Hello there. I'm guessing you stopped by for a bit of kit inspiration? You've come to the right place! This month over at Counterfeit Kit Club we are using the "Queen Mother" of all kit clubs as our inspiration. Yes, that's right! STUDIO CALICO. I have a confession to make. I want to like their kits. I've tried to like their kits. However, I don't always get all the fuss that is made over their kits. I certainly don't like them enough to have one come to my doorstep every month. Now, don't get me wrong...I have ordered from SC and enjoy many of their products. When I'm in a big box store or a local scrapbook store and see Studio Calico products, I take notice and even buy, but I guess I like to pick and choose my own supplies. I guess that's why I've never taken the plunge into the world of ANY kit club. So, that brings us to our inspiration this month, "Penny Arcade". This is just one of many options, so be sure to check out the link below.
An unusual mix of color and pattern, but I'm up for trying something new. I can "shop" my stash and create a kit that will suit me. I used the red color as my main source of inspiration to create...
Let's see my take on the paper...
Strong pops of red are evident in my paper choices. Feathers and bold black fonts are an important part of the inspiration, so in go the bold black word stickers and the soft blue paper with the white feathers and red berries. A yellow crepe paper border was shown, so I included a yellow ombre crepe paper piece that I had been hoarding from a Dear Lizzy paper pad.
Accents in gold and vellum mimic the gold and white polka dot paper. Map paper has become a staple in my stash these days and SC seems to agree. The bold Amy Tan Thicker words were a purchase I did make with this kit in mind. I don't usually do that, but thought they seemed so different. It will take careful placement to pull those off...wish me luck!
Now on to the embellishments...
See those Distress Inks? I used those as my color palette (which, of course, were derived from the papers) when choosing my embellies. Red cherry flair, STUDIO CALICO polaroid frames, and a little red Radio Flyer wagon (awwwww!) are just some of the goodies included in my tray. I'll let you study the rest to discover my other additions.
Ok then...DARLING! It's time for you to finish the hop (Jemma is up next!) and then get working on your kit. Remember, we don't NEED fancy schmancy Studio Calico to build a kit for us - we can build one from our own fabulous stash that is completely unique!
A Warm Welcome to our Guest Designer, Sherri!
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Guest Designer: Sherri: http://sherrithompson.blogspot.com
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