Hello Cocoa Vanilla fans! It’s Kylie back with you today with another layout to share! My assignment for today was to create a layout using this months mood board as inspiration. In case you haven’t seen the mood board as yet, here is a little sneak peep-

I love that it has a ‘Boho’ vibe and I was instantly drawn to the floral elements and the lace doilies. The new ‘Storyteller’ collection was the perfect colour palette and these were all the elements that I based my layout around today.

(Don’t forget you can create a layout using the mood board as your inspiration and upload it to the monthly album in the Cocoa Vanilla Community FB group for a chance to win a $25 online CVS store voucher!) 

Recently I fell down the rabbit hole of searching for ‘layered flowers’ in the Silhouette Design Store. I found some lovely blooms in my search that I wanted to add to todays layout. I made sure to resize some of them to make them a smaller finished flower and used my A5 paper pack to select each of the 5 layers that feature in each bloom. Once cut, I turned the edges up a little on each layer before adhering them together. I used a foam square to add the centre to each flower. I had a lovely leaf punch in my craft stash that I used to punch some foliage.

The ‘LITTLE LOVE’ paper was selected as my main background to which I added a 10″x 11.5″ piece of white cardstock that I had used a decorative blade to cut the top and bottom edge. Once these two layers were adhered together I added a third, using a 11″x 9″ piece of ‘Oh My Heart’ paper. To finish my background I added two 1/2″x 12″ wide strips of the ‘BRIGHTER DAYS’ paper to the top and bottom. I made sure to cut into the red strip of this paper to really add a colourful punch to my page.

I used a 4″x 6″ sized photo for my layout and backed it with a 4.25″x 6.25″ photo mat cut from one of the A5 papers. Once it was in place I added a paper doily from my craft stash and begun layering my flowers in place. By using different sized flowers helps to create a more balanced result.

For balance and to break the open space of my background, I added a second embellishment cluster to the top right corner of the page. I also used another small paper doily to back everything.

Using the FOAM TITLE STICKERS, I was able to create a large title to suit my page. I placed this to the right side of my photo and finished off my page with some extra ephemera from the die cut packs.

Thanks so much for checking out my layout today. I hope you have a go creating a page using the mood board for inspiration too!

Until next time,

Kylie.