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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Crush On You

The first of February heralds the beginning of a new month which means a new kit to copy at Counterfeit Kit Challenge.  It is also the beginning of the Layout A Day Challenge (LOAD) which I like to sort of be involved in. I'll scrap along side my fine crafty friends, sans the daily prompts and admire and comment on their posts in Flikr.

Being the "romantic" month, I was delighted to see the inspiration kits from Kits De Somni. Sequins and paper doilies. Hearts and lost of feminine pink. This is the one I chose to copy.

 I took the Spanish text into Google translate to help me decipher the items. A couple of them didn't have English translations. So I just had to wing it. We scrappers are good at that.

The majority of the items are by Fancy Pants Designs, and while I did not have a single exact match, I had fun shopping my stash for papers with the same colour intensity or mood.

Top Row, left to right:
Fancy Pants, Hopscotch, 12x12 pad for the first two.
Dream Street, Act Naturally, Embody.
Pink, manufacturer unknown (muk).
dude designs, dude-lings, dude-ling yellow.
Theresa Collins, Everyday Moments, Blue scroll, side B.
Bottom Row:
fontwerks, the write line, statement.
Bold mustard stripe, muk, in place of multi coloured triangle pattern. No such shapes in my stash.
Fancy Pants, Hopscotch, 12x12 pad, with glitter. This one will be used to create my version of thier focal point paper.

Pebbles Inc., P.etc., Sassy Girl Circle.
Multi stripe, muk.
Distressed grey, muk.
Mustard dot, My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found two, Sunshine, 6x6 Designer Pad.
Grey wood, My Mind's Eye, On the Bright Side two, 6x6 Designer Pad.

Then some alphas. I choose two part used sets of American Craft, Thickers and Creative Memories, Nancy O'Dell, Hummingbird.
Since I won't have to make any apologies this month if I use too many paper doilies, I pulled in a series I cut on the cricut, last year, and an assortment of store bought ones.
For the wood veneer, two lovely birdies flew into the mix. I think they are Kaiser Craft.
For tags, the Valentine's day stash was ransacked. Some of these are five years, or more,in my supplies. They'll play nice with the American Crafts ribbon.
For die-cuts, I added one new package of Basic Grey die-cut shapes. There is no name on the package but they have a Valentine's vibe.
And then I also added lots of part packs and left over lovelies to bust through my old V-day stash.
Two part sheets of Creative Imaginations stickers by Marah Johnson.
Random assortment from many different sources.
 Border strips by Harmonie. Labels by Pebbles Inc, Real Life. Stickers by Bo Bunny, a gift of love, All Because 2 people. Bo Bunny, Love Letters, dimensional stickers. Tabs and ribbon, muk.
 Basic Grey, True Love, Snippets, and dimensional stickers, I think from MME.
My kit does not include tickets, mini envelopes or stamps. In place of these items I added bits of bling and epoxy. They will help the sequins, sing!
The name for this kit came from the remnants of a CD case. Here I go with my inspiration from packaging, again.

And all together it looks like this!

The intention is to have luscious layers, bountiful bling and carefree clusters on layouts that are ostensibly over the top. Besides my own designs, the Close To My Heart, Art Booking, Cricut cartridge will show us what it can do. I can tell already, I am going to need more paper, soon. Really soon.

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