Cocoa Vanilla Studios, Inspiration

BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS | BOHEMIAN DREAM | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends,

They say every rule has an exception so when the design team were asked the question Pink or Blue? I think everyone would have thought I would say pink… and normally I would, absolutely because, well… PINK!  However, being so close to the silly season, I really really wanted to scrap these two pics of my little Miss and I thought Blue would be the perfect choice for that, so Blue it was!

The design of this page began with the idea of creating a Christmas tree.  As I was working with the new Bohemian Dream collection which is not a Christmas line as such,  I knew I’d have to add some kind of Christmas element to bring it together.  To do this, I simply cut the word “Christmas” out on my Silhouette.  I placed the title towards the bottom of my page and centered it as I wanted it to represent the lowest branches of my Christmas tree design.  I have backed the cut file with a combination of the Abundant, Gypsy Heart, and Flower Child papers.
To finish out my title, I used the Chipboard Title Stickers word “beautiful”.  I just have to say too, the adhesive on these is so good, no need to add extra glue, it’s super strong – and we all love that!  Just decorate with mist, paint etc and stick them on, I just love how customisable these are.

 

Now that the title was sorted, I worked on placing my photos.  I knew they would be the 2nd largest element I would have besides the large title and needed them locked into position before I could add my mixed media and the rest of my design.  Before sticking them down, I added some watercolor splatters in a pretty shade of blue.  It softens the edges of the photo and adds to the otherwise fairly blank background.  I’ve double mounted the photos using the Abundant, and Gypsy Heart papers and stitched around the edges with my machine.

 

To create the top of my tree, I’ve added two of the leave die cuts from the Ephemera Pack.  I also centered a sentiment sticker from the Accessory Sticker sheet over the top to hide where the leaves meet.  I’ve also added the “Oh So Happy” circle die cut from that same pack and the pretty butterfly in substitute for an angel.
Here you can see the pretty result from using shimmery watercolors on the white chipboard title stickers and the flair badge I’ve added to my tile.  I’ve also placed more of the leaves, this time those from the Vellum accents pack under this cluster to add to the feel of the Christmas tree.
To finish off my layout, I stamped 4 hearts with grey ink onto the Gypsy Heart paper using the Clear Stamps set and fussy cut them out, I placed 3 of these at the bottom of my page for the tree base, and one at the very top to represent the very top of the tree.
Thanks for popping by today, I hope the mention of Christmas didn’t make you groan, I know it’s a little early, but if I don’t create in the season it’s oh so much harder to get it done during the year.
Until next time
xo

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