After successfully using my Counterfeit Kit For April while working on the Southern Adventure Album, I was incredibly keen to see which kit the Counterfeit Kit Challenge had chosen as inspiration for May. I wasn't disappointed! The Master Forgers had chosen a selection of kits from Paper Camellia, all of which had a travel theme. Perfect!
As usual I was inspired by the colours and theme of the kit, but I found that I was also keen to incorporate some of the smaller details - the banners, the uplifting phrases and, suprisingly, the buttons. (I never use buttons!) So, after putting together a selection of papers from Bazill, Echo Park, American Crafts, Dear Lizzy and Sodalicious, I decided to add a few personal touches!
I started by breaking out some of my stamps and using some of the leftovers from my Counterfeit Kit For April to make some embellishments. I included my favourite 'Life Is Amazing' sentiment; included some large, banner style elements; and broke out my tiny stamps and my sewing machine to make one of my favourite, little banners! (I wrote a Pennant Banner Tutorial a while back, if you want to take a peek!)
The best thing 'killing my kit' in this way is that, aside from making the most of my pretty paper, I'll have co-ordinating embellishments to spread throughout my album - tying it all together nicely.
I also included a sheet of 'handmade' patterned paper which was made, quite simply, using the 'leftover' from a sticker sheet and some Cosmic Shimmer Mists. (Again, I have a handy tutorial, already written on Using Mists To Make Your Own Paper in case you want to try it!)
I'm not sure exactly how much time I'll have to spend using my Counterfit Kit this month - it's shaping up to be a busy month - but at least I know that, when I have the time, everything is ready and waiting! Hurrah!