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Unique | Bohemian Dream | Elodie Lusseau

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Elodie here and I’m happy to be back to share a new layout with you today. This week, we are putting the spotlight on the new and stunning Bohemian Dream collection, its paper pad, chipboard titles and pretty stamp set. I was inspired by the gorgeous colors and cute bird icons and I combined it with a colorful pic of my little one posing in front of a mural in Derry, Ireland.

I am a big fan of 6×6 pads and I use them a lot on my projects. So I was super excited about the Bohemian Dream paper pad! I wanted to use it to create my background and I started by picking a couple of 6×6 papers that would go with my photo.

I cut five frames in several 6×6 papers and cut four of them in half so as to get eight triangles. I folded the edges a little bit for dimension and placed them on the borders of the Kaleidoscope paper that I picked for the background.

Next, I adhered the last frame and the matted photo in the center of the page with foam squares. I love how all the pretty colors pop against the gray background!

For the title, I used a pretty chipboard word on which I stamped the ‘hello you’ and ‘love’ sentiments from the Bohemian Dream stamp set with black and gray ink. Stamps are such a great way to add fun details to a project!

I also spiced up the title with cute enamel dots from the range and placed it right under the photo.

The Bohemian Dream line is packed with gorgeous embellishments and I had a lot to choose from when came the embellishing part! As I didn’t want to cover up my background design too much, I made a cluster around the photo using die cuts, vellum accents and cute birds from the chipboard sticker sheet. Finally, I added a couple of word stickers at the bottom and at the top of the page to complete the title.

I am so in love with this amazing collection and I can’t wait to play with it again. The paper pad, the chipboard titles and the stamps are awesome new items and I hope my page inspires you to get your hands on them! Thanks so much for joining me today! Have a great day!

Elodie

By | 2017-10-09T23:33:08+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|1 Comment

Born to Shine | Bohemian Dream | Lauren Hender

Hello Everyone

Welcome back to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog

Today I am sharing with you a beautiful layout of my little dancing dolly using the new release collection Bohemian Dream.

This collection is just stunning with it’s beautiful pastel colours predominately featuring a stunning purple.

In this layout I have used lots of the beautiful new products.

This included chipboard titles, 6×6 inch pad, cardstock, stamps, die cut ephemera, accessory stickers and enamel shapes.

Have you picked your favourite product in the collection or are you like me and need to have it all?

I have a treat for you today. I have created a process video for this layout.

I am really new to the process video thing but I am enjoying learning and being creative with video editing.

       

This layout came together beginning with the background of watercolour. I just love using watercolours to help build a unique one of a kind background.

I then layered up my photo with a piece from the 6×6 paper pad and some tissue paper.

I then wanted to add a block of pattered cardstock so that I would have an area to feature my title.

 

The fun did not stop there.. I then added all the little features to make it come together. This included a little touch of stamping, some flower clusters and some simple but stunning fussy cut butterflies.

Oh .. and my favourite the tiny enamel shape heart. Oh they are just the cutest an add the perfect fishing touch onto the layout.

I hope my layout has inspired you to get creative and head to your local supplier for the new Bohemian Dream collection.

Lauren xo

By | 2017-10-14T11:56:49+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Bohemian Dream|0 Comments

Dream | Bohemian Dream | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone! Mandy here today, and I’m so excited to be sharing my first layout using the brand new Bohemian Dream collection! I absolutely love this beautiful collection… especially the dreamy colours, and the gorgeous florals! It’s so pretty and feminine! You will have noticed that this week on the blog the design team have all been sharing projects that showcase each of their ‘signature styles’, and today I’ll be wrapping up this feature! I documented a photo of my eldest daughter Abi that I took when she was about 3 1/2 years old… Nearly 10 years ago! I love her beautiful smile in this photo, and the colours worked perfectly with this collection!

I included lots of my go-to techniques on this layout. If you take a look at my past layouts, you’ll notice that they usually include most of these things…

  • White cardstock background
  • Dimension (using foam tape)
  • Embellishment clusters
  • Visual triangles
  • White space
  • Layering
  • Typed journaling

I started my layout off by adding strips of the Abundant patterned paper (both the A-side and the B-side) down the left and right hand sides of the layout. I think this is probably my favourite paper in the collection… I can’t go past a good floral! I used a border punch to add some detail to the strips. I then added some layers behind behind my photo using the Dreamer and the Gypsy Heart patterned papers (both reverse sides), as well as a die cut frame, and a doily from my stash. I also added some foam tape underneath the photo to lift it up and give it some dimension!

I created a pretty floral cluster on the bottom left hand corner of the photo using flowers from the die cut ephemera pack. How pretty are these colours?!! I used a word from the chipboard sticker sheet as the title for my layout, and layered this on top of the flowers. I also tucked a flair button into the cluster as well.

