Hello creative Paper lovers,
It’s Josefine here at the Cocoa Vanilla blog today with a new layout for you. For this layout I used the beautiful collection “These Days” The challenge for this layout is “creative journaling” therefore I created an interactive element for journaling on this layout.

One of my favorite songs is “Our House” by Madness. I also think the song fits very well with the great style of this collection and it makes me think of my own family. I draw two circles in the center of the page and with the mini alpha set I make my title on the first circle. On the second circle I write part of the lyrics.I used my sewing machine and stitch with gold sewing thread through my title.


From the design paper “Neighborhood” I fussy cut all the houses and placed them in the center. I cut a 19 cm x 7 cm strip of design paper and fold it in half. I placed the photo on top of it and so I create a place to write my creative journaling in it.

Now that I have finished my journaling I am making a cluster of die-cuts flowers, butterflies, wooden buttons and word strips on the left side of the photo. I think it gives a fun and playful effect to my layout. I use 3D foam to create different layers in my cluster.

Finally I splatter with white acrylic paint that I mix with water and splatter on my layout I used my watercolor brush for this. For some extra color I also splatter with the color ” worn lipstick” from the Distress Oxides.



I want to thank everyone for stopping by the blog today and I hope I was able to inspire you. Of course I hope to see you again next time on the Cocoa Vanilla blog and for today I wish you a very happy and creative day. XoXo, Jo


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