Happy faces | Midnight layout | Anna Komenda

Hello friends. It’s Anna here with my newest page created with gorgeous “Midnight” collection. I know it’s my third in a row but I can’t help myself. It’s so pretty and inspiring and projects are done so fast with stunning results. My theme for today was to use multiply photos. I know that some of you may have problems including many pictures on one page. I have a good solution for you today. Make them look as a single photo!

All you need to do it to edit single photos in one collage. You can use a phone app or some computer software. There are also apps that shot four pictures and connect them so you get a ready photo to print with no additional steps. Thanks to that you have more than one story on single picture.

This is what I did here. I used a phone app to make a photo session of Maja and I got ready 2 by 2 collage to print. I chose the size and printed it so fast.

I am a fan of light backgrounds so I chose the marble paper as a base of my page. It helped transparent stickers to shine. I was in love with those watercolor brush strokes but I needed a proper background to showcase them. Dark or colorful paper would make them disappear or change colors. This one turned out to be just perfect. I added some paper strips cut out from 6*8 paper pad and created a background in few minutes. Bending the edges added great, dimensional effect.

I finished my composition by adding few ephemera pieces and cardboard cut outs. It was really fast and easy page and background like this can go great with any theme. All you need to do is to change color scheme.

That is all for today. Thank you for stopping by and see you in two weeks. I hope you love “Midnight” collection as much as I do.

Our Happy Story | Midnight | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends! 

Amanda here, sharing my take on multi photo theme week using our delightful new Midnight collection. I just love the blue hues and indigo in this collection – so beautiful! Needless to say, I just had to create a monochromatic page with it all! But enough chatter, here’s my layout with more than one photograph……

“Our Happy Story”

*Sigh!* Oh-so-beautiful!

And what a happy story this is! All our Christmas wishes have come early this year with the arrival of our new miniature dachshund puppy! Yay!!! All the feels for this happy moment! And don’t those CV-MN007 INKY DEPTHS blues make it even more lovely?! There are just SO many beautiful creative possibilities with the Midnight collection!

My layout begins with gluing one inch paper strips of pattern paper, CV-MN01 BLOOM & GROW (reverse side), on both sides of the white cardstock base. I then apply lots of inky blue splatters and droplets to the white cardstock base. Next, I remove the large die cut from CV-MN018 LARGE DIE CUT & BACKING KIT, and snip it in half. I back this half die with my favourite paper, CV-MN007 INKY DEPTHS & foam mount it to the top center of my layout design. Awesome!

To this fabulous die cut feature, I layer my super adorable puppy pictures….

You’ll spot DIE CUT EPHEMERA frames beneath both my photographs, as well as an INKY DEPTHS layer from the 6×8 PAPER PAD. I foam mount the over hanging edges, and tuck the blue watercolor wash CLEAR STICKERS beneath my photos too! I embellish my multi photo cluster with DIE CUT EPHEMERA, & an ACCESSORY STICKER or two…..

I use the CARDSTOCK TITLES to form my title, Our Happy Story, which I layer over my photos as well. I love the midnight blues, and this title just enhances my monochromatic look! I add subtle journaling around the photos with those gorgeous sentiment stickers from the ACCESSORY STICKER sheet. Perfect! Here’s another view for you……

So much gorgeousness! Who would’ve known that blue is my favourite colour?!! And seriously, how cute is our new addition? We’ve called him Maxwell, and he is just as divine in nature, as he is in appearance – puppy LOVE!!!

Moving down the page, you’ll spy more inky splatters, CLEAR STICKERS, ACCESSORY STICKERS & even a CHIPBOARD PIECES mason jar filled with hearts….

Oh my heart!!! Could it get any sweeter than this?!!

I’m loving the CLEAR STICKERS in the Midnight collection – so versatile & the quality is amazing! Those navy crosses are so effective that they don’t even look like stickers – incredible!!!

The sweetest thing, indeed!

The mason jars filled with hearts are the perfect ending to this happy story – all the love for little Maxwell the Miniature Dachshund! To bring even more attention to the CHIPBOARD PIECES one, I’ve foam mounted the DIE CUT EPHEMERA heart onto it. I’ve also tucked in a couple stickers beneath it, as well as that directional arrow from the CLEAR STICKERS.

Such a happy moment, beautifully documented with our Midnight collection!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my take on the multi photo theme & that my layout has inspired you to get creating too!

Thanks so much for visiting today,

Happy Arty Days, Amanda xo

Story of You | Midnight | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello, It’s Michelle back here again today with a new layout to share with you. Todays layout features multiple photos as part of our current theme and the brand new Midnight collection to help document the celebration of Leila’s upcoming 8th birthday.

When I first heard we had this theme I knew instantly what direction I wanted to take. I’ve been meaning to scrap a layout using 1 photo from every birthday and what better collection to use than Midnight for all its girly hues and pretty florals. The perfect accompaniment to all those sweet black and white photos.

I started the layout by choosing the softest pink pattern paper to create a base for the ‘grid’ of photos. I went with the B side of ALL THE THINGS as I just love the soft ‘mixed media’ feel to the pattern with its paint splotch and mini cross design. I also added a strip of the woodgrain SHINE BRIGHT to create a base for the title and massive floral cluster below.

I’ve added a few pops of colour layered with select photos using pieces of the MIXED BLESSING and ALL THE THINGS cut apart papers. I added a couple of ephemera pieces and accessory stickers within the layers for those little added details.

