Anyway, Cosmo were seriously generous with product & I nearly fainted when I saw the stash! There's sooooo much left I'm gonna be doing some more with it soon! To do our sponsor justice, I created a layout using only the product sent, with the exception of rub-ons, ink, acrylic paint & basic tools. So the Cosmo products are patterned papers (around 7 different patterns there - i like 'busy'); Chipboard alphabuttons; 'Be Good' trims; Alphabutton Fashions (die cut letters that fit the chipboard ones perfectly - how easy is that???) There's a couple of interesting features here too (well I think so):
- The tabs on the sides of the photos are the waste from the centres of the 'D' (one chipboard and one from the die cuts). Just paint, ink, doodle or add ribbon accents. I keep all the 'petal' shape waste too and use to create faux flowers, raindrops etc.
- The 'die cut border' to the left is actually a hand cut strip from one of the patterned papers - it had a gorgeous scalloped pattern just shouting out to be cut an used as an accent! I inked the cut edge, layered the ric rac over the opposite edge (it will stick with a glue stick!) and the li'l faux brads are the waste from the button holes on the alphabuttons - just paint with acrylic for a fabby li'l embellishment!
- The lace fan is a wide piece of lace, folded in half and gathered on a small piece of ribbon. Attach with glue dots and add an embellished chipboard button to the centre.
So check out the challenge (you can read the journaling on our layouts there too!) & if you join in, be sure to hook me up in the comments & I'll come by to see!