Friday, August 4, 2017

BEAUTIFUL | WILD AT HEART | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Back today for another Cocoa Vanilla Studios share, this time using the stunning and crazy popular Wild At Heart collection.  Perfect for a page featuring Miss 10.  She doesn't always like having her picture taken, but from time to time she humours me and lets me take a stack, posing along the way.  This page celebrates the beautiful, unique person she is.



 The idea for this page came from the "Beautiful" sentiment from the Chipboard Accent Sticker sheet.  It makes such a bold title, I knew I wanted to use it along with many of the other elements on this sheet.  For my design, I placed the title first, I often do this with larger elements, because if you leave them until later in the design process, frequently they don't fit anywhere.  I find if I place my photo and the larger items first, that sets the design for the page and it comes together pretty quickly after that.


Once I had an idea of placement for my photo and the title, I then went about pulling out all of the other blue elements from the Chipboard sheet.  To mount my photo, I decided to use the Memento paper, I love the floral mix on this one and how it has a lovely mix of blue, purple and touches of pink.


Next, I began placing the chipboard elements down the left-hand side of the page.  At this point, I felt the layers needed a touch of pink, so pulled everything off and added a very light coverage of Colour Blast mist using the packaging technique.  It is very subtle, but it helps ground those elements and gave me a bit of a guide to build my embellishments onto.


Next, it was time to add some more layers.  I did this by punching strips of the Memento and Luscious paper with a border punch, layering them up and stitching them down.  Next, I went through the Accessories Sticker sheet and pulled out some co-ordinating elements.  I set about building a large cluster of elements that ran from the top of the page down to the photo at the bottom.

I also grabbed the sentiment "You're some kind of wonderful" and "So Lovely" from the Fussy Cuts paper.  Stitching some down, and raising some up for interest.


I continued to add layers and bits and pieces until I was happy with the design adding a flair button, the cute little word sentiments from the Accessories Sticker sheet at the end, followed by some Sparkles for a finishing touch and the page was done.


Thanks for popping by today, I hope my page has inspired you to pull out your stash of Wild At Heart and your punches and get creative.

Gwen
xo



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