Tuesday, 1 August 2017

You Rock | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends!

Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the fabulous 'You ROCK' collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio! I can't get enough of the awesome colours in this collection, and I really can't go past 'You ROCK' for documenting photos of my son, Isaac!

Here's the page that I created...

My layout features a photo of Isaac with our kitten Sasha. We've had her for about 7 months now, and I love seeing how much Isaac cares for her! They are so sweet together!

I used the Experimental patterned paper as the background for my layout. I LOVE the artsy / mixed media look that this gives to the page, without having to do any of the work! Lucky I have more than one sheet of this patterned paper, because I also matted my photo with the reverse side of this paper!

I decided to use pieces from the Random cut apart sheet as the main design element on this page. I cut them up and then laid them across the page to create a mat for my photo to sit on. I made sure that they were all a little crooked and not lined up, to give them more of a random look. I also curled up the corners of the cards a little to give them some extra dimension, rather than them just sitting flat on the page.

How awesome are the Cocoa Vanilla rubber charms?! I used the rubber tag on this page, which I tucked under the left hand side of the photo. I also tied a little bit of cotton twine to the tag to finish it off. On top of the tag I added a star which I fussy cut from the Starshine patterned paper.

I can't go past the wood veneer shapes in this collection, and I love that 'You Rock' piece! It made the perfect title for this page! I added some small pieces of foam tape underneath to lift it up and give it some extra dimension, and I love how this makes it really pop off the page!

To the right of the title I added a label sticker, which I stamped the date onto, as well as an arrow chipboard sticker. I added my journaling underneath the title, and then added a few more embellishments in the bottom right hand corner of the page. This little cluster includes another chipboard sticker, as well as another fussy cut star from the Starshine patterned paper.

I finished the layout off with some more stars... a few of the wood veneer ones, more fussy cut ones, as well as a little chipboard one. This adds interest to the layout by using different colours and textures, as well as cohesiveness, by repeating the same shape throughout the layout.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I'll be back later in the month with another project to share with you! See you then!

Mandy x

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