Hello creative Paperlovers,

Welcome to the Cocoa Vanilla blog today! It’s Josefine here showing you a new scrapbook layout. My assignment for this layout is, use an older Cocoa Vanilla collection. I chose the “These Days” collection. The beautiful soft colors match perfectly with the spring weather that is coming.This photo of my son has been a while. But his dreamy look he still has. I enjoy seeing these moments reflected in photos. They are beautiful and happy memories that I like to use for my scrapbook projects.Today I’m going to tell you how I made this layout.

I grab a 12×12 white cardstock paper and choose the colors of Distress Oxide I want to use. The colors I chose are, antique linen, fossilized amber, worn lipstick and spiced marmalade. I start by blending the Distress Oxides and use my blending tools. I start with the color antique linen. Then fossilized amber, spiced marmalade and lastly worn lipstick. I gently blend the colors together and the soft tones in my background come more and more to life. I splash some more with the different colors of distress oxides. Now it’s time to decorate my layout with the awesome collection “These Days” and the cute picture of my son.

I cut three hexagons from the pattern paper and stitched the edges with gold sewing thread. I also cut the photo into the shape of a hexagon. I placed the hexagons in the center of my mixed media background and begin making clusters around the hexagons.

I used different metal dies sets for the leaves and twigs. Some leaves I stitch with gold and white sewing thread. I like lots of little different details in my layouts. I select several die-cuts and along with the leaves and twigs I make clusters on both sides of the hexagons. I use the cute wooden buttons as additional decoration.

I combine the title for this layout with the black foam words and the colored mini alpha set. I find it fun and playful to make titles with different alpha sets. The title for this layout is “Love this cute face”. It is now time for my signature and splash some white splatters around with white gesso that I mixed with a little water. I love the festive effect the white splatters give.

I also splash some water droplets on my mixed media background. I let them soak in the Distress Oxide ink for a while and then I dab the drops with a piece of kitchen roll. I love the effect of water splashes on the oxide background!

I hope I was able to inspire you with this mixed media layout today. I had a lot of fun creating the mixed media background. The “These Days” collection is a fantastic collection and can be used for many different themes. I wish you a very happy and creative day and until next time on the blog! Thank you so much for stopping by.
XoXo, Jo