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Morning Cuddles | Bohemian Dream | Lina Monaco

By | 2018-01-03T07:25:29+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team|

Happy New Year Friends!
Lina here with you today on the blog featuring this layout I created on my little and her daddy cuddling. This little of mine is a big cuddler and just loves to snuggle, especially in the morning. I used the fabulous Bohemian Dream to document my photo and create my layout.


So, beginning this layout, I printed my photos in black and white. This was important to me as I wanted them to pop against the colours of the papers and embellishments and I didn’t want them to “get lost” within my layout. This allowed me to have fun with the elements of the collection but still be able to speak volumes with my photos.


As I always do, I started by matting and backing my photos with pieces of patterned paper, most from the 6×6. I tell you, the paper pad is convenient and I don’t have to feel bad about cutting into an entire sheet just to matte an photo. I then popped up my picture with dimensional foam for lift and to create shadow.


Next, I played with the ephemera a chose pieces I wanted to incorporate into my clusters. As I was searching through the paper goodness, I found the cut apart sheet with this wonderful quote on it. The sheet itself is called Boho Bits and I knew I HAD to use it. My husband and I always say our littlest little has a killer smile and she lights up a room with it. She makes people smile when she smiles. Needless to say, the quite was perfect!

For my title, I used alphas in two different fonts and colours. I always love using this technique as I feel it brings a little something extra to my work. A bit of whimsy, maybe.


The butterflies are one of my favourite element in this collection. I used them in this case to draw attention to the top of my layout for some balance since my layout itself is bottom heavy. They just bring everything together and make it more cohesive.
Lastly, I used (you guessed it :P) some gold ink spray to create some splatters. And, really, what’s better than gold splatters? LOL!
Thank you all for stopping by today, I appreciate you! Enjoy your weekend!
xoLina

You Have My Heart | Bohemian Dream | Elodie Lusseau

By | 2018-01-09T08:16:19+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|

Hi scrappy peeps!

Elodie here today with a new page to share with you! I went with blue for this layout using the beautiful Bohemian Dream collection and a photo of me and my sweet girls snapped in Barcelona a couple of years ago. Here is my page!

I love the blue tones in the Bohemian Dream collection. Gorgeous, right?! For my background, I picked the Abundant paper, with its pretty navy blue color, and placed a strip from the Flower Child sheet in the center of the page.

I wanted to keep my layout simple and I decided to make two clusters – one at at the top of the page and another one at the bottom.  I started with my top cluster and tucked a lovely tag from the ephemera pack under the  strip. Then I added beautiful Bohemian Dream embellies all around it: more die cuts from the ephemera pack, a label on which I stamped the date, a chipboard heart and a flower from the vellum accent pack.

For my bottom cluster, I layered the photo on a doily and I adorned it with a frame, die cuts, a pretty vellum flower, a cute flair button and word stickers from the accessory sticker sheet. I really like how the frame draws the eye to the picture!

I love adding dimension to my layouts. Here, I adhered some items with foam squares and I folded up the edges of several embellies to make them pop.  I also sprinkled my page with pretty enamel shapes and I put the finishing touch with droplets of black ink.

I love creating with this gorgeous line and I hope my page inspires you to play with it too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Elodie

Dream catcher for a friend | Bohemian dream | Anna Komenda

By | 2018-01-12T21:36:04+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my first post in 2018. I can’t believe that it’s my fourth year here at Cocoa Vanilla already. New collection is on it’s way to me so I have one more project created with “Bohemian dream” for you. It’s a dream catcher that was created as a gift for my scrappy friend Flóra. We never met in real life but we love chatting on-line. She lives in Slovenia so we organized this little treat pack swap for Christmas and I added this dream catcher as a surprise for her.

I made similar dream catcher using “Wild and free” collection few months ago so I am basically scraplifting myself. I really enjoy making projects like that because you can go crazy with dimension.

I used embroidery hoop as my base. Background is painted with watercolors, so are some of the flowers I used in the composition. I am running low on my ephemera packs so painting similar flowers was a really good idea.

Paper composition under the picture of Flóra helped me to add dimension. I added two layers of cardboard between each paper layer. I needed my picture to be lifted above the hoop. After this part was done, I started adding flowers. I used a lot of 3D foam squares 🙂

Butterflies and flowers are always a perfect match so I added few. I love the chipboard stickers that are part of “Bohemian dream” collection and I used them in this project too. Title HAPPY is made of them.

I finished my composition by adding enamel dots from various collections. This is the kind of embellishment I run out first.

I hope you like my projects. I will be back to you in two weeks with some inspiration created with “More than words” collection. i can’t wait to cut it.

XO Anna

Live Out Load | Bohemian Dream | Bea Valint

By | 2018-01-11T19:57:57+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Bohemian Dream|

Hi CVS fans! It’s Bea here today sharing a new layout using the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Bohemian Dream collection. I couldn’t get enough of the beautiful colors, so I decided to use ALL of them on my layout.

I started by choosing a pretty cut file and cut it out from white cardstock using my Cameo. I stitched along the vertical lines and backed the shapes using my 6×6 paper pad. I love how the heart turned out, the colors make me so happy!

I highlighted my photo using an ephemera frame and placed them to the bottom right of the heart. I used thread to make the frame more colorful. For embellishing I used stickers and some ephemera pieces and arranged all the pretties around the photo.

