Happy heart | Bohemian dream layout | Anna Komenda

Hello crafty friends. It’s Anna here with my newest page. We are playing at scraplifting other girl from DT and it was my turn to be inspired by one of the Amanda-Jayne pages. This is the layout I picked:

I love how Amanda-Jayne created a wreath and filled it with butterflies. I also like a little bit of mixed media added to the background. I reached for “Bohemian dream” collection to release my scrappy powers. This is the final result:

I started with white background because I though it will help be display pretty butterflies better. Adding a little bit of mixed media helped me highlight the wreath I cut out of the white paper.

Creating my own butterflies embellishments out of the patterned papers was so fun and relaxing. It’s also a perfect way to use up papers from 6*6 paper pad or paper scraps.

I created a title using chipboard stickers and some older alpha stickers. I also added few vellum flower from vellum accents.

It’s quite simple page but I really enjoyed making it. I recorded a process video for you, if you are curious how it was made.

That is all for today. I will be back in two weeks with project created with brand new “Midnight” collection. Can’t wait to dive in it.

XO Anna

Cool Kid | Boys Rule | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here, and for today’s DT assignment I am scraplifting the incredibly talented, Anna Komenda! I know, what a task! Everything Anna creates is pure awesomenss, and today’s layout is no exception!

Here’s her original layout, created for last month’s Throwback Thursday…..

Told you it was pure awesomenss!!! What a stunning page!

I decided to create a boy version of it using our super cool, Boys Rule collection! Here’s my take,

“Cool Kid”

How awesome is this?!! He’s one cool kid, for sure!

Just like Anna’s original I have opted for a pattern paper base, & made a real feature of the frames in this collection. Such a clever design!

The background paper is the reverse side of CV-BR009 GOOD TIMES, and I just love its textural appearance! The concrete look is so raw and edgy – perfect for more masculine memory keeping! I have used a lime and sky blue color scheme to compliment the coolness of the GOOD TIMES paper. I opt for wood grain embellishments and frames as my accent color; to add warmth and balance to my page. Awesome!

Here’s a closer look……

While Anna features flowers as her core embellishment, I have used stars for mine. You’ll spot stars from the CLEAR STICKERS, ACCESSORY STICKERS, CHIPBOARD PIECES, & even the DIE CUT EPHEMERA pack! All.the.stars for the win!!! To add dimension and interest to the stars, I foam mount a few of them & even layer one or two together.

But it’s the layered frames that really make this layout! I have combined frames from both the DIE CUT EPHEMERA & MISCELLANY packs to create this fun look! For my photo cluster, I dress the frames with that awesome #BOYSRULE FLAIR BUTTON, a CHIPBOARD PIECES star and arrow, and my DIE CUT EPHEMERA COOL KID title.

Tucked between the layered frames are a few more EPHEMERA stars, an ACCESSORY STICKERS tab,  as well as a flag & label from the MISCELLANY pack. The #EPIC subtitle is fussy cut from pattern paper, CV-BR006 BOY STUFF & just adds that little something extra! Here’s another view for you….

Awesome! Loving all the details here!

That FLAIR BUTTON is the best! I use it not only for cool factor, but to balance my black & white photo and camera embellishment (rule of three and all that jazz  😉  ) To add more dimension & interest I foam mount the DIE CUT camera too!

Travelling down the page, I add a  few more stars (you can never have too many, right?), as well more layered frames……

I opt for smaller frames to avoid distraction from my focal point and photo, and embellish with the CHIPBOARD PIECES wood grain face, ACCESSORY STICKER flag, and that Super Hero EPHEMERA. Very cool!

And there you have it!

My scraplift of our amazing Anna Komenda using our Boys Rule collection! I hope I have inspired you to scraplift this layout too! You can see more of Anna’s awesome creations HERE

Thanks so much for visiting,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

Make a Wish | Make a Wish Collection | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello, it’s Michelle here and I have a new layout to share with you today as part of our ‘Throwback Thursday’ feature. As you are probably aware our Throwback Thursday posts usually feature collections from our past or a particular product that we’ve not shared for quite some time. For todays post I have used my favourite and most used collection – Make a Wish, and made a feature of the Wood Veneers from the collection.

The Make a Wish collection is PERFECT for documenting ALL the special birthday moments and so many other sweet memories. As I’ve used plenty of it for Leila I thought it was time I found a ‘new’ subject to scrap, and what better timing than my sweet little niece’s first birthday. SO CUTE!

To start the layout I’ve used the 12×12 piece of PARTY MIX paper as the background and layered the photos off centre before going a little crazy with layering ephemera and veneer pieces to create one massive ‘cluster’ of sorts.

This sweet girl is such a little sweetheart, and that toothy grin is THE BEST!

Now we all know I’m not one to go too crazy with mixed media so I chose to keep all the wood veneer raw. I also felt that if I changed the colour of it, they would become lost within the mix of embellishments and then they’d no longer be much of a feature. I did add a little hint of glitter to each piece using a glitter brush but unfortunately it only shows up in person.

