Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 2011 Counterfeit Inspiration Kit

One possible color scheme from this month's Inspiration Kit

As promised this month's kit is current, and was just released to the public yesterday!  There are tons of great embellishments in this kit that will be so much fun to replicate...and just in time for Valentine's Day!  The best part about the February Counterfeit Inspiration Kit???  Melinda, the owner of Scraps of Darkness, has generously offered to give one kit away at the end of the month (see details below)!  ...so, without further ado...the February 2011 Club Kit for this month's inspiration is put together by Melinda at http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/...
The link to the picture of the Main Kit is... http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/images/Feb_Main_Kit_Embellishments.jpg

The link to the picture of the Add-On Kit is...
http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/images/Feb_Romance_Add_On.jpg

Here is a link to the Color Add-On Kit...
http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/images/Feb_Color_Add_On.jpg

Here is a link to the main kit and all of the various Add-On Kits for February 2011
http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/index.html

ETA-May 2011 Photo of Kit and Add-Ons

Paper

Main Kit and Embellishments

Add-On Embellishments

Add-On Color Kit
 What's the next step, you ask???

The CHALLENGE is to use this kit for inspiration. How, you ask? Well, there are many ways to go about this. Here are a few ideas...
  • Try and match every piece in this kit as close as possible to something from your supply stash.
  • 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.
  • Make a "page kit" rather than a large kit..."counterfeiting" just a few items from this kit as inspiration. 
  • Using the color scheme from this kit as inspiration, try to re-create a kit of your own using whatever supplies you have available.

What's to come?...
  • Tomorrow we will post pictures of the inspired Counterfeit Kits we put together from our stash of supplies.  The link for you to share pictures of your Counterfeit Kits with each other is here
  • Over the next week, we will add links to tutorials for counterfeiting many of the embellishments in this month's inspiration kit.
  • Over the next month, we will post mini challenges to USE your new kit, as well as organize a blog hop to share your creations! 
  • We hope you all find some inspiration in the kit we choose this month!!!  If you aren't sure where to begin, check out the "Hints and Tips" page of our blog for some help.  Feel free to leave a comment, questions, or any suggestions!!!  We look forward to hearing from you.
Some of the items in this month's kit, were similar to some tutorials from last month...check out these tutorials to get you started...Embellished Straight Pins and Bingo Cards.  Have fun getting started!!!

Information about the beautiful February 2011 kit giveaway from Scraps of Darkness...

We didn't forget...the giveaway!  We are going to use ONE Mister Linky throughout the entire month.  It will be in a separate post titled "Mister Linky February 2011".  Every time you would like to link a picture of your counterfeit kit, or a layout you made with your kit, please link it to that Mister Linky, found here

You do not need to have a blog or on-line gallery to link your pictures.  You can upload the picture to your Facebook and link that web address to Mister Linky!  Or, if you need help figuring out how to link your work, please e-mail us, attach your picture, and we'll help you out.  Our e-mail is counterfeitkitchallenge@yahoo.com

We will choose a number randomly at the end of the month, if it's your link number, you win!  The more you link, the more chances you have of winning!  Ready, set, go!!!

20 comments:

  1. YAY - so exciting :D Can't wait to get started!

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  2. Ok is it strange that I thought SEXY as soon as I opened the pictures of the inspiration kit? I hope to play this month! PLEASE pray for some time for me! LOL!

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  3. I have been waiting for the new inspiration kit to be posted! Can't wait to go see the actual kit and start making mine today. I love the colors!

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  4. Wow, I'm liking this!! This will be a fun project for this week end, since I'm not a football fan and I don't watch the Super Bowl!!

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  5. What a fun challenge! Can't wait to jump in!

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  6. I can't wait to jump in, I sooo have lots of stuff to coordinate with this yummy, grungey inspirational kit!

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  7. Oh boy, this is a fun one! I look forward to challenging myself all month :)

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  8. I didn't get to play along last month due to time constraints but I'm already pulling paper for this kit! I can't wait to get started! Awesome inspiration! Thanks so much!

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  9. What a great kit...I'm excited to play again this month!

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  10. I love this, so awesome! And I totally agree w/ a previous poster, very sexy! Pulling my kit together now!

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  11. I think this kit is delicious! Sexy is a very good description!

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  12. A little too sexy for my scrapping tastes. hee hee (I sound like the old lady scrapper here!) This will be a great challenge for me now. I'll likely change the style to whimsical and duplicate the items. I'm going to try to stick to a valentines theme! Thanks for some terrific inspiration!! :)

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  13. Great choice of kit. I'm wondering how I can fake those mirrors. Because I "need" to have them ;-)

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  14. oooh...I love this kit!! I love the embellies. I can't wait to get it together. Great choice ladies!

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  15. Can't wait to shop my stash to make my kit!
    Wonderful inspiration!

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  16. That kit is amazing, thank you to the generous store owner for the give away kit.

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  17. Yahoo running to my room right now to start shopping

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  18. Kit assembled. I even made the mirrors with a reflective gift bag and double side tape.
    I'm looking forward to design pages while I watch the big game. Here's my take: http://ohschwietscrap.blogspot.com/2011/02/normal-0-false-false-false-en-us-x-none.html

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  19. I posted my Feb. Kit on my blog this morning. When I have a little more time I will put together a page using those materials.
    Please go here to see my kit:
    http://pamscrappydays.blogspot.com/2011/02/feb-counterfeit-kit.html

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  20. I have made two pages using my counterfeit kit so far. I would like to make a card as well.

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