Hello Paperlovers, How nice to see you again on the Cocoa Vanilla blog today. It’s Josefine here with a new mixed media layout. This time I worked with the super cool and beautiful boys collection “No limits” I think this is such a great collection. The cool look and the cool colors can’t get enough of it.


I first started with the mixed media background and used the following colors of Distress Oxide, “broken china” and “prize ribbon” I took a cleaning sponge and cut a piece from it. I wet the sponge and placed a little ink from both colors on a piece of plastic. I pick up the ink with the sponge and apply it in a stamping way on the white background.

I take a text clear stamp and stamp small prints of the stamp on my mixed media background. The ink I used is “broken china”

I used a cut file with stars and choose a cut file from Cut to You calls “Star Cluster”  I cut the cut file from orange pattern paper and placed the cut file on my mixed media background. I stitched Some stars I with blue sewing thread and put it on top of the cut file for a lovely 3D effect.

For this boys layout I used a number of pocket page cards. I picked out a few for the right colors and cropped them and then placed them behind the photo. In between the pocketpage cards, I stick some tabs, stars and die-cuts. Lovely all these layers.


I fussy cut several stars from the beautiful pattern paper and placed them in different spots on top of the cut file. Some of the stars I provide with a blue stitch border of blue sewing thread and on top of the stars a few word strips.

I made two clusters of die-cuts, stars, wooden buttons and tickets on both sides of the photo. For the title, I used the awesome large die-cut titles. The title for this layout is “You’re the best Cool Kid”


Now it’s time to do some splattering on the layout with both colors of distress oxide and also some white splattering with the gesso. I mix the gesso with a little bit of water so I can splatter more easily with my brush. I hope you got some fun and creative ideas from my blog today and enjoy getting started with this beautiful collection. I hope to see you again next time with a new project. Have a happy and creative day friends!  XoXo, Jo