CKC Kit Build, month ’23

I love kit building and that is why 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😉 ).

This month Sheryle Thomas is our guest designer. Give her a warm welcome over on our Facebook group,. She is from Michigan and is a retired nurse. Now that some of her care duties are behind her she has time to use the stash she has been collecting. I think the CKC group will certainly help her do that.

Now we can get to the paper stuff. To start, here is our inspiration kit. It is Noteworthy by the Not Just for Boys kit club. Julene is our team hostess and she appreciated this kit since it moved far away from pinks and florals.

That circular geometric paper caught my attention instantly. Then upon closer inspection I noticed greens, yellows and a bit of blue along with plaid and woodgrain. So that is where I went with my kits. Oh, that is not a typo. I did say kits, plural. With May being a Layout A Day month, aka LOAD, I will be telling a variety of stories so I wanted to break my kit up into page kit themes all while keeping the inspiration in mind.

I had a formula for my kitting. Two papers were pulled from a current Pinkfresh Studio paper line called Spring Vibes^^. That line had colors and geometrics that caught my attention. Then I added in a third focal sheet of something from my stash. Sometimes it was inspired or sometimes it was just something that fit the other papers. Finally each kit got a sheet of woodgrain. For embellishments I pulled an alpha set to match, included some type of enamel dot type element, journaling/ephemera bits, a stencil, some type of icon embellishment, and finally word elements. Those words were the first thing I added and those set the theme for the kit to pull all the other items. Notice the purple tags in the photo? That labels each kit’s mood.

And as such, with our tradition of naming kits, I am going to call my kit Not Just for One Mood, as a nod to our inspiration company!

Don’t forget that each month I also create my own elements to add into my kit. Of course these are inspired by the original kit, but often have a twist of their own. So don’t miss what I will make in just a couple of days.

If you want more details on my kit building thought process, check out my kit build video.

I hope you can follow along with the other designers and see how they interpreted their own kits. To see the full hop list this month, head over to the CKC blog post and find the list near the bottom.

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.

I’ll be back on the 4th, for our Product Forgeries. Until then, have an artful day!

Until next time, have an artful day.


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