Sunday, 22 May 2011

Looking with fresh eyes

Sometimes when you have seen an object many times before you stop seeing it or stop valuing it and I think we can sometimes be guilty of this with our scrapbook supplies.  Often when we have held on to a paper or other piece of stash for a while or a range of papers have been out for a while we stop seeing their worth.  This week we have all our Cosmo Cricket paper ranges in our 'Specials' section and I challenged our Design Team to take a fresh look at the papers and have some fun with them and I certainly think they did a great job.

'Not a Studio Portrait' by Deb Whttaker

The 'Boyfriend' range is obviously a perfect choice for fun photos of teenage and young boys and by using so many of the elements on her page at an angle Deb has emphasised this sense of fun and really enforced the title.

Materials Used:-
Papers: Boyfriend 'Art Appreciation', 'Study Hall' and 'Tube Socks' - Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: 'Watermelon' - Bazzill
Letter Stickers: 'Tiny Circle Alpha Stickers - Vintage Red' - Jenni Bowlin
Brad, Ribbon, Journaling Block and other images are Designer's own.

'Two in the Bed' by Nicky Parry

Another great layout where the elements have been placed at an angle to create a sense of fun and I love the crisp look that a red and white colour scheme gives.

Materials Used:-
Patterned Paper: Materials Girl 'Elements', Tailor Made' - Cosmo Cricket
Buttons and Alpha Stickers from the March Kit 'For the Record'
Title & Flowers cut on a Cricut Machine
Ribbon Designer's own

'Country Girls' by Martina Gardner

Martina has mixed and matched from two different Cosmo Cricket ranges but because they are from the same manufacturer the colours still work very well together.  I love the fun animal elements from the Garden Variety range.

Materials Used:-
Patterned Papers: Garden Variety 'Borders', Boyfriend 'Study Hall' - Cosmo Cricket
Alpha Stickers: 'Kraft Mini Alphas - Black' - Jillibean Soup, title stickers from May Monthly Kit 'Spotted Owl Soup'
Cardstock Designer's Own

'10 Years On' by Deb Whittaker

A great idea for a layout; I love the sweet photo of Deb's boys when they were young together with the more recent photos and Deb's comments on the changes in the boys in the 10 years.

Materials Used:-
Patterned Papers: Garden Variety 'Sunshine', 'Borders', 'Elements', 'Tossed Salad' - Cosmo Cricket
Sticker Alphas from the May Kit 'Spotted Owl Soup'
Ribbons Designer's Own

'Playground Fun' by Tracy Latham

A double page layout and the yellow and red in the papers are a perfect choie for the primary colours of the playground equipment and the bright Spanish Sun!  Again, Tracy has used papers from two different ranges to great effect.

Materials Used:-
Patterned Paper: Material Girl 'Calico', Garden Variety 'Sunday Picnic' - Cosmo Cricket
Alpha Stickers, Flowers and Buttons are Designer's own.

'Back to Tisbury' by Nicky Parry

I love the fact that all the Designer's chose to use different Cosmo Cricket ranges and here Nicky has enjoyed playing with the 'Joy Ride' range which is such a fun range with a great colour palette.

Materials Used:-
Patterned Papers: Joy Ride 'Pit Stop', 'Round About', 'Zoom Zoom' - Cosmo Cricket
Stickers: Joy Ride 'Cardstock Stickers' - Cosmo Cricket
Title cut on a Cricut Machine

So try looking again at some ranges that, just because they have been around for a little while, have perhaps become over familiar and take advantage of our 20% discount on Cosmo Cricket papers.  I would love to know what you think and if you feel challenged to have a go :).

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