HELLO BEAUTIFUL | WILD AT HEART | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends, I hope you are all doing well.  It’s Throwback Thursday today over on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog, so I’m diving into my stash and using the ‘Wild At Heart‘ collection.  This collection is from 2017 and I still absolutely adore it.  I love the mix of colours in the line and especially the blues and purples, and the sentiments are all so sweet.  I’ve used it to document some fun photos of my daughter just before a school disco from a few years back and especially love the theme to ‘Be your own kind of Beautiful’.

I had quite a bit of stash left in this collection embellishment wise however, I was a little short on the ‘Patchwork’ pattern paper which I really wanted to use. To work around this, I’ve planned out my page first. I knew I wanted to work with this cut file from CUT to YOU, it’s called ‘Spring Floral Banners’ and an exclusive design. First up I needed to decide the position of my photos. From there, I could save time and paper by only backing the parts of the cut file that would be showing. No one would ever know that behind my photos, the cut file is not backed at all.

To back the cut file, I’ve used the ‘Patchwork’, ‘Luscious’ and ‘Artisan’ papers.  For my background, I’ve used a plain pink cardstock from my stash and framed it with the ‘Bohemian‘ pattern paper which is still available in the shop.  I’ve then added some stitching for extra detail.

Working with the supplies I had left, I’ve gone through them and pulled out anything I thought would match, looking at the sentiment in the pieces and their colour.  I decided on three focal points to create a visual triangle, two towards the top right-hand side of my page and one bottom left-hand side of the page.

I then fussy cut out three of the butterflies from the ‘Mariposa’ pattern paper and positioned them; one in each spot in my visual triangle.  From there I built my embellishment cluster, starting with larger pieces first, working towards the smaller elements.

I’ve used the title ‘Hello Beautiful’ from the Chipboard Sticker Sheet, I love how big and bold it is.  I’ve also used several of the sentiments from that sheet, (including the pink arrow below that says ‘wonderful’) the dimension chipboard creates on the page is really lovely.

I’ve also pulled some sentiments from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet’ – I especially love the typed sentiments at the bottom.  I’ve added these to my page using 3D foam tape and to finish up the layout, I’ve added in a flair button and the ‘Enamel Dot Sparklers’.

I’ve also made a YouTube video of my process which you can watch here:

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I’ve put this page together.  Do you have any Wild at Heart still in your stash?  Why not pull it out and get creating.

Until next time,

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