For anyone who might not know, at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge this month, the idea is to choose a favourite recent release paper collection of your choice and counterfeit that. I, on the other hand, decided not to Counterfeit any one collection, but to Counterfeit the idea of a collection instead.
First up, a quick history lesson:
Back in June last year, I delegated some of my older, uglier patterned papers to a "use it or lose it" box, otherwise known (to me anyway) as "paper purgatory". I made myself a deal that I had until the end of the year to use those papers. Anything not used or given away by that deadline would be recycled.
So that was all fine and good, and I've been happily using a mix of older and newer papers ever since. But just recently, I've noticed that there's another bunch of papers that narrowly missed the cull last time, still lurking at the bottom of my stash. Time for another round of "use it or lose it", I say!
There they are, 17 sheets of paper that have been sitting in my stash for WAY TOO LONG!
OK, history lesson over and back to the November Counterfeit Kit. Have you thought about what colour seems to be absent in most of the paper collections at the moment? (The ones that catch my eye, at any rate) And can you guess what colour I most want to put into my kit? The title of my post might have been a tiny clue, so no prizes for the correct answer: Purple! And the idea of the CKC is using the stash, right?
So like I said, I decided to Counterfeit the idea of a collection. What would you expect a collection to contain? I'm thinking: a range of co-ordinating patterned paper, perhaps some cardstock, some lettering, some journalling spots and some embellishments.
Here it is, my November Counterfeit Kit, "Purple People Eater"
So first up, patterned paper:
See that spotty paper above the butterfly one? That's the colour scheme I used to try and tie the whole kit together. Back row of papers is all the old stuff. Bottom row from L to R: 2 sheets October Afternoon "Woodland Park", one Basic Grey "Out of Print", one Teresa Collins, one Fancy Pants and finally the remainder of my Kaisercraft postcards paper.
I don't always bother to add cardstock to my kits, but I couldn't very well call my kit "Purple People Eater" without digging into my (massive!) stocks of purple cardstock, or his friend green.
I decided that since I was having a bit of a clear out the stash kit, I might as well pull any Letter Stickers that went with the colour scheme. I ended up pulling 4 different Basic Grey sheets, with varying degrees of use.
And lastly, embellishments:
P.S. Like in the song, I'm a little bit scared that my "Purple People Eater" will eat me up for breakfast! At the same time, I'm hoping that by the end of the month, like the end of the song, it will turn out to be a cute, friendly creature after all!
P.P.S. What about you, fellow Counterfeiters? What inspired you this month? I hope your kits are friendly creatures too!