CKC Kit Build Aug ’22

I love kit building and I am on the design team for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge project. We take an inspiration kit each month and proceed to replicate it, or as we say, counterfeit it. This is a free, friendly group that helps inspire you to use up supplies you already own. We are not about needing to buy the latest and greatest thing (though we won’t stop you if you enjoy new crafty goodies😉 ).

You can hear all my thoughts on my kit build in this video, or keep reading for the quick version.

Our Master Forger this month is Julene and she chose the Citrus Twist Kit called Travelogue Life from April of this year. It is full of travel themes, teals, greens and blues with pops of golden yellow and just a smidgen of pink. Before we go too much further, let’s also give a very warm welcome to the guest designer for this month: Caryn Adams Kidwell (@thecraftycaryn)!

Now that we’ve seen the overview, let’s take a look at a few closeups of elements…

Now my kit last month was travel theme so I’m toning that part of this kit way down and adding in some summer fun elements instead. I am also playing up more of the pops of navy and woodgrain in the inspiration. Here is how it turned out.

My papers…

And my embellishments…

I forgot to put into this picture some cut apart elements! But those do show up in the video if you want to see more. And a sneak peek here: notice the flamingo, flipflop, and pennant elements? I created those! How I did that will be the feature of my next post, so stay tuned.

Finally, there is a tradition over at CKC of titling our kits just like companies do. So I’m calling mine “Summer Sun”.

I hope you can check out the other designers and see how they interpreted their own kits.

Here’s the full hop link list

Have fun kit building and don’t forget to show off your stuff over on the CKC Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram @counterfeitkitchallenge or use #counterfeitkitchallenge.

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