Lovely Days | These Days Collection | Danni Visser

Hello Cocoa Vanilla fans! Danni here with another layout from the gorgeous new These Days collection. Are you enjoying this one as much as I am? I may have a new favourite collection!

I am documenting a couple of photos of myself and my friends, taken last year when we were beginning to be able to get together again after lots of isolation. You can see how happy we all are to see each other! I have recently purchased a new hexagon punch, so I really wanted to play with using lots of punched out shapes on the page.

I punched out a bunch of hexagons from several of the papers from the 12×12 patterned papers and the A5 paper stack, varying between subtle and busy patterns.  I decided on a white cardstock background to really show up the patterns in the papers.

My idea was to use the hexagons almost as a border around the outside edge of the page. To create some extra interest on the plain background I splattered some soft blue, yellow and pink inks around the outer edge of the layout as well. Then I went ahead and laid out my hexagons, varying the placement to create visual interest.

With the hexagons already making a big statement on the layout, I kept the rest quite simple. I matted my photos with the black and white patterned paper from the A5 paper stack and layered them together in the centre. Then I added a lovely large foam title below – these are such a pretty script font!

I used floral ephemera and puffy stickers to create two floral clusters either side of my photos. I included some of the coffee cup die cut ephemera – very appropriate for a café catch up. I used some accessory stickers to tuck in little words and tabs around the edges.

Three of the butterfly die cut ephemera and the beautiful sparkly puffy hearts sprinkled around the page made the perfect finishing touches on this layout. Everything in this collection is so stunning it makes layouts come together so easily and beautifully! I hope you enjoyed joining me today. Happy scrapping!

Danni x