FUN IN THE SUN | SUNKISSED | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends,

I’m back on the blog today with a new share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the ‘Sunkissed‘ collection.  For this layout, I thought it would be fun to pull out some of my metal dies and my Sizzix machine.  I’ve cut out a bunch of floral elements to create a fun background for my layout.

To begin the page, I’ve die-cut out a stack of floral elements from the ‘Feeling Fine‘ pattern paper.  I love this pattern paper as it has a mixed media look about it, without the mess and warping that comes with making one myself.  All that hard work is done 🙂  I’ve also used this paper as the border for my page with my background being a pink piece of cardstock from my stash.

For the die-cut florals, I have three different sizes to work with and have just arranged them onto the background of my page randomly.  No real method for this, I was just careful to spread out the colours in the pattern paper evenly.

Next, I’ve backed my 4×4 photo also using this pattern paper.  I’ve added stitching around the edge and around the edge of my page for added detail.

For my embellishments, I’ve created the main cluster to the left of my photo which also includes my title ‘Fun in the Sun’.  This title piece and this darling rainbow are from the ‘Ephemera Pack‘.    You will also find the fun flag that says ‘Hello’ in this pack and loads of other super fun Summer themed icons.  I’ve also added bright florals in yellow and blue from the ‘Floral Ephemera pack‘.

For some dimension, I’ve included several of the ‘Wood Epoxy Buttons‘, I just love the soft wood tone in these, they are so fun to add to a page.  You can also see here a few elements from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet‘ including the sticker above my photo that says ‘Summer Days’ and the typed sentiment sticker below my photo that says ‘Holiday Highlights’.

To finish off the page, I’ve added Enamel Dots from my stash into the centre of each of the flowers and then added some small puffy sticker hearts from the ‘Puffy Sticker sheet‘.

I’ve also made a YouTube video where you can see my process.  You can watch it here:

Until next time,

Gwen

xo

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