I created a smaller cluster down in the bottom right hand corner of the page to balance out the heaviness in the top half of the layout. This one includes both die cuts and vellum accents.

To create a third point of interest on the layout, I tucked a die cut tab and a vellum flower under the right hand side of the photo. You can also see here that I added a sticker and a strip of typed journaling underneath the photo.

I finished the layout off with a few enamel hearts and some stamping using the gorgeous new clear stamp set.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my layout and you’ve been inspired to have a play with the beautiful ‘Bohemian Dream’ collection!

Mandy x

By | 2017-10-11T21:52:15+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|1 Comment

Fun & awesome | You ROCK layout | Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my project for “Your signature style” themed week. When I saw what Sue is planning for us in October I needed to think for a while to define my style. I never think of what I like, I just act, cut and glue. So after few minutes I figured that my style is all about colors, little mess and layers. As a mom of two girls I usually wander around pinks and flowers so today I will surprise you a little with boyish page.

I used fantastic “You ROCK” collection to frame this cute picture of my nephew. I started with a fun and colorful background created with gelatos.

When my background was dry, I created a cluster of papers to build layers under my picture. You can spot “Starshine“, “In line“, “This way” and “Stripped” papers along with some chipboard frame and film strip stickers.

I fussy cut stars from one of the papers and added some small ephemera pieces here and there. I love how the colors are contrasting with each other and black colors just pops up from the composition. This is really a great mix.

I also added some rubber charms words here and there. They have such a great texture and I wish I had like ten packs of them. Title created with alpha stickers from “Totally rad” collection matches “You ROCK” collection perfectly. This is what I love about all CVS collections – you can easily mix and match them and still get fantastic results.

If you would like to take a peek at my creative process I have a video for you too. With my outstanding voice – over 😀

That’s all for today. Thank you for stopping by and see you in two weeks. i will show you my first projects created with bran new and absolutely gorgeous “Bohemian dream” collection.

XO Anna

By | 2017-10-12T02:25:29+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Design Team, Totally Rad, You ROCK|0 Comments

Beautiful Dream | Bohemian Dream | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here, and oh me, oh my! I am SO excited to be sharing my very first Design Team layout with the gorgeous NEW Bohemian Dream collection! This line is so incredibly pretty – I am truly in floral paper heaven! So for this week’s theme post, “What’s your style?” I have tried to keep to my feminine and pretty side. You’ll spy lots of those blooms – because we all know that I just heart #alltheflorals, as well as a Cocoa Vanilla Studio cut file and a soft mixed media background. I tend to always have a ‘clean’ look when it comes to mixed media, and just love to play with colour. I hope my layout inspires you!

Here’s my gorgeously girly installment…..

“Beautiful Dream”

Oh swoon! This collection is SO divine!!!

For my layout today, I’ve been totally inspired by Boho dream catchers and the cascading gardens in my photograph.

I start with the reverse side of pattern paper CV-BD001 ABUNDANT, and layer it with 11 x 11″ white cardstock.

I have used the Geo Heart Cut File from the Colour Me Happy collection, and backed it with the 6 x 6 Paper Pad floral paper, ABUNDANT. The heart is then supported by blooms and leaves from the DIE CUT EPHEMERA & VELLUM ACCENTS pack, and then embellished with the sentiment CHIPBOARD STICKERS.

The heart is positioned onto that stunning mixed media background, which was created with the packaging technique and lots of tiny brush splatters.  Those super pretty watercolours compliment the DIE CUT blooms perfectly!

Let’s take a closer look…….

And I must make mention of those VELLUM butterflies! Aren’t they something?!! Every element of Bohemian Dream is so exquisitely crafted and timeless in its beauty!

It’s no secret that I love #allthefloralthings but Bohemian Dream takes floral prettiness to a whole new level! Those watercolour blooms and leaves are incredible!

Even the ENAMEL SHAPES coordinate beautifully!!! Sooooooo gorgeous!

I love how I’ve encouraged the cascading vines / leaves to lead your eye into my sweet photo…..

Isn’t this a lovely photo of my daughter?! Such a beautiful memory captured here.

I have double mounted my photo using the 6 x 6 Paper Pad for added impact. I am absolutely loving the release of the 6 x 6 Paper Pad – it’s perfect for all those smaller details!

To complete my layout, I have used another heart and vines combination to center the design, and provide balance to the page. Such a beautiful layout for my daughter’s album!

I hope you feel inspired by my ‘my style’ page, & are ready to create with Bohemian Dream!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, it means so much!

til  next time,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

By | 2017-10-12T13:46:43+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Chit Chat, Cut Files|2 Comments

Lovely | Bohemian Dream | Ulrike Dold

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing my first layout with the gorgeous new Bohemian Dream collection with you.

This week we show here on the Cocoa Vanilla blog a project that describes our scrapbooking style. I would describe my scrapbooking style as playful and light. I often take white cardstock as my background and I love it to use girly collections with the colors pink and mint and with flowers. And so I thought the new Bohemian Dream collection would be perfect to make a layout in the “thinkpinkandmint-style”.

