Hi Creative Friends,
Gwen on the blog today – Happy Wednesday to you all. I’m so excited to be back with another Cocoa Vanilla Studio share. I’ve had some more time to play with the new ‘Unforgettable’ collection which I am absolutely loving! I was looking through my pages recently and noticed that I hadn’t done one of myself in a while. I can’t say I love scrapbooking about ‘me’ but I know how important it is, so pushed through the self-consciousness and got to creating.
The inspiration for the page came from all the pretty florals in the collection and the word from the Foam Titles ‘Bloom’. I wanted to document some changes that have been happening personally for me over the past year or so and love this sentiment. We should always be growing and developing and I thought this would be a nice page to represent that. (I’ve put a lot of journaling on the back of this one!)
With so many pretty pattern papers in the collection, I wasn’t sure where to start so I pulled out the ‘Pretty Bits’ paper and trimmed it so that I would have some colour blocks of the patterns. When in doubt as to which pattern to use, I went with using them all!! I’ve positioned the strips on the left and right sides of my page.
Next, I’ve taken another strip, wider this time, from the same pattern paper and added that to create a wider block of colour. I’ve also now added some machine stitching down the edges for added detail. Now it was time to mat my photo. For this, I’ve gone with the ‘Garland’ paper. I can’t believe I chopped into that wreath on the other side of this paper, thank goodness the Collection pack has two sheets of each design!
I’ve added more stitching around my photo, I just love how it sets it off. Now it was time to play with the elements from the Ephemera Pack. To start, I pulled out the black and white wreath element. I’ve cut that in half to stretch it out over my page. One half went above my photo, the other on the right as the base of my element cluster.
I’ve gone through the pack adding elements running from the top left of the page, down the centre line to the bottom right-hand corner. I find this helps draw the eye around the page. I’ve also added in the title at this point, above my photo and across the wide blocks of colour from the pattern paper. I just the pop of black in this collection, so striking!
I’ve also added in a flair button as well as a cute bow. I love the dimension these elements add to the page AND you all know how much I love a bow!
Thanks for popping by today to see my latest project, I hope it inspires you to get creating. If you don’t have any of the new ‘Unforgettable’ collection yet I urge you to go and get shopping, it really is beautiful and so nice to create with.
Until next time,