Hey everyone. Happy Thursday! It’s Throwback Thursday here on the Cocoa Vanilla blog. I decided to throw it all the way back to ‘Bohemian Dreams’ one of my fave collections ever. Purple is one of my fave colours lately so this collection was certainly calling my name.

Here is the layout that I created:

This subject of this layout is myself and my bridesmaids at my Wedding. The image was taken by our photographer and one I just adore. The photo being black and white allowed me to bring in a lot of colours into the designing of the page. Normally I love to feature cut files on my layout but for this layout I wanted to focus more heavily on the papers and patterns within the collection.

I decided to make the ‘Beautiful Mess’ patterned paper a feature of this layout by cutting the individual 4×6″ and 3×4″ pieces. I layered these pieces below my matted photo in a somewhat vertical design, trying to distribute colours as best as I could. These were adhered together to form one piece and then adhered to my layout with a foam adhesive.

To the right of the photo I added a large photo cluster comprising of many pieces of ephemera and other embellishments. The title ‘so happy’ was also used from one of the accessory stickers.To achieve dimension on the clusters – elements are adhered to the page in varying depths using a combination of glue dots, double sided tape and foam adhesives.


Instead of journaling on this page I used the tiny word sticker sentiments from the accessory sticker sheet. These were able to tell my story, just in fewer words.

I think my favourite part of this collection, well actually most CVS collections are the florals. I have to hold myself back from adding more when I am embellishing.


One of my favourite staples in the ephemera packs is the small file tabs. They are one piece that I will add to most pages – usually to the top left corner of my photos.


As you can see from the image below the layout features a lot of dimension, particularly from the embellishments.


I hope that you have been inspired by my layout today for this Throwback Thursday. Thank you so much for stopping by the CVS blog to check it out.


Have a lovely day, stay safe xxx


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