Friday, September 24, 2021

September 2021 - Follower Showcase

 As it's almost the end of the month, I love this post, as now we get to showcase one of our followers. It's great to see throughout the month what our followers has put together and created. Checking out our Counterfeit Kit Challenge FB community here is so inspiring and it was hard to pick out one! 

But one I have to pick and one caught my eye with her creations, Sylvia Cresp, she's been with us just a couple of months and on a fast track creating. Here's her kit :) I can relate to the large kit :)


Look at these creations, just a few of the ones she has made to see more your gonna have to check out the community. She joined in and made some forgeries

Love that she used fall paper for a Spring photo :) Love all those layers too

Gorgeous stencil work and more layers

Fun time with layering and a frame too :) It was a joy to see all her creations this month. 

 September is coming to a close, got one more thing left for the month.

  • 30th September: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box

 We always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. Post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2021).

 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month!




Saturday, September 18, 2021

September 2021 - Challenge #2 - Falling for You

September the 18th and it's time for Challenge #2 round here at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and I'm excited to see how you interpret it.

As a reminder, Master Forger Tina chose the September 2020 kit called "Vivid" by {Not} Just for Boys kit club as our inspiration for this month.

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Falling for You!

Over here in the states Fall seems to be a huge thing! Pumpkins, Apples, Old farm trucks especially with decor, you can see it starting to pop up everywhere. So with that in mind use the colors of Fall in your Area of the world to help you with your creation
 
Fall Colors Challenge 


Guest Designer Tori documented the fall colors by creating a page with photos of her daughter among the fall foliage. She decorated the layout with color coordinated embellishments that matched with the striped paper border. 

 Master Forger Cindy made a double page layout documenting a neighbors make tree.
 

Blog post here.

Master  Forger Tracey just had to use her new puppy as inspiration as he is a red Malamute and his colouring reminds her of Autumn leaves. 
 

Master Forger Juliet lives where fall really doesn't happen until December!  LOL...it is what it is in the south, but she was able to find some fun photos of her grands when they were raking up leaves in October...look...they are still in summer clothes!  

 Master Forger Leslie
had some perfect products in her September kit + a secret inspiration + Tina's challenge produced two pages!
 
Blog post LINK

 
Master Forger Tara just printed off tons of fall photos to scrapbook from 2013, the year she is currently scrapbooking.  She chose this photo of her son trying to "steal" all the pumpkins!!  


Master Forger Laura her 'fall colours' ended up being a bit halloweeny! Probably because she is so looking forward to pumpkin season this year!

 
Such great inspiration for Fall creations or maybe just a Fall color scheme for this challenge!

 The rest of September is going to look something like this:

  • 24th September: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st September: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

You KNOW that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2021). 


 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month! 

 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

September 2021 - Challenge #1 - Get Moving!

September the 12th which can only mean one thing... it's time for Challenge #1 round here at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge and I'm excited to see how you interpret it.

As a reminder, Master Forger Tina chose the September 2020 kit called "Vivid" by {Not} Just for Boys kit club as our inspiration for this month.

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Get Moving!

 My love for antique tractors is producing this challenge! What do we usually see in the fall other than falling leaves is hay wagon rides and such, well they are usually pulled by a tractor so your challenge is to make a layout about any type of transportation: tractor, car, bike, plane, ect.
 
So today, use Transportation for your creation!
 
Guest Designer Tori created her transportation page using photos of my son practicing driving a Chevy truck. For the embellishments she used patterned paper, cut outs, buttons, and twine. 
To find out more about her layout over at her Instagram page here
 
 Julene has used photos from her travels, this time on the hop on hop off bus in Milan. She even had a paper in this kit featuring a bicycle. 

Misty went in a more metaphorical direction with the prompt. While she talks about taking a road trip in her layout, the real point of the journaling is about her daughter getting ready to fly the nest for college. Butterfly embellishments support the flight theme.



Tina went exactly where she planned to go with coming up with the challenge. A layout about her favorite tractor. Using her kit for this fun layout:
Blog post here
 
Kate just so happened to have that awesome vintage truck paper in her September CKCB kit and decided to scrap her vintage hayride/pumpkin patch photo!
 
Master Forger Leslie slipped her unorthodox transportation inspired layout in a little late...



 Such great inspiration to get you Moving on your creation for this challenge!

 The rest of September is going to look something like this:

  • 18th September: Challenges #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th September: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st September: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

You KNOW that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2021). 


 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month! 

 

Monday, September 6, 2021

September 2021 - Mini-kit Reveal & Projects

Hello everyone. Master Forger Misty is sharing their takes on mini kits using our inspiration for the month. Mini kits are great if you want quick projects, or if ideas are sparked by just small bits of the inspiration. Whatever your reasons for approaching mini kits, and Misty is here to help get you creating.

