Saturday, 2 May 2015

CKCB May Kit - "Retro Metro"

This month under the heading “Everything Old is New Again” 
we are taking a look back at the very first kit that the CKCB Master Forgers were challenged by
 in January 2011, created by Jenni Bowlin.

Introducing “Retro Metro” my Counterfeit Kit this month.

My first impression of the JB kit was 
that it had a strong whiff of nostalgia with floral and flock patterns, doilies and lace. 
As I began to sort through my pattered papers 
one in particular caught my eye a floral décor by Crate Paper. 
I added the complementary sheet of tags and labels and voila the Retro Metro kit was born.

 Two bright floral papers, (Crate Paper & Studio Calico) 
another with a doily and butterfly design (Echo Park) 
two more pp's from Studio Calico all carry on the nostalgic/vintage vibe.
Finally I added a JB paper (Tangerine Bookprint) from 2008 (!)
and a page from a vintage book of French Musical scores 
found at a local flea market..

In my stash I also found an unused page of Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards, result!

Cardstock in red and yellow 
and a luscious deep teal ( Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection) from stash.

Assorted part used alphas, some from JB;
 paper doilies & bakers twine;
 gorgeous paper rosettes from Recollections; 
stick pins, die cuts, bottle tops, stickers from stash;
 KaiserCraft resin Blossoms 
and a beautiful melange of buttons, brads, pen nibs, dots and paperclips will all add to the retro feel. 
If you'd like to be inspired to use up your stash be it old or new
why not join in with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge too?


  1. Nice kit! I, especially, like all your bits and pieces!

  2. The Crate Paper floral you used as the base of your kit is lovely and all your other selections work so well with it. Happy scrapping!

  3. Wonderful kit! You've captured the vintage feel beautifully.

  4. Love the vintage feel of the kit! You did a great job counterfeiting...stayed with the style but made it your own too! I love it.

  5. Love this Maggie.. a great take on the original. Great name too

  6. You nailed it!! What a great kit!

  7. Wonderfully pulled together kit - loving the tags!!

  8. Fun and catchy title! You captured that retro vibe perfectly! It seems we all have some of those Bingo cards leftover in our stash! Have fun creating!