Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends & Fans!
& a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the special women in our lives!
Amanda here, and in celebration of this special day, I am sharing a sweet page about my personal love of being a mum! I couldn’t think of anything more wonderful to document!
Here’s my layout,
Nawww! Love this kiddo! He’s my Mister A for Awesome!
And as this is a ‘me’ page, I *may* have used my all-time favourite collection, and colour! Wild At Heart is just so pretty & well, we all know my love of blue! You’ll also spy all my favorite page elements; cut files, mixed media & lots of DIE CUT EPHEMERA! Everything about this layout just makes me happy! Monochromatic LOVE!
I begin with the reverse side of pattern paper CV-WH003 MARIPOSA. I adore the watercolor appearance of this gorgeous ombre blue paper! It’s just too pretty for words! To this base, I add an 11″ x 11″ layer of white cardstock, and then apply my texture paste doily to the bottom edge of this cardstock.
To the Geo Heart, I foam mount that ‘everything you need’ journal card which I have trimmed from the aptly titled pattern paper, CV-WH006 FUSSY CUTS. Between and surrounding the vellum & heart layers, I include a few pretty DIE CUT EPHEMERA pieces. You’ll spot butterflies, blooms & even a star! And because I wanted to keep with a pretty monochromatic page, I fussy cut some extra blue butterflies from pattern paper, CV-WH003 MARIPOSA. It’s all about the blue! 😉
Those butterflies are so lovely! And speaking of lovely, how awesome is that CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKER?!! I combine it with the Beautiful You EPHEMERA banner to create a visual stop point in the layout. As most of us read left to right, this encourages your eye to return to the next ‘line’ & read that WOOD VENEER and EPHEMERA title. Beautiful Memories, indeed!
The WOOD VENEER beautiful is the most exquisitely cut title! With its cursive font & natural warmth, it really adds that something special to the overall layout design. The veneer butterflies also add balance and warmth to the otherwise cool blue page.
Here’s a better look at them all together…..
Those veneer butterflies!!! I have carefully positioned them so that they double up as anchors to my two sweet photos. I know, pretty AND purposeful! So perfect!
For finishing touches, I carefully splatter some blue ink, and even smear a little of it beneath the VENEER title for added interest!
Love it! Such a beautiful moment cherished and documented for years to come!
Happy (monochromatic) Mother’s Day!
I hope my layout has inspired you to get creative this weekend!
Thanks so much for visiting,