Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Counterfeiter's Kits

And now for our versions of the Scraps of Darkness February 2011 Main Kit and Romance Add-On Kits...

Gabrielle's Counterfeit Kit:
Our Guest Counterfeiter did an awesome job putting her Counterfeit Kit together...

"When I first saw the inspiration kit, so many adjectives came to mind!  Dark, dramatic, romantic, and mysterious, to name a few.  I wanted to run out and buy every piece in the kit, but that's not really the point of this challenge!  I did purchase one thing, which was a pack of glass pebbles from the Dollar Tree.  Total cost - $1.  Luckily, I had some products that were similar to those pictured, and some that I could improvise on.  I knew I wanted to try and match the intensity of the inspiration kit, that was certain. 

I pulled many different pieces out of my stash, and will try to list them, if possible.  I first added card stock, because I think that is an important base for most scrapbook layouts.  I chose pink, dark red, black, and cream to coordinate with the patterned papers.

Patterned Paper(some partial sheets included):
My Mind's Eye- The Spider's Web (black/gray Dot)
Jenni Bowlin - Red Cabbage Flower
Scrap Within Reach - Industrial Park
Glitz Designs - Distressed Couture Vines
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Seasonal Paper distressed red backside
My Mind's Eye - The Spider's Web Haunted Parlor
Graphic 45 - Communique Society Page
Basic Grey - Bittersweet Hand-Dipped
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Seasonal Paper ATC Valentine images
Pink Paislee - Amber Road Apple Cider

Main Counterfeit Kit

Also included in main kit:
Prima felt embellishments - partial pack
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type - ivory
MSL Mini Alphabet Set - black
Life Preservers Special Edition acrylic stamp set (Feb. 2010)
handmade "pebble" embellishments
distressed shipping tag - Eiffel Tower image from Internet/Daisy D rub on
Basic Grey Bling it on rub on and rhinestone pack
Prima flowers from can
tiny dollar store blooms - burgundy
May Arts crocheted black ribbon
eyelash yarn from stash
Cricut and Accent Essentials cartridge - black die cut heart
corsage pin tied with ribbon
Making Memories glittered brads - black/red
rhinestone hearts from stash

Add-On Kit

Add-on kit:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology seasonal masks
Maya Mist - red
homemade mist - black
Stickles- red/black
Stickles - pearl platinum
handmade cardstock flower - red
handmade ribbon flower - black
Cupid charm from an old earring
black velvet ribbon
red ruffled ribbon
Basic Grey Bling It "Love"
Basic Grey Opaline hearts
Shimmerz - royal red

I had a blast making up these kits, and I can't wait to see what each of you come up with!  I am excited to get started on some projects with my "Counterfeit Kit".  I think it will be perfect for some Valentine's Day projects.  A big thanks to Meridy and Bethany for having me as guest designer this month!" 

Meridy's Counterfeit Kit:

Oh boy, was this one fun!!!  There were lots of pieces/embellishments to copy in the main kit and the romance kit.  But apparently I couldn't stop there...I kept on adding more embellishments (I love adding embellishments to my layouts).  I plan on making some Glimmer Mists and Glimmer Glams to use on my layouts as well.   

I made my kits by copying the same "pieces" of the inspiration kits...but in a slightly different color scheme.  I don't use too much black in my scrapbooks, but I use LOTS of rather than a color scheme of pink, red, black and purple, I created my kit with a pink, red, and brown color scheme.

Meridy's Main Counterfeit Kit

Meridy's Counterfeit "Romance" Add-On Kit

And, Since I just couldn't stop pulling embellishments from my stash of supplies, I grabbed all of these coordinating items as well!

Meridy's "Extras"
The only items I purchases were 2 bottles of iridescent puffy paint and a small bottle of "glaze medium" to use to re-create the Glimmer Glaze from the Color Add-On Kit.  (A few of the items in my kit you may recognize...they came from swaps I participated in last year...with some of you!)

