Love is | Love Always Layout | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey everyone, I'm here with you today sharing my latest layout featuring the gorgeous Love Always collection. For this layout I wanted to document the selfies my cute little man and I took together back in May this year. He had begun to pull silly faces when taking photos as he could see himself in the reverse camera. I just loved these photos and this gorgeous collection was perfect to document about them.

For the design of my layout I stuck to a somewhat vertical design, with some embellishing happening on a slight diagonal. love-2
For the title I used one of the 6″ strips in the cut apart sheet. It was the perfect colour and the text suited my photo and theme. I typed the journaling on my typewriter and added that in strip form below it.
I love to add balance to a page and because of the ‘top heavy-ness’ of the layout with all the layers, this page required some small embellishing at the bottom of the page. The tassel in the Bits and Pieces pack was calling my name to be used. I threaded it on a tag (also from the pack) and wound it around one of my layers in my cluster. To secure it on the page I added a small dot of liquid adhesive which will not be able to hold it in place. When I create clusters I will more often than not add small embellishments like enamel shapes, or in this case buttons too, in odd numbers to embellish the layout.
So many layers behind this photo. I have added an illusion of layers also by cutting apart smaller pieces of paper and adhering them to each side of the photo. This makes it seem like it is one continuous piece and saves paper. I also added a doily from my stash (lets face it, I am addicted!).
To balance the cluster at the bottom right of the page I added one to the top left. This was made up from a few ephemera, a chipboard piece, a homemade star embellishment and the glitter enamel dots.
I finished the page by trimming a 1/4″ off all edges of the white card stock and matting it on the text patterned paper from the collection. I also machine stitched for added texture and to emphasise the square layout design.

I hope I have been able to inspire you with a new page using this amazing collection.
Raquel x

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