Hi again Cocoa Vanilla Studio fans!  Danni here with a Super Sweet layout to share using the colourful Legendary collection.  I was challenged to make flair buttons a feature on this layout, and I absolutely love flair, so I was really excited to get creating this one!  For this layout, I wanted to feature multiple smaller photos of my little boy enjoying this bowl of ice cream. Because of the dessert, I decided to use sweets as the theme!  I started with this super cool gumball machine cutfile and backed it with lots of different coloured patterns from the patterned papers in the collection.

For my background, I took the Wild One 12×12 paper and mounted it with a thin white cardstock border, then popped some bright yellow card stock in the centre. I love how the rainbow stripe really pops between the two layers of plain cardstock!  For some extra texture and to secure all the layers together, I machine stitched with white thread around the edge of the layers. Once my base was done, I added some peach and blue ink splatters on the background following a diagonal – this is roughly the way I planned to have my photos positioned across the page, so I wanted to draw the eye in the same direction with the splatters.

The photos were matted with alternating layers of One Way, Brave Heart and Explorer patterned papers, with 2 simple layers on each photo.  I went through and distressed the edges of my photo mats too – I just love the textural effect this provides! I arranged my photos in a cascade from the top of the cutfile to the bottom, making sure they overlapped each other and showed the progression of events.  How adorable is his little face?

Time for flair buttons!  I added them in three places, making sure to place one in the slot at the base of the machine, to looks as if a gumball was falling out.  I just love how that looks!  I went ahead and added some decorative clusters using the die cut ephemera and accessory stickers, taking care to strategically cover the random people in the background of the photos. I also punched a bunch of small circles from the patterned papers and used them to fill in any gaps.

For my title I used SUPER from the die cut titles and some white foam alphas to make ‘SUPER Sweet’.  I think that fits the theme of the layout quite nicely!  To finish off I added a sprinkling of enamel dots and a few lines of journaling in grey pen.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I just love how colourful my layouts are turning out with the Legendary collection.  There is a process video below if you would like to watch <3

Danni x

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