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Bath time fun | Mixed Collections | Emma Wood

By | 2017-08-19T18:25:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Colour Me Happy, Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Totally Rad, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hello friends, it’s Emma on the blog today and I’m so excited to be sharing my next page.  This week the Design Team will be sharing projects that focus on colour and I had so much fun putting this one together.  As soon as I saw the theme I knew I wanted to include a collection of colours – and the easiest way to do that?  Go with a rainbow!   The bonus of creating a rainbow layout is that it’s also an easy way to use a mixture of CVS collections on your page too!

Because I was using a mixture of colours I flipped my photo’s to black & white so I didn’t have to worry about colours clashing.  I used a star-burst design for the top of my page and cut the papers from a few collections (You Rock, Wild at Heart, Endless Summer, Make a Wish and Totally Rad) using my trusty scissors so each piece is slightly different from the other.  I also cut a couple pieces from the same patterned paper (one slightly smaller than the other) and then machine stitched them together, folding up the sides on the top piece to create a bit of dimension on the page.

I planned to have the title at the bottom of my page but I knew I had to keep it plain because the page already had alot of colour on it, so I went with the white alphabet stickers from Colour Me Happy.

Now I’m a fan of white on white but the title didn’t stand out enough on the white cardstock background so I came up with the idea to pop them onto of the word stickers – I’d planned on using them (You Rock Accessory Stickers) on the page anyway so I figured why not make them my background instead!  Part of me didn’t want to waste that many fun word stickers on the one page but I really quite like how it turned out.  I just ran the whole lot through the sewing machine to keep them in place (I’m a big fan of the sewing machine, hard to find a layout of mind that doesn’t include it).

My journaling is typed up on the computer (using typewriter font) and printed it onto plain white paper.  Up until this stage the photo’s had been sitting side by side but the journaling ended up being a little bigger than I’d thought so I staggered the photo’s, put the journaling at the top of the right photo and popped one of the rubber charms (from You Rock collection) at the bottom of the left photo to balance things out.

Once I’d finished with the actual layout of my page, I got to add all the other fun bits and pieces – I love enamel dots/shapes and there are so many fun colours in all the CVS collections!  Most of the enamel dots came from the Colour Me Happy collection (warm & cool) but I also added a few stars from Totally Rad and chipboard stars from You Rock.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you’re inspired to create your own page using a bit of rainbow magic!  There are so many gorgeous colours in all of the CVS collections so don’t be afraid to mix and match! 😉

Until next time, take care. Em xo

YOU ROCK | You Rock & Totally Rad layout | Sue Plumb

By | 2017-08-20T20:15:37+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Totally Rad, You ROCK|

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here today to share my latest design team project with you. This week the team has a brand new theme they are focusing on – ‘All About Colour’. Colour is such an integral part of creating, and the colour choices you make for your layout design can help influence the mood or theme you want to convey.

For this page, I wanted to document this cute photo of my boys, so I allowed my colour choices to be dictated by the photo.

You can see that I selected the blue as my main tone; followed by the complimentary lime green; then some small pops of red as the accent colour. I used elements from the ‘You Rock’ and ‘Totally Rad’ boy collections for this page to achieve the combination of colours I was after.

I started with the ‘Stellar’ paper from Totally Rad, and applied some blue watercolour paint with a small brush to define the focal area of my page. I held my page vertically whilst doing so, which allowed the excess paint to run down the page. I then added some blue mist splatters to the same area and allowed it to dry.

Once dry, I cut the background paper down to measure approx 11×11″ and then adhered it to the B side of the ‘Galactic’ paper from the ‘You Rock’ collection to form a border. I then used more of the ‘Galactic’ paper to mat under my photo, and added an extra layer with the lime striped ‘Mix Tape’ paper from ‘Totally Rad’ and some frayed gauze and messy lime green thread for texture.

I then began embellishing around my photo, using pieces from the die cut ephemera packs from each collection; along with some fussy cut stars from the ‘Starshine’ paper to create clusters. I complimented each of the clusters with some ‘Totally Rad’ enamel shapes and added one of the ‘You Rock’ flair buttons to the one at the top.

I used one of the large ‘You Rock’ wood veneer shapes as my title, and coloured it using a Posca pen so that it would pop from the page. I then stamped the date and added a few more mist splatters around my page and I was finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I hope the team will inspire you this week to break out all those gorgeous bold colours in your stash and get creating with them!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Shine So Bright | Free Spirit | Lina Monaco

By | 2017-07-13T08:23:01+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Design Team, Free Spirit, Inspiration|

Good Morning Friends!
Today, I’m sharing a fun layout with you that I created with the lovely Free Spirit collection. This week on the blog the focus is to use multiple photos on your layout. I thought these two pictures of my littlest little were totally scrap-worthy using both the theme and collection.

Here’s my layout…

I couldn’t decide what navy and white patterned paper I wanted to use for my background, so I used two. LOL! I cut the smaller polka dot paper down a bit and layered it on top of the magnificent floral paper leaving a border only on the right side. Love the effect of this!
Next, I knew I wanted to play with colour, and that I did! I used the bright pinks and corals of the collection paired with the aquas and navy. It’s a combo made in heaven! The colours seem to pop off the navy and white background.

