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Merry Christmas | Tis the Season | Sophie Sim-Lawrence

Blessed Christmas Eve everyone! First, thanks for taking the time today to check in here at Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I really, really love Christmas and think it is often a good time to pause in the midst of all the festivities to give thanks. This year, I am giving thanks for my three little darlings, who fill my everyday with all sorts of joy, mischief and fun.


Before I created this page, my intention was to create a wooden tiled panel design for my background, so that my wreath would appear to be hanging off a wooden wall. To achieve this effect, I used the woodgrain papers from the Hello Sunshine and  Make a Wish collections. I really do think that CVS has a wonderful range of woodgrains patterned papers and it was by no means easy limiting myself to only these two papers. I cut my papers into strips and laid them to form a chevron pattern in the middle, with straight lines running vertically and horizontally on the outside edges.



I adhered these panels to the side of the Merry & Bright paper. For my wreath, I first cut out a ring and then went to town decking it with holly leaves, poinsettias, resin stars and enamel dots. I was also happy to sneak in some of those key charms in this wreath.



To top off the wreath, I drew a banner and tried my hand at brush lettering to pen “Merry Christmas” on it.


While my writing is still a little shaky on it, I am glad that I can create a page of this nature to celebrate all that I am glad for this year – family, Christmas and the freedom to try new crafts, like brush calligraphy. I spritzed on a little mist and sprinkled on some sequins for added fun, before deciding that my page was completed. So thrilled to have created a Christmas page.

Once again, thanks for being here today. Have a most blessed Christmas with all your loved ones and a Happy New Year!


By | 2016-12-14T00:18:50+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Design Team, Inspiration, Tis The Season|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sophie is from the sunny island of Singapore. She is a stay at home mummy and her days are filled with stories, blocks, library trips and cooking. It is often through these avenues that a colour combination or an idea for a project will inspire her. When her children are sleeping,she can be found playing with paper and glue. Her creative style can be described as fun and colourful. She likes to think that her creations are bright confections that celebrate her blessed life. Playing with different colour combinations, stretching the potential of each embellishment and being innovative are her favorite things to do when creating. A cup of tea paired with a scrumptious slice of cake will make her day anytime. And please make that an earl grey. 

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