Ulli here with you today sharing a christmas layout with a non-christmas collection with you. I hope you have seen all the amazing projects from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Design Team the last two weeks because they are really amazing!
When I start with my layout I first struggled a little bit with this theme. But then I went through my christmas pictures and I saw one picture with my favorite christmas ball ornaments. It is a pink christmas ornament with a big hibiscus flower on it. It was simply perfect for Cocoa Vanilla and for this challenge!
I decided to use the gorgeous Bohemian Dream collection with all its beautiful colorful flowers and it was the perfect match for my picture.
I used a geometric christmas ornament cut file from the Silhouette design store. I backed the ornament with different patterned papers from the Bohemian Dream collection. Therefor I used the papers “Abundant”, “Beautiful Mess” and “Flower Child”.
I used thin thread in gold for hanging up the backed ornament on the top of my layout. I utilized my stapler to attach the thread on the paper. On the backside of the paper I used some washi tape to fix the thread.
Then I splattered some gold paint across the page and placed the photo on the left side of the christmas ball ornament. I used the “Favourite” tab from the accessory sticker sheet from the Bohemian Dream collection and my stapler to decorate it.
I glued many flowers and leaves from the die cut ephemera pieces from the Bohemian Dream collection and a hibiscus flower die cut from the Endless Summer collection under this two elements. I wanted to achieve the look of a twig of fir and so I also used some die cutting pieces in the shape of leaves which I made with my Big Shot and white cardstock.
For the title I glued the wooden word “Beautiful” under the twig. Then I stamped the words “December memories” under it to complete my title.
I stamped also some little stars all over my layout. I cut a triangle from the pink and white striped “Beautiful Mess” paper and attached it to the right corner below. I also glued some gold glitter washi tape over it.
I decorated the christmas ball ornament with the big pink bow with the sequins from the Make A Wish collection and a pink flower from the Bohemian Dream die cut ephemera pack.
Then I searched through all my Cocoa Vanilla supplies for round embellishments. I pierced the die cut embellishment “Smile” and a round sticker – both from the Bohemian Dream collection – on the top and attached them also with gold thread on my layout. Then I glued a pink chipboard heart on the round sticker and added a woodie from the Endless Summer collection and two flair buttons (Bohemian Dream and Endless Summer) on my layout.
I still missed the festive and winterly look on my layout and so I punched out confetti pieces from white cardstock with my confetti punch. I glued small and big confetti pieces all over my page to get the look of many little snowflakes.
Then I wrote my journaling on the pc and printed it out. I added it on the left side above omg photo. I glued the “Here´s the story” sticker with a foam dot on it.
Then I decorated my page with two word stickers and a chipboard word sticker from the Bohemian Dream collection. To finish off my page I added some sequins and enamel dots from the Bohemian Dream and the Make A Wish collection on my layout.
I hope I could inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today!