Hey Creatives! I hope you are all well. I’m up on the blog today sharing for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. This week we are having a bunch of fun sharing Scraplifts from challenge entries in the recent International Scrapbooking Day celebrations. There were so so many wonderful entries, so it was super hard for me to choose one to Scraplift; so so much inspiration. In the end, I decided on this one by Kim Arnold.

What drew me to her page was the landscape design with room for multiple photos (which I sometimes struggle with) and her sweet floral clusters. I also loved how she added that frame and I have a stack of these in my stash so thought this was a nice opportunity to use one up. I also love that pop of black in her title, the butterfly and in her photo mats so I’ve drawn inspiration from that as well. Here is my page….

Even though I had her ‘scrap-lift’ to work with, I wanted to make the page my own, so to start, I pulled out a delicate cut file from my stash. This one is called ‘Wedding Bouquet‘ from CUT to YOU. I will admit, I totally cheated here and used it as the base for my page design, instead of adding the mixed media that Kim used. Whist I love it on her page, I’m not super confident with getting messy so I stuck to what I know and love.

I went with the ‘Garland‘ pattern paper for my background for my page as I wanted something that my white cut file could be layered over and still stand out. Next up, I went about backing my photos, for this, I’ve used the ‘Unscripted‘ pattern paper, I’ve also used this to back just the centre flowers of my cut file.

Working with her design, I’ve pulled out a frame from the ‘Bohemian Dream’ collection. I’ve positioned my cut file base, photos and the chipboard frame in keeping with her layout composition.

It was now time to work on the embellishment clusters. For this, I’ve simply pulled out a stack of elements from the collection including this round element from the ‘Ephemera Pack‘ as well as fussy cutting some butterflies from the ‘Lacewing‘ paper.

I’ve also included florals from the ‘Ephemera Pack‘, stickers from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet‘, a bow, AND a flair button from the ‘Flair Pack‘. For my title, I’ve gone with the ‘Hello’ sentiment from the ‘Foam Title Stickers Pack‘. This part of the page was the easiest and most fun. I simply kept her main design elements in mind and positioned similar things in similar positions.

To finish the page, I felt like it needed a hint more of that pop of black, so I’ve gone with the ‘Natural Beauty‘ pattern paper to frame my page. To finish everything off, I pulled some of the gold ‘Sparkle Enamel dots‘ from the ‘Wild At Heart‘ collection. I just love these ones, so pretty and sparkly!

Thanks for popping by today and a special thank you to Kim Arnold for the inspiration for this page and everyone who played along with the challenges over the INSD weekend. It really was so fun to see everyone’s creations!

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