Welcome to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog today!
It’s Josefine here and show you my new scrapbook layout that I created as a guest designer for Cocoa Vanilla Studio with the amazing summer collection Sunkissed. This is definitely one of my favorite summer collections. The colors are amazingly matching and everything fits together so well, your projects will look summerlicious!

I was inspired by the summer cocktail die-cut and decided to make a summer cocktail on my layout filled with a summer vacation memory.

I started with a white sheet of cardstock and grabbed different colors of distress oxide to make a light mixed media background. The colors I used are, mustard seed, picked raspberry, broken china and kitsch flamingo.

For the background I use two stencils. I start with the yellow color “mustard seed” and a sunburst stencil. with my distress (tool) brush I take a little distress oxide and start making circles over the stencil. When I’m done I remove the stencil and go over it again lightly and use the same technique. I do this also with the blue color “broken china” and using a dot stencil. The coloring of the stencil is done in the same way. Then I make splashes with the different colors on my background. This creates a colorful summer look.

I cut two strips of a 12×12 design paper of 3 inches and fold them. I glue the two strokes together. In this way I create a half rosette. This will be the base of my cocktail.

I use double sided tape and 3d foam to hold everything together. I place the half rosette on my background. I cut some designer paper to size and place it behind the photo to create some more layers. I place the photo in the middle of the cocktail and start decorating my layout with the awesome die-cut flowers.
I use a straw from my own stash and decorate it with an orange slice. Just like a real cocktail!

I am also using the beautiful wooden buttons from this collection! I am going to look for the perfect tittle for this layout. The awesome golden titles in this collection give just that little extra summer feeling on your projects! I choose the golden “summer” as a title and finish it with a word strip.

I’m almost done. I mix some white gesso with water and make splatters with my brush on my layout. This way I create an extra festive look to my page!

I cut the edges of the white cardstock sheet to size and placed a woodgrain design paper behind it. I use a sewing machine to sew the edges. I love how this layout turned out.

I hope I was able to give you some great ideas and wish you lots of fun creating beautiful projects with this fabulous summer collection! I want to thank you for stopping by on the blog today!

Happy crafting!


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