Hello Cocoa Vanilla friends !


It’s Sophie with you today sharing a mood board inspired layout created with the lovely Daydream Collection.



Here is the mood board this month, designed by the very talented Anita Bownds.



I was immediately driven by the upper middle photo showing colourful butterflies, and the design of rainbow rays and beautiful flowers on the centered photo of the mood board.


I used thick white cardstock for my background, that I cut in a 11 1/2 inch square and backed with the beautiful « Sweet Serenity » Daydream patterned paper. I machine stitched a border around the background with yellow thread.


I decided to go with the same design as the middle photo of the moodboard, so I centered a sweet black and white photo of Sabrina and wanted to embellish all around it.  I fussy cut every single cute butterfly from the « All Aflutter » Daydream patterned paper and arranged them in a rainbow manner around my photo. 


Before adhering them on my background, I did a little bit of mixed media on my white cardstock with watercolours, adding a very subtle and soft layer of paint around my photo in the same color scheme as my butterflies, and also adding plenty of little splatters around the page. I think it gives a little more interest to the overall look of the layout. 



I adhered every butterfly, one by one, on the background starting close to the photo and then going larger and larger, trying to curl every little wing and glue only the center part of each butterfly for more dimension. I LOVE the result !



On the bottom of the photo, I created a floral cluster with some die cut ephemera and went for a simple title, « Happy Life », that comes from the Die Cut Ephemera pack and the Die Cut Titles, both from the Daydream collection.


I also added a few accessory stickers and hearts here and there, and handwrote a bit of journaling as the finishing touch.



I took a ton of close-ups…!:









I hope you like this page ! Remember, it was created with one single sheet of patterned paper (aside from the background paper). Fussy cutting out beautiful elements from a patterned paper can make you go a long way !


Thank you for your visit today, can’t wait to see you again and share another creation with you !


Sophie xx

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