Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July Counterfeit Kit

Well, I decided since I was on such a scrappy roll in June to try and carry that momentum into July, starting with another Counterfeit Kit.  This month, the gals over at the CKC blog have challenged us to come up with a kit based in this one from Scrapabilly:

And now for my kit, starting with the papers:
Honestly, I don't even know how I ended up with this mix! I started pulling turquoise and neutral papers, and then I think I grabbed some of those "Swagger" papers from Fancy Pants, and it changed the whole look, so I decided to base my kit off the "Swagger" papers, and I kind of ended up in a whole other direction.  Do you have whiplash yet?

Then I pulled out my scrap box, and yanked a bunch of stuff that seemed to go:
Most of it is CTMH, but there's a bunch of other stuff too.  What is scrapbooking without scraps, I say?

Some bee-yoo-tee-full die cuts, most cut with my Cameo.  The butterflies are Bo Bunny:
And finally another bunch of die cuts and wood veneer.  I also made my own wood grain paper using some Kraft cardstock, an embossing folder, and a white Gelato rubbed and smudged over top.  Thanks to a tutorial posted on CKC for "Forgeries on the Fourth" for that inspiration!
So yeah, a very masculine kit for me, but I think with the extra flowers and butterflies I can make it work.  Don't be surprised if I sneak in a bit of pink!

I'm off with the two older kids on a little road trip tomorrow - Vancouver, here we come!  Not sure how much scrapping I'll be able to do this month when I get home, it'll be a rather late start, but we shall see what can be done.  Until then, my friends!



  1. Such a beautiful kit, looking forward to your creations.
    Cindy F

  2. It is a masculine kit but some lovely colour combos in there too. We will watch with interest to see your creations Roxy.

  3. Love all your die cuts! It's a great mix of patterns in your papers. I think that they are all going to be fun to work with together.

  4. It was the "neutral" part of the equation that rerouted you, I think! Love when the papers choose you instead of vice versa. Fave part of your post? "What is scrapbooking without scraps, I say?" Nothing masculine about all the lovelies you've created/gathered. Hope you get a chance to use it :-) Love that you used one of the forgery tuts to create a kit element.

  5. Thanks for letting us know you used one of the forgeries! It's nice to know they are being utilized. You are like the poster child for the post :) Thanks for your enthusiasm. Great looking kit, too!

  6. This kit looks fab and a smidgen masculine, but very nature oriented, so it should work really well. Glad you took the time to try the tutorial. Scrap on.

  7. Isn't it funny how we start with a plan and then get sidetracked and end up with something else entirely? It looks wonderful and I really like all those wonderful die cuts. Enjoy working with your kit this month!

  8. Love the direction your kit took and how you went through with your inspiration to make a fabulous kit! The woodgrain paper using the CKC inspiration is FAB! I really like all the die cut embellies you've added in and the whole collection will be sure to make some great pages