Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today sharing with you my latest layout. I have been so inspired from the amazing masculine layouts that have been on the blog this past week or so I just had to pull out my You Rock stash of supplies and create a new layout of my little man. Over the holidays we went on a little family break to a coastal town. It is beautiful to see how happy the kids are when we are there and hows much they love the beach. I managed to snap this gorgeous shot of my little man while there, and yes, if you are wondering his t-shirt is totally appropriate (I kid you not!).

Here is the layout that I created:

For the main design element I found a sunburst style cut file that I loved in the Paper Issues store and shrunk that down to a little smaller than an 8.5×11″ size. I thought the sunburst design would compliment a beach photograph really well. I also knew that I would be able to draw out colours in the patterned papers that would work well and ended up choosing the woodgrain Plus One, blue Experimental, and pops of the yellow for extra rays using the Inline paper.

I placed the photo in the circular sun design as the 4×6″ size portrait was able to nestle perfectly inside it. Next to the photo is my main cluster of embellishments. I chose to use the ‘you are my world’ die cut as not only is the sentiment correct, but the colours work well and the face that it is a circle piece repeats the circular design of the photo. I find that repeating design elements such as shapes really helps achieve overall balance in a page design. I have also repeated the use of stars both in veneers and card stock ephemera on this layout.

To add some further detail to the page I added some machine stitching to the yellow rays before I stuck them down. I also backed the whole cut file on the woodgrain paper. It really helps it to pop off the page. The finishing touches were some accessory stickers  and enamel shapes of course!

Thanks so much for stopping my the Cocoa Vanilla Blog today. I hope this layout has inspired you,

Raquel xxx

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