I'm enjoying the challenges being set in this month's Counterfeit Challenge Blog. We were challenged to counterfeit the recent Studio Calico City of Lights range of kits - and being a lover of SC but currently not able to justify having their kits, it's been fun to try and mimic the range of beautiful goodies.
I started by taking up Crystal's challenge to make your own background paper and not use standard shapes. Being the proud possessor of a bicycle stamp, and in an attempt to counterfeit the 'Lady Bike' paper in the kit, I ink-shaded half a pale yellow sheet of Bazzill Basics in stripes and stamped my bicycle stamp on it. I decided I prefer it without the white line of the original kit version, and of course my bikes only face one way, but it's good enough for me! I will team my layout with one or more of these gorgeous bicycle clips from Oliver Bonas.
My next attempt was at the Kesi'Art paper from the CE2 collection - the original has part of a big circle on it, but my scraps weren't big enough, so I made a smaller circle instead in the spirit of the same colour scheme. I am definitely going to have a go at the larger part circle - with a different colour scheme at some point as I really like it. This is my attempt.
I'm feeling a trifle smug as I already had a go at punching shipping tags to make patterned tags a la Pebbles in the Sorbonne kit, and my recent post here counterfeits the butterfly paper from MME. I think I might have a few extra left over to counterfeit the stickers :)
Finally, I also had another go at stamping a background - not too large a piece as argyle is very bold (and I have a feeling it will be more prevalent in scrapbooking over the coming months), but just enough to try out this stamp which I have had for years but never actually used before - mainly because it is unmounted and not clear - I'm definitely a clear stamp fan!
I have plans to use this on a golf layout of my son.
Now to have a go at some of the other blog hop challenges...