I am here today sharing with you a traditional 12x12 layout I made during the week of my beautiful niece from her year 11 ball earlier this year.
I recently placed my 1st order with Aussie company Cocoa Vanilla Studios and I was so excited to get playing with their brand new range "Life Is Beautiful", full of pretty floral's, butterflies and some gorgeous blue's mixed in.
Here is my completed layout
That floral in the background was too beautiful to use only as the background and have covered up so I did indeed gut the middle of it and you can see some of it peeking behind the layers behind the photo.
I have used some of the new texture paste and a new feathers & arrows stencil by Dusty Attic as a subtle addition to the white cardstock. I have also used some very light blue gelatos and the plastic packaging technique to bring out the blue of the dress.
You can see the stencil work and the light blue of the gelatos a little better in this pic :)
The florals are from the ephemera pack and so is the word "sweet". I have pulled a couple of the veneer pieces and also some of the enamel dots. I have used "Worn Jeans" fluid chalk ink to do some stamping - stamps from Kellie stamps and also an Ali Edwards Story Stamp set. And, of course, a roller date stamp. And some gold Heidi Swapp colour shine.
A manila tag and some twine from my stash. Butterfly charm from the collection and some scrap paper behind the white cardstock to work as a pocket for my journalling. Which, I promised my niece, she will one day appreciate the words I have written but at 16, well, need I say more?! Haha!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I do have another layout to share with another of the Cocoa Vanilla ranges but the photo's I have to work with are a bit average. The other layout is about my littlest guy and is using the very cool "Made Of Awesome" range so hopefully with the sun shine today I can get some decent photos!!