Hello Cocoa Vanilla friends!
Today I am sharing a school themed layout with the gorgeous These Days collection!
I used a cut file from Paige Evans named “Open Book” and I thought this was a beautiful starting point for my page.
I used a thick white cardstock for my background, on which I added a little bit of watercolor paint starting from the open book and up, adding also lots of little splatters of paint.
I let it dry completely, and in the meantime, backed my cut file with different patterned papers from the collection.
I applied white gesso on some parts of the book to fade away the colors a little bit for a very soft look.
I mounted the open book on adhesive foam before adhering it to the page.
I used a photo of my sweet daughter on her first day of school a few weeks ago. I couldn’t be happier that she still wants to collaborate for that!
I added tissue paper and adhesive foam behind it and placed it a little bit crooked on the right side of the open book.
I fussy cut 3 frames out of one of the A5 patterned papers, scattered them around and added a few embellishments on them.
My title is a mix of Die Cut Ephemera, Clear Sticker and letters created with a die from my stash.
Finally, I created a floral cluster with the Floral Ephemera pack, I added two butterflies and stamped the date on a label from the Accessory Stickers Pack.
Here are more close-ups.
I am so happy with the result!
I hope you can find inspiration with my page today in using this beautiful collection in a versatile way!
Thank you for stopping by, have a great crafty day !