Hello everyone!

Mandy here today to share a new layout for our Throwback Thursday feature this week. I decided to pull out the awesome Legendary collection for this layout! The masculine themed collections from Cocoa Vanilla Studio are always amazing and Legendary is definitely one of my all time favourite collections for creating layouts about my boy! On this layout I documented a photo of Isaac from earlier this year. It was just an everyday kind of photo, but I wanted this layout to convey how awesome I think he is!

I started my layout off with a sheet of white cardstock as the background, and then I trimmed down a piece of the yellow Wild One patterned paper to adhere to the top half of the background. Instead of cutting it straight across, I decided to cut the bottom edge on an angle to give it some more interest. I also tucked a strip of both the navy Explorer paper and the All Star paper under the bottom edge of the yellow paper, and I distressed the edges of all three papers to give them lots of texture. Once my background was done I added some black machine stitching around the edge of the page.

Next I matted my photo with my woodgrain Outdoors Type patterned paper and I adhered it on the left hand side of the page using craft foam for extra dimension. I added a little banner sticker to the top left hand corner of the photo that says ‘You’re pretty rad’, and I also tucked a tag under the top edge of the photo that I cut out of the Brave Heart paper.

I knew I wanted to add lots of stars to this page as they complement the theme of the layout. This boy is a super star! I used quite a few from the die cut ephemera pack in various sizes, and I also fussy cut a few from the All Star paper. I scattered them vertically down the left hand side of the page behind my photo. The larger open die cut stars were backed with vellum, and some were adhered with foam tape to give the layout lots of interest.

On the bottom right hand corner of the photo I added a Rubber Charm from the You Rock collection, as well as a little word sticker from the Legendary Accessory Sticker sheet.

To finish my layout off I added my title and journalling on the right hand side of the page. I followed the angle of the yellow patterned paper when adhering both. For my title I used a word from the Die Cut Title pack, combined with some white alpha stickers from my stash. To the right of my title I added another die cut star, as well as a couple of arrows from the Clear Stickers.

Thanks so much for popping by today! I hope that you’ve been inspired by my Throwback Thursday layout using the Legendary collection!

Mandy x

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