Hey Creatives! I hope you are all keeping well. I’m back on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog today with a new share. For this page, I’ve dug deep into my stash to my all-time favourite collection ‘Bohemian Dream‘. I just love the blue tones in this collection and the moment I took this series of photos of Miss 12, I just knew it would be the perfect collection to work with to scrapbook it!

First things first, I stitched around the edge of my photo and added two photo mats. The first mat is purple card stock from my stash and the second mat is the ‘Wild and Free‘ paper. I’ve added foam between the layers for dimension.

Next up, I went about choosing my background paper. I used the same purple cardstock for the outside border of my layout and then ‘Gypsy Heart‘ pattern for the background. It’s bold, but I just love it! I then pulled out the “Intersecting Heart Row‘ cut file from CUT to YOU, cut it three times and colour blocked the backing of each row. It looks like I’ve used different pattern papers here but I’ve simply chosen different sections of the ‘Dreamer‘ paper from the deep purple through to the light pink.  *TIP – Choose ombre pattern papers in collections; you get multiple colour options for the price of one 🙂

Once the files were backed, I centred them onto my layout. Next, I wanted to lock in the position of my title and photo. For this, I’ve used the Chipboard Titles from the collection and the word ‘Beautiful’. As this is quite long, I’ve positioned it toward the left of the layout and the photo positioned towards the right. I think this balances the page out really nicely.

With my three main elements locked in, it was time to embellish. In my usual style, I’ve started with the bigger elements first. I had these Charm Creations fabric X and O and have added them to the left of my photo. I found this sweet sentiment ‘Fine and Dandy’ from the ‘Ephemera Pack‘ and have added that on top of these elements.

I’ve also used two of the flower elements from the ‘Ephemera Pack’ one below my title and the other above my photo which creates three main cluster features around my page. The Ephemera pack in this collection has so many pretty watercolour flowers and lovely sentiments, it really is a must-have and still available in the Cocoa Vanilla shop.

Lastly, I pulled out the ‘Accessory Stickers’ from the collection including two fun tabs, one that says ‘Captured’ the other ‘Happy Snaps’ and added these around my photo. I’ve also added two die-cut butterflies, a flair button and some enamel dots to finish off the page.

This page is a little different for me, especially with that bolder background colour, but I just love it! I think the white in the cut file and the chipboard title really pop and it just sets the page off. Do you have some Bohemian Dream in your stash? If you do, I hope this page inspires you to revisit this stunning collection.

Until next time,

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