Friday, April 1, 2016

April Counterfeit Kit Challenge: Wildest Dreams

This is my very first month playing the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. I picked a crazy month to start this, but hope my busy personal life won't take away from playing with this kit. 

Right away I notice it isn't quite my style. I have floral and flowers but I rarely use them on my mostly-boy-focused layouts. But there is no way I am backing down from this challenge! That's why I'm here. 

So I wrote down the colors right away: black, goldish, pink, and green. Then I looked at the items: doily, lace, frame, arrow, flowers, metal, butterflies, text. Then I stopped looking at the picture and moved on to my stash.

My overwhelming stash. What was I thinking? Oh boy... I recommend looking for that bold and colorful floral first to start you off. Once I found that, I was on a roll! 

I am calling it Wildest Dreams because that song is currently stuck in my head and I imagine Taylor Swift is standing in a floral dress staring at the sunset somewhere with these exact colors of red lips and rosy cheeks. Yep.

A mix of manufacturers here, with some scraps from my wedding crafting. Always have to include those scraps!

Embellishments include metal pieces, vintage looking pieces, buttons, bling, tags.

Also flowers of all types, butterflies, washi tape, label stickers, doilies, gold and aqua letters.

Lots and lots of embellishment. I hope to use it all. 

Finally I added some mixed media items because they had an Add On kit with those. 

I'm just adding a stamp that I don't know if I've ever used with a few options for colors. The star stencil is the leftovers from actual star stickers. I wanted to use the cutout as a stencil with that dark pink mist. 

And that's all for my very first Counterfeit Kit! I can't wait to see what happens with it. 


  1. Welcome to CKC Maureen and good on you for having a go at our kit! The items you have chosen are lovely.I especially like the muted big flower. Can't wait to see what you whip up :)

  2. So pleased that you joined us this month in making a Counterfeit Kit! Wasn't it fun to paw through all of your goodies & come up with treasure? Glad to see that you included some of the messy supplies, too.
    Happy scrapping! I will be watching the Linky for what you come up with in your "Wildest Dreams"!

  3. Thanks for joining in with us this month! You put together a fabulous kit - that floral piece you started with is lovely and you added some beautiful coordinating embellishments, like those pretty pearl dots. I hope you have fun playing along!

  4. Well done on your first kit! We're so glad to have you joining in.

  5. Welcome to the CKCB. You've made a really impressive first kit - you'll have alot of fun with it!

  6. Welcome to the fun! I love your papers. I hope your month allows you some playtime.

  7. That is a great first kit! Well done on not getting put off by the florals and then going on to make a terrific kit of gorgeous supplies. That floral paper is one of my faves. I hope you enjoyed your first month with us and will be busy kitting again soon. Welcome, welcome, welcome!