Wednesday, April 25, 2018

You & Me | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Fellow scrappers! I'm back today with a new layout share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring my favourite collection - Bohemian Dream. I can't help but get drawn back to this collection as its colours and patterns are seriously YUM! This layout was quite fun and quick to create, I had an idea in mind and just went with it.

Over the recent school holidays, Leila and I were able to sneak out to the Movies and for a coffee/hot chocolate date.  We weren't able to venture out much as I had to work so we made sure to make the most of this day. To record this Mummy & me date I took a photo while we were having coffee & hot chocolate then made sure to keep hold of the tickets from the movie.

To create the layout, I started with some strips of pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad and layered them in a grid design with the photo and title cards. Super simple way to maximise the amount of patterns used without over doing it.

I popped the photo onto another pattern paper from the 6x6 pad, added a doily from my stash then raised it off the background paper using some foam tape. I tucked a sticker tab into the layers and created a cluster around the top right corner using Accessory stickers, die cut ephemera, chipboard and enamel shapes.

I added some accessory stickers and enamel shapes to the top right group of strips, plus a splattering of gold color shine

I added another accessory sticker to the strips bottom left, but no enamel shapes as silly me was in a rush and had forgot to HAHA

Lastly, I created a crazy title using multiple different alpha stickers from a couple of different collections and a chipboard & from the chipboard word set within the Bohemian Dream collection. I also added in some ephemera pieces, the ticket stubs, a chipboard heart and some enamel shapes.

Well thats all from me for today, thanks so much for stopping by.

Be sure to check in with us in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Facebook group and share all the amazing creations you make using Cocoa Vanilla Studio goodies.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bucket full of YUM | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello, I'm back here today with a new layout share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio to finish off our current Scraplift theme. It's always fun to scrap lift a fellow DT members creation, and this time I chose one from Emma who sadly has finished her time here with us at Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Emma's creations have always inspired me, her tiny 6x8 size layouts always packed a punch! The layout I chose to lift can be found HERE.

I created my layout using the beautiful More than Words collection, focusing on multiple patterns that didn't overpower or clash  with the photo. I chose to document a sweet photo I took of Leila over the Easter weekend at an Egg hunt we attended. SO MUCH CHOCOLATE!

Heres a closer look at the layout created by Emma. I took my main inspiration from that amazing large title made from a mix of different type text cut from pattern papers using a cutting machine. I also drew inspiration from the entire design of the layout, and replicated it in a larger size layout compared to Emma's awesome 6x8 size. I wish I could make things look that good!

LOVE LOVE LOVE how pretty the colours are that Emma chose for her layout, especially the title.

I started the layout by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 8.5x11 inch size, folded and stapled the top left corner and then adhered it to a 12x12inch piece of the Sketchbook paper. Then rather than using a square photo size, I printed a rectangular shape and raised it off the layout with a piece of foam sheet. I tucked an ephemera tab under the right side and added a couple of enamel shapes.

Next I adhered the title using foam tape, I had chosen the papers and pre cut the designs using silhouette studio prior to starting the actual layout to ensure everything fit right down the middle. I used the Radiant, Treasure and Effervescent papers from the 6x6 paper pad for this as the smaller printed patterns worked best for the small cut letters.

In the top left where the paper is folded over, I've created a cluster of pretty bits. I tucked in a few different paper and vellum flowers from the ephemera packs, a chipboard heart and some enamel shapes

Lastly I replicated a similar cluster on the bottom right using the same type of items as the first, then splattered the layout with some gold ink until I felt it was complete. I haven't added any journalling to the layout as I felt the title was enough. But I may add a few lines to the back of the layout for future years to come.

Well thats all from me today, Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this has been an inspiring read!

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping.
Michelle x