Bethany's Counterfeit Kit:

This was an amazing kit to copy!  There were so many details and little pieces!  I just made a list and started checking things off as I pulled/made them.  Here are a few pictures of my kit.  If you would like more details, head over to my blog, Double Dog Dare You.  I did change a few things (added some embellishments, skipped some, changed up the entire color scheme) and made ALOT of things!  I am very excited about having a chance to play around with some paints and sprays that I am planning on making.  That is a somewhat new area for me, so I can't wait to get messy!

Entire Kit

Patterned Paper (by American Crafts)

Cardstock (2 of each this time!)

Main Kit Embellishments

Romance Add On
(I only picked a few things from this kit to use)

Color Add On
(I will make the paints and things as I need them.
Can you believe how many Pearl Ex powders I have
accumulated and never used?)

Link up your Counterfeit Kit Here for a change to win the original kit from Scraps of Darkness!


  1. I have to say I love how UNIQUE and DIFFERENT all the counterfeit kits are. I hope to make time to pull mine out today! I love the original and all the ones you all created! Great job!

  2. Fab examples girls ... I've made a start on mine!

  3. Ladies, I love the variety of your individual takes on the kit. Looking forward to seeing your projects.

  4. awesome job! I'll be working on mine! can't wait to get into my scraproom.


    That was super fun! I have never done that and I think I may have went overboard BE HONEST what do you think? I pulled for pages, cards, and three or four altering projects.

  6. It's fun to see how different and unique everyone's kits are! Meridy, I love how your kit is similar to the inspiration, but how you changed the color scheme a bit, and went wild on the embellishments! You have so many pretty things in your stash! Bethany, you made your kit more your own in style and color, and that is very cool! You did an awesome job on the photos of all your embellishments, and thanks for the tips on getting our own great pics! I'll be checking out Crystal's kit on her blog. Way to go, ladies!

  7. Gorgeous kits, Ladies! I love how individual we all are with our kits. The projects are going to be beautiful!

  8. Great job everybody! It's so fun to see how everyone is inspired by the kit (and how many supplies we already have!!!) Will get to mine today sometime.

  9. Great kits, loving the different colour variations, I wouldn't use the intense colours of the original kit myself, and, like Meridy, I use a lot of brown rather than black so mine will probably be veering the same way!

  10. Wonderful kits. Thanks for sharing them with us and for the inspiration to think out side of the box and use our own stash. Off to put together my kit of Feb.

  11. Wow- they are all great kits! I'd love to play with any of them. I pulled and pulled last night to get my kits ready. I will photograph it in today light and post it. I already have ideas for some layouts!

  12. Great kits ladies! Love seeing the different interpretations.

  13. Awesome kits! Love the variety. Mine is mostly put together, but I'll have to make some embellishments myself I think.

  14. Wow, I am impressed. When I saw the first photo I thought it was a picture of the inspiration kit, the photography is so incredible. All three kits are beautiful and jam packed. I can't wait to get mine together.

  15. So cool to see the variations here and the amount of stuff we have in our stashes!!

  16. I loved seeing how different your kits were! I got mine put together:

    This was fun! I can't wait to get creating with this kit! What amazed me the most was how this encouraged me to put patterns together that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  17. Spent last evening shopping my stash. What a blast!! I actually ended up making TWO different kits. Loving the inspiration from this blog!

  18. Beautiful work counterfeiting our kit, ladies. I can't wait to see what everybody does!

  19. Gosh, I can't wait to get my kit together!! Great inspiration everyone!! Hoping to get my kit pulled together and post it soon!

  20. Love these kits ladies, I am working on mine now. Have got it all picked, now just to itemise and photograph.

  21. Your kits look lovely, ladies. It inspired me to shop my stash and come up with a kit for February too. I was at first intimidated by the red/black but after I pulled out some elements of my stash I'm excited to incorporate a different color palette and have a "kit" to work off of this month. Thanks for the inspiration and can't wait for the events this month!

  22. These kits look beautiful! It is always so much fun to see how we each interpret the kit!

  23. Put my Feb kit together, I got a bit carried away with the embellishments though lol!