Hello Cocoa Vanilla friends !


It’s Sophie with you today with a non-christmassy layout created with the lovely Merry & Bright collection.



My assignment for today was to create a page about something new…


Well, the last months haven’t brought anything new for me… aside from a new  -completely different-  way to practice medicine. As a doctor working in the hospital during this Covid era, all I had in mind was all the new protocols and guidelines to which we had to adapt when seeing our patients. Seriously, what a tough year….!


So that’s the base for my layout  : New Reality !!


I decided to create my own mask with patterned papers from the Merry & Bright collection.


I first hand drew it on white paper, and when I was satisfied with the result, I copied it on the beautiful “Star Bright” paper. I machine stitched on it with matching thread and painted with green watercolor the edges to create depth.



I cut a strip of the “Jingle All The Way” patterned paper for the upper edge of the mask, added two pieces of twine, and dimensional foam before adhering it to my page.


My title is a cut out of the “Season’s Greetings” patterned paper (NEW) and an alphabet cut file from JustNick Studio (Reality) that I backed with the beautiful “Oh Christmas Tree” patterned paper. I also added adhesive foam under my title.



I cut two large strips of the “Jingle All The Way” paper that I put on the two sides of the layout, with a tiny scalloped punched border from the “Star Bright” paper.



I created a beautiful floral cluster beneath my title and on the top of my photo, that are fussy cut out of paper and from the Die Cut Ephemera pack.



Finally, I handwrote my journaling on a Pocket Card that I hid behind my photo, documenting my adaptation to this new reality.



Here are some close-ups:







I really hope that I could inspire you today. Why not use this gorgeous Merry & Bright collection for non Christmassy layouts ? See how versatile it is ?


I wish you all a splendid beginning of 2021 with lots of joyful crafting time !


Sophie xx



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