Saturday, February 1, 2020

Counterfeit Kit Challenge February Reveal & Blog Hop

Hello, everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I can't believe that it is the first day of a new month and that means that it is time for a new Counterfeit Kit Challenge!

You should have arrived here from Leslie's blog. Don't worry if you get off track, I have the complete blog list at the end of this post.

I feel a little out of practice - no kits for December and then last month I was on mini kit duty - it seems like forever since I've made a "big" kit!

Master Forger Julene is the hostess for February and this is the kit she has picked for us to counterfeit:

Isn't that a gorgeous kit? Here is what Julene had to say about her choice - 
"I’ve chosen TRES JOLIE kit because it was different from anything we have had for a while." 

"Fall under the dark, romantic spell of Darcelle by Frank Garcia for Prima. This mesmerizing and delicately elegant collection is filled with indigo blues, boysenberry purples, and medallion golds for creating projects that will leave you speechless. Design a mixed media panel, love-filled card, or gorgeous notebook pages filled with vintage charm and beautiful accents. Discover wild and free sentiments, curious butterflies, whispers of foil, and glittering jewels in the secrets that Darcelle holds"

Julene has also created a Pinterest board that is filled with photos of the kit and some ideas for inspiration and you can see it here.

Now, I love the kit that she has chosen - the colors and the vintage/romantic patterns are just beautiful, but it is not really my scrappy style. I'm too much of a "cutesy" girl, I guess, so my kit was taken in a bit of a different direction and I think you can see how the inspiration kit inspired me.

Here is my kit:

I was inspired by the colors, the floral pattern, the wood pieces, doilies, and the flowers. I also added a bit of light pink and light blue to my kit. 

Here's a closer look at my papers:

I used the floral paper in the bottom right corner of the photo as my inspiration piece. It had the same colors as the ones in the inspiration kit and since it introduced a bit of light pink, that allowed me to add in a bit of lighter colors to my kit.  

I also found these papers in my scraps - a light woodgrain, a pink ombre, and a couple more of the pinky/purple papers. They don't show it as well in the photo (we have had nothing but cloudy days lately which means the colors aren't showing as well as I would like) but they match the color in my inspiration paper perfectly.

I also added these cut apart papers to my kit. I thought the paper on the left would be a good alternative for titles and I can always use journaling cards!

Here's a look at some of the embellishments that I have included:

I went way overboard with the wood pieces! I have collected quite a few wood words and I would like to try and get some of them used. I also have a ton of this really thin wood veneer that is in the box. I would like to use at least some of it this month. I have added some doilies, sequins, flowers, twine, trim and some ephemera pieces that will be good for layering. I have one fabric-covered brad (it's hard to pick it out in the photo but it's by the doilies) that I hope to use so I don't lose it!

I also added in a flower die and bee die (for something in particular later this month) we'll see if I can put them to use or not! Since the inspiration kit has some butterflies and bees in it, I also added in the Maggie Holmes sticker books. There are also quite a few stickers in the right color families for this collection, too. The brad pack from My Mind's Eye's 'Splendor' collection is a good match to the colors, too. 

I didn't add a lot of alphas this time - just a navy set that has a lot used on the sheet, so it will be interesting to see what I come up with, a couple of white alphas and a gold alpha. I did add a few gold word Thickers for titles, too. 

That's it! My kit might not have the vintage/romantic feel to it like the inspiration kit, but it is something that I am eager to get started using this month!

I am trying this year to keep my kits from getting too enormous. I mean, I still have 14 papers in my kit but seeing how last year I would have between 20 and 30 papers, well, this is a downsize for me!

Shannon is up next on the blog hop list, so head on over to her Youtube channel to see what she has put together this month.

Here is the blog list for you to check out the rest of the design team's kits. Be sure to stop by and leave them some love:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge -
Guest Designer Kate:
Lori:- >>>>>You are here<<<<<

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I will be back soon!


  1. You've taken an interesting twist to the kit, but still capture the essence of the original. I'm looking forward to seeing the layouts.

  2. Lovely kit, such wonderful kits. I'm looking forward to seeing how you use the wood veneer frames. Have fun scrapping.
    Cindy F

  3. Love the fact that you've made it your own <3

  4. Super sweet Kit Lori, like that you went with your own style for this and it looks like a fun to play with too :)

  5. I still see touches of romance in there with the doilies and some of your floral papers... great addition of sticker book too! And I soooo understand your jumping back in with a big kit, I did the same !

  6. Very sweet. Love the mix of colours, it makes me think of summer. Happy scrapping with it.

  7. I like your more modern take on the vintage kit. Well done you.