Hi Creative Friends,
I hope you are all doing well! I’m up on the blog today with another share for you of my Miss 12 AND details of how you could win yourself some new Cocoa Vanilla goodies! Cocoa Vanilla Studio are proud sponsors for the CSI Challenge site this month and I was one of the design team that played along. It’s a fab challenge site so well worth checking out with so much inspiration for all! Here is my take on case number 280.
The inspiration for the page most definitely started with that floral background in the scene. It immediately reminded me of this floral vellum sheet from the Wild At Heart collection.
I have been hoarding several of these sheets and figured this was the perfect time to use it especially when I saw that one of the traditional clues is to pull something from your stash. I also pulled the lovely blue and mint green from the image on the case file and set that as my colour scheme. The Mariposa paper from the collection was perfect, so I set that as my page border and used the centre of the paper to back the cut file. This one is from the FREE cut file set from the ‘Happiness’ collection, available here.
For something different, I turned the ombre to run across the page from left to right, rather than top to bottom. I set the backed floral cut files to match the ombre tone on tone, the blue one on the left, and the mint one on the right. This then set the base for the design of the page.
Next up, I matted my photo, firstly in some more of the Mariposa paper, then also in more of the vellum. This helps bring the page together with the vellum behind the photo and also on the floral leaves in the background. It was then time for embellishing.
The case file image included a picture of a bicycle, whilst I didn’t have one that matched my colour scheme, I decided to pull out some circular elements to represent the bike wheels but still coordinating with what I already had going on. I like how they play off the lines of the florals. These teamed with die cut elements from the die cut ephemera, Chipboard Stickers and Accessory Stickers really helped my page come together. I simply built the main cluster of elements on the left with the focus on the blue tones and a smaller cluster of elements on the right with the mint tones. Working tone on tone is a really easy way to help things coordinate and give your page a consistent feel.
I also added my title at this point, these die cuts are from the latest collection ‘Happiness’. Lastly, I thought, this page needs more butterflies! So, I flipped over the remaining pieces of the Mariposa paper I have used and fussy cut out three to place around my page. They really round out that floral spring vibe I have going on which really is the theme of this case.
Thanks for popping by today, I hope you get a chance to play along with CSI Challenge and in doing so, you can win yourself an awesome Cocoa Vanilla Studio prize. Be sure to share with us if you do!
Until next time,