Hello Hello! It’s Michelle here with you today to share a new layout. I’ve used a couple of different collections for this layout as part of our current  ‘Green and Gold’  theme. A mixture of Legendary and Boys Rule with a hint of Daydream and Unforgettable.

 

 

When I think of ‘Green & Gold’ I picture bright Aussie style colours – Green & Yellow. So thats exactly where this colour palette took me on this creative journey this week. There are so many wonderful green patterns within the extended Cocoa Vanilla Studio range, but the shade of green I’ve used for this layout is by far my most favourite of them all.

 

To begin I created a grid style layout featuring a couple of cute photos of Lelia and her beloved bunny from a few years back that I printed out in Black & White. I cut out 3.5″ frames from papers in the Legendary Collection for both the photos and title areas ( Wild One & Explorer ) and added a strip of dotted paper along the bottom (Straight & Narrow) from the Boys Rule Collection.

 

 

This kid is an absolute HOOT! Her imagination has been wild from the beginning. This day in particular was so fun, creating a ‘Box Coaster’ for them to ride around the galaxy haha

 

 

I kept the embellishing of each frame to a minimum by using word stickers ( Accessory Stickers sheet – Legendary ), sticker heart ( Accessory Stickers sheet – Daydream ), tiny fussy cut stars ( All Star – Legendary ) and an arrow ( Ephemera pack – Legendary ). Both frames adhered to the layout using a piece of foam sheet to give a slight hint of dimension.

 

 

The title area of the layout also acts as a tidy spot for some hidden journalling. The ‘Wild and Free’ card can be found on the Epic Tales cut apart paper in the Legendary Collection and the hidden journalling card and ‘Be Rad’ piece can be found on the ‘Boy Stuff’ cut apart paper in the Boys Rule Collection.

 

Heres a peek at the journalling ..

 

 

I cut the card down slightly, rounded the edges on the right and made a tag top including punched hole at the opposite end to add string and tie a bow.

 

 

In the top right frame I added a couple extra words that can be used as part of an extended title. The white alphas are by far my most used Cocoa Vanilla Studio embellishment by far, and those foam words from the Unforgettable Collection work so well with pretty much every collection there is.

 

I sewed the white alphas down so that they stay in place for years to come, but also to add a little extra design element to the layout. I added machine stitching around both of the yellow frames to keep the white X paper in place (Star Fall Boys Rule). The ‘You are my Sunshine’ can be found on the Daydream Collection Accessory Sticker Sheet and the green tab is a sticker from the Legendary Collection Accessory Sticker Sheet.

 

 

Lastly I added a bunch of fussy cut starts in green and yellow to the bottom left and top right of the layout, scattered to give the grid style layout a slight ‘diagonal’ design feel. I also added my usual splattering of gold ink to finish it all off.

 

Well friends thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my take on our current ‘Green & Gold’ theme, be sure to share yours with us in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community Facebook Group.

 

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x

 

PS.. A little side note regarding the fabulous Boys Rule Collection…. Because all us crazy crafters LOVED it so so much when it was originally released, back in the day, sadly its no longer available.

 

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