As a reminder, Master Forger Tina chose the September 2020 kit called "Vivid" by {Not} Just for Boys kit club as our inspiration for this month.

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So let's see where Misty went with her projects.

Master Forger Misty has this to say about her process.

When I was pondering this project I was in the process of cleaning my scrap space. While doing that I came across this bin that contained the extra photos, paper scraps and previous fall themed layout I had created a couple of month back.

Admittedly this gave me a huge head start on creating a page kit for this month's mini. If you think I cheated, I promise all you would need to do to get to this same point is choose a base pattern paper or cardstock, plus 3-4 pattern paper scraps in various sizes. Then grab 6-10 embellishment pieces in various sizes to support your theme and you are done. Simple as that. Really.

Here I chose a base woodgrain paper, 5 pattern paper scraps, 1 cardstock and literally 12 individual embellishment pieces. The woodgrain, plaid and use of blue comes from our inspiration piece. The other imagery I chose to support my page theme (cameras + together/cozy)

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Once I had a narrow palette of supplies to work with, my layout came together quickly. I think about this style of layout as a "pocket page" layout without the actual pockets. (You could also just call it a grid layout). I love the idea of pocket pages for ease but I feel too constrained by the pocket numbers and orientations. So I started my layout with the base page + photos. I trimmed my photos, and in fact all the pocket elements, down by 1/4" in both height and width to give that gap that pockets have.

The open areas around the photos now become other "pockets." The top right was very large and could have been broken down into several pockets, but I left it large for more visual impact to those cameras since this layout is about selfies. The journal pocket on the bottom left is 6x4" (or rather 5.75x3.75" once trimmed down.) The gray strip started at 2x4" before trimming and the lower plaid is 2x8" before trimming.

Sprucing up each pocket with limited embellishments helps the whole page feel cohesive. I also repeat elements, such as circles, blue, and plaid, in a visual triangle to pull everything together. Approaching a layout this way is super straightforward. It gives you the ease of pocket pages without the constraints. And with this design you could include way more photos than I did! Just so much flexibility here.

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I hope you were inspired by how easy it can be to put together a quick page kit as well as a quick layout! If you'd like to see this process in video you can check out the YouTube episode.

 

 The rest of September is going to look something like this:

  • 12th & 18th September: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th September: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st September: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

You KNOW that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2021). 


 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month! 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

September 2021 - Forgery on the Fourth

FOF is back again today to show you how it's possible to look at the inspiration kit, see if there are any elements which you would love to incorporate into your own kit but that you don't have in your stash right now, and then take the idea forward to make your own version! 

Master Forger of Ceremonies Tina has given us our inspiration:


Let's see what the Design Team has counterfeited!

Master Forger Tara was very inspired by this kit to make a few forgeries!!  Full directions and photos of the process are on her blog!  She started with a DCWV paper backed denim paper pad and some handy dandy bleach. She allowed the paper to sit out in the sun to and brought it inside to rinse it out to remove the bleach from the denim.

She also set out to duplicate the wooden buttons from the inspiration kit!

Master Forger Cindy was inspired to recreate one of the paper using the colors of her kit in two different sizes.


Master Forger Cindy also cut out two different sets of leaves 


Blog post here.

Master Forger Juliet pulled out her Cricut (which she should do more often) and found some fun wood slices to cut.  She even used the negatives of one of them and glued them down on a piece of brownish paper to use!  

Master Forger Misty would like to share two different forgeries. 

The first is making small tassels.

The second is using the We R Memory keepers frames punch board (pictured far left) to create your own frame embellishments. The fun thing about this is you'll have extra leftover punched corners that you can then use as photo corners (far right). Bonus!


Master Forger Tara found three Silhouette Cut files and Master Forger Cindy cut them out. 


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Silhouette Design Store file # 325351

 

Silhouette Design Store file # 324878. 

Master Forger Kate was inspired to use just two supplies to create her own floral paper based on the amazing Amy Tangerine floral paper in the kit.  Full photos of the process and end results are on her blog!


Once again, MF Lisa turned to Pinterest and Google for some freebie inspiration such as:

We are just at the beginning of the month and we have so much to share with you! The rest of September is going to look something like this:

  • 6th September: Mini-kit Reveal and Project Showcase - inspiration for a smaller kit or project idea 
  • 12th & 18th September: Challenges #1 & #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit 
  • 24th September: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month 
  • 31st September: Killing Kits - an idea or two for using up the bits & pieces left in your kit box 

You KNOW that we always love to see your work, so please share your kits and projects with us. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcseptember2021). 


 Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see your kits and projects this month.