Monday, April 30, 2012

Cocoa Daisy May kit: Graffiti Bridge

Just like the art form it's named after, our May kit, Graffiti Bridge, is full of stunning hand drawn, colorful, and whimsical artwork. It features both papers and die cuts from Amy Tangerine's gorgeous new line, Sketchbook. It nods to the urban feel of graffiti, with Fancy Pants' Subway Art paper, and it rounds things out with Basic Grey and Crate. Two delightfully useful alphabets, the Blazonry stencil from Balzer Designs, fun kraft tags and flags, and a paint splat exclusive stamp make this kit alive and full of energy, reminiscent of the gorgeous street art. It's a kit that inspires you to get messy, but if that's not your style, Graffiti Bridge just as easily stays neat and clean. Don't you love it when a kit is this versatile?

And the add ons:
Watercolor Path 
Come take a walk with playful papers from Pink Paislee's new She Art line, paint splats of the rub on kind by Hambly (for those who don't like to actually get messy, but love the look), Prima's jam-packed alphabet/phrase sheet and chipboard, and some lovely basic labels from Heidi Swapp make Watercolor Path a most vibrant add on.

Sculpture Park
A Hambly transparent overlay in pink. A bit more Amy Tangerine. Happy Basic Grey embellishments. Rub ons from Christy Tomlinson's She Art. Stand alone products for certain, but put them together in a Sculpture Park, and this kit makes for a stunning collection of scrapbooking goodness. 

Embellishment Pack
So many great textures in one pack, wooden clothes pins from Pebbles, more wood in the form of tickets from Prima as well as their embossed paper flowers, Basic Grey's felt borders, and some very unique ribbon that reminds us of a kite tail, you'll be reaching for this add on for every single layout this month. 

Our patterned paper add on, Portrait Pond, a happy and bright addition to Graffiti Bridge

And the May Stamps:

We had a great time at the Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop this weekend! I don't think Bingo has ever been played like that before :) The Design Team had a ton of challenges, classes and inspiration to share with everyone and it is all still posted so make sure you stop by the message boards and check it all out!
Here is what I created for a few of the challenges using the May kit:

I love that big @ symbol stamp we have this month!

For this layout I used my colored pencils and did a little doodling with my markers.

This last one was a fun challenge posted by Denise. I swiped some gesso on with an old gift card to get the background texture.

Don't forget May's kit and add ons go up for sale tonight at midnight EST! We have a VERY limited number of May kits that are going to be available for purchase.


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Peg said...

Gorgeous, all of it!!
I love the kit and cannot wait to get my hands on it, and your pages are so eye-catching, I love your sense of design :-)

Lucy said...

Hiya Christine, great work! Just to let you know that some of your work is on my pinterest, on the scrapbooking board.
Hope this is okay with you. Let me know if any probs.
Lucy Muraca, Melbourne, Australia