Hi Cocoa Vanilla fans! Danni here, back with another layout using the incredible Legendary collection. This one is a super simple dimensional rainbow layout that doesn’t require any fancy equipment, just a pair of scissors! I added some machine stitching for extra interest, but that step is definitely optional.
I started with a white cardstock background and added a border with Wild One 12×12 paper to echo the rainbow theme. Next, I cut curved sections of paper in the shape of rainbow arches with scissors, using a dinner plate as a template guide. I used One Way, Offbeat, Wild One, Explorer and Total Legend 12×12 patterned papers to get a good mix of mostly solid colours and spaced them evenly on the page so the white background showed through between each stripe. I distressed all the edges to hide any imperfections in my cutting and added some machine stitching along the edges of each stripe.
My photo is a very special one to me, of my husband and I walking with our son and holding hands. You can’t see any of our faces, but the love and feeling is still so clear. I kept the photo mats simple with a layer of plain vellum followed by Epic Tales 12×12 paper. I used a combination of accessory stickers, clear stickers and die cut ephemera to embellish around my photo. I especially love how the clear stickers really pop on a white background, so I took the opportunity to add several of them, including the watercolour brushstrokes.
I added a small cluster at the bottom of the rainbow to help balance out the heavy embellishment near the top of the page. I popped the die cut title “Adventure” up on dimensional foam and added some black alphas to complete my title, positioned underneath my photo.
I wanted to add some of the amazing stars from this collection to echo the star pattern on my son’s jumper, so I used a combination of die cut ephemera and fussy cut All Star 12×12 paper and added them around my embellishment clusters and title. I used a sprinkling of enamel dots to help fill in any gaps between the stars.
For a finishing touch I used some diluted black acrylic paint to add some splatters around my embellishment clusters. I find black splatters add the perfect bold accompaniment to the bright colours in this collection! Thank you for joining me today, there is a process video linked below if you would like to watch. Take care and happy scrapping!