|My Main Kit for July|
Counterfeit Kit Challenge. What is the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, you ask? As stated on their blog, "On the 5th of every month here at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, we will choose a kit from a popular kit club (for inspiration) and challenge you to create a "counterfeit kit", using just the supplies you already own....In addition to our "counterfeit" challenge, we will also include a few other challenges (to actually USE these kits), a few tutorials (for creating your own embellishments), and a blog hop (toward the end of the month for everyone to SHARE their "counterfeit kits" and their creations)! "
This Month's Inspiration Kit...
This month the Master Forgers picked a kit from July 2010 instead of a current kit, in order to mix things up a bit, as all the kits are starting to look the same right about now. You can view the July 2010 inspiration kit from Polka Dot Whimsy and the list of contents at http://polkadotwhimsy.com/_product_33999/July_Main_Kit-Cape_Cod.Polka dot Wimsey also has two add-on kits this month.
July 2010 Martha's Vineyard Add On
July 2010 Liberty Shores Add On
Gabrielle, one of the Master Forgers, has created a "Travel" themed Add-on Kit to coordinate with Polka Dot Whimsy July 2010 Kit. If you would like to create a Travel Add-On Kit, please feel free to Counterfeit Gabrielle's...or simply pull a few 'travel' embellishments from your stash of supplies to coordinate with your July 2010 Counterfeit Kit. For more information about Gabrielle's Add-On Kit, please visit her blog http://nomorelittlemonkeys.blogspot.com/
About My July Counterfeit Kit
When I first saw the inspiration kit, I was hesitant that I would participate this month because not much of the kit spoke to me. Then I saw the kits of the Master Forgers, and started to get inspired. I was even inspired to make a "Liberty Crossing" add-on kit which surprised me because I usually shy away from the red-white-and blue traditional color scheme at all costs.
Obviously I didn't try to match the Inspiration Kit. I decided to pull some papers that I liked that screamed summer to me. A fun floral, polka dot, yellow check, aquas, greens, and pink. It's more of a dreamy, romantic, shabby type of summer kit in my opinion - with the rosette ribbon, the Melissa Frances embellishments, Prima flowers, and some handmade paper flowers too.
I really enjoyed making the handmade paper flowers that were inspired from a tutorial I found on Pinterest. I used my Coluzzle Flower Template, instead of the paper punch, and then followed the rest of the instructions. Click on the image below to add the tutorial to your Pinterst or check out the tutorial directly by clicking here.
Here is my "Liberty Crossing Add-On" Kit
I built the Liberty Crossing kit around the Girls Loft Paper in the upper left hand corner. Again, I didn't try to match anything from the original kit.
I looked for red and blue patterned papers, and then a few co-ordinating patterns, plus a few pieces of cardstock. These papers just make me happy!
Among the embellishments, I added some buttons, Webster's Pages flowers, red mist, beach-themed stickers, travel-themed stickers, red and blue twine, lots of ribbon, and a few handmade cupcake liner carnations.
Mister Linky to see what everyone else is making too! Better yet, join in the fun!!!
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