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