I was thrilled when Meridy and Bethany asked me to be the February guest designer for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge! Their blog is jam packed with ways to make a fabulous kit of your own, including tutorials on many unique embellishments. I hope you visit, and take part in some of the fun we're having!
The February inspiration kit by Scraps of Darkness is absolutely drop dead gorgeous, in my opinion! I love the "ooh la la" drama and romance of the kit, and wanted to match it as closely as possible. I hope you get a chance to visit their site to drool over their kit! You can enter into a drawing for a chance to win this beautiful kit by playing along with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, and linking up your blog on their list!
"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."
(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
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 - burgandy
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
Tim Holtz Idea-ology seasonal masks
Maya Mist - red
homemade mist - 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
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!
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