Cocoa Vanilla Studios, Inspiration

DREAM BIG | BOHEMIAN DREAMS | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends!

Back on the blog today with another project using the DIVINE new Bohemian Dream collection for Cocoa Vanilla Studios.  I cannot tell you how much I love using this collection, the colours are just so fresh and beautiful!  It is fast becoming my favourite collection yet!

The design for this page began with my photos, I had a sweet little series of shots I wanted to use and I knew that the purple-blue dress up would be the perfect match for this collection.  I decided to print them quite small with the idea that I could then have them running across my page.  I wanted the colours in the photos to really pop so went with a white background.  Rather than using white cardstock, I went with the divine Kaleidoscope paper with the wood grain running width ways to draw the eye along the row of photos.
Once I had a plan for my photos I began work on my photo mat.  I am a huge fan of the Beautiful Mess pattern paper with the variety of rectangles in different prints.  I’ve used several of these for the page, including the green triangle design in my paper layers and the pink and purple designs to matt my photos.  I have used the large ombre purple piece as the main part of my paper layers.  All I have done is cut them all up and then shuffle the layers until I was happy.   A few staples in the centre secures them in place.  The green triangle design was too small so I simply cut it in half and attached to each side, to give the appearance of a larger piece.

 

To soften the layers, I added a doily from my stash, always the perfect little touch, and then went about locking in the position of my photos.  Next, it was time to embellish.  I went through the Die cut Ephemera Pack and pulled the elements I thought would go by colour.  I love the watercolour feel to the rectangle die cut and whilst “Shine Bright” is a fun sentiment, I felt “you are amazing” was a better fit for my page so I just mounted that with foam and added directly on top.  I love how you can still see the pretty water-colour underneath.

 

Next, it was time to think about the title of the page, I didn’t have anything specific in mind, these were just sweet little pictures of my miss on a regular day.  I decided that I loved the colours in the “dream” and “BIG” words on the Chipboard Accent Stickers and they went so well with that ombre paper I used for my paper layers so they were the perfect fit. I love the cute little hearts too in this sheet so couldn’t help but add those too.
I’ve also added the sweet little bird Flair button, elements from the Die cut Ephemera Pack including a die cut butterfly, the tabs used on the far left photo and the shine bright banner,  Accessory Stickers, and the Enamel Shapes – how cute are those hearts!!

 

To finish the page off, I have added some stitching either side of the row of photos and around the edge of the layout in a contrasting thread.
Thanks for popping by today, I hope I’ve inspired you to get into your craft space and create!  Oh and be sure to add your layouts to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Facebook group, we love featuring pages you create!
Until next time
xo

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