"For this month's main kit I at first thought that I'd struggle to copy it from my stash - but lo and behold - it was easy! I decided to try and stick with the colour scheme and picked out papers that sort of matched the originals where possible. I went for some dots, flowers, fruit and waves to make this a summery kit. Lots of my papers seem a bit busy - so I may have to add in some calmer scraps to tone it down when I come to use it.
The fun part for me was putting together the embellishments - I love this bit the best! I started with a printed out selection of digital elements from the Cosmo Cricket Snorkel line. I added bug stickers, alphas, buttons, gems and a selection of ribbons and trims. The white flowers will get coloured later on to match the LOs as needed.
I added a picture from a cheap secondhand book and a free fabric sample with boats/beach huts on. In went some acetate shapes in matching red and blues even though they came from an oriental kit! Then I got the ink and paint out, stamped 4 tags and painted a paper doily with red acrylic. Next I made banners with ledger and graph paper and used stamps, rub ons and sticker waste to decorate. I then stamped tissue paper with polka dots and cut it into strips - after a bit of crinkling it looks a bit like crepe paper. Finally I cut out flowers and strawberries from interface-backed fabric.
There was such a lot in the original kit! I love the fact that I would not have put these bits together without its inspiration."
Helen also re-created the Martha's Vineyard Add-On Kit...
"I also decided to copy the Martha's Vineyard add-on kit. This one has a colour combo that I would not have picked by myself but I love a new challenge! I've chosen black, lilac, jade, and orange for my colours and I've also thrown in a printout of freebie digital ledger paper.
I've added 4 border strips - the 12 x 2 ones that I never know what to do with! I'm hoping to use up 2 part used sticker sheets and 2 part used rub on alphas. More gems, ribbons, buttons and flowers went in and some handmade stamped journaling circles - to be assembled when needed. I also made 3 twisted fabric flowers that I'll embellish to match the LOs later.
There's a fuller list of products used over on my blog if you are interested at http://craftimperfect.blogspot.com/. I really love what I've put together - I can't wait to use it and to see what everyone else creates!"
Here are our talented Master Forgers' Counterfeit Kits, for more information on their kits, click on their names.
|Susanne's Main Kit|
|Margie's Main Kit|
|Margie's "Martha's Vineyard" Add-On Kit|
|Sherri's Main Kit|
|Sherri's "Liberty Crossing" Add On|
|Meridy's Main Kit|
|Meridy's "Liberty Crossing" Add On|
|Meridy's "Travel" Add On|
|Melissa's Main Kit|
|Kim's Main Kit|
|Kim's "Liberty Crossing" Add On|
|Gabrielle's Main Kit|
|Gabrielle's "Liberty Crossing" Add On|
|Crystal's Main Kit|
|Crystal's Add On|
|Bethany's Main Kit|