Sunday, February 6, 2011

February Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

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."

Patterned paper (some partial sheets included):
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

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

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!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love it! I am so excited to see what you make! Gorgeous!

Bethany said...

We are pleased as punch that you said yes! You are going to rock it this month!

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Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Gorgeous kit! Makes me want to pull out my pebbles and make some embellies too!

Valerie said...

Love the kit that you put together. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it! Congrats on the guest designer spot!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

I'm glad you posted on your blog too, Gabrielle...now you are in the drawing to win!!!--I was trying to figure out how to enter you for all of your stuff!

S said...

You do them proud.

Margie said...

Awesome kit!I cant wait to see you projects this month!Off to follow you!

Sian said...

Oh, what a cool job you did! I'll certainly be back to see what projects this kit inspires you to create (and not just because I'm always pleased to meet a Smiths fan :) ) Love it!

Kim Strother said...

You did a great job, very close to the original.

petunia670 said...

I still have lots of these yummy papers you included - and that was one of my fave LPS stamps.

Question - regarding the challenge (I guess I don't have your email address). Can you use stuff that's not in the kit for projects and layouts? (ie what if you forgot something?!)

Tricia said...

Your kit rocks!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Karrie, I just sent you a message! I plan on using something that I really forgot to put in with my kits, but had planned on. Last month, I used inks for distressing, and a few other small items that were not in my kit. I think it's allowed!

ms.schwiet said...

WOW it's like a dead ringer for the kit...this should be interesting

Jodi said...

Huge Congrats!!! I can't wait to see your work!~!