Hey everyone, it is Raquel here with you today sharing another layout as part of the ‘For the Boys’ week here on the Cocoa Vanilla blog. Of course to create a layout for this theme I just had to use the latest CVS collection You Rock and scrapbook my spunky little man.
For this layout I am documenting the real times in our life with Mr Jack; the tears and the tantrums feature on this particular layout. This photo and story just had to be told, don’t you think?
Here is the layout I created:
If you are wanting to see the process for how this layout came together you can check out the process video below:
I printed my photo in 4×6″ size as I wanted it to really stand out. To accompany the photo I used a cut file which I downloaded for free from Paper Issues to create the title ‘#fun’ and added the word ‘times’ from the Made of Awesome collections letter stickers. I enlarged the file so that it spread across the width of the photo and backed it with a combination of patterned papers in the collection. I just adore how this really pops off the page. Of course I had to add some extra dimension to it by adhering it to the page with foam adhesive.
I used my typewriter to document the story I wanted to tell and adhered this to the page in strip form. The rubber charm ‘that’s my boy’ was perfect for this story too!
As I mentioned in the process video, I love working in clusters on my layouts, mainly three in total forming a visual triangle. My first embellishment cluster is on the top right of the page and is comprised of a label from the cut apart sheet, stickers, ephemera and rubber charms. Those charms were the perfect addition to that space on the top of the photo. I have found a liquid adhesive works best when adhering these down.
I created a small cluster to the left of the title which only has a flair button and smaller embellishments; the star, swiss cross and an enamel dot. It’s a simple cluster but due to the statement impact of the title, it really is all that is needed.
I hope you enjoyed the process video and my take on the ‘For the Boys’ theme for this week. In a market that is oversaturated with more girly collections I must say I am just loving documenting my little man so easily. The layouts I have created so far have just fallen together which is purely since this collection is so amazing.
Thanks for stopping by,