STAY COLOURFUL | HAPPINESS | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends, I’m back on the blog today with a new share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. For this page, I was super inspired to work with some bright and fun colours so I’ve gone to the ‘Happiness‘ collection. It’s one of my favourites; I just love how saturated the colours are, so so bright and happy. I’ve used a collage of selfie photos taken of my daughter and I from a couple of years back printed in black and white to balance out all of the other colours in the collection.

To create the background of my page, I’ve used the ‘Little Things‘ pattern paper B side with the fun green spots. Over the top of that, I’ve layered a cut file, this one called ‘Fern Foliage‘ from CUT to YOU which I’ve cut out using the ‘Meadow‘ paper.

Next up, I’ve mounted my photos with a double mount. The first is the ‘Expressive‘ pattern paper, the second is the ‘Botanical Bliss‘ pattern paper. I did not glue the entire cut file to the background, I like how some of the leaves are slightly raised, it adds a really nice texture and feel to the background.

I’ve then gone about building my paper layers using elements from the collection. I’ve used floral die cuts and pretty banners from the ‘Ephemera Pack‘ as well as stickers from the ‘Accessory Stickers Sheet‘. The butterflies have been fussy cut out of the ‘Bright and Beautiful‘ pattern paper.

I’ve also added in a flair button from the ‘Flair pack‘ as well as some ‘Sparklers’ from the Wild at Heart collection. I love adding different textures into my clusters and will mix paper elements including stickers, chipboard and die cuts with bulkier things like flair buttons to add interest.

I’ve also added in some sweet little leaves to fill out the floral clusters, these are also from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera‘ pack. There are 58 pieces in this pack and all of them are gorgeous!

I’ve finished the layout by adding in my title, this one from the ‘Die Cut Titles‘ pack. This pack has so many elements in it and I just love that the titles are a mix of sizes and lengths. I’ve layered it up on foam for dimension. You can also see below more elements from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pack which I’ve layered up to build my cluster.

If you’d like to see more details of how I created this page, I have made a YouTube video which you can watch below, or by clicking here. I hope it inspires you!

Until next time,

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