Hey everyone, its Raquel here today sharing my latest layout with you for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. This is my layout for the black + white + one theme on the blog this week, as you can see I have chosen to add the colour blue to my share. For this layout I have mainly used the new Boys Rule collection which is now available in the Cocoa Vanilla online store here. I am documenting my little man and I’s love for our special fun days out that we have together, on this particular day we had gone into town to spend his birthday money.
For the main element of the layout I chose to adapt the star die cut that is available in the large die cut and backing kit and trimmed some of the stars off so it fits within an 8.5″x11″ background. I used the Entitled paper to back three of the die cut stars, this was where I brought in the main element of blue to my page.
To embellish the layout I dug into my CVS stash and found Vellum Stars from the Totally Rad collection and also enamel dots from the Colour Me Happy collection. They were the perfect colourings to add some extra detail to the background. To complement the star theme I used the star flair design in the Boys Rule flair pack.
When I was searching for the perfect title for this page I came across this blue ‘super hero’ die cut in the Boys Rule ephemera pack. I knew that this had to make up part of my title. I added that to the page along with the scripted ‘totally rad’ words from a Totally Rad ephemera pack. To finish the bottom right corner of the page I also added some of the clear stickers and the date which was typewritten.
I just adore the shadows that die cuts give to a layout when they are adhered with a foam adhesive. I chose to do the same on this page.
The layout didn’t quite feel finished as I was working so I decided to trim the white card stock down and back the whole layout on the Happy Go Lucky paper. Once I had backed the layout I also machine stitched in white cotton around the edges to add extra texture.
Thanks so much for stopping by the CVS blog today. I hope my layout has given you another example of the ‘black + White + one’ challenge but also shown you how you can adapt and use the large die cut and backing pack to suit your needs.