Hello... and good morning.
Recently I was invited to be a guest designer at Counterfeit Kit Challenge - an excellent opportunity for me to get back into the swing of scrapping and sharing. A little nervous I awaited details of the kit we would be forging.
...and here it is Cest Magnifique Kits . A very traditional kit.
If blogger allowed us to have emojis, right now you would see lots of shock, horror faces.
Feminine, florals, fancy frames, flowers, lace.... eck!
Ahhh but ...you know us scrapbookers we can't be beaten so I started to pull a kit together that would work for me - keeping in mind the elements shown in the above photos.
I started out by selecting my papers. The main thing that stuck me about this kit is the element of Black in it, hence the first paper I chose was:
- Black polka dots (no pink polka's anywhere in my stash). Followed by,
- A bold floral paper (The only bold floral paper I have).
- A sheet of patterned elements paper
- A sheet of antique style paper (peaking out of bottom left hand corner)
- 2x bold patterned paper. Red and Pink
- and some small 6x6 papers.
I added three sheets of 12x12 plain Bazzill.
- Dark Grey and
Next up, I looked all through my stash to find some,
- Fabric frames
- Dollies, Twine and washi tape
- Flowers (using these would be a challenge in itself!)
To make this kit work I knew I needed to add some things that I could use with boy photos. So if you haven't noticed I included some rugby flair, Tim Holtz Stencil, Mist and Texture Paste.
Finally, I would't get very far without a selection of Alpha.
The one thing that kept popping into my mind throughout this was to keep it simple.
For me, a traditional kit is very overwhelming so I needed to create a kit, inspired by C'est Magnifique, that I knew I would want to use.
And after my initial shock, I have a kit I can't wait to use it.
Thank you Counterfeit Kit Team.
Before I go you'll want to check out all the team members who will have fantastic kits to share.
See you soon x