Monday, December 17, 2012

Libeeti's Process

 Today Libeeti is here to share her process. Enjoy!
My creative process, making the CKC kits:

Step 1:
Look at the inspirationkit and take a deep breath. Don't panic, Bethany came up (again) with an inspiration kit that I havne't got the faintest idea how will I counterfeit it.

Step 2: 
Look again, this time with a pen and a sheet around. It's time to do some homework here.

Step 3:
Start writing down the colors of the inspiration kit. Try to figure out what are the main colors and which of the colors are secondary.

Step 4:
Write down the main patterns of the inspiration kit.

Step 5:
Decide on which colors and pattern I'm going to counterfeit.

Step 6:
Take out dp with the colors/patterns that I decided to counterfeit. 

Step 7:
Time for another deep breath. I took out HUGE amount of dp. no way I'm goning to use them all, or even 75% of them. Sometimes this stage can take a day or two...or three...

Step 8:
Reduce, reduce and reduce.No way I'm going to put 20 dp into my kit! reduce again.
Try to include some "old" papers, and if possible - at least one "ugly" (i.e. not so loved) paper. 

Step 9:
Choose coordinate cardstocks. Make sure to include at least one of the following: white/off white/cream and kraft.

Step 10:
Time for embellishments. Look ate the inspiration kit - are there any embellies that I wish to counterfiet? do I have enough time to counterfiet them? 
Try to put into my kit some of my neglected items (this way I managed to reduce dramaticly the amount of chipboard I had!). Make sure to include doilies and buttons.

Step 11: 
Look at the challenges for the next month. Okay, another deep breath. I know I'll find a way to handle them.

Step 12:
Print enought photos to work with (I always, really always, neglect this step).

Step 13:
Pet my self! I managed to cope with another counterfiet kit! Let's the fun begin.

5 comments:

  1. Your process is very interesting! Great idea to always include some older and "ugly" papers!

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  2. Very cool explanation:-)
    Looks like fun!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your process. I too, find that I can work older, neglected and perhaps, ugly items into a kit and onto a layout, using the CKC system.

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  4. "Reduce, reduce, reduce." That is a motto I'll adopt when my counterfeit kit looms large! Thanks for the tips!

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  5. I'm often with you on your "step 1"! But we always manage to come up with something!

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