Hey everyone, its Raquel here today with you sharing my latest layout for Cocoa Vanilla. For my layout today I have used one of the limited edition mini collection kits that were available at the recent Paperific expo in Melbourne and online in the Cocoa Vanilla store. I was lucky enough to help out at the expo and nab myself the gorgeous exclusives. I am using the ‘Hit the Road’ collection today documenting a page for my little mans album.
Here is the page I created:
Here is the process of how this layout came together:
For this page today I created it in 8.5×11″ size. The moment I am documenting is a newborn photo of my little man. I chose to use this photo as the theme of the collection is adventure and travel in masculine tones, so I took the message of a new adventure we will have with this little man now in our lives.
For the base of the layout I used a free cut file from the Paper Issues store and just shrunk it down to fit the 8.5″ wide size. I backed the file using one of the papers in the collection. I placed a couple of layers of patterned paper and a small doily under the small 3×4″ landscape photo. I added some detail to the ledger look paper by adding a binding edge punch along the right side.
These mini collections contain 5 double sided papers, an ephemera pack and a 3 set of flair. I have stuck to mainly these things when embellishing the page. At the top right cluster on the page I have layered a frame, banners, tags and a die cut circle. The flair and circle die cut helped repeat the circle design that happened on the main base of the page. I also added the date typewritten and an enamel shape from the Free Spirit collection.
I also added another small cluster to the bottom left of the photo. This contained more die cut shapes which act as my title ‘let’s go on an adventure’. I added some ‘You Rock’ tiny word stickers, and some more enamel dots. The staples added with my tiny attacher add a nice detail and textural element to the page.
The final cluster is on the bottom left corner. On this cluster I added a small amount of journaling that I typed on my typewriter. I felt this page didn’t need too much detail in the journaling so it was kept very short. I added a rubber charm from the ‘You Rock’ collection as the blue tones were a perfect match. To ground the whole layout due to how much of the layout was sitting on the top third of the page I decided to add the printed branding strip along the bottom, helping to balance the layout.
I hope you have enjoyed my post today and been inspired by my layout. Did you manage to snap up one of the mini collections? Don’t forget to tag #cocoavanilla studio on instagram or share your layout in our Facebook community