|Start:||Welcome to October’s Counterfeit Kit Challenge reveal blog hop. This month’s inspiration was chosen by Susan. It is a a collection from Pink Fresh Studios called Indigo Hills. |
It’s new! YAY!
It’s trendy! YAY!
It’s not really my thing! OOPS!
Honestly, this is the kind of paper I get all excited about because I see the cute navy and pink, but when I look at the overall style – it would be tricky for me to use for scrapbooking.
I mean really, an accounting type who is not into super-trendy. I imagine you are not surprised! Not one iota.
|Style:||But hey, I am an accounting type. So I will fall back on my natural tendency to balance out this dilemma. Let’s see, on the plus side of the ledger, it is just as well that:|
1) I will have little time to craft in October.
2) Today happens to be World Cardmaking Day.
3) A small card kit based on what I like about that collection could work nicely.
YAY! I started by finding a couple of pieces of paper that were similar to theirs:
a watercolor washed sheet and a black/white petite floral on pink.
|Stash:||And here are the two pieces I found in my miscellaneous papers bin:|
The reverse side of Peanut Deli – Acorn Ave – Crate Paper and Baby Love – New Arrival – Pebbles, from 2012 and 2010 respectively.
In fact, I had an opportunity to use the watercolor paper before the month even started - you can see it here on a layout I did for The Studio Challenges.
I then found a few papers to bridge the color range, including one with juxtaposed diagonal lines and one with clusters of flowers. You see, I am trying.
I also grabbed this Wildflower Meadow stamp and matching embossing folder by Stampin Up. (Recent LSS rummage sale acquisitions – $4 for the pair!)
Other stamp sets include Botanicals For You with that stunning brush script sentiment and Chalk Talk (with its matching dies). And to round out the kit how about some cardstock, two shades of Mr. Huey mist, gold and wood accents, die-cuts, buttons and ribbons/twine. That adds up, quite nicely.
I feel like I took enough inspiration from the kit to heart to make mine a valid counterfeit, but much more suited to my style and my purpose this month.
|Stops:||How will you counterfeit this collection? For a few more ideas, be sure to hop around and see what the whole team has done.|