Counterfeit Kit Challenge April Kit Reveal & Blog HopWelcome! Each month CKC offers us a chance to copy one of those fancy kits from an exclusive kit club by just using the goodies we already own in our stash. It is a great way to stash-bust and truly pushes the creative envelope in the way you think about your supplies. Then we play a round of show and tell in the form of a blog hop to inspire you to play along with us. So, sit back, relax and be inspired! If you've arrived from Lisa J's blog, you are on the right track. You will find the whole list of Master Forgers at the end of this post should you get lost along the way. Now, let's get to it!
Boy, Paul Simon must be really bummed these days. Mama DID take his Kodachrome away. Poor guy! But alas, we do have the almighty digital camera. Digital photography offers no restrictions on how many shots we snap, instant gratification and the power to edit to the point of practically re-creating the whole image. Not like the old days when Paul still had his Kodachrome. You could never be sure what kind of picture you took. Film and processing was expensive and required a bit of trust and patience as you dropped that little envelope with your precious memories inside that dark slot at the Fotomat. It's actually quite amazing that the photos would make their way back to their rightful owner! This leads me to the April Kit inspired by Gossamer Blue's March Kit:
Let's zoom in and take a look at the paper selection.
See the "greens of summer" in there!
I followed Gossamer Blue's lead in regard to color palette pretty closely. Their kit has a digital file set featuring a view master reel and polaroid picture, so I included papers I had in my stash with the same images. If you check out their site, you'll also find a cool add-on kit that features all black and white products. The papers with polka dots, stripes and a solid distressed black all help make that connection.
Now let's check out the embellishments...
Several varieties of Thickers in black and white and some of my favorite Tiny Type knock-off letters from Joann's will be perfect for my title work. The sheet in the foreground contains more Tiny Type-like letters from a huge paper pad. They are a perfect copy of the ones in the inspiration.
This kit wouldn't be complete without wood veneer cameras! I also included black and white polka dot ribbon and chevron washi.
I found yet another View Master reel in my October Afternoon stash and an Amy Tan wood veneer camera tag. Those old negatives will also make a fun and retro border on a page.
And to take the idea of my "Kodachrome" kit even further, I'd like to dig deep into my photo boxes and scrap some of those old color photos that where actually taken with film.
Well, we may no longer have Kodachrome in the mainstream, but we have so many exciting digital photography options and wonderfully colorful scrapbook goodies. So, go ahead and make a kit and I promise you that Mama will NOT take that away.
Here's the blog hop list I promised you. Be sure to let us know you stopped by!
Lisa J .http://thesimplelifewithlisa.blogspot.com.au/
Lynnette http://sassyscrapper2010.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE
Milissa http://millermall.blogspot.com/ NEXT STOP HERE