For adding more interest, I created a cluster using cardstock stickers and ephemera pieces to the top left of the page.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this layout has inspired you to make something pretty with your Cocoa Vanilla Studio stuff!
xo, Bea

Fall 2017 | You Rock | Ulrike Dold

By | 2018-01-12T09:34:35+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, You ROCK|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a new layout which I created with the gorgeous You Rock collection.

I used a beautiful photo from my son and I wanted to add a big journaling about him with the age of 16 months. I decided to use the colors black and white with some blue tones.

First I cut my white cardstock in the size 8.5×11 inch. Then I marked the point where my journaling should start and I wrote it down with my typewriter.

I cut off a small paper stripe from the Random paper from the amazing You Rock collection and placed it on the left side of my cardstock. Then I stitched three times over it. I glued the photo left-aligned with my journaling on my layout. I decorated it with a acetate feather from the Bohemian Dream collection and a die cut leave from the Hello Lovely collection and stitched over it with my sewing machine. Then I glued a circle die cut with a star from the You Rock die cut embellishments over it.

For the title I cut out the lettering “Fall” with my Silhouette Cameo. I glued it on the right side and upright on my photo and stitched over it with white sewing thread. Then I stamped the year date in black alongside.

I added a chipboard arrow from the You Rock chipboard stickers on the left side of my photo. Then I stamped the date with a date roller stamp on the “The Orinal” Sticker from the accessory sticker sheet and placed it on the left side below on my photo. Therefor I used foam squares to add some dimension.

I splattered some black paint across the page. For giving my layout a autumnal touch I stamped some leaves in different blue tones on white cardstock and cut them out. I placed them diagonal with foam squares on my layout. I started on the left corner below and end at the right corner on the top of my layout.

I stamped “All The Feels” in blue below my journaling and glued two word stickers and the “You Rock” sticker from the You Rock accessory stickers on my layout.

To finish off my page I added some enamel shapes and enamel dots from the You Rock and the Colour Me Happy collections and some die cut stars from the You Rock die cut ephemera pack.

I hope you like my layout. Thanks for stopping by today.

Ulli

Creative Cards | Bohemian Dream | Michelle Stokes

By | 2018-01-09T17:15:58+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Cards, Tags and Mini Albums, Chit Chat, Design Team, Inspiration|

Hi Everyone, it’s Michelle back today with a super quick creative share. I’m still taking it easy since my surgery last month, and hadn’t really spent much time in my craft room, so I thought what better way to ease back into it than with a couple of cards. Super simple and quite easy to replicate using pieces from the beautiful Bohemian Dream collection.

The first card I made using some offcuts of the 6×6 Paper pad cut into banner flags, ‘strung’ along the top of the card and stitched in place.

I used the paint smear stamp from the set in the collection and some yellow ink under the ‘shine bright’ sticker and layered another sticker above it to create a sweet sentiment for the recipient.

To finish the card I added a leaf from the ephemera pack and some enamel dots for a little extra pop of colour.

Second card was another super simple one but my favourite by far. I used a piece of the beautiful floral print ABUNDANT from the 6×6 paper pad behind some white cardstock, then a strip of GYPSY HEART under the chipboard word HAPPY from the collection.

I added in the word birthday with alphas from the Make a Wish collection as nothing else looked as good. Lastly I tucked in a couple of the leaf pieces from the ephemera pack, some hand writing to finish off the card and some machine stitching to hold it all in place.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, be sure to check in daily for more inspiration from the other Design team members.
Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

You Make Me So Happy | Mix & Match | Missy Whidden

By | 2018-01-10T06:01:35+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Life Is Beautiful, Love Always, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a monochromatic layout to share today.  I was in the mood to use a lot of blue on this page, so I sorted through all the Cocoa Vanilla collections I own and pulled out all the blue papers.  I was surprised to see how many shades of blue there were!  I used this beautiful butterfly cut file and cut it on white cardstock.  I backed each one with a blue paper, and I just love mix of lights and darks.  I used the beautiful wood grain paper from Bohemian Dream as my background.  I coated a lot of it white gesso first and then used a few different shades of blue inks sprays over that.  I wanted more blue to peek out from around the cut file and in between all the butterflies.

I added some foam adhesive under all the butterflies to raise them up off the page.  I love the dimension this creates, and it really just makes the layout come to life.  I tucked my photo in to the left of the cut file and overlapped them.

I went small with the title and used this fun banner sticker from the Hello Lovely Accessory Stickers.  I didn’t want to add a large title because there really wasn’t anywhere to put it.  I didn’t want to cover up the butterflies or make them look busier.

I added this sticker from Wild At Heart here, and I love the pop of dark blue it gives.

I used a few things under my photo for layering.  I pulled a dark blue chipboard frame from Wild At Heart and also a fun die cut frame from Life is Beautiful.  I also added a few Life is Beautiful heart stickers and a gorgeous blue leaf stem from Bohemian Dream.  I love how the water in this photo looks like the background paper.  They both have lines, and I thought it matched very well.

Here’s one last close-up of the layering and dimension.  I really love how it turned out!

I hope this inspires you to go through all your papers and choose one main color to work with.  It helps you narrow down what you can use and helps to bring your page together faster.  Plus it’s fun to work with all those different shades of just one color!  Be sure to check out my process video here if you’d like to see how I made this.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fabulous day!

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