Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mama Don't Take My Kodachrome Away!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge April Kit Reveal & Blog Hop

Welcome!  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:
When studying over the kit, my eye was first drawn to the black and white in the view master reel, polaroid picture, letters and diagonal striped paper.  However, you can quickly see how much exciting color surrounds those elements.  As a tribute to color photography from the "old days", I'm going to give you back your Kodachrome and "those nice bright colors" - even if it is just in the form of this kit.  Presenting...


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!

Guest Designer: Kate WELCOME KATE!!
Lisa H.
Lisa J .


  1. A great looking (if early) kit :-)

  2. I'm laughing at the way you have written this.You are so right about the old Kodachrome days! Your kit is very comprehensive and should produce wonderful layouts.Have fun.

  3. Fun post LOL! great take on the inspiration kit, you stayed very close to it.
    Enjoy your kit!

  4. Such a huge kit, how many layouts will you create?

    I find the black and yellow sequence daunting. Will be watching your lead for ideas on how to make it work for me.
    BTW for the ultimate in Kodachrome coolness, check out

  6. Where do I get my Nikon camera, lol???
    This is seriously clever & creative blogging!
    And your kit ain't half bad either - you have nailed the vibe in the inspiration...again :~)

  7. This is such a cool kit!! I love the idea of scrapping old 'retro' photos :0) Some beautiful bits to play with this will have a whale of a time...and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with :0)))

  8. Wow! love your take on the kit :o)

  9. Super fun kit!!!! Love how you've blogged it here! And, I just shake my head...lately I've been hearing about a trend of switching back to film. Not sure what to think about that. I really like being able to see if my picture is going to turn out before I print it! You are so creative!

  10. What a fun kit, I love how you've taken it in a different direction to everyone else. I know you're going to make some great projects this month!

  11. How clever was your kit?? The whole idea was totally original and very inspiring. Not only are you MEGA creative, but you've got some crazy good photography skills, too. I loved the pictures of your kit as much as I loved the contents. Well cone!

  12. Absolutly fabulous page and as always I love your presentation!!

  13. Clapping for the cool vibe you got going on here....awesome write up....i ADORE this kit andcan't wait to see what you do!

  14. Oh this kit rocks. What a clever take on things. I cannot wait to see what pages and project "develop".

  15. oh wow! truly inspired
    I want to come round and play

  16. You take the presentation of your kit to a whole new, awesome, level. You are simply the best!!! This is an incredibly creative kit full of wonderful products. I'm envious of all your photo related products :-) old photos are so much fun. Can't wait to see your creations.

  17. Cool retro kit! Love the viewfinder. And I love the camera wood veneers! x

  18. Wow. Loving the addition of the black and white elements from the inspiration kit's add on. Mixing it into your colourful mix of papers and embellishments really works!