Hello Scrappers, I am excited to be joining in with the September Counterfeit Kit Challenge. My inspiration came from my favourite YouTube blogger, Janet Madison from RTS Scrapbooking (Record The Story). Janet is a dedicated scrapper determined to use up her inventory. She kindly shares how she creates kits, makes embellishments and organises her supplies.
This month’s Counterfeit Kit is based upon a Fall/Autumn theme and proves a real challenge for those of us South of the equator. The kit features many elements which are foreign to those located in Australia, such as autumn pumpkins, racoons, bears and pumpkin pie! For us Aussies, Autumn is quite green due to our non-deciduous native trees, unless you live in an area which has been planted with deciduous foliage or have a husband like mine who has an obsession with Japanese Maples.
This months kit has been borrowed from Noel Mignon, called the “Apple Crisp Classic Kit”. You can find it here at https://www.noelmignon.com/products/apple-crisp-kit.
The challenge for me, when trying to put my own kit together was finding papers to substitute some of the traditional fall elements. I also don’t use many orange and yellow papers/embellishments in my daily scrapping. Many of the papers I found were B side papers, designs which I hadn’t purchased the patterned paper for. I also had problems finding any dark wood grain paper, as I love wood grain and have been making a lot of male layouts this year. My supplies are now low, I only had two dark woodgrain papers, both have butterflies featured in the corners. So, what did I find?
First up, these are my check and stripe substitutes…
Then, woodgrain papers…
Next, flowers and foliage…
For pumpkin papers…spots/circles!
And, mason jars/autumn cooking…
Embellishments proved a little easier, I found many Kaisercraft elements from various kits which I could use. I decided to substitute the word die-cuts for actual dies and will cut words/elements as needed. My substitute for the Tim Holtz distress stain is two Heidi Swapp shines in gold and mustard. I haven’t decided on which stamps to use but will most likely use some leaf and foliage stamps. The bows I will make out of scraps from the kit and I will turn some of my embellishment die-cuts into chipboard elements. My choice in washi tape is a lovely metallic and white diagonal stripe for some added bling. I may also add some wood veneers and some ribbon.
My choice of alphas for titles is a mix of stickers and rub-ons. I have a packet of the foam gold Thickers used in the original kit and decided to mix in some burnt orange glitter stickers and chocolate brown rub ons.
So, what might I make from this huge kit? I’m thinking about doing a range of layouts, some will be autumn themed, some will be cooking and a few will be based on family events, like picnics. I can’t wait to see what everyone else does.
Some of the papers and embellishments came from the following paper pads and collections…
I have a few sheets which are in the maybe pile, I may or may not use them. There is a couple of mushroom papers, one in gold and one in black and white. I thought perhaps I could colour the images to bring them into the same colour palette as the kit. I also have a vellum which has a fall/autumn print which may be useful, a white and gold floral print and a wooden drawer print which could be used.
I will share what I create as I work through the kit and mini-challenges. If you would like to see what other scrappers have gathered together for their kits make sure you follow the hop blog list on Counterfeit Kit blog.
The hop blog list…
Laura – https://www.instagram.com/mrsp_scrapsandtea/
6 thoughts on “Counterfeit Kit Challenge – September”
Leanne – Your kit is amazing! You did an awesome job adding your own spin to the inspiration kit. I always have a few papers that are a “maybe” for me, too. I keep them close just in case I want to use them. I am so happy that you are playing along with us this month!
Thanks Lori, I am enjoying the challenge.
Awesome kit and I love the direction you went with it for your area as we go into fall your going into spring. Can’t wait to see what u create with it.
Thank you Tina, I have been working on my first layout today. I will try and post it to blog tonight. We have had spring showers all day, sunshine and rain.
First of all, this is a fabulous kit and I love it. I really like how you interpreted it for yourself – I’ve never thought about the fact that deciduous trees are not native there. and high five to your husband – I LOVE maples too and have one on my balcony which I’m trying to nurse back to health. no more space for any more. As for the extra papers, I often have a handful of things that are picked out, don’t make it to the official kit photo but seem to find their way into my kit box! All the fun of the supplies 🙂
What a nice full kit packed with all sorts of great pieces – I especially love all those woodgrain papers!