Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Challenge Time !

I am so thrilled to be participating in the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for February.  The ladies over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog have picked out an inspiring kit from Scraps Of Darkness Kit Club for us to "lift" for February challenge.

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 !!

20 comments:

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

Fantastic! I adore the embellishments you made! Well done!

Bethany
Counterfeit Kit Challenge

debbiefitz said...

Love your version of the embellishments, especially the mirrors. They turned out great!

ms.schwiet said...

You goodies are coming together ncely

A Creative Operation said...

WOW!!! How smart!!! Great ideas!

marianne said...

Great Blinage and faux mirrors!

~Mar said...

Great job on the embellishments!

Mad for Paper said...

I love your blingage. can't wait to see the project you use it on.
TFS
Ang

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

Love your kit and your tutorials are awesome!!! I linked your blog to one of our upcoming tutorial posts :)
*meridy*

Margie said...

I love your kit, it's gorgeous-and those homemade embellies are fab!!

Glinda said...

Great kit. Thank you for showing me how to make the Blinage and faux mirrors. Just one question, Do you think that any acrylic paint would work? Will check back later to see what you have created using this kit.

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

You did a fab job with your kit! I love how you dressed up the fleur de lis! Beautiful job making your embellishments!

Judy said...

Fantastic job on your kit. And your fleur de lis is rockin!

Sian said...

I love what you did with the mirrored embellishments - that's a really great idea! And you have come up with such a pretty spin on the original.

petunia670 said...

Wow, I love the fleur de lis and the mirrored embellis. You're already hitting a homerun, right out of the gate.

Angela said...

Your kit looks great, and your homemade embellishments are spot-on! So fun!!

Erin said...

Love your kit! Thanks for the blingage tut too! I have some,but this is a great idea!

Lesa said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas!! Plan to use them asap!!! Bookmarked your blog cuz I'll be checking in here a lot to see the fun!!

Suzanne said...

Theyr'e great, loving the look of the mirrored effect acrylic shapes - not that I have any of them either though LOL!

The blingage looks fab, I really couldn't tell what that was meant to be from the kit photo so sort of *ignored* it. Now I know I can follow your examplel using chipboard and stickles.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Your kit is really beautiful, I so love it!!!! Great tutorials!!! xoxo

KateB said...

love your kit...too late for me, but I shoulda added some of the EP I had to my kit too! Love your blingage and am gonna try my own as well...

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