Welcome to August. The summer seems to be slipping away quickly despite not having done any of the things we thought we would do this summer. That has meant that I’ve had more time in my scraproom though, so that is a good thing. I did manage to use up most of my kit from last month. So this month I have a bigger kit again. I seem to waffle between to big and too small. Some day I’ll find that Goldilocks spot with my kits! For now, too big is better since it gives me more options for storytelling.
Let’s talk about Counterfeit Kit Challenge for August. It is full of a mix of rich and subtle colors, a bit of a vacation vibe, and plenty of embellies to pull ideas from. I’ll have a process video for you later, but let’s take a peek at things first. Our inspiration is from a German kit company called https danipeuss.de which may be impractical for non-Germans to order from. That is a good excuse to counterfeit a kit! So, here is the inspiration. The first three images are of the various add-ons and the final three images show the main kit.
Be sure to head over to the CKC blog to get the entire scoop, including info on our Guest Designer Sara Rice. She is active in the group and always shares lovely projects.
For the pattern papers I picked up on elements of sky, rainbows, and water in a color palette of aqua, navy, light and dark pink and golden yellow. I also threw in a few woodgrains and that open book paper (from Vicki Boutin) because I just love them 😉
Turning to embellishments I’ve got plenty of die cut ephemera, photo-frame style journal cards, and motifs that work for summer and vacations. I thought I would make more use of the vacation items this month but like I said we didn’t do what we thought we would this summer. Oh well. I can always re-file things away in my stash if they don’t get used.
So that is the quick overview. If you want to see more of my thought process you can check out the video.
- Guest Sarah Rice – https://www.instagram.com/sassybagladysarahscraps/
- Cindy – http://cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com
- Julene – http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com
- Juliet – https://www.instagram.com/julesd/
- Kate – https://kateblue.blogspot.com
- Leslie – http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
- Misty – you are here
- Tina – http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
- Tara – https://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com