Hi Creative friends, I’m back on the blog today with a new share, this one for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using their brand new collection called ‘Day Dream’. This is the first layout I’ve created with this collection and I absolutely loved working with it, so soft and pretty! This week on the blog we are being inspired by the theme ‘Outdoor Adventures’ so I thought it would be fun to document a couple of photos from a recent family trip to Rainbow Beach.

The design of the page was inspired by my photos and this sweet pattern paper called ‘Over the Rainbow’. As soon as I saw the pattern paper, the idea popped into my head to make a little scene of sorts with the rainbow crossing over the sky in my pics.

I began by fussy cutting out the rainbow design and then placing it onto the ‘Sweet Serenity’ pattern paper and adding stitching along each of the rainbow arcs. Next, I’ve positioned my photos underneath the rainbow, mounting on the ‘Garden Variety’ pattern paper from the 6×8 paper pad. I love using the paper pad to back my photos as the prints in the designs are smaller and they translate really well as photo mats. I’ve raised my photos up on foam for dimension.

I’ve then gone ahead and placed the larger die-cut pieces, the florals are from the ‘Ephemera Pack’ and the title is from the ‘Die Cut Titles’ pack. Placing the larger elements first helps the page come together quickly. I’ve also raised some of these elements up on foam tape for dimension. I love mixing and matching the heights of elements on my page.

I’ve then worked on creating my ‘flowing clusters’ as I like to call them… clusters of embellishments that draw the eye around the page.

I’ve used a combination of elements from the ‘Accessory Sticker sheet’, ‘Die Cut Ephemera pack’ and the ‘Flair button pack’ to create one main cluster and two smaller ones that draw the eye from the top of the rainbow down to the photos.

To finish the page off, I’ve fussy cut out three of the cute moth elements from the ‘All Aflutter’ pattern paper and two of the cute hearts from the ‘Puffy Hearts’ pack, these smaller elements add texture and interest and finish off the page really nicely.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope this inspires you to take a look at the latest collection and add it to your stash, it’s shipping now so be sure ask for it at your local store. I’ve also created a YouTube process video for this layout if you’d like to see how it all came together. Check that out below or by clicking here.

Until next time,

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