I matted both photos as one photo. I didn’t separate and give them two separate mattings. However, I did pop both photos onto foam for dimension giving the photo on the right an extra layer of foam. I did this for two reasons; Firstly because I wanted the photo on the right to stand out a bit more. And secondly, I was able to tilt the second picture slightly without the photo on the right interfering with the positioning. Hope that makes sense.

Moving on to embellishing and creating clusters, I pulled out the Die Cut Ephemera pack and went to town pulling my favourite pieces that I thought would work with the layout. I didn’t mean to use florals but look… I did! Oops! 😉 But seriously, how could I resist? They worked so well especially considering in the photos my babe is wearing a floral top! LOL!

I continued embellishing and creating clusters with the Puffy Stickers, Woodies and the Accessory Stickers.
The title itself is created with words from the Die Cut package, Shine So Bright in the cutest font ever!

Here you can see the dimension the foam sheet gives under the photos. The one on the right has a double layer of foam and so is elevated from the second on the left.

That’s it for me today. I hope you enjoyed my layout for today. Until next time, have a wonderful day!
xoLina

 

 

Brave Little Dude | You Rock Layout | Raquel Bowman

By | 2017-08-17T19:39:06+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Chit Chat, Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|

Hey everyone. It’s Raquel here today sharing a new layout for multi-photo week featuring the new You Rock collection. For the multi photo theme this week I challenged myself to include as many different photos of the subject of my layout as I could using a couple of different techniques.

The subject of my layout is my little man. Recently he had a little run in with his cubby house window and the ground. Let’s just say he likes to test boundaries all the time and unfortunately it didn’t go in his favour. A trip to the GP (doctor) resulted in him having a bandage on his head to stop the bleeding and assist the wound to heal. It looks like it was a lot more serious by the bandage on his head however it was covering approx a 1cm cut. This little man barely shed a tear and was so brave that I just had to document this moment in his life.

Here is the layout I created:

Initially when looking at the layout the main 4×6″ photo is the focal point of the photo. I matted the photo with the Night Sky patterned   paper and added some of the reverse side of the paper underneath also. Some ephemera finished this off.

What you can’t see in the pictures initially is all the hidden journaling and photos under this main 4×6″ photo. I created a flip album of sorts that contains many different photos taken to support this story. I really enjoyed playing with the papers and photos o wanted to add to create small flip pages that once all opened reveal hidden journaling.

Here is some close ups of those extra photos and the journaling.

Ouch!

As you can can see by creating this flip up I was able to add multiple photos to this page without overcrowding the initial design.

Another fun addition to the page that you may notice as well is the extra three photos on the bottom right of the page that I added in the form of the ‘photo negative strip’ from the ephemera pack. In previous layouts I had only used the negative strip pieces on ephemera packs as layering tools so it was fun to use it in its literal sense on a page. To print photos to fit I measured the negative space and then added that as a custom size in my photo printing software. Excitedly this worked and the photos fit perfectly. Not only was I able to add an extra few photos to the page but it also acted as a tool to balance the top heaviness of the top of the layout and the embellishing.

I tend to add some kind of repeated shape to a boy/masculine layout. On this page I chose stars and used them around the photo and then around the title area too.

I also added wood veneer in the three main clusters on the page. This compliments the wood pattern of the Plus One patterned paper.

The title of the page is ‘brave little dude’.  To create this title I used the typewritten words ‘brave’ and ‘little’ and then for ‘dude’ I backed a free cut file from the Paper Issues store with the Experimental patterned paper.

Here’s a quick little glimpse at how the hidden photos and journaling look and work on the page:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope I have been able to show you some fun ways to include more photos on a single page layout.

Raquel

 

THE SLEEPY KITTY | ENDLESS SUMMER | GWEN WRUCK

By | 2017-08-14T21:49:19+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration, Life Is Beautiful|

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen with you on the blog today and this week our focus is on creating with multiple photos.  Generally, I prefer to scrap one photo per page so it was fun to mix things up a bit and include more than one.  I had these 2 cute pics of my kitty Ferris and thought they would be perfect.  I seriously think this cat sleeps all day, it’s quite the life don’t you think!

The design for this page started with the photos which I knew I wanted to print smaller than usual.  These are 3 inches x 3 inches.  I would definitely recommend working with smaller prints if you are used to only using one photo at a time.  I also knew I wanted to create a bold title, another reason for printing smaller than usual as I knew my title would fill up quite a bit of space on the page.  I have used my Silhouette to cut the title from a plain piece of card stock, then I went about mounting it with the Sunbleached paper, I just love the ombre on this one, I didn’t want a pattern in my background here, I wanted something very simple and this paper was perfect.

Next, it was time to get about hand stitching.  I punched small holes around the edge of the letters and then hand stitched using embroidery thread.  I like to leave a small white space between the edge of the letters and my stitching so that it looks more like an outline rather than sitting directly on the edge.

