Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here with you today sharing my latest layout using Bohemian Dream. The focus this week on the Cocoa Vanilla blog is paper. For today’s layout I decided to cut into the ‘Abundant’ paper in the collection that I had been hoarding. In terms on having a focus in paper I decided to use the Abundant paper as a starting point. Not only for the main paper used in the design of the page, but also as inspiration when it came to my choice of cut files and embellishments that I used on this page.
Here is the layout that I created:
I decided to document how much my little brother and his fiancé mean to our family. They are very special people who love unconditionally and we appreciate them and the support and love (and fun if you ask my kiddies) that they give us. These selfies were taken at a family function last year and I hadn’t yet documented them.
I used a cut file set that I downloaded free from Paper Issues. Normally when I use cut files I cut them on white card stock. I decided today though, as the feature is on paper, to use patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pad in the collection. I love how they turned out. The frames were the perfect size for my photos when I printed them at approx 2×2″ in size. I also chose to back the floral cut file in another one of the papers in the 6×6 pad. I used foam adhesive to adhere the photos and flower cut file to the layout.
To embellish this page I used a lot of the floral pieces in the chipboard sheet, I also added in some of the hearts and a butterfly. To add some further dimension to the page I used a Sie cut butterfly from the ephemera pack and adhered that only by the middle so I could fold the wings inwards to make it seem like it was fluttering on the page.
The scattering of chipboard hearts, flowers and some enamel shapes helped to make the page flow and lead your eyes from the top of the page, to the journaling at the bottom of the page.
I’m the biggest advocate for adding our stories to our pages, even if it is short, sweet and to the point like this one. I used my typewriter to type out the journaling and then cut and adhere it to the page in strip form.
Thanks so much for stopping by the CVS blog today. I hope that I have inspired you to use that paper that you have been hoarding and get creating!