Well, it's a New Year - and a new month - and that means that it's time for a new inspiration kit from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This month Master Forger, Julene, chose this lovely kit from the Australian kit company, Shop and Crop Scrapbooking. It's base is the new collection, Ubud Dreams, from Kaisercraft. It immediately made me think of summer (which is somewhat refreshing after Christmas!)
I started out by making myself a little list of the elements that I could spot in the inspiration kit - Aqua, Black, White, Navy, Hessian, Tabs, Doily Shapes/Mandalas, Pennants/Bunting, Laser Cuts, Arrows, Woodgrain, Spray Ink and Borders. Keeping this in mind, I then trawled my stash for some counterfeits - and was amazed at how much blue I have (still have, even after so much counterfeiting in 2016!)
I stuck fairly closely in colour and texture to the inspiration kit, adding in some beautiful cardstocks from Dear Lizzy, American Crafts, Echo Park, Sodalicious and My Mind's Eye. To counterfeit the 'borders' from the inspiration kit, I included several base strips from the bottom of some 12x12 cardstocks, as well as some which were lingering in my scrap box.
As I'm intending to start 2017 by finally (!) finishing my Week In The Life albums from 2015 and 2016, I wanted to include some Project Life sized cards. I've included a small selection, along with some die-cuts from Elle's Studio. I didn't find any hessian in my stash, but I did find a little bit of luscious grey felt and, although I have no idea what I will be doing with it, I thought it toned in well with the rest of the kit!