Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Hip State of Mind: Guest Designing for Counterfeit Kit Challenge
Hello everyone, and happy June! My exciting news today is that I've been invited to Guest Design for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge! At the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, the idea is to be inspired of a given kit from existing kit clubs, and put together a Counterfeit version from your own stash. It’ll help you see your products in a new light and give new ideas for using them. Before this, I've joined the Counterfeit Kit Challenge once last year, with a very different kit. Can anyone guess which was our inspiration kit this month? Here you go! It is the May 2016 Kit from Hip Kit Club. (photos by Hip Kit Club) May 2016 Main Kit from Hip Kit Club The May 2016 Kit from Hip Kit Club is a fun mix of colours, but also a cool contrast of graphic black, white and navy. Looking at the papers I had in my stash, I decided to go a bit more in the black and white direction. You'll see my picks soon, but first... May 2016 Paper Kit from Hip Kit Club! The kit has several fun patterns, like triangles, irregular dots and doodled five point stars. It also has some painterly papers, flowers and circles that again make a fun contrast. Inspired by these features, I started building my Counterfeit Kit. But let's look at all the Hip Kit Club add-ons first: May 2016 Project Life Kit from Hip Kit Club May 2016 Embellishment Kit from Hip Kit Club And last but not least, May 2016 Cardstock Kit from Hip Kit Club Now let's take closer look at my kit, starting from papers in the photo below. From top left: Canvas Corp – Yellow & White Big Stripe My Mind's Eye − Love Me Do − Heart of the Matter Studio Light − Flower Delight Die Cuts with a View − The Sweet Blossom Stack − painterly floral paper Die Cuts with a View − The Sweet Blossom Stack − painterly striped paper Tiger − pink paper with black doodles Tiger − black paper with white dots Bottom row: unknown – black with white stripes Die Cuts with a View − The Sweet Blossom Stack − white polka dot on black canvas-looking paper We R Memory Keepers − It Factor − Hello Bobby Dear Lizzy − Documentary − Mondays Sodalicious − Cozy Moments − Time for a Cup Of And here below, from left: Kaisercraft − Bow & Arrow − Sunrise unknown − aqua check pattern unknown − teal with polka dots unknown − sea green/white diagonal stripes unknown − pink triangle pattern unknown − four 6x6 papers with black, white and grey patterns A general view of the embellishments and Project Life supplies I found to go in my kit: Here are the embellishments for a closer look! From top left, Maya Road − Rag Tag Animals, Mini Sheer Set Queen & Co – Twinkle Goosebumps unknown − metal frames Studio Calico – Wood Veneer Middle: I found plenty of washi tapes in suitable colours and patterns. Papermania Docrafts − Capsule − Geometric Neon Washi tapes unknown − white with blue ledger unknown − white with blue stripes MT Washi tape − sea green/white stripe Papermania Docrafts − Capsule − Spots & Stripes Brights washi, dark blue with dots MT Washi tape − narrow yellow with text MT Washi tape − traditional Japanese Samekomon aka Wavy Dots on dark blue Papermania Docrafts − Capsule − Geometric Neon Washi tapes re-shown out of their box unknown − pink with stripes Always good to add a mixed media element: American Crafts − Pop! Microbeads − Lipgloss And bottom row: Papermania Docrafts − Neon Pink Adhesive Gems Papermania Docrafts − Neon Yellow Adhesive Gems Doodlebug Design − Sprinkles, Lilac Assortment Navy blue sequins American Crafts − Thickers Delight −Glitter Letter Stickers American Crafts − Thickers Playroom − Felt Letter Stickers In Finland we have this cool tape store called Teippitarha (Tape Garden), that also delivers internationally. Check it out if you are a fan of washi tape − they have a huge selection of tapes, also the MT brand which is the original Japanese one. (*Note: this is not sponsored advertising, apart from a postage-free next order, having mentioned the store in my blog.) Then let's check out my Project Life add-on. Die Cuts with a View − The Sweet Blossom Stack − 12x12 of journaling cards Kaisercraft − Shine Bright − Mango, 12x12 of journaling cards large black paper clips Papermania Docrafts − Capsule − Spots & Stripes Brights, leftover journaling tags We R Memory Keepers − It Factor − 6x6 paper pad 13arts − leftover words and arrows for fuzzy cutting Sodalicious − Whoo Lives Here − DIY journaling cards from leftovers Sodalicious − Cozy Moments − So Delicious Notes And last but not least, my cardstock choices! In addition to the solid cardstock, I have these two papers from 7 Dots Studio. They're previously lightly gessoed and I may or may not use them in one of the May Challenges at Counterfeit Kit. 7 Dots Studio − Love is in the Air − Whisper of the Tree 7 Dots Studio − Domestic Goddess − Overused Tablecloth Yes, there will be more to look at in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog! In addition to the challenge of building your own kit, there are also weekly challenges. Before the first of those, do come back on the 4th for our Forgeries on the Fourth Blog Hop, where the DT presents DIY embellishments to add to our kits! And to see the rest of today's Counterfeit Kit Reveal Blog Hop, here's the list of the regular Design Team members! Julene Kelly Lesley Leslie Lisa Lynnette Margie Susan Susanne Jemma Thank you for coming and I hope to see you soon again! Edit: Blog hop list updated.