When we first got the news about this month's kit challenge, to counterfeit a current collection, I immediately decided to pick a holiday collection and use my kit for my December Daily pages. But I didn't realize how hard it would be to pick a collection and decide how to use it.
Last year I used all one collection for my DD. I liked that method, but I knew I wanted to try a more mixed style this year. So as new collections were released over the past couple of months, I bought pieces I like from all sorts of collections, thinking, "it will all come together in the end."
And that time has come. I decided to pull it all together and figure out a way to move from "random and hodge-podge" to "eclectic," and I decided to use Studio Calico Wonderland as my inspiration. It was one collection I hadn't purchased any pieces (although I wanted to), so I thought it would be a good, neutral place to start.
|For the sake of simplicity, I'm just providing this one picture of the inspiration collection. To see all the pieces, click here for the stock of these items at 2Peas, or here to see the stock at Studio Calico.|
"Use the "kit contents" as inspiration, and recreate your own kit with the same types of supplies, but in a different color or style that corresponds better with your preferences/photographs/scrapbook style/tastes."I hope that by counterfeiting these embellishments with all the different collections of papers, I will be able to tie them all together within this one project.
|I made my own flair! Until recently I didn't know that we have a button maker in our office, and it's just .10 to make a button. I just left out the pin on the back, and now I have oodles of flair in designs from several collections' papers.|
Alright, that's it for me. Now click through to Susanne's blog to see her inspiring kit! And here's the full Master Forger Hop order, in case you need some direction along the way:
Start: Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com
Guest Designer: Julie http://hisglorygirl.blogspot.com/
NEXT STOP: Susanne http://www.snapsandsnippets.blogspot.com/