Welcome to the April Counterfeit Kit blog hop! This month, the group was asked to pull inspiration from the February kit by C'est Magnifique. Now, I'll be honest … I was NOT a fan of the original kit. It's très shabby chic and my style is definitely more modern/contemporary. I was stumped on how to pull together a counterfeit version of a kit I really despised (sorry kit; it's not you it's me)
I finally decided to work off the color palette. The original kit has lots of pink and black, with subtle pops of gold. I went through my stash and found a collection of papers that fit the palette. I ended up pulling together this counterfeit version, which I'm calling Urban Blossom ...
The patterned paper in the original kit had lots of bold designs (floral, damask, large polka dots) and while I didn't have anything identical on hand, I did manage to find other bold designs like black swans and script font.
There were LOTS of butterflies in the original kit and I was shocked to discover that my stash is running low in the butterfly department! I decided to make my own butterfly embellishments, using one of my favorite punches by Martha Stewart …
As for the rest of my embellies, I kept things simple with some flair badges and pocket cards. My embellishments are pregnancy-themed … I'm hoping this inspires me to finally get started on my Project Pregnancy!
Despite my initial "oh my gosh, this is the worst kit EVER" reaction, I ended up creating a counterfeit version that I love! I really hope this is the kit that finally bumps me back into a creative, scrappy groove.
Next up on the hop is Susanne