Summer - The Best

Even though summer has drawn to a close here in Australia the weather has still be stunning and rather warm, so I thought I would share a very summery layout.

This layout was created using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Hello Sunshine' collection and was the first time I have used the 8.5" x 11" size as a design. I used the Chill Out paper as the base, Sunny Spot as the next layer and Solar Flare for the strip base for my photos. I machine stitched around the edge using white thread. The embellishments are a mix of  accessory stickers, die cut ephemera, wood and metal buttons. I used some tissue paper to mat and cluster the 3 photos. For the title I used the Full Bloom paper to cut out a banner, added dashed lines using my trusty Muji pen and the puffy stickers. Even though this layout is very simple, I like the way it highlights the photos of my son (Seb) enjoying the cool river on an extremely hot summer day.

March Challenge - Scrap the Boys

With the March Challenge being sponsored by Cocoa Vanilla Studio, my mind went straight to the latest boys collection 'Boys Rule'. I had only used this collection to complete 2 layouts before tackling this challenge, therefore I had a wonder range of products to choose from!

This layout was inspired by Anna Komenda's gorgeous layout using the 'Midnight' collection, that I swooned over from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio instagram account

I use a light blue Faber-Castell Gelatos and Heidi Swapp colour shine in Seaform for the mixed media background. The Happy Go Lucky paper is the border paper, which is machine stitched onto white Kaisercraft cardstock that has been coated in clear Mont Marte gesso. The photo is backed with the Expressionist paper and I have used a range of all the embellishments from the chipboard pieces, miscellany, die cut ephemera, accessory and clear sticker sheets. This layout come together relatively quickl…