Hi Creative friends, I’m back on the blog today with a fun summer-themed project for you created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  I was super inspired to use the ‘Daydream‘ collection for this photo of myself and my daughter on a recent family vacation to Harvey Bay in Queensland.  I loved the soft fresh colours in the collection, they were the perfect match for my photo.

To begin the page, I wanted to create a soft sunburst effect on my background.  To do this, I’ve used a stencil and mists from my stash.  Once my mist was dry, I’ve gone ahead and stitched with my sewing machine, along the lines in the stencil for an added detail.

I’ve then trimmed this piece and mounted it onto the ‘Sun Shower‘ pattern paper.  I’ve trimmed this pattern paper as well and added it onto the ‘Daisy Days‘ pattern paper to create a double border for my page.  I’ve also added stitching along the outer edge to finish the background off.

For the title of my page, I’ve used a cut file from CUT to YOU called ‘Vacay Mode‘, backing it with a mixture of papers including those mentioned above in my layout base.  I’ve then mounted the whole title piece onto 3D foam.

For my photo, I’ve used more of the ‘Daisy Days‘ pattern paper to create a photo mat and added some stitching here as well.  For this layout, I’ve gone with a pretty sky blue for my thread to add some contrast.

Next, I’ve mounted my photo onto 3D foam and added it to my background.  It’s at this point that I have also locked in the position of my title.  With these elements in place, I can now add the embellishments.  For this, I’ve started with a fussy cut piece of the florals from the ‘Garden Variety‘ pattern paper and added to that some floral elements from the ‘Die Cut Epherma‘ pack.  I’ve also added in a ‘Flair Button‘ and one of the Puffy Hearts.

I’ve also included some fussy cut elements from the ‘Happy Place‘ paper, such as the sweet little rainbows.  Lastly, I’ve added a few of the fussy cut moths from the ‘All a Flutter‘ pattern paper mounted on 3D foam and some sentiments from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet’.

Did you know I also create YouTube videos? You can watch me create this page, start to finish below:

Thanks for popping by today to see how this page came together.  As always, I hope I have inspired you in some way and I can’t wait to see what you make!

Until next time,

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