Hello everyone, it’s Melissa here and I’m so happy to be back to share another layout!!  Our creative theme at the moment is to scrap lift one of the layouts that our community made during International Scrapbooking Day.  I decided to scrap lift a gorgeous layout by the very talented Rosslyn Coutts, which she created for our moodboard challenge.  I chose Rossyln’s layout because I love that she used multiple photos, featured large pieces of beautiful patterned paper (my favourite supply), used a cut apart and she played with watercolours. All of the things I love to do! Rosslyn used the beautiful Happiness collection.

In order to start I had to find three photos that told a story, and the very recent photos I’d taken of Brielle (age 6) with mermaid hair (from French Plaits) were perfect.  I made my layout with the stunning Unforgettable collection, which was perfect with its butterflies and florals. I decided to be bold and instead of using a white card stock background, I used the most beautiful script patterned paper called Unscripted.  I think I could have 50 sheets of this and still find uses for it!! One of my favourite things to do is add a hint of mixed media to this type of paper, and I used water colours with the packaging technique followed by ink splatters – all in complimentary colours to the papers I used, and lifting Rosslyn.

The patterned papers that I used in featured blocks are Unscripted, Forget Me Not and Garland.  I love how beautiful they look layered and distressed!  The cut apart that I chose to use is from Story Teller, and I love the pop of woodgrain that it adds!  My journalling is also on a cut apart label from Story Teller.

I knew that this lift would be the perfect excuse to use the cut files that Anita Bonds designed for iNSD, especially as Rosslyn had used butterflies and florals.  I backed the cut files with papers from the 6 x 8 Paper Stack.

Other embellishments that I added are hearts from the Foam Title Stickers, Enamel Dots, and stickers from the Accessory Stickers which I stapled on to add texture.

Rossyln added a chipboard banner piece to the top right hand corner of her patterned paper, and I just had to add this sweet touch to my layout too!  I stapled on a small banner piece from the Die Cut Ephemera pack.  I love the whimsy that it adds!

I loved lifting Rosslyn’s layout, and you can watch my creative process in my video on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio YouTube channel here.

Thanks so much joining me today!

Melissa xx


2 thoughts on “Living The Dream | Unforgettable Collection | Melissa Vining

    • Melissa Vining says:

      Thank you so much Rosslyn!! Its funny you say that you like my accent, as I don’t like it so much on my process videos! Thats so awesome you came here when you did. School holidays are here in one week, we have a ski field covered in snow, but it’ll be our quietest holidays season ever.

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