Monday, June 25, 2018

100% Awesome | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Scrappy friends! I'm back today with a new layout share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the cool Boys Rule collection. Still loving the challenge that this collection is giving me each time I dip in and get creative, but loving that theres still so much to use for scrapping photos of girls. It's awesome!

For this layout I've scrapped a photo of Leila from a few weeks back when we ventured out to SUPA TRAMP for the very first time. The photo quality isn't great, but still one that I wanted to document as Leila had so much fun running from one area to the next. She can't wait to get back there on the School holidays.

To start the layout I grabbed the 12x12 die cut and background specialty paper and went about creating something different to what the other DT members have created so far. I chopped the die cut piece in uneven halves, then fussy cut the stars from the backing piece and stapled them to the die cut piece. I then stuck them to the cardstock using some foam tape to lift them up and add dimension.

Next I grabbed the Miscellany pack that contains a few different polaroid style frames, and chose the one that has a mixed media look that blended with all the stars. I layered this over the fun photo of Leila, and added some white alphas form the Colour me Happy collection to create the start of my title.

This would have to be one of the very few times I've created the full title before embellishing the remainder of the layout. I dipped into the Ephemera pack for the word 'Awesome' and the blue star, then back into the Miscellany pack for the 100% piece that also had the word boy on it, but I chopped it off as it wasn't relevant to this creation. I also added some stickers from the Accessory sheet and a clear star from the new Clear stickers pack.

At the top of the photo I added a die cut arrow from the ephemera pack, the 'oh yeah' sticker from the accessory sheet and then some clear stickers to finish the cluster of embellishments off. Theres also the addition of the black star from the accessory sheet that I've used around the page to bring it all together in a visual triangle of sorts.

Over on the right side of the layout Ive added a couple of different stickers, some die cut pieces and a chipboard star to balance out the embellishments and colours around the layout. Loving that 'one cool kid' sticker.

Lastly a closer look at the slight dimension that foam tape has given to these stars. So awesome!

Well thats all from me today, I hope you've enjoyed seeing my way of using the super cool new die cut and backing sheet.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Monday, June 11, 2018

You're the best | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello! I'm back today with a new layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the super cool new Boys Rule collection. Absolutely loving the challenge this collection has given me in creating something that runs true to my style of scrapping. The colours are so fun, and the designs are perfect for boys. Just one slight problem, I don't have many boy photos to scrap. So for todays layout I've chosen a previously scrapped photo of Leila and her cousin from a couple years ago.

I absolutely love the colours within this collection. Blues and greens are by far my most favourite colours, you wouldn't think it though with all the girly florals I obsess over HAHA pinks and purples are still high up there though.

The patterns are all really fun, and I couldn't help but squeeze them all onto the same layout by ripping strips of each paper using a ruler to create rough edged squares and rectangles. After arranging them all in a grid design I adhered them to the cardstock and sewed through each individual piece with a straight stitch on my sewing machine. I added an extra zigzag stitch to the rectangle ones for a little added detail.

Next up I added a sweet photo of Leila and her cousin, backed with some plain vellum from my stash and raised up using a piece of foam sheet to give create dimension.

I added my title to the layout next using words from the chipboard pack, which are all conveniently cut out ready to use now YAY! I cut the A off the ARE word to create YOU*RE and used the star in place of an apostrophe. I also added a little die cut tag from the Miscellany set and some handwriting to create the wording before the title.

To balance out the black of the title I've added another larger chipboard piece to the top of the photo. I tucked in a sticker tab from the accessory sheet, added a smaller star from the chipboard pack and a die cut star from the main ephemera pack. I say main as yes there are 2 ephemera packs! So much to choose from.

Over on the right I've added a couple more die cut ephemera pieces, some stickers from both the clear sticker set and the accessory sticker set, and another chipboard piece. I didn't over do any of the clusters of embellishments on this layout, as I felt there was enough colour and embellishment with all the pattern papers in the background.

Then lastly a couple more stickers from the accessory sticker sheet and a chipboard star to tie it all together.

Well, thats all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping and be sure to share your creations with us on Facebook in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio group.

Michelle x