Thursday, January 31, 2013

Master Forgers Blog Hop February Kit Reveal

Our blog hop begins with our Guest Designer, Mandy.  It is an exciting opportunity to be showcased at Counterfeit Kit Challenge, so please be sure to start with her blog here and work your way around.  You won't want to miss any of the creative takes on this month's inspiration kit.  The complete list of Master Forgers is listed below.

Speaking of this month's inspiration kit, we're off to a new month with an interesting kit to counterfeit.  Scraptastic's Chasing Pavement, as shown below, is a graphic combination of blue and green.
January 2013 Chasing Pavements Kit
It took me a while to decide how I wanted to interpret it.  Since I've started counterfeiting, I've pretty much tried to match each element piece by piece, substituting as needed, but this month I thought it may be time to break that pattern.  

When I think of blue and green as a combination of colors, I often think of it as plaid.  And when I think of plaid, it makes me think of my "preppy" days in high school and college in the late 80's and early 90's.  Many of those fashion elements have stuck with me through the years (gee...I hope I'm not stuck in a rut!) like brown loafers, blackwatch plaid blazers, argyle sweaters and boat shoes as I consider them to be timeless wardrobe pieces.  Based on that color and fashion inspiration, let me present to you my February Kit entitled

Prep School
Over in the armoire, we have a collection of blue and green kit "wardrobe" pieces that give a nod to the preppy lifestyle.  Let's look at the paper choices more closely...

While I didn't set out to match papers from the kit, I did notice I had some similar ones in my stash.  The speech bubble sheet mimics the navy blue chalk doodles piece in the inspiration kit, while the peacock paper    is a natural substitute for the feather piece in the add-on kit.

Now on to the "accessories" or embellishments...
It wouldn't be preppy without some argyles!  And those ancient Scenic Route arrows were a must.

I just scored those green Varsity letter stickers by Thickers in a grab bag from one of the deal a day sites.  They immediately made the cut for this month's kit.  More of that Target washi tape...this month in solid green, solid blue and green polka dot.

Some grosgrain ribbon and daisies in my boat shoes round out the choices to give my layouts that preppy feel.

It looks like I'm all ready to flip my collar up and outfit some sweet, preppy layouts.  Be sure to check back throughout the month to see my creations.

How will you be inspired to counterfeit this kit?  Show us what you create by linking up your "knock-off" to the February Mr. Linky (found in the sidebar at the Counterfeit Kit blog.)  Check out all the Master Forgers' versions of "Chasing Pavements" by following the links below.  Your next stop will be Milissa.

Guest Designer: Mandysea
Lisa H.
Lisa J.

P.S.  I created an add-on kit as well, but I'll wait to share that with you later in the month.


  1. Oh I love how you photographed your kit. Awesome.
    I have so many of the items in your kit that I had forgotten about. It might be time to dig them all out.

  2. Great kit-and I love the way you photographed it!

  3. Love that you were inspired by your old uniform, and how you displayed your kit - so creative!
    Those arrows look grand. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all that yummyness

  4. Awesome kit- your staging and writing are to-die-for! Great job sweetie! xox-A

  5. How much fun is this? Love how you used your clothing to inspire your selections! Loooove seeing the old Scenic Route, too. I miss that company!

  6. Love the kit you created and your presentation is fantastic!!! I see lots of the same papers and embellies I have in my stash...I can't wait to dive in and put a kit together!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create this month!

  7. You're so creative with your photography! Love it! And look at those massive arrows, I'll bet you have some fun with those :)

  8. You crack me up Lynette - so creative with your kit, staging and commentary - a brilliant post! Happy counterfeiting!

  9. Ok, you totally win the staging award for the month!!! Love it all, those big arrows are awesome!

  10. Love the way you have displayed your kit.It is fantastic.The arrows look super.

  11. I love how you've presented your kit. Makes me want to scrap!

  12. Oh I love how you've "styled" your kit! and the kit itself looks great as well. I'm always a fan of a mix of older and newer product.

  13. Girl, you crack me up how you staged your kit! It is fabulous! I love the way those big arrows directed my attention to other areas of the kit. Can't wait to see all the fantastic things you make with this!

  14. Way to go for the way you displayed your kit! and what an awesome kit! lots of beautiful pp and beautiful embllishments.

  15. I love your kit ... I would actually buy it if it was a monthly kit. Your photo shoot made me giggle, the shoes were a great addition LOL

  16. Oh, you are so amazing at photographing your kits! I love how the arrows point down to the embellies. You kit certainly looks preppy - I love the argyles! x