Surf's Up | Cocoa Vanilla Studio | Great Escape

Tuesday 26 March 2024


Hey everyone! So today I am sharing a layout I made for the March challenge! Each month we have a challenge over on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community Facebook group and this month the challenge is the Great Escape challenge…scrap about your adventures, big or small, near or far…even if it’s your dream escape! So of course I reached straight for the Great Escape collection!

The photograph on my layout is certainly an adventure…my two big children went surfing while we were away on holiday. They had a three hour surfing lesson and they did really well! We don’t often do things like this as my boy is often reluctant to try new things, but he LOVED it! So this was a really big deal for him.

I decided to make some surf boards from patterned papers so chose three papers from the A5 paper stack and cut them into surfboard shapes. I then added machine stitching around the edges of each one. I also cut a wavy line from yellow paper to represent the ‘sand’ and added a dark blue border strip from the cut apart paper to ground the image.

I embellished the layout using a mixture of embellishments: star ephemera, fussy cut flags, Chipboard Stickers, Die Cut Ephemera, Accessory Stickers and Puffy Stickers too. I also used ‘adventure is out there’ label, cut from the cut apart sheet.

For my title I used one of the chipboard titles from the Chipboard Stickers which I positioned at the top of the layout in-between the surf boards, this worked really well to fill that empty area! I also wanted to add my own title so reached the mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers from the Heart & Home collection and wrote ‘surf’s up’ along the line of the sand – so cute!

I finished off the layout by adding a few sequins and splatters of black paint all over my embellishment clusters!

This layout turned out so fun! I love how the surfboards look…I was worried they wouldn’t look enough like surf boards, but I think I did ok!

What adventures will you scrap?

Happy scrapping

Niki xx



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