Hello Paperlovers,

Welcome to today’s Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog for some fresh and summery Scrapbook inspiration! I’ve chosen for the collection called “Sunkissed” What a delightful collection, perfect for happy and colorful summer moments. I wanted to document this photo of my daughter traveling around beautiful Bali and the “Sunkissed” collection is a perfect fit. 



I’m starting with a white piece of cardstock paper as the base of my layout. I’m using a dark blue distress oxide called “faded jeans.” I apply the ink with a damp sponge, dabbing it onto the white cardstock paper until I’m satisfied with the mixed media background. I also splatter some extra blue ink with a brush for a playful effect.



I choose two pictures , cut them to size, and place a frame between the pictures. I try to match the colors of the design paper with the photo. I position the pictures and the frame in the center of the layout.



Now it’s time to create clusters, and I select various flower die-cuts for the clusters. I use 3D foam for the clusters to make the flowers stand out beautifully on the blue mixed media background. For the title, “Bali” I use the black and white title chipboard. These match perfectly with the stunning colors in the collection. I place the title under the photo. I further embellish my layout with adorable blue puffy hearts. I fussy cut a few butterflies from the patterned paper and give them a place among the flowers.


I splatter a bit of white gesso, and my layout is ready. I hope I’ve been able to inspire you with this mixed media layout and look forward to seeing you next time on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog. Wishing you a creative and wonderful day! XoXo, Jo