I've had my eye on this challenge for a while but never got round to joining in. The kit chosen to be inspired by is the May Hip Kit Club Kit.
So the idea is to put together your own kit based on the inspiration kit. I loved the floral paper and so that was my starting point. I have to admit that as I was pulling this together I began to get ideas of photographs to use and have called it Afternoon Tea for reasons that will become obvious.
I then set about creating an embellishment kit - I don't have the budget for lots of ready made embellishments or digital cutting machines but love making my own anyway. I had great fun using my stamps and die cuts - I went with a predominantly water colour style - again some of the embellishments were created with specific photos in mind.
The inspiration on the Counterfeit blog is published in stages but as I'm coming late to the party this month I've done the kit assembling, forgeries on the fourth and Mood board all together. I made some large enamel button embellishments and also took inspiration from the guest DT member and created my own decorated paper clips and die cut word embellishments. The tea pots and cups are stamped and embossed and the flowers and cake stands stamped in archival ink then painted with distress inks. I also used distress inks to create colour washed card to die cut my alphas.
The Mood board is from Burnetts Boards and I took the floral place settings and plates with painted flowers as my inspiration. I've never bought or put together a kit before and the layout came together so easily. I used the sketch over at Let's get Sketchy as a starting point for using my kit.
I've loved putting together my first kit and am looking forward to creating more layouts with it.
If you've made it this far, thanks for sticking with me....Happy Crafting...Esther xx.