Back with you today to share another Cocoa Vanilla Studios layout, this time of the other ‘Mr’ in my life, my cat! We have had Ferris for just under a year now and he makes our whole house happy! I decided to create a page that celebrates a milestone for him… his ability to jump up to the top of our 8-foot fence. He loves sitting up there watching the world go by.
I started the page knowing I wanted to use the sentiment “Hello Mister” as my title. I love love love the ‘Random’ paper with all the cut apart elements, so practical!! I had also planned on using a large cut file star shape in my background so I felt it was important to place the title, star and photo first as those 3 large elements would make up the design for the page. I liked how the ‘Starshine’ paper contrasted really well with the white star shape so went with that for my background. To compliment my bold blue and white, I have also added some yellow highlights which began with the stitching around the star design. I pull more of this yellow into the design with the enamel shapes later on.
For my photo mat, I’ve used the ‘Night Sky’ paper and the ‘Plus One’ paper. I love how the ‘Plus One’ paper perfectly matches the wood print in my title and will compliment the other wood veneer elements I knew I would soon add. To break up the white space of the star, I have chosen small pieces of the washi stickers layered in with some other fussy cut patterns. Next, I needed to add the second part of my title “Fence Sitter”… I’ve used the Totally Rad Alphabet Stickers – they go so well and a simple font I have cut on my Silhouette which has been cut out of the ‘Stripped’ paper.
Time to add in lots of little bits and pieces to round out the design. I started with the Wood Veneer pieces pulling out 3 stars. I then found a coordinating star flair badge which I felt worked really well. Next, how could I not add one of the Rubber Charms? (loving these).
I also added some word phrases from the Accessory Sticker sheet and a few little elements from the Die Cut Ephemera pack. Lucky last, I added in the enamel shapes and the page was done!
I have so enjoyed using this collection, I think it is so easy to work with (even for this self-confessed girl scrapper!!) I think my next challenge might be to make a girl page with it… maybe I could mix and match some collections and see what I come up with… stay tuned!