I decided to make a page with a black and white photo of our little daughter. The beautiful colors and pretty embellishments from the Bohemian Dream collection are pretty perfect for girly projects.

I used a diamond cut file from my Silhouette library and backed it with my favorite paper, the  “Wild and Free” patterned paper from the Bohemian Dream collection. Therefor I used the paper side with the multicolored dots. Then I stitched with my sewing machine and white sewing thread over the outlines of the diamond and let overlap some rests of the sewing thread. I love the playful look when I don’t cut off the sewing thread completely. I think this is a style that´s typical for me.

Then I cut two paper stripes from the “Kaleidoscope” and the “Wild and Free” papers from the pretty new Bohemian Dream collection. I used the side with the woodgrain from the “Kaleidoscope” paper and the blue side from the “Wild and Free” paper. I  fringed the blue paper with my fringe scissor and glued both paper stripes on the lower quarter of my white 12×12 cardstock. Then I stitched  a few times over the border above.

I placed my photo on my layout and glued the diamond with glue dots on the right side above. Then I splattered some gold and black paint across the page. That´s also a typical thing for me – I love it to do that and I nearly always use only the colors black and gold.

I added some of the gorgeous flower die cuts from the new Bohemian Dream collection under and above the right corner of the diamond and glued the super cute chipboard bird over it. I also decorated it with the “Live a colourful life” and the “Be yourself” stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet.

On the left side I glued the “Hello beautiful” sticker and a die cut butterfly on the diamond.

I glued also some of the amazing die cut flowers on the left lower corner from the photo.

Then I inked the upper part of the cute “Lovely” chipboard title with a pink ink pad and let it dry. I placed the title over the woodgrain stripe and stitched over it with my sewing machine.

I glued the “Shine Bright” chipboard sticker over my photo and added one of  these cute enamel hearts over it. Then I typed the date with my typecast on a label sticker and glued it with glue dots under my photo. Glue dots are also always a inherent part of my layouts because I love to work with more dimension on my projects. And I also often use my beloved mint typewriter to type the date and/or the journaling on my layouts.

After that I placed some word stickers on the paper stripes – two of them with glue dots as well. Then I glued the „Wild child“ button from the Bohemian Dream collection besides the chipboard title on my layout. I really love the amazing Cocoa Vanilla flair buttons. They are so adorable and they are always an eye catcher!

To finish off my page I added some enamel dots in orange, blue and pink on my layout. Enamel dots and shapes are always some of my favorites embellishments, because I use them on nearly all my projects for the last finishing. They give projects some playfulness as well.

I hope you like my blogpost and my layout. What scrapbooking style do you have and what techniques do you use often?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Ulli

 

 

By | 2017-10-10T06:09:12+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

You were born to shine | Bohemian Dream | Michelle Stokes

Hello Scrappy Friends! It’s Michelle back here today with a new layout share featuring the beautiful new Bohemian Dream collection. By far my favourite collection since Make a Wish and it works perfectly for my style of layouts – clusters, layers and white space. Leila recently had a MASSIVE haircut, so what better way to document it than with this fun collection.

I’ve been loving banners on my layouts lately, so for this creation I layered a few different sized pieces of pattern papers together and fishtailed the bottoms for a banner effect. I also added a few random strips and torn pieces of paper for some extra textures to the photo stack, then popped it off the page with some foam sheets for dimension.

SO many pretty designs within this one collection. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Especially that floral paper.
FYI – I will list all products used at the bottom of this post, and will update with links once they’re available in store 

I also love this sweet sweet face! Oh my Hecking Heck do I love this sweet face! Especially when its cooperative and smiles so sweet!

TO the right of the sweet photo I’ve created a minster cluster, another favourite technique of mine. I especially like to mix in loads of ephemera pieces, more flowers than anyone ever needs, possibly a cut apart piece or 2, some chipboard, stickers and enamel dots. Layering in and around each other until I think it looks complete.

To balance the layout I usually create some form of visual triangle with extra mini clusters to compliment the main cluster. For this layout I’ve replicated the floral design , chipboard piece and enamel dots over on the left side of the photo, and created a mini banner cluster top right of the layout.

Here’s a list of all the products that I’ve used for this layout:
12×12 Papers – Abundant, Gypsy Heart, Beautiful Mess, Wild & Free, Flower Child
6×6 Paper pad
Die Cut Ephemera Pack
Vellum Flowers pack
Chipboard stickers
Accessory Stickers
Enamel shapes

Well thats all from me today. I hope this has inspired you in some way.
Be sure to share your creations with us in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community group on Facebook, we love to see what you’re all making with the fun products available in store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping xx

Michelle

By | 2017-10-09T12:31:15+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|0 Comments

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