Hey everyone! We're so excited to be featuring Cosmo Cricket this week. Each day this week we'll have two or three team members sharing projects featuring Cosmo Cricket and Neat & Tangled. They pair so well together and I know you're going to love what you see, our DT has had a blast playing with these fun goodies!
Every good collaboration need a couple prizes, right? We've got a great little bundle of Cosmo Cricket goodies to share with one of you. Just leave a comment on each post this week and we'll pick a winner and announce them next week.
Cosmo Cricket also has a prize to share, so be sure to stop by and check them out on Facebook and Instagram.
OK we're kicking off the week with Sveta and Miriam. Here's Sveta:
Hello! I'm so exited to share my projects for our Cosmo Cricket collaboration! I must confess that I didn't know about their products and I'm really impressed with them.
For the first card I picked this "love from the first sight" bird with gold foiling on watercolor paper from the WIP Book Art Deck. To color this bird I used Pixie Paint Ruby and Swatch Sticks. The last has a waterbrush included in the set so it's perfect for "to go" or "traveling" crafting (painting). I used the Scandinavian prints stamp set to create my background and for the sentiment. I think it coordinates with bird's lines perfectly.
For my second project I played with the Just Add Watercolor Blank Tags and super amazing Pixie Paint Ruby and Pixie Paint Harbor. You should try these paints because they a pure magic! They are so easy and fun to work with and the shimmer is breathtaking. This paints gave me an opportunity to create a little cosmos on a tag. Of course cosmos needs stars and I used our latest Lucky Stars Nice and Neat die. For the sentiment I also used the super clever die set Celebrate Nice and Neat Die from our Birthday celebration release.
I really enjoyed to work with these unique products and hope you have a lot of fun and are inspired by this Cosmo Cricket and Neat & Tangled collaboration week!
Next up is Miriam:
Hey everyone! I'm really excited about this week! The Cosmo Cricket products pair so well with Neat & Tangled, and I had a great time creating today's projects.
First up, a card featuring Doily Tag and our Celebrate die. The Resist Pen is used for just that, you can write on paper and then watercolor and the written portion will resist the watercolor. BUT, you can also use it as an embossing medium. Now since you write it and it almost comes out like a liquid glue, it's not an even surface, so if you are looking for that, this isn't the best application for you. Here I wanted a more textured uneven surface, so this was perfect.
I added a bit of color to the center of the tag using some Swatch Sticks, and then added a bit of splatter with a Dylusions Ink Spray.
For the background, I used an older Cosmo Cricket 12x12 paper with resist patterns. This particular pad isn't available any longer, but there is an 8x8 and a newer 12x12 pad. I again used swatch sticks to add a light wash to the paper and a bit of splatter.
The patterned paper was adhered to a dark gray mat, and I popped the doily tag up with foam tape after adding the Celebrate die which was cut three times, once in gold mirrorboard and twice with cream cardstock. A few gold sequins finished it off.
Next up a simple card using one of the designs from the WIP (Work in Progress) Art Deck. I love this little deck of designs, there are a variety of sizes and it's great for quick and easy cards. For this one I chose this sweet little tag, and then added some stamped flowers from the Paper Cut Flowers set. Rather than use regular ink, I colored the stamp with Swatch Sticks, spritzed it a couple times with water and stamped. I like the soft, loose feel you get with this technique.
Once I was done stamping, I used the waterbrush that comes with the Swatch Sticks and added color just around the word wildflower so it would stand out.
OK, that's all for me today, but be sure to leave a comment and come back each day this week, at the end of the week one lucky commenter will win a Cosmo Cricket prize pack!