Theres a couple of hidden doilies and glitter numbers from my stash to tie all the bits together. And how sweet are those hand drawn flowers far right. Oh my heck I love me some floral pieces!

That face, so so Sweet! Time has flown so fast, this girl is so fun!! Such a wonderful walk down memory lane by documenting this collection of photos.

I’ve used words from the CARDSTOCK TITLES pack to create the title, and tucked in and layered up so many bits from the ephemera packet create this one massive floral cluster that finishes of the layout.

Well thats all from me. I hope this has given you some inspiration to take a walk down memory lane a document a select few photos from over a period of time. I certainly enjoyed the ‘stroll’

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Happy Days | Midnight | Adele Toomey

Hello lovelies!

I have been busting to dive into my new Midnight stash and decided to give myself a bit of a colour scheme guideline for today’s layout. This week, several DT members and I are tackling the challenge to use multiple photos on a page. I sometimes find it difficult to scrapbook multiple photos, especially using the smaller 9×12″ or 8.5×11″ formats; but enjoy the challenge to travel a little bit out of my comfort zone!

I tried to stick to a more “neutral” colour scheme and did not used any mixed media on this page. I really loved the warm tones of my photos so I decided to use that as a jumping off point for my paper selection.

I matted my four 3×4″ photos onto the gorgeous scripty text paper in the collection to help my photos pop against the background. I added some white tissue paper to add texture before popping my title up on foam.

I have also created a video showing my layout from start to finish if you’d like a closer look at my process. Are you a single photo or multiple photo scrapper??

Adele 🙂


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Sweet Memories | Midnight Collection | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cocoa Vanilla friends!

It’s Tarrah McLean joining you and today I am sharing a new layout created using the amazing brand new Midnight collection!

This week we are focusing on multiple photos on our projects. We were to include at least 2 or more photos so I opted for 3 sweet photos of my youngest niece from their recent visit to my house!I printed my photos out fairly small so that they didn’t take up the whole page and there was some room left for decorating with the stunning Midnight collection! I added the chipboard frame around the centre photo to make this photo the focal point of the set of 3. Some layers were added underneath the 3 photos including a paper doily and some papers. I also added a few clear stickers to the right hand side for some added pops of colour. I chose one of the words from the cardstock titles to form the first part of my title and cut out the ‘Memories are Made of This’ piece from the ‘All The Things’ paper to form the second part of my title. I added one of the clear sticker arrows underneath and also a small accessory sticker to finish that cluster.I added some of the pretty butterfly accessory stickers in 3 spots around my page to create the visual triangle and to achieve a sense of flow around my page. On the left of my photos, I tucked in one of the cute mason jars with the hearts in it and layered that beautiful girl flair button over the top and also added another heart clear sticker for another pop of colour.  Lastly I added some finishing touches from the Midnight collection including some of the phrase stickers (both clear and accessory), the date stamp and some small splatters of black mist.

I hope I have inspired you to try using more than one photo on your next project, a good tip is to print them small so they won’t be too over bearing for your page and your design.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sweet Memories | Life is Beautiful | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!

It’s Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today it is my turn to share for our “Throwback Thursday” feature and I have a layout that I have created with one of our collections from back in 2015 – ‘Life is Beautiful’. I couldn’t help myself but choose this range – I still love it so much! And it was perfect for documenting this photo of my gorgeous gal that was taken last year while we were out celebrating her birthday.

For my layout I decided to create a design that was concentrated down the central area of my page, leaving white space on either side. I used pieces of the ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Blossoms’ papers, layering them in the same order from the top and bottom towards the centre of the page. I love the way the bold patterns look together – all so different, yet unified by the common colour palette.

After I had the base papers in place, I added my photo, then set about embellishing the page around it. I first fussy cut some of the funky flowers from the ‘In Bloom’ paper, and then used them to frame along the bottom edge of my photo; then tucked a second piece in under the right edge of my photo; and saved a final small piece to add to my title cluster.

Along the bottom edge of my photo I also added a scalloped border from the Accessory Sticker sheet; and then the best day ever banner piece from the Die Cut Ephemera pack over the top, using some foam tape to pop it up.

For my title cluster, I used two tickets (chosen especially because this photo was taken at a theme park); the large script word sweet and the memories banner piece – all from the Die Cut Ephemera pack. I used foam tape under some of the pieces to add dimension. Underneath the cluster I tucked the small fussy cut floral piece I had saved from earlier.

Also from the Die Cut Ephemera pack, I chose a beautiful floral print butterfly that I added directly to my photo. (The main reason for this was to cover up a red sign in the photo that was very distracting.) The small so happy arrow that I added to the right side of my page was cut from the ‘Mixed Bag’ paper and my journal spot was also from the ephemera pack.

On top of the floral piece below my photo, I added the remember this flair button; and then tucked a couple of small resin roses from the Little Pretties pack in around the edges. Next, I added some of the Life is Beautiful coordinating Enamel Dots (I so love the colours in this pack!); and I surprised myself by using some of the larger sized dots, as opposed to the tiny ones I usually prefer. To finish off my page I added some small splatters of orange and yellow ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today so I could share this with you. If you have some older CVS collections in your stash that you haven’t used in a while, I challenge you to get one out and create a page with it. It’s so much fun going back and re-visiting an old favourite collection – it’s a bit like catching up with an old friend.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

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