Hello hello!! Its Melissa here and I’m sooooo super excited to be sharing my first layout with the breathtakingly gorgeous new ‘Daydream’ collection!! This collection is so beautiful that its almost hard to cut into, part of me just wants to frame the papers!!
I’ve been in the mood for fussy cutting lately, especially florals. For this layout featuring my youngest daughter Ava, last summer, I cut apart the wreath design on ‘DAISY DAYS’ and decided to do one of my favourite techniques with a printed wreath which is to deconstruct and then reconstruct in a different configuration. I love the look of partial wreaths and the fussy cutting enabled me to layer and lift the leaves and flowers.
For this layout I did what I’d call ‘extreme’ fussy cutting, and even used a craft knife to remove as much of the white background as possible. It took me several evenings watching movies on Netflix to get it done bit by bit, and it was so worth it. Here is a close up of my cutting with my small scissors to show the scale.
I used ‘SWEET SERENITY’ for my background, I just love adding subtle mixed media to papers like this one. I also fussy cut some of the moths and a butterfly from ‘ALL AFLUTTER’ and used dimensional foam behind their wings for extra lift.
Of course I had to use a rainbow, and this gorgeous one is from the ‘DIE CUT EPHEMERA’ pack. The sweet little yellow heart and phrase on my photo are from the ‘ACCESSORY STICKERS’ sheet.
I also added some cut file leaves that I painted with my watercolours to add to my partial wreaths. The sequins are from the ‘SEQUINS & FLOWERS’ pack.
My title is from the ‘DIE CUT EPHEMERA’ pack and ‘DIE CUT TITLES’ pack. I just love how the two words work so well together to tie in the entire layout, because eating an ice cream in the summer sunshine is definitely one of life’s Happy Moments!
You can watch my layout come together in my process video below. Do make sure you subscribe to the Cocoa Vanilla YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on more creative inspiration!
Thank so much