Hey everyone, today I am sharing a layout as part of a Faber Castell and Cocoa Vanilla Studio collaboration.
I have been updating a photo wall in our house and have been going back into my photo stash and reminiscing on older photos. While looking through the photos I found this one of our little girl which I thought would be lovely to feature on a layout. It is one of those ‘just because’ layouts and I just adore how blue her eyes look and how baby soft her skin is.
Here is the layout I created : Remember this Always
Colour me Happy Spotty Dot Paper
Colour Me Happy Snip Its
Colour Me Happy Alphabet White
Colour Me Happy Warm Enamel Dots
Colour Me Happy Cool Enamel Dots
Colour Me Happy Flair Buttons
Colour Me Happy Happy Blossoms – Cool Pinks
Colour Me Happy Cut Files
Faber Castell Gelatos – peach & guava
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
To create the background I firstly preprepared my card stock with a clear gesso. I simply coloured the background with the peach and guava gelatos. I only shaded it lightly and then using a wide brush and water I was able to blend the gelatos in wide horizontal strokes. I added touches of the peach gelato in three parts creating a visual triangle.
As you can see from the image below I also used an intricate floral stencil and my favourite Faber Castell product Whipped Spackle to create detailed texture on my background.
The heart and choose happy phrase were cut out from the Snip Its pack. I fussy cut around them both to turn them into die cuts and also adhered them both with foam tape; creating a multi dimensional embellishment.
The gelato topped with the stencilled detail of the whipped spackle gives such a lovely and feminine effect to a page. The use of the broad brush creates an even painted effect which I also like. This technique, if you follow my style was a little out of my comfort zone (that may be an understatement). But I must admit I had a lot of fun and I also think it is something I might have more of a play with in the future.
I love that even using these new techniques and mixed media products I was able to stay true to my style and create a soft, feminine and dimensional layout.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Make sure you check www.cocoavanilla.com.au to see all the amazing creations the girls have made using the Faber Castell goodies and the Colour me Happy collection!