Hey Hey! It’s Michelle here today with another instalment of what I like to call ‘Scraplift a follower’. The past few days members of the Design Team have been set a scraplifting challenge here on the blog and I’ve chosen one of our friendly CVS Community Group members to inspire my creation. I used the Bohemian Dream collection and even got a little messy with some mixed media on the background, which was kind of fun for this “clean” scrapper.

I love how this came together combining all the elements of the original, created by Petra de Vroege, with some slight changes to make it my own. I’ve scrapped a photo of Leila from 4 years ago when she was going through a hilarious dorky dress up phase. A time when she kept us constantly entertained, oh how I miss those days. Now its all Youtube, Roblox and Nintendo nonsense and hardly any dressing up at all. The colours in the photo worked so well with the patterns and colours from the Bohemian Dream Collection, which I must note its sadly no longer available as you all LOVED it so much it sold out! There are plenty of other gorgeous collections to choose form though

Heres a look at the layout Petra created..

Super cute! Those scattered stars down the page were what originally caught my eye, and I’m a sucker for cute photos and mixed font titles too!

What a character! This photo was around the time that Leila could finally wear this costume without tripping over the mermaid tail, which was about the same time that posing for photos was no longer fun.

To begin the layout I started with the stars, cutting out a range of different sizes on my silhouette using a free star cut file I found via Pinterest. I chose a few different pattern papers from the 6×6 paper pad that all complimented each other and the photo then popped them to the side once cut to continue with the background

I got a little messy and tried out the plastic packaging technique using the flat side of some bubble wrap and smooshed different coloured inks that were watered down on some white cardstock. The texture of the bubble wrap left a pretty cool pattern, although most of it was covered by the stars and photo and also my hands lol. I splattered a few extra colours that coordinated with the Bohemian Dream collection over the top then left it to dry. At this point I may or may not have freaked out a little when I saw how warped the paper was so I pilled a pack of cardstock on top overnight once it was dry to help it flatten out a little

To create the title I used a mix of Chipboard words (raised off the layout using foam tape and glue dots) older alphabet stickers (sewn through to keep them adhered for years to come) handwritten words and a banner sticker from the Legendary Collection sticker sheet.

Next I’ve added strips of pattern paper to the top and bottom of the layout, which is different to the way Petra has added hers to the sides. I tucked the half labels underneath and added word banners on top along with some chipboard hearts

Lastly I added the stars, scattered randomly at the top and bottom of the photo to recreate the vertical line Petra has used. I adhered the stars with foam tape, glue dots and tacky glue to give different heights of slight dimension. I added in a couple of enamel dots too

Here’s a final look at the entire layout inspired by Petra’s super cute creation

I love how it all came together and can happily say I will definitely be trying some more messy backgrounds in the future.

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to keep sharing your own creations using Cocoa Vanilla Studio products with us in the CVS Community Group on Facebook. We love to see what you make using these amazing products, and you just never know when we might pick your creations to be inspired by.

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

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