I've been wanting to try the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for a while now and last night I finally spent some time putting together my first kit based on their inspiration kit for this month - "A Little Birdie Told Me" from Front Porch Kits.
These are the papers from the inspiration kit:
I decided that the best way to proceed would be to choose one sheet of paper from my stash which would be the basis for selecting everything else. After looking at that very busy multi-coloured floral sheet (top center) in the inspiration kit, I found a paper in my stash called "Radical" from Basic Grey's Offbeat line.
And three hours later this is the kit that I had created:
In addition to the cardstock and kraft paper, I used the following:
Basic Grey - Offbeat - Radical
My Mind's Eye - Lush - Blue Diamonds Paper
Crate Paper - Restoration - Slipcover
Crate Paper - Portrait - Pearls
Webster's Pages - Sweet As Cherry Pie - Little Nibbles
We R Memory Keepers - Merry January - Branch
My Mind's Eye - Alphabet Soup Boy - Ziggy
Basic Grey - Lime Rickey - Hoboken
We R Memory Keepers - Merry January - Slush
Scenic Route - Sonoma - Grove Street
It was SO much fun putting this kit together!! The biggest problem was trying to figure out when to stop adding stuff to it! My new way of organizing my paper by colour made it very easy to know exactly where to look for a certain type of paper instead of having to wrack my brain trying to remember which paper line by which manufacturer had what I was looking for. I knew I didn't spend all those hours changing things around for nothing. ;-)
I have big plans for that little piece of black and white houndstooth fabric - yo-yo flowers. I've never attempted to make these so it's possible that none will ever make it to my layouts! We'll see.
And now, it's time to start playing...
Until next time...