Friday, October 07, 2011

My October Counterfeit Kit

I'm really not a halloween person - just not my thing, nor my colours, not to mention the fact that I HATE SPIDERS!  So the options for this month were down to one.  I'm not really a pink and green girl either, but there were some gorgeous things in the kit that definitely need counterfeiting, and I've drawn a lot of inspiration from the Master Forgers' kits - in particular the colour combinations.

As ever my kit is way larger than I intended, and I've left the embellishments out as I want to try to make them based on the kit - then I'll pick out a few other things - ribbon and gems, .  The Anna Griffin butterfly paper looks perfect to try to make some of the tags in the Little Red Scrapbook kit.






It's a real diverse collection:  SEI, Anna Griffin, some ancient Scenic Route, Collage Press, Echo Park, MME, Basic Grey, Jillibean Soup, K&Co, DCWV, American Crafts, Daisy Bucket - all of which I love but had kind of got lost with these papers so hopefully as a bona fide kit, I will use them.  I especially went for small patterned stuff, and actually found a hounds tooth paper which I didn't remember I had - must have been the back!

Now I've actually got my kit together, I'm looking forward to some serious 'counterfeiting' - and I have to learn how to make yoyo flowers - it's been on my to do list for ever.

Now to find photos and get started .......

11 comments:

Sandra said...

The kit you've put together is so you

Helen said...

You've got some really lovely papers there - I love the colours you've picked. Trust me - the yo-yos are so easy - I don't know why I never made them before! Have fun ...

Clair said...

I love the focus on greens and blues in your kit. Even though they're included in the original, just missing out all the pinks gives your kit such a different feel!

Emily said...

I really love all the colors and papers you chose.

Margie said...

Gorgeous kit! I love the way you took the challenge and made it work for you! Your color palette is very pretty-and I am all about the butterflies!

Julia said...

I love the papers you picked! I can't wait to see what you make with them!!

Lisa said...

I see some really lovely papers in your kit - lovely layouts are sure to follow

Glinda said...

Very nice kit. You should have lots of fun making projects. I wanted pass along a intro sheet on making yoyo's that is really helpful with sizes to cut.

thttp://www.sewing.org/files/guidelines/9_265_yoyo.pdfo

Jimjams said...

Love your colours there Ali - I could easily use this kit myself. Have fun!

S said...

Your paper may be diverse, but the patterns work wonderfully together. Enjoy playing with your kit.

Yolanda said...

Wow love how you have put this kit together,the colours are great together, by the way what are yoyo flowers?