Hey Creative friends, here today with some more scrapbook inspiration using the new ‘Legendary’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For this layout, I was challenged to feature some stitching, which, if you know me, really isn’t a challenge at all because I like to add stitching to every layout I do! I’ve got another photo of my hubby for this one, taken last year when we were out enjoying a refreshment after a bushwalk.

With my photos chosen, I got to thinking about my challenge and the stitched elements. I decided on adding some stitched details to a large cut file element. This one is from CUT to YOU and is called ‘Camera Oh Snap‘ and I’ve cut it out super large with the idea to place it centred on my page.

This photo was taken at an Irish pub; you can see the bright green walls in the background. I thought this might be a hard colour to work with, but the ‘Legendary’ collection works perfectly. I began with the ‘Outdoors Type’ paper, because of the bright green. I used it to back the largest areas of my cut file. For the smaller parts of the file, I’ve used the ‘OffBeat’, ‘One Way’, and ‘Total Legend’ papers. If you get one pattern paper from this collection it needs to be ‘Total Legend’, it has so many bold colours and the prints are in a smaller format to the other 12 x 12 sheets, this makes them so good for backing files like this.

With my cut file now backed and looking good it was time to add some stitched details. I’ve added stitching along the out edges of the file, including the camera buttons and then more along the main horizontal elements of the camera as well. I’ve done this to help draw the eye across the page, this design is going to run horizontally, left to right.

Next, I’ve mounted my photos on some leftover of the ‘Offbeat’ pattern paper and stitched around the edges of those as well. I’ve used this same pattern paper as my layout border and added stitching here too. I’ve added foam to the photos and then positioned them in the bottom left side of the page. I’m going to balance them out with my title and embellishments towards the top right-hand side.

As always, I’ve looked at adding the larger embellishments first. I’ve started with my title, adding the word ‘Happy’ from the ‘Die Cut Titles’ pack and then the large element that says ‘Hey Good Lookin’ from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pack. The cute little bear element in the top right-hand corner is also from this embellishment pack. I’m adding 3D foam tape to some of the elements for added dimension.

Next, I’ve added in the medium-sized elements such as the ‘Limited Edition’ tag piece (also from the Ephemera pack) and the flair button from the ‘Flairs’ pack. The stars were also added here, all of these are from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pack.

The smallest elements I’ve added last, these being the cute typed sentiments from the ‘Accessory Stickers’ Sheet and the ‘Enamel Dots’, always a must-have for me from any collection.

I’m super happy with how this one turned out, I love the bold colours and the large feature title and that I have another fun layout created of my husband. If you haven’t seen the new ‘Legendary’ collection, I hope this page has inspired you to go and check it out!

Until next time,

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