Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cosmo's Gone "Home Decor!"

Here is a BIG "WOO HOO" for the astonishing response yesterday's layout, "Adore" has received!!! In addition to reaching the #2 spot on 2Peas by member votes during the past 24 hours, it has received a TON of love (both comments and points) at Tally Scrapper and a great response at Creating Keepsakes!!! {Yep, doing my silly happy dance now!!!}

Now, back to business. Now that our oldest has "flown the coop," it is time to start planning my new indoor SCRAP STUDIO!! (My current "studio" is in the garage and BOY is it hot in here right now!!!) The first thing that any proper studio needs is some wall art! This is a simple cluster piece... 4 frames that I stained and distressed... and a saying that we live by - with a twist! "Live, Laugh, Love, Scrap!" For the featured flower/star accents, I used the Cosmo Cricket "Gretel, Buttons and More Fashions." I had to create the flower for the "Scrap" hanging myself. I wanted the color and detail from the "Gingerbread" paper, but didn't have a flower in the shape that I wanted, so I used the negative space from a flower I liked and traced out my own.

The flowers and words themselves look "suspended" because they have been adhered to a transparancy placed at the back of the frame. This also helps create the illusion of mini shadow boxes! And... Voila! A simple, chic wall hanging to inspire me... now I just need to build the rest of the studio...

As I did yesterday, this project has been posted in my galleries at 2Peas, Tally Scrapper and Creating Keepsakes. Make it a "Cosmolicious" Day!!!

11 comments:

Sara said...

These are gorgeous Tracey! And I was scratchin' my head about how you got that suspended look, you crafty gal! Totally inspiring, great job!

p.s. Congratulations (aka jealous over here) about your new indoor scrap studio! I'm still in my garage and I'm sweatin' glitter over here!

Casey Rivas said...

Oh that is just TOO beautiful, Tracey! Gorgeous work!

(how exciting on the new studio! i'm crazy-jealous!) xo

Eileen said...

My, you've been busy! I really like those wall decorations for your new studio. Something tells me I'm going to be seriously jealous.

Laurajean said...

WOW Tracey....these are gorgeous, man, I do have a birthday coming up and these would look GREAT in my Scrap room(hinthint)LOL.....You are so darn crafty girlie :o) Absolutely beautiful :o)

Pamela Ann said...

These are so fab!! They will look so cool in your new room. Hmm I need some decore too. You are getting my juices flowing again. Time to scrap!!
Pam

suzyplant said...

Tracey - your projects with Cosmo Cricket are SO awesome!!! Love the wall decorations and congrats on your wonderful layout making it to the top - it rocked! Suzy

Kathie said...

OMG these are so flippin beautiful Tracey... I'm lovin all your Cosmo creativity!

Angela said...

Love the framed project! Great cards too...you should be a shoe in for the CC DT! Good Luck!

Beckie aka Bexter said...

adorable frames and a new studio ... whit woo!

Karen Spears said...

okay, can I say how much I love these! dang Tracey, you are rockin' the Cosmo!

Amy Solovay said...

Those are gorgeous! Very creative.