Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Used My Cosmo Stash

I've loved this photo of my friend Janelle, and adorable Otis, since I took it last February. With Marti and Sara's "used your stash" challenge at the Playground I finally got it scrapped. Can't wait to see my friend's face when she sees that photo of Otis at 8 weeks - the snow was so deep he had to be carried as it was way over his head. Now he just bowls you over, he has grown so much, and I don't think a there is too much that can slow him down.

The stash challenge this week includes these specs:
Brads (at least 3) - I used BoBunny and Karen Foster
2 Ribbons - American Crafts and KI Memories
3 Patterned Papers - must be older papers from the stash-I used Cosmo Cricket papers from their Winter Wonderland and Hey Sugar lines.
Something recently purchased - that would be Cosmo Cricket "Hello Sunshine" AND my very cool, new Fiskars corner punch. See that detail in the upper right corner of the photo?
Alpha of some sort - EK Success stickers

I have to admit I plunked that Hello Sunshine snippet on to my layout as it was still on the cutting board from last nights project. I love that these three various lines from Cosmo Cricket - a Christmas theme, Valentine theme, and Summer themed papers all came together on one layout. It was a matter of seeing the different intensities of the same tone of aqua color, and distressing with my faithful Coffee Bean brown ink pad by Rubber Stampede to tie them all together. The result is a layout in one of my favorite color combinations - aqua and red.

Oh, and the red flower embellishment - yeah, I know it is a winter layout but the color and size made such a statement, and I figured I could chill it out with a snowflake shape punched from more Cosmo. Did I pull that off ok? (LOL)

Stay mojo was really hot last night and I have more to share tomorrow! Wanted to pop in and share, and now back to my blackboard album - these totally rock! My hubby already commented - I am using bright colors on it and he loves the contrast with the black. More later! Thanks for coming by!


Kimmie said...

thats pretty Rita TFS

java diva said...

That looks beautiful! Love the CC!