Hello friends it’s Kylie with you again today and I have been given the assignment to create a project using the May Mood Board for inspiration. Mood boards are a fabulous way to ignite your creativity by giving you wonderful inspiration. Plus if you upload a photo of your completed project to the May Mood Board album in the Cocoa Vanilla Community Facebook group.  you could win a $25 voucher to spend in the Cocoa Vanilla store.

In case you haven’t seen the May Mood Board, here is a sneak- It has been designed by Mandy….

I really love the colour palette Mandy chose and straight away I knew the DAYDREAM collection would be perfect. The image that really stood out to me was the one with the balloon arch. Seeing all of the various sized circular shapes in different colours gave me the idea to use circles as a decorative border on a layout.

I cut out various sized circles using my Silhouette and a simple circle resized 5 different times on different papers. These were adhered down the left side of the background page and I made sure to overlap them and use foam squares to stick some down, creating a nice dimension on the page.Because of my love for floral die cuts, I couldn’t resist then adding some flowers amongst the circles too.

I wanted to add some of the paper included in the circles, to the opposite side of my page for balance. Sometimes when you stand back and look at your page you feel like it just needs ‘something’. The top right corner was folded down and I used my mini stapler to staple and hold it down in place. I used the lovely ‘DAISY DAYS’ paper to add a contrasting piece behind the corner.

My photo was a 6″x 4″ size to which I cut a photo mat to 6.25″x 4.75″ and adhered my photo to. Once the photo was in place on my page, I began layering even more floral die cuts behind it for balance.

How adorable is that rainbow die cut?? I couldn’t resist adding it to my page. Not only did it fit the mood board but it was a perfect match for my photo too. I also created a title to suit using the title die cut pack, which always has lots to choose from! Since my photo had a lot of open background I also added some of the typed phrases from the sticker sheet over the top.

I hope you have enjoyed reading how my layout came together today and it inspires you to take on the May challenge too!

See you next time,

Kylie.