Here is Scraps of Darkness Kit Main Kit
And here is my Main Kit pulled together from my stash
As you can see, I went with a less dark look...I like a brighter happier look in my scrappy projects generally. I used pale pink, red, white, black and grey in my kit.
Many of the papers are from Echo Park's Be Mine Collection and papers from both Jenni Bowlin and Teresa Collins.
Now I came pretty close to having many similar items to the main kit with the exception of Teresa Collins Blingage. Not because I don't want them...I just haven't been able to get my hands on them yet :) And also some mirrored pieces that were in the inspiration kit.
As part of the challenge, we are encouraged to re-purpose, re-create or just plain make up a similar embellishment from our existing stash without buying the exact same item. I love a good challenge and really wanted some Blingage so here is how I created my own.
I started out by finding a Fleur de Les chipboard piece in the a pack of 7Gypsies CB. This pack has so many great shapes in it but the image I needed was the perfect size for the project. I then covered the front and the back of the chipboard with Ranger's Black Paint Dabber. So easy to do.
Then I punched a tiny hole in bottom of the chipoard, attached a black jewel with a jump ring.
Then to give it that final touch of Blingage...I added Black Distress Stickles on top of the chipboard.
And waaaalaaaaah........My very own "Faux" Teresa Collins Blingage !
I then needed to add some mirrored pieces to my kit but didn't have any in my stash. So I again made some "faux" embellies.
I had these Tim Holtz glass fragment pieces so I decided to see if those could be changed to look like mirrors.
I then covered the backs of glass fragments with a Ranger Silver Paint Dauber. I did two coats and dried with my heat gun. Then I covered the silver paint with a lite coating of Glossy Accents just to make sure the paint didn't flake off.
And the results....really cute, inexpensive mirror pieces that I made myself ! I am showing them here next to an actual Heidi Swapp mirrored bird that I am adding to my kit too so you can see how great they look.
Check back tomorrow to see the Add On Kit I pulled together to go with the main kit and the fun embellishments I made out of items in my stash. This is so stinkin' fun making up these Counterfeit Kits !!