I then also mounted this piece of white cardstock onto the Sweet Treats paper – just so that a small strip was showing at the top and a slightly larger one down the bottom.  I also added stitching with my machine around the edge at this point.

Now was the time to place my photos and add my embellishment clusters.  I wanted the design to be somewhat symmetrical, so I placed one photo under the title on the left and the other above the title on the right.  I have mounted these using the striped side of the Coastal Chill paper and the lightest part of the Sunbleached paper.  Next, I added the cute floral pieces from the accessory stickers sheet.  I know it’s extravagant to use the 2 floral pieces from 2 separate sheets, but I had them there and I really wanted that part of the design to balance.

It was now time to finish off my title, I’ve done this with the Alphabet stickers.  I pulled out the green letters on the sheet to help balance out the small green details from the flower clusters.  There was already a lot of the warm peach tones, so I didn’t want to add to them, I wanted something to break them up a little.  With such a big title, I wanted to keep the other elements on the page quite simple so I have just added a few wood veneer elements, these ones are from the Life is Beautiful collection and some sticker hearts also from the Accessory Sticker sheet.

Lastly, I added some cute enamel elements from the Enamel Shapes pack and the layout was done.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing how this one came together and I’d love to see your pages using more than one photo; so be sure to share them in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community, we do really love seeing your creations!

Until next time,

Gwen

xo

Sweetheart | Wild at Heart | Elodie Lusseau

By | 2017-08-09T06:57:03+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hello everyone!

Elodie with you today to share a new layout featuring the beautiful Wild at Heart collection. This week, we’re focusing on multiple photos. For my page, I used two pics of my oldest girl making stone cakes a few years back. So sweet!

I had no precise idea or design in mind when I started my layout. I just wanted to use white cardstock for the background and gorgeous Wild at Heart supplies. I pushed paper around on my page for a little while until I came up with this grid design using my photos and two cute Wild at Heart chipboard frames.

Next, I went through all the pretty Wild at Heart papers looking for a little something to spice up the white background a bit more. I came across the beautiful Bohemian sheet and cut strips following the chevron pattern. I placed one strip at the top and another one at the bottom of the page. Just what I needed!

I matted the photos with patterned paper cards that I cut out from the Patchwork cut apart sheet and adhered them with foam squares for dimension. I also backed the pretty chipboard frames with the reverse sides of the Luscious and Mariposa papers and I adorned them with butterflies that I fussy cut from the Patchwork sheet.

For the title, I used wood veneer words that I placed on the frames. I then got busy embellishing my page with super pretty Wild at Heart goodies: fussy cut flowers from the Luscious paper, die cuts from the ephemera pack, stickers from the accessory stickers sheet and another lovely fussy cut butterfly.

Last but not least, I added typed journaling strips under the pics and the frames, a couple of sparkly enamel dots and my layout was complete!

I am so in love with this amazing collection! I hope my page inspires you to create with it and use multiple photos on your projects too! Thank you for joining me today! Wishing you a lovely day!

Elodie

Love | Wild at Heart | Mandy Melville

By | 2017-08-12T13:24:51+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hi everyone! It’s Mandy here today, and I have a fun layout to share with you that I created using the totally gorgeous Wild at Heart collection! I just love the beautiful colours in this collection, and it’s so perfect for scrapbooking photos of my girls!

This week on the blog we are all sharing layouts that feature multiple photos! Here’s the page that I created:

How super cute are these photos of my two girls! My eldest daughter Abigail recently downloaded an app that puts filters on your photos similar to the ones on snapchat, and she had fun taking some photos with her younger sister, Eleanor. I absolutely love the photos, and of course I had to scrapbook them!

I used the beautiful Artisan patterned paper for my background. I’ve already used this same paper as a background once before, but I just keep coming back to it because I love it so much! I think it made a fun background for these photos! I also added a strip of the Patchwork (reverse side) patterned paper on the left hand side of the page. I stuck it down slightly crooked which added to the fun and carefree feel of the layout.

I fussy cut the word ‘love’ out of the Fussy Cuts patterned paper, and I used this as the title for my layout. I added some foam tape underneath the word which gave it some extra height and dimension.

I created a cluster to the left of the photo that includes a chipboard frame, a couple of die cuts from the ephemera pack, as well as a wood veneer star from the You ROCK collection. To add some extra interest and dimension to the cluster, I layered everything at different heights.

I matted the photo on the right with the Grow Wild (reverse side) patterned paper and then tucked a tab from the accessory sticker sheet underneath the right hand side of the photo. I also added another You ROCK’ wood veneer star to the right of the photos. I think these stars really added a fun element to the page!

To finish the layout off I added a couple more die cut stars and another wood veneer star to the layout, as well as some little phrase stickers from the accessory sticker sheet, and a few sparkly enamel dots.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today! I hope that you’ve been inspired! Stick around this week for lots more multi-photo layout inspiration from the design team!

Mandy x

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