Cosmo Cricket Week - Day 3

Neat & Tangled-Little Stinker

We are already halfway through our Cosmo Cricket collaboration week!  Each day this week we're sharing projects featuring Cosmo Cricket and Neat & Tangled.  We hope that you are enjoying the projects as much as we have been enjoying the products!

Every good collaboration need a couple prizes, right?  We've got a great bundle of Cosmo Cricket goodies to share with one of you.  Just leave a comment on each post this week and we'll pick a winner and announce them next week.

Cosmo Cricket also has a prize to share, so be sure to stop by and check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

Today Laura and Elena are sharing with us.  First up is Laura:

For my card, I used the Cosmo Cricket Resist Pen along with the Pentagon stencil for the background, tracing the stencil openings onto watercolor cardstock.

Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket collaboration

Then I used several of the Swatch Sticks to paint over the resist pattern. I dapped the swatch sticks onto an acrylic block and my water brush to pick up the color and control the intensity.

Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket collaboration

I added this sweet skunk image from Little Stinker along with a few accents using Glacier White enamel accents.


Neat & Tangled-Little Stinker

Next up is Elena:

Hi there!  For my first card, I stamped and colored elements from Mermazing and set them against watercolored backdrop. I adore these new products from Cosmo Cricket. They are made for watercoloring dummies like me! 


I used the watercolor brush to spread a little water around, then sprinkled some Pool Pixie Paint onto the piece, and basically my work was done.


I blended out the background a bit and added some flecks of lighter and darker paint to give depth to the scene.

My next projects are a little tag duo. I played around with the Candy Pixie Paint for both. On this tag, I used the Resist Pen to add polka dots to the bottom half of the tag, let it dry, and then watercolored with the Pixie Paint over-top.  When everything was dry, I used a brown pen to add doodly circles around each polka-dot.

I added the little girl image from Better Together, and the new script Celebrate die to finish off the tag.


For my last tag, I did more of the same: doodled polka-dots with the Resist Pen and watercolored over-top with the Candy Pixie Paint. I added the Hooray wreath a little bird (from Kitty's Favorite Things) to finish off.


Be sure to leave a comment and come back tomorrow for more inspiration from our Design Team.  At the end of the week one lucky commenter will win a Cosmo Cricket prize pack!

54 comments

  1. I really like the cards and tags. Laura' Little Stinker card is adorable!!!

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  2. So adorable! Love the underwater card.

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  3. So adorable! Love the underwater card.

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  4. What a soft, pretty look! I just love these watercolor backgrounds! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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  5. WOw..Loved the bg using resist pen ,cool product ! Beautiful projects shared

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  6. I like the stenciling and watercolor look.

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  7. Lovely projects. I really loved the resist pen too and would love to try these :) TFS

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  8. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  9. Awesome creations Laura and Elena! I love yor cards and the cutie tags!

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  10. There is so much depth to your the design.
    you can see it curving - kind of reminds
    me of a soccer ball.
    Fantastic piece.
    they are all wonderful
    thanks to everybody for sharing.

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  11. Great cards and tags! I love the idea of the resist pen... have to try that out! Great collaboration with Neat and Tangled products along with Cosmo Cricket!

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  12. These are all so
    pretty! Love the
    watercoloring and
    the tags are so
    cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Love the cards and tag! Very colorful!

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  14. Awesome cards, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wow, love all these brigh colours .

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  16. Great backgrounds on both cards and cute tags.

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  17. Very cute cards...can never have enough of water coloring. Thanks Laura for reminding me to use a resist pen.

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  18. Oh, I would love a Resist Pen - so versatile! These are great cards!

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  19. Laura & Elena your work is amazing, love the resist pen. How cool is THAT??? ♥ your cards and tags! So pretty!

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  20. O M G I just can't pick a favorite, they are all so darned cute! That little birdie in the wreath ... *sigh*

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  21. Great cards. Something tells me I need that resist pen.

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  22. Simple yet so impressive designs by Laura & Elena. Hmm, I just might have to save up for that resist pen and the swatch sticks.

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  23. Adorable projects today...love the colorful stenciled background, the cute underwater scene and the sweet tag!

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  24. I love the cards and tags you made. The colors are so pretty and soft and that resist pen. I've never heard of it before but i'm thinking I have to have one! If I win one, that would be a plus and would make my cards look so much better! I want one and I need one! LOL

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  25. Elena echoed my sentiments exactly-"They are made for watercoloring dummies like me!" I really like all little additional details she added- the sequins,flecks of darker, resist circles with doodling-they make so much difference. And I love all the script sentiment dies-I need them! Can't wait until tomorrow.

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  26. These are gorgeous! I am loving that Resist Pen!

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  27. Such a sweet animal and I liked a stencil

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  28. The cards/tags are simply marvelous! I'm intrigued by the resist pen and the swatch stick...Off to check them out! Thank you for the inspiration!
    ~carol

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  29. Love the backgrounds! That resist pen is amazing! This is a wonderful collaboratioN!

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  30. Cuteness overloaded..love each one of them..Thank you for the inspiration..

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  31. Very nice! I wanted to try these products!

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  32. I love the effect of the background on Laura's card.

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  33. Oh that skunk is super adorable! I love the other cards, too. Super fabulous!

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  34. Love the colors on all these cards!

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  35. These are all beautiful cards! Love the tags! Very interesting products...I need the resist pen:)

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  36. Awesome cards! Laura and Elena, thanks for inspiration!

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  37. Awesome background techniques which very inspiring - thanks you for sharing these projects with us:)

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  38. What a great idea the resist pen is! Such inventive techniques. Love the skunk card background!

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  39. Love the technique with the stencil and the resist pen - so cool!!! All of the projects featured today are so inspiring and fun!!!

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  40. Lovely technique. Love these cards.

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