The title of tonight's post just makes me giddy! Why, you might ask? Well... the answer is simple, Cosmo Cricket is in the house and I just couldn't stand it, I had to create something immediately! There were so many other things I should have been doing, but...
Debbie has been killin' me with her fabulous, sewed creations and all the goodness she makes me dream about when she uses the Cosmo Cricket papers. Needless to say you can truly see her influence in my little mounded hills, it only made me wish for a better sewing machine here at work - LOL! Oh to be able to adjust my zig-zag stitches :)
The heat in the warehouse today was the complete opposite of this wintry scene. Just playing with this gorgeous, monochromatic color scheme, did refresh my spirits though.
I also adore these wintry owls and so creating this card was a snap (other than the sewing - LOL!) Using Natural White cardstock to coordinate with the soft white in the Jolly by Golly papers, I stamped the owl using Memento Rich Cocoa. Using only an E42 Copic marker and my colorless blender I was able to give my Snowy Owls a softened, aged look.
One of the products that I carry in the store, but haven't talked a lot about, or had time to use, is the Martha Stewart glitter set. When Maureen brought it by my office one day I just couldn't take my eyes off of the beautiful colors. Then when I saw the shaker top and the ease with which the top can be removed to return the glitter to the container, I just had to have it. This is the first post of what I hope to be many, in which I get to share some of these beautiful colors and gorgeous sparkle with you.
When I am determining which color to use, I simply lay it down on to the paper that I want to use. Next, I place a little of my 2-way glue in to a corner that I know I won't be using to do a final "test." If this meets with my approval I am set to go. This keeps me from having to recreate my project if I happen to pick a color that doesn't work well. In this case the Aquamarine Crystal was incredible with the Cosmo papers!
As you can see I highlighted the trees and the curvy hills with this gorgeous accent. You may also spot some items that I used to create this card that will be going up in our store as soon as I can get pictures taken and edited. We are adding a few more Martha Stewart punches to the mix. The snowflakes are incredible when mounted together with buttons and the small tag punch is perfect for those teeny, tiny sentiments from Memory Box and CHF.
I can't imagine having to wait any longer for these fab 6x6 paper pads to arrive. It has been well worth the wait and the begging! Julie and Eric, I thank you for listening to me and I hope that I can do your product justice!
Just as an aside, the Boyfriend mini decks are scheduled to arrive "hopefully" by next week, along with coordinating ribbon for the all four collections! I'm a VERY happy girl - can you see the ear to ear grin?!?
markers: Copic E42 and Colorless Blender
other: Martha Stewart Essentials Glitter, Webster's Pages Classic Trim Collection, Marrakech Buttons, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch and Small Scalloped Tag Punch (hopefully should be up later tomorrow)