Hello friends! Emma here to share my first page on the CVS blog using the gorgeous Wild at Heart collection!  There is so much to love about this collection; but a couple things I’ve been particularly fond of are the chipboard frames and the chipboard stickers!  I’m a sucker for all kinds of embellishments (usually the first thing I look at) but I really love these in particular!  So naturally that means I just had to create a page with them as my focus, right? 😉

This page started with the chipboard frames.   Originally I was only planning to use a couple of the frames but I couldn’t decide what colours to use and had positioned a few on the page randomly, turned out I actually liked the way they looked so that’s what I went with!  For a bit of fun I added a few chipboard stickers and one of the flair buttons in the middle.

I really like the layered look they add to the page (because they sit ontop of each other).  For reference, these are the smaller frames out of the pack and my page is only 6 inches wide 😉

For my title I picked the chipboard “beautiful” and added a couple of the word stickers so it reads “You are beautiful inside and out”.  A little thing I do before I actually stick any of the chipboard shapes on my page is to actually push it out so that the backing sheet comes with it – that way I can move them around easily before sticking it down.

I’m not sure about you but I am a sucker for buying new things to try and then not actually using them – one of those things is watercolours.  I’ve now purchased 3 different sets and can count on one hand how many times I’ve used them on a page (Zack has used them more times than I have…) so I’m trying to incorporate some of those things into my pages this year.  I used a water brush and just sprinkled a few drops of a dark red watercolour paint at the bottom, underneath where my title was going, with the hope that it would match the patterned paper I wanted to use (Double Dot).  It’s not perfect but I’m happy because I actually used one of the sets of watercolours, even if it was just a tiny bit.  Go me! 😉

To balance the page out I added a border at the top and bottom using the “Double Dot” paper (which is one of my favourites!).  I also love all the wording on “Memento” so I cut a section out and tucked it underneath the top border section.  I love how the patterned paper is kind of also a subtle sub-title for the page 🙂

And just because no page is complete without some kind of machine stitching on it (for me atleast) – I ran over my chipboard title and at the top/bottom of the page.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today – I can’t wait to see how you use the chipboard frame and chipboard stickers on your pages!

Take care, Em xo




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