse glitter alpha
2 pieces Prima flower
mini chipboard trees, woodgrain stamp, felt bee, journaling tags, buttons and butterly chipboard stickers - all from stash.

And a closer look:
Gotta Crafters, I'm saying nothing. But it's a nice little tag isn't it?

Now there's a stamp I'm glad I found



Now all I need are some fresh outdoorsy photographs. Did anyone just say "hike"?

Join the Counterfeiters right here to check out the other kits.

39 comments:

Amy said...

Sian I love the Thickers font you have chosen and I also could see myself using the cardstock - I really like all these colours actually! You and Clair are really putting together fantastic counterfeit kits - I'd struggle beyond the cardstock!

cate said...

I love your touches of blue and orange! can't wait to see how you use your kit!

Pam from Maine said...

You must live in a warmer climate than Maine right now. A hike would be the last thing I'd want.
Can't wait to see how you put together your page. Great assortment.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Sian I love the flowers and the stamp that you choose! I am a sucker for anything wood grain so it is right up my alley! Great job!

scrappyjacky said...

Some wonderful colours there, Sian...would make a great Autumn page as well.

laurie said...

the idea of a kit is so appealing to me - i must look into signing up. i'm not sure i'm resourceful enough to make my own, like you! can't wait to see your new, outdoorsy layouts.

Lizzie said...

A jolly nice "kit" Sian! I really should try to join in with this challenge sometimes, it looks like such fun.
I will be watching out for the pages you make with this!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love your Counterfeit Kit! I have those exact journaling tags sitting in my stash.

darkpoetess said...

go on, go on a hike! it's almost warm spring walking time :-)

Tricia said...

Beautiful kit! I love your paper combinations and you really found the perfect stamp for this one!

Tricia said...

Beautiful kit! I love your paper combinations and you really found the perfect stamp for this one!

Margie said...

I love LOVE your kit, and you reminded me, I have some of those chipboard trees I need to pull out to go with my kit!

Dawn said...

YOur kit is beautiful! I love the mix of colors and patterns you chose and that little stamp is perfect!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Your kit makes me swoon!!!! So awesome. Love the flowers and butterfly, and what a cool stamp!!!! xoxo

Sabr said...

Your kit is gorgeous! I must say I like it even more than the original. That stamp is perfect!!

Glinda said...

Really nice kit choice. I like that wood stamp and the little tags, way cute.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love this idea & this month your kit has real appeal!! I especially love the woodgrain stamp...can't wait to see what you create with it all!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for the link Sian! Somehow I'd missed it the last few months and never quite figured out what you were doing with these posts - LOL! Very cool idea.
Rinda

furrypig said...

Very impressive kit, I am determned to give this a go and hope to start on it tomorrow! It will be great to use up some stash in this way thanks for sharing what you have done it all looks fab and I would definitely buy your kit!

Clair said...

Sian! I really love the lightness of your kit. It has so many elements of the original but looks a lot 'fresher' and reminds me of your blog colours :)

It's also perfect for scrapping spring photographs - and I can't wait to see them x

Micayla said...

I am really looking forward to seeing layouts from this 'kit'. You really did a great job, I keep saying this but I must have a go at doing it!
x

alexa said...

What a lovely kit! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it ... Outdoors? That'd be nice ...

humel said...

I just 'heard' this entire post in your own voice as I read it through, that was lovely :-) The kit is just beautiful, and I can't wait to see the resulting pages; gotta love little hints and sneaks, too.... ;-)

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I can't wait to see what you make with your kit!

Jennifer said...

Your kit looks amazing!! Definitely as wonderful as the original!! That wood grain stamp is perfect. Can't wait to see what you create! I too am trying to think of some good outdoorsey pictures for mine! This challenge was a great one! :)

KathyJo said...

I love the kit. What is the darker flower made out of? It looks like something I need.

Ginger said...

Wow you all are doing such a great job with these kits! I love the woodgrain paper and your little journaling cards. Look forward to seeing what you make :)

~Mar said...

Great kit. I can't wait to see what you make!

A Creative Operation said...

Your projects are going to be wonderful!

Karen said...

I love seeing what you gather together for these kits. Looking forward to seeing what you create with it.

Tara O said...

Wow...you rocked it.

Bethany said...

Really wonderful kit! I can't wait to see what you make!

Bethany
Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Bubbles said...

Well, I have no idea what the original kit looks like, but have to say that yours is stunning - fantastic colours and embellies.

Denise said...

Wow, I love it - can't wait to see what you do with it.You could have a little mail order thing going !! x

Kylie said...

Great kit - love your stamp!

Angela said...

Love the details in your kit -- that stamp is awesome, and I love your labels!

Sandra said...

oh my ... now that's a kit :)

Lisa said...

Great kit! I can see one or two bits that you have added that I might copy! Yours looks a bit more coherent than mine and I love it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello! Looking forward to seeing what you make with your kit. I will also be nosing around your blog a bit!

Jimjams said...

Thise version is easily better than the original kit - you can really put the right sort of elements together and make them work (just like on your pages)

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