Thursday, 7 April 2011

April's Counterfeit Kit Challenge

I'm still in a teal kind of mood today! It's all down to this month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge (if you are new to this wheeze, quick - check it out here and come back).


The kit the girls (and that brand new Design Team) have chosen this time round is from a new kit club Front Porch Kits and the link to the kit to copy can be found here. It was a hard one for me to get a feel for at first. I had a couple of false starts before I really looked at that teal and loved it.


I've already used up my stash of "For The Record" , so without that to base my kit around, I decided to take it in a fresh, Spring direction. With linen and Amy Butler fabric, embroidery threads, flowers and butterflies. It probably doesn't look a lot like the original (except for that teal!), but it does look a lot like a kit I think I'll use. What do you think?

Pink Paislee tapes, Prima flowers, linen tag and bird, Making Memories Bamboo Alpha.

52 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

It looks very 'you', Sian....looking forward to the finished page.

WendyB said...

Sian, the colours and the textures look wonderful - some gorgeous pages to come from that I'm thinking. BTW, thank you for your lovely comments on my posts, they're really appreciated :-)

Lynn said...

Yes very spring like and very you. Look forward to seeing the resulting LOs!

Jimjams said...

A lovely take on the original kit - much more "you" I think. Beautifully photographed as well - looking forward to the results of your labours!

darkpoetess said...

gorgeous and very springy! i've tried my hand at this counterfeiting thing, in a way - it's fun. x

Clair said...

It looks a lot like a kit I'd love to use too. The colours are lovely, soft and subtle. I cannot wait to see your finished layouts using this little lot. It's going to be a good month!

Laura said...

It looks lovely, especially the fabric bird. That's very cute.

Amy said...

Hmmmm, my sort of colours exactly! :-) Lovely Sian, I look forward to seeing the results soon.

scrappysue said...

Beautiful collection Sian. I am so very tempted to join in the counterfeit thingie. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your kit!

Louise said...

it;s great how you can pull supplies together to get your very own kit. The teal influence has to be Lolly Chops!!

Emily said...

Your kit is so elegant and I love how the blues stand out.

Angelfish said...

Very pretty and springlike. I'm loving the fabric and lace:)

Fiona x

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Sian, THIS is what counterfeiting is all about, making it work for YOU! No sense in putting together a kit you won't use! Thanks for playing at Counterfeit Kit blog!

Margie said...

Gorgeous kit!! I really love your colors and textures!! Can't wait to see what you make with it!!

laurie said...

i see many possibilities in your kit and am looking forward to seeing how you work your magic with it on a layout!

Cheri said...

It's gorgeous. And I'm wondering if I even have enough paper stash left to create a counterfeit kit of any kind!

scrappymo! said...

Very oretty...love the aqua crochet lace ribbon.

S said...

Excellent job - you narrowed the color palette and it really works well. I can't wait to see what you scrap "for us".

Pam from Maine said...

Love your addition of rick rack and lace.

Jennifer said...

I love how you tweaked the colour palette in your kit! This is so soft with all the lovely greens, yellow and teal! The bird is so sweet. Can't wait to see what you create with this! Wonderful!! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm doing some organizing today, so maybe I'll actually do this!
Rinda

Lorraine said...

Nice. I would really like to do this when I have some time.

Tricia said...

It certainly looks like a kit I would use! Very nicely done.

Alison said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with this yummy 'kit'
Alison xx

Kirsty.a said...

A great take on the orginal

Mary B said...

That looks a good kit love the bamboo alpha and the teal lace very pretty.

Denise said...

Looks darn good to me - can't wait to see what you come up with x x

Scrappi Sandi said...

That looks a very appealing kit indeed!! Can't wait to see what you create with it!! :)

alexa said...

Some of my most favourite colours here, Sian - looks emminently useable. Lovely stuff ...

Jo said...

I love the colours and the embelishments and I can't wait to see what you create with it

Julie Ann Shahin said...

I'm thinking it's very cool!!! What a neat spring kit. Well done Sian! xoxo

Geri said...

great kit! Love those wood looking alphas!

Carmen said...

It is definitely very Sian-like. I love the fabric birdy.

Melissa said...

Great looking kit. Can't wait to see what creations come from it.

A Creative Operation said...

Awesome kit!

Kylie said...

I love scrapping with teal - I wish I had had more to add to my kit. Can't wait to see what you do with this kit.

Ginger said...

I am finding a brand new appreciation for yellow and I think your kit is the perfect blend of colours.

About Me said...

Looking good Sian Carn't waite to see what you come up with x

Maya said...

Looks beautiful! Can;t wait to see what you will make!

Tara O said...

looks great!! yummy stuff!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Abi said...

love these colours together. It looks so fresh Sian

ella@lifeologia said...

What a beautiful collection of textures and colours!
Maybe you might just like my FREEBIE today ;)
xo

humel said...

I think it looks very like a kit you'd use :-) It looks very like a kit I'd be thrilled to be able to use - I really must have a go at this counterfeit kit idea!!

Catherine said...

Hi,
Just dropping in from Shimelle's class. Had not heard of this kit club, very cute. Your layouts are delightful.
Catherine

Kimberlee said...

What a great post. I'd never heard of the counterfeit kit challenge either, and now I'm excited to try it out.

I think you did a nice job of pulling together a kit. :)

Karen said...

It looks gorgeous, and would be a kit I'd be happy to receive. I think you could go into the kit making business!

cate said...

some gorgeous spring colours happening there! kind of makes me sad that we're heading into autumn and winter here.

~Mar said...

Beautiful colors and I love those bamboo letters!

joyce rodli said...

My first thot was, "i stepped right into something clair would put together":-) i will be watching how it goes with you and this kit.

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful kit-such peaceful colors! I especially love you linen fabric and bird.

Jana said...

I love the kit you have put together. It's perfect.

Miriam said...

Late as usual, I just love the colours you have here Sian, yes they seem to be very you.

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