Hello Cocoa Vanilla friends and welcome back to the blog! For my project today, I decided to do a Throwback Thursday inspired layout and play with some older collections that I haven’t played with in some time, namely the More Than Words collection and Wild At Heart. I’m really happy with this layout I created mixing the two lines even though they are so different in color palette and theme. 

Today, I am scrapbooking a photo of our little lady, Minerva, as she was taking a catnap on our bed. I started off by picking out pattered papers, which I almost never do, and layered the three papers over each other. I wanted to create a shadow box type of effect using my papers so I propped the floral paper up off the other two patterns using a ton of foam tape. I love ripped edges in my scrapbooking – I think it adds a ton of texture and dimension to the page and having the frayed edges on the papers added interest to the background and made it so much more fun.

After creating my background, I matted my photo of Minerva on some patterns from the cut apart sheet and ripped the edges on those papers as well to continue the distressed feel from the background papers. Once I completed this, I went to work on embellishing the layout. I literally had five die cuts left from the More Than Words pack so I added those first before pulling out the Wild At Heart pack and adding some elements from that one. I then pulled out my chipboard sheets to continue building and adding dimension and color to my layout.

Next, I went to work creating a cluster in the upper left half of my layout to balance out the one on the bottom right that held my photo. I did the same thing here, mixing cardstock stickers, die cuts and chipboard pieces to add height, dimension and color in the cluster. I love that large circle element and the phrase sentiment. After creating this cluster, I added my title, mixing a chipboard sentiment from the More Than Words chipboard title pack and some stickers from the Love Always line to create my title, My Heart, and called this layout good!

I hope you enjoyed this layout and your time here. Fingers crossed you drew some inspiration from this page and will try some of the techniques you learned here today. Till next time, keep it crafty!


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