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Sunday, October 31, 2010

A playful Cosmo Cricket Layout - by Annie Zorzo

The weeks keep coming around faster and faster don't they....or is it just me?  Loads going on in our house at the moment so things have been massively busy...but not to busy that I can't have a bit of fun scrapping.

I'm in love with the layout I've done for you this week and I hope you love it too.  For this weeks LO, I've taken a couple of pictures of my eldest daughter playing with her grandmother's glasses, showing a bit of spunk and added abit of everything!  Whilst I've typically used papers that you would associate with 'School', I've done something a little different with them....since she's not at school yet!

I've also used some Boarder Papers.  Now I don't know if you've tried these yet or not, but I absolutely love them.  A double sided 12 x 12 sheet full of strips of cordinated themes ready to add to and embellish your project.  Seriously if there is a boarder piece of paper on offer in a paper range you're looking at - get it, you won't be sorry!
For this LO, I used:
- Doodling paper by Paper House Productions
- Homework paper from Cosmo Crickets Boyfriend Range
- Boarders paper from Cosmo Crickets Boyfriend Range
- Torn page and image from Vintage Book
- Cardstock
- Kelly Panacci Journalling stickers
- Buttons, Gromet & Bulldog clip
- Paper Flowers
- My Mind's Eye Tickets
- Letter stamps
- Various Chipboard Letters
- Versa Colour Ink
- Making Memories Paint
- Watercolour oil pastels

And here's how I did it:
1.  I added all my papers to my base Doodling paper: 
- I tore and crumpled a page from a vintage book, inking the edges in Pinecone Versa Colour ink, attaching it just to the right of centre.
- I tore a piece from Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend - Homework paper, inking the edges in Pinecone Versa Colour Ink and attaching it to the bottom half of the vintage paper and aligning to the left hand side of the page
- I cut a boarder strip from the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend - Boarders papers, inking the edges and attaching to the right of the vintage papers on a slight angle from the top right of the page.
2.  I added my photos: 
- As I'm going to position my photos overlapping some of the vintage paper, I decided to mat them to ensure that they any acid is not transferred to the photos. 
- My photos are sanded and the mat edges are inked in Versa Colour Pinecone.
- The photos are positioned to the left and bottom of the vintage paper leaving space at the top for my title.
3.  I added my embellishments:
- Piece of pleated paper from the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend - Boarder paper
- My Mind's Eye Ticket
- Layered paper flowers
- Gromet
- Buttons
- Bulldog clip
4.  The Title
- using the A+ on the doodling paper to form part of my title.
- stamped the first part of my title using Versa Colour Raspberry
- painted my various chip letters in Making Memories Daffodil and once dry inking the edges with Versa Colour Pinecone.  To get into the tricky spots I used a make-up brush that you can pick up from any $2 shop.

5.   Final touches
- from the vintage book I found a drawing that just looked like fun.  As it was in black and white, I used some watersoluable oil pastels to add some colour.
- Once dry I added it to the bottom right hand corner of the layout.
- I wrote out some journalling on a Kelly Panacci sticker and added it next to the main photo
I hope you like it and can see how you can add boarder papers to your next project and even papers that are marketed for a specific purpose, you don't have to use them for it.  Be creative and go have some fun.

Now, one last very important thing....have you submitted your application to become the newest member of our design team?  Entries close TODAY at midnight.  If you can do a project each week (LO, Card or OTP) and can post your creations to this blog....please we want to hear from you.  Send an example of an OTP, 2 x cards and 2 x LO to Tanyah at cardartbytanya@yahoo.com.au.  Do it now so you don't miss out on your chance to join us.

Good luck and see you next week!


Anonymous said...

Annie I love this! I see so many opportunities for journaling on this LO. TFS!! Alz :)

nic said...

So so cute Annie, love this...xxxooo