I tucked most of the veneer pieces in under the die cut ephemera , but a few were added it straight onto the photos to give more dimension and texture

Seriously that little face is pure perfection!!!

And I have I mentioned how much I am still LOVING the floral pieces from this collection.. Layered with dimensional dots and folded slightly to add even more dimension.

Lastly I finished the layout with a small cluster of more ephemera, an accessory sticker and one last veneer piece to give balance to the layout.

I really enjoyed creating this layout and dipping into some older stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Hello Beautiful | Wild At Heart | Adele Toomey

Hey all!

I hope you’re having a lovely week! Today I have a fun and easy layout for you, as well as an accompanying process video.

I created this layout in just over 20 minutes – it came together so quick and easy because the gorgeous stickers and chipboard pieces coordinated together so well.

I matted my background cardstock with tissue paper and that rad marble pattern, before adding some simple blue ombre paint. I added some tiny word stickers and hearts to create small cluster details.

I hope you enjoy my process video – pull out some of your older CVS stash and get scrappy!

Adele 🙂

You + Me | Midnight | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cocoa Vanilla friends,

It’s Tarrah McLean here with you and today I am very excited to share a layout using the stunning, brand new Midnight collection! Well Zoe has done it again and designed another AMAZING collection for us all to document our memories with. This collection is so beautiful!I started out by choosing a cut file to go with the stunning pink ombre paper. The hearts look really pretty cut out in this paper. I adhered the cut file to that gorgeous paper that I chose to be my background. I chose one of the chipboard frames to frame the photo of my 2 beautiful nieces.I took out lots of the ephemera pieces to embellish my page including the pretty girl tag. I layered her half under the photo and half out so you could see her pretty face! One of my favourite things from this collection is the pack of words and phrases that are perfect to use for titles, just like that You + Me phrase that I have used as my title.  Some of the other gorgeous embellishments I used on this layout were the clear stickers, accessory stickers and the flair button. I just adore the colours in this collection, the pretty pinks and purples teamed with the blue and the hint of orange is just beautiful!This stunning new collection is now shipping to retail stores all over Australia and overseas, so if you would like to get it, contact your local online or brick and mortar store.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Seriously Mr Fantastic | Rachel Lowe

Hello everyone Rachel here!

Today I have a 12×12 layout using the fab Boys Rule collection.

I started off by using the wonderful pre cut star cut file as my base paper. With mixed media also added it certainly is a fab way to start off a layout.

 

I chose the Entitled paper to back my photo as it provided a good colour contrast and I wanted to create the illusion of a sky. I added machine stitching prior to adhering to my base page. I have matted my photo with Fun and Games paper choosing the blue striped square and to ensure the blues didn’t all blend I added some black machine stitching around my photo, to finish my photo layering off I addd a green photo frame die cut from ephemera pack.  Of course I am biased but this kid is just a bit handsome!

I tucked the grey scallop cut file under my blue paper strip and then added my title with foam tape Mr Fantastic. To complete my title I added a word sentiment sticker from the accessory sticker sheet Seriously.

I added machine stitching to most of my embellishments and over the fake machine stitching on the base paper. I love the texture it provides.

I added a sub title using the clear stickers and a brush paint stroke to the top of the blue paper strip. I have added a splatter of black color shine to finish off.

I have to say if you want to create a layout with a lot of  the hard work done for you the pre cut star cut file is fabulous, this layout came together quickly and I love how it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Rachel X

Remember | Bohemian Dream | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!

Sue Plumb here with my latest design team share for you. Today I am sharing one of the layouts I created for my classes at the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo earlier this year using the beautiful ‘Bohemian Dream’ collection and some snaps of my daughter and one of her friends.

Although I did use a little mixed media on this page, for the most part I let the mixed media style papers from this collection do most of the work for me. I started with the super cool painty ‘Abstract’ paper as my page base; then cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 10×10″ and stuck it down on top, leaving me with 1″ border of the paper showing all the way around.

I wanted to create lots of colourful, contrasting layers to go under my photos; so I used the gorgeous ‘Beautiful Mess’ cut apart paper and stacked lots of the pieces up. I also used a small piece of the ‘Abundant’ paper that I had left over from another project. In amongst my papery layers, I also tucked some frame pieces from the die cut ephemera pack and a few accessory stickers.

Once I had all the flat layers in place, I added more pieces from the die cut ephemera pack – this time floral pieces and words, using foam tape under some of them to pop them up for extra dimension. I also added some coordinating enamel shapes around my page.

For my title, I used one of the chipboard title stickers along the bottom edge of my page; adding some subtle colour to the bottom half of it using a pink watercolour pencil, which I blended out with a water brush. I also used some other complimentary colours to add extra colour and shading along the edges of some of my paper pieces before blending them out with a water brush as well.

That beautiful big butterfly (that I simply adore!) was fussy cut from the ‘Boho Bits’ paper, and I adhered it with a small amount of glue in the centre before folding its wings up from the page. To finish, I added a small arrow from the chipboard accent stickers sheet in front of my title and I was done.

That’s all from me today. I hope I have inspired you to pull out any of the ‘Bohemian Dream’ collection you might be hoarding and make something pretty with it.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

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