Monday, April 12, 2021

April 2021 - Challenge #1 - Al Fresco

 Welcome to the first CKC April challenge! It's great to have you here & ready to use that kit of yours along with us. Here's a reminder of our inspiration kit:

SCT seasonal Garden Party kit

I think we are all looking forward to being able to enjoy being out & about! What are you looking forward to? Dining at a favorite food spot? Movie night in the park? Gathering with neighbors/family for fun?
Now that I have you in a playful mood how about using some whimsy on your page by layering your patterned papers to fashion your own background with scenery & puffy clouds?  Your kit has already taken the work out of coordinating the products, so feel free to mix & match those patterns. And if that’s a little too overwhelming? Just layer them up behind your photo(s)!
Guest Designer Cathy says:  When I read the challenge, my mind zoomed in on two words: whimsy and clouds. Whimsy perfectly describes the "Hey Hello Sentiment Strips" paper. I also liked the idea of clouds with my whimsy so I grabbed a cloud stencil and Nuvo Sea Sprite Glacier Paste. I used the same stencil to trace some clouds on my scrap of pink paper and cut them out adding foam tape to give them some dimension. The photo is matted with more "Hey Hello" scraps. Just added some random flowers and die cuts from my kit, and then I decided I needed more yellow so I went back to my stash for the yellow pompom trim. I think it added just a bit more whimsy as well!

Master Forger Cindy has used a Cricut Cartridge for the start of her layout and layering on different pattern papers.

Blog Post is here

Master Forger Julene has used pattern papers overlapped on her teacups and vellum overlapped on her bubbles. More details on her blog


Master Forger Lori used lots of paper layers behind her photos for this challenge. You can read all about it on her blog here.

Master Forger Leslie created this fun dimensional beach scene:

Read more about it HERE

There's plenty to keep you inspired this month so don't forget to come back here regularly for ideas and challenges. The rest of the month looks like this:


·         18th April: Challenge #2 - to inspire you to get creating from your own kit

·         24th April: Follower Showcase - who has caught our eye this month

  2   29th April: May Sneak Peek on social media  

27   30th April: 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. You can post them in our Facebook Community, or share them on Instagram (we are @counterfeitkitchallenge or tag us using #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcapril2021).


 So happy to have you with us this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

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