Thursday, July 01, 2021

July Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop

 Hello crafty people and welcome to the July Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop, this month is an exciting month as we say hello to some new Master Forgers..... who you may ask? Well ... hopefully you noticed them on the blog hop journey, if you didn't as you started halfway through the hop or on my page then I have popped up a master list of the blog hop at the bottom of this post. You have to follow along with the hop to discover the new Master Forgers, make sure you say a welcoming hello to them. 

The kit for this month is the Paper Person April 2021 kit - "Episode" the kit club is run by Kelly Purkey, her kits are tiny but cute. 

Here is the promotional image of the Episode kit that I have used for my inspiration as I rummaged through my stash. 

What inspired me? The first thing I noticed that when I looked at the image was the flick of the darker blue in the kit, then I saw the teals/greens and a touch of other colours. The paper in the bottom right hand corner caught my eye and made me think of confetti or sprinkles. 
Looking at the embellishments I thought small and cute. 
Then I noticed the stamps - TV viewing (that's when I also noticed the TV image on the paper in the bottom left) soooooo this kit has a theme after all. Which I know I don't have anything of to fit.... I see a forgery for the fourth coming up!! 
Below are my patterned papers that I pulled for my kit - I started with the darker blue in mind and hunted through my stash, I found the blue background floral and the lined blue paper that I thought would work. Whilst in my blue pile of papers I found the top left hand paper in light blues - the one with a kind of marbled look, I thought that it would be perfect. Next I went onto my teal/green pile and pulled a few patterns that I thought would work. At this time I found the tag/cutapart paper which had the teal and dark blue on it, so I grabbed it. 
The coloured sprinkle/confetti looking paper was a bit more of a challenge and took a deeper dive into my papers, eventually I found two that I thought would work (bottom right hand corner). What do you think? One is not a confetti/sprinkle look but it had the right colours in it and I think it will work. 
So these are my papers, I love the dark and light contrast in the blues/teals then a few flecks of other colours - orange and red. I have even decided on a name for my kit this month....

Blue Hue Just for You!!

Okay the embellishments were next, here is a full photo of my whole kit. I'll explain my thought process for the embellishments in the close up photos below. 
My kit got bigger as I riffled through my stash, I have managed to put together a lot of things that I am sure I will use to create some interesting layouts.

The last think I noticed in the Episodes Kit was the stamps, but they were the first things I started with when I started to pull embellishments from my stash. I was looking for small words, labels and if possible a TV. I didn't think that I did have a TV ... but sometimes I get lucky and find something in my supplies that I forgot I had. Come on, hands up if you do as well!! 
Unfortunately I was not successful this time, I did find "home and travel" themed stamps that I thought would work, the other stamps are just random images and words. Quiet a few fun images to work with.

Okay on to stickers and diecuts - given that I had found "homey" themed stamps I thought that I would stick to this and looked for anything related. I found a mobile phone, which isn't a TV but near enough?? The other embellishments I pulled were small and cute - in line with my first thought of the Episodes Kit. All are very similar to the colours in my patterned papers. 

I needed alphas and other embellishments next, so I pulled some small dark blue foam Thickers and chipboard letters. I popped in the ribbon photo corners (I seriously have these hanging in my stash for years and never seem to use them.... so I am challenging myself to get them used this month).
I also added some tiny enamel hearts - just because they are small and cute.

Last I added this acetate sheet, it used to be a 12x12 sheet but I only have a small bit left as I have used it quite often but love it. It reminded me of  the confetti/sprinkle patterned paper so it totally fits this kit.

Here is the Master List for the Blog Hop so you can continue on your journey;

Thanks for stopping in and I hope I have inspired you to dig deep in your stash. See you on the Fourth for a forgery or two and then our Challenges on the 12th and 18th.



Julene Matthews said...

Fantastic kit Tracey. I too had problems with that confetti paper. You've nailed it with your papers and all your embellishments will work in with them nicely.

Tara O said...

Great job making the kit yours. I love your paper choices! All of those enamel hearts. ❤️ great kit

cinmfoster said...

Awesome kit, Tracey. Love the home and travel theme of your kit.

kate blue said...

Awesome kit, loving all that pinkfresh and wish I'd thought of it... love all the hearts and clouds too

Misty said...

I like your take on the confetti paper. And you have so many embellishments in there that I have on my wish list! Fun, fun.

Tina Campbell said...

Love the kit you curated! Oh my I see you went with Pinkfresh Studios too for embellishments :) This kit's gonna create some fantastic layouts

LCSmithSAVED said...

Last but certainly not least - my FAVE this month! :D

Susanne said...

Wonderfully done kit. There is serious embellishment envy going on here! ;-)