Sunkissed – Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Part 2 | Amy Kattenbelt
Hello Magpies, Amy here sharing another two layout using the bright and summery collection called ‘Sunkissed‘ by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
I started this layout by carefully cutting a sheet of the Just Chill patterned paper diagonally in half. With the cloud pattern face up, and the clouds the right way around too, cut from top-left corner down to the bottom-right corner. I found because the line you are cutting is actually longer than 12 inches, I had to use a long metal rule and a craft knife. It was too long for my paper cutter. You could also draw a faint pencil line and use scissors, or use two pieces of the patterned paper! Now flip the bottom-left half over so that it forms the 12″ square. Stick these two pieces onto a piece of 12×12 card.
Next I cut a large heart out of smooth white cardstock. To do this I used a piece of folded A4 scrap paper and drew and then cut out a template. By folding it vertically in half and drawing just one half the heart before cutting you get a symmetrical shape. You can then check you are happy with the shape and size before using it as a template to cut the white card.
The I used lime green embroidery thread to hand stitch a border to the white heart. I felt this gave the heart more definition.
The photo I am using is actually 4 photos in a small grid composition and matted it with the blue paper from the 6×8 paper pack. I used foam dots to stick the pink ‘Good Vibes Only’ banner piece to the centre. This was from the die cut ephemera pack.
I added the title ‘chill out’ from the gold glitter foam title stickers set. The title was a great choice for my photos, as my family are sat resting after climbing the local hill during the summer of 2020.
I them added 3 clusters of flowers and leaves from the floral die cut ephemera pack. Next I added some gold glitter hearts from the title pack to these clusters too.
These Sweet Summer Days Together
For this layout I am going back to the 1980s and scrapping an old family photo. I was inspired by the combination of the yellow paper and the blue paper. The yellow paper is the B-side of ‘Fun in the Sun’ and the aqua blue paper is the B-side of the ‘Sunny Days‘ paper. Yellow and Blue together reminds me of the beach – the sand and the sea. I added a border of the polka dot paper between the two layouts. This paper design was exclusive to the 6×8 paper pack, so i had to slice it up into inch slices to make it work.
I matted my photo with 4 different papers from the collection. The edges were all distressed to add lots of texture. I added some word stickers and puffy stickers to the right of my photo.
I added the palm tree, cloud, rainbow and sun die cuts from the ephemera pack. Then I also added 5 of the wooden epoxy buttons.
The long title was a combination of several different word titles from the gold glitter foam title pack. I also added hearts between the letters in the word ‘DAYS’ for more interest.
Thank you for coming to take a closer look at my layouts. I hope I have inspired you to get scrapping some colourful layouts. We would love to see your creations over on the Hey Little Magpie Facebook group!
Don’t forget about the Tic Tac Toe that is also running on the Facebook group this month, you could win 1000 points, which is £10 to be spent on the Hey Little Magpie web shop.
Take Care and Stay Safe,