Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Patriot {July's Counterfeit Kit}

The inspiration kits for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge was 'revealed' yesterday morning and, because I was poorly sick, I didn't manage to use any of the kit I created last month. So, I've decided to keep it small and simple this month. I'm going to concentrate on using my kit this month for cards and maybe a mini-album, but I'll keep last month's kit in mind for layouts. It all depends on what life decides to throw at me next!

There were three inspiration kits to choose from this month, but keeping in mind that I wanted a small and simple kit, I chose to focus on the Liberty Shores kit - full of red, white and blue. Obviously the original was full of Americana, but being quintessentially British, I can still call a kit with these colours patriotic! Yay!

My paper selection is definitely on the small side - compared to normal. There's cardstock in red, blue and kraft, a collection of smaller scraps in similar colours and several papers which were free with the latest issue of Simply Homemade Magazine.

Paper Selection

Scrap Selection

I was a little more generous with my embellishments, adding tons of floral embellishment, crocheted doilies, ruffled ribbons, buttons, brads and a handful of matching trims and threads.

My creation

And, in keeping with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge's urging to Use Your Stamps To Their Fullest Potential, I'll be creating a lot of my own embellishments this month using my stamps from Make The Day Special. There are too many suitable sets to list them all now, so I'll make sure to include details when I'm using them.

Right, I'm off to try and make something. It's been too long since I sat down to do some crafting. Have a great month Counterfeiters x

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh, this looks so great. I have to say that I was tempted to make my own patriotic kit when I saw it but decided that one kit is more than enough for me! Yours looks fantastic and you can't beat the good old red, white and blue. I can't wait to see what you will make with it!

Jimjams said...

Fab little kit - how convenient that we can use Red White & Blue too :D
Love the embellies you've picked out. Hope you're feeling better now!

Colleen said...

This looks fabulous and can't wait to see what you do with it!

Kirsty.a said...

Perfect for those Royal Wedding pics! I've got the Simply Homemade pack in mind for this month's kit too.

helen said...

Lovely, clean looking kit - you can't have too many embellies!

Ali said...

This is lovely - love the stars and all the little cutout shapes - good bright blue too, more contemporary than the darker version.

Sian said...

Gosh, I hope you have a better month of it in July. Feel better soon! Your kit has a gorgeous fresh feel to it

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful kit, Clair! Hope you're feeling better! :)

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

Really awesome! Love the Gingham!

Bethany

S said...

Great kit - lots of pop - love it!

Linda said...

I love your kit. The gingham ruffle trim is too cute!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

LOVE this! Love the trim, the colors and the polkadots!

Kim Strother said...

WOW. This looks awesome, The 2nd photo with the smaller paper pieces looks like you could just lay them down and have a ready made layout. I love it!

A Creative Operation said...

Nice kit!

Margie said...

Great kit-love the colors and all of those embellies! Can't wait to see what you make!

Margie said...

Great kit-love the colors and all of those embellies! Can't wait to see what you make!