Friday, March 28, 2014

Reveal: April Cocoa Daisy kits, Hint of Sunshine

Hi guys!
So, it's reveal night over at Cocoa Daisy, and it's another great month! Sunny yellows, warm gold, sky blues, grass green and just the right amount of stormy navy blue to remind us all that it WILL be spring someday (do you hear that, winter? It WILL be spring!).

Here's a look at the kits this month.. the main kit, Hint of Sunshine, plus add-ons Dewdrop, Prism, and Sunkissed. I really enjoyed making projects with this kit and set a personal record of making five layouts in one night. :) THAT'S how awesome this kit is.

Now, for the layouts. I'll have some videos and tutorials coming up over the next few days/week or so, so check back or subscribe so you don't miss out!

Another lid
The title of this page was inspired by one of the very first layouts I did for Cocoa Daisy, called a lid, because she was much more interested in putting the lid on and off and on and off again on the Play-Do.

I used the cut files I designed to go with this kit (available to subscribers, what a great perk!) to cut out the leaves. I stitched them across the bottom to hold them in place, because I wanted them to be free at the top to float a bit. I added in one of the little wood veneer houses that came in an earlier kit. I always love the exclusives that Christine adds to her kit and sometimes have a hard time not hoarding them a bit. :)

The Basic Grey wood veneer bird and the October Afternoon chipboard cloud both came in the Prism add-on, and were so perfect for layering. It was like they were meant to be together.

Here is another Basic Grey wood veneer piece. I love the colour blocking on this one. And I like that it was a wonky circle and reminded me a bit of a rock. The little blue vellum label (from the Day in the Life kit) was perfect to fit behind that tiny bit of journalling. 

Hello, xoxo
This page is all about how Ruby Sky would list off everyone in our family -- including grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousin -- when you asked her who loved her. And she always said Grumpy Pa at least twice. :)

I added gold glitter from the main kit to the xoxo Amy Tangerine layered tag from the Prism add-on. I used Glossy Accents and just spread a thin layer over the letters and then dumped the glitter on top. The little nozzle on the Glossy Accents bottle makes it very easy to get the glue right out to the edges of those letters.

This is an easy-peasy DIY cloud embellishment. I used the Cocoa Daisy cut file for this month and cut a cloud out of plain cardstock (it's actually the cloud that came out of the cloud card I used on the layout Monkey Banana, below). I added diagonal stripes of gold washi tape (included in the main kit). Then I spritzed on a tiny bit of blue mist, rubbed it off partially, and added a few more small drips. I punched a small heart out of the grey Amy Tangerine paper in the main kit and glued it on. 

Here's another easy little DIY flag embellishment and embellishment cluster. I backed the hello mini placemat card (Dewdrop add-on) with the grey Amy Tangerine paper from the main kit, including a bit of that adorable cut-off strip with the houses on it! The flag is also another cut-off strip... from the gold text vellum in Sunkissed. I sprinkled on a few yellow and gold sequins from Dewdrop at the top and bottom of the layout.

I made a mixed media background using the cloud stamp from the main kit, some gesso, book pages, matte gel, and watercolour. I will be posting a tutorial soon on how to do this!

Monkey banana
Ruby Sky called a banana in the skin, and not peeled and cut up into pieces, a monkey banana! She came up with that name all by herself. It was hilarious. Some days she'd want "a banana cut up into circles" and some days she'd want "a monkey banana". 

Lots of layering bits under the title here! I used an Amy Tangerine tag from Prism, a scrap of paper from the main kit, a cloud card I cut from the Cocoa Daisy cut files, a scrap from my desk, a piece of yellow striped paper from the main kit, and the cut off strip from the gold vellum in the patterned paper add-on, Sunkissed.

The top of this layout just needed something...so I cut two leaves out of a scrap of paper from the main kit and set them together with one of those fabulous wood veneer dots from the DITL kit.

The background is lots of pieces of patterned paper layered together, and then I layered the gold text vellum over all of it. The papers under the vellum are both Studio Calico papers -- the lemon and the black collage text, from the patterned paper add-on and the main kit, respectively.

Mac ready
Ruby Sky loved watching Old MacDonald videos. It was a serious love for a while there. This is her sitting on my chair watching videos on my computer. Love those little hands up on the table. :)

I made a mixed media background using white cardstock, gesso, book pages, and artists crayons. I will have a tutorial on this soon.

I love love love the gold dipped transparent leaves included in the main kit. And that yellow flair from the Dewdrop add-on was just too too cute. I used several of those October Afternoon chipboard clouds (Prism add-on) on this page.
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The shape namer names shapes
The title of this page was inspired by another layout I did about Ruby Sky, called the Ring Stacker Stacks Rings.

I used the Cocoa Daisy cut files and cut out several leaves using my Silhouette Cameo, and layered them together to make a sort of laurel wreath-inspired shape. I tucked in several gold dipped leaves (main kit), added in one of the printable labels that come with the kits. I added in a hand made heart embellishment and a gold clip from the main kit.

I cut up little pieces of gold foil paper (Sunkissed add-on) to sprinkle around like confetti. I made confetti triangles, squares and circles, and made a big moon and a big heart, because those are the shapes she could name. :)

What a baby
These photos are of Ruby Sky from last January (2013).. when I saw them, the first thing I thought was "she was such a little baby", but then I remembered how big and grown up she had seemed at the time. So, that's what this page was about.

The now/then flair from the Prism add-on was absolutely perfect for this page! I layered together lots of little bits here.... Amy Tangerine feather tag (Prism add-on), gold heart sticker (main), gold dipped leaf (main), camera die cut card (Dewdrop add-on), die cut bow (free Cocoa Daisy cut file), and a wood veneer dot (DITL kit).

The title is layered with a vellum label (DITL kit), wood veneer cloud (Prism add-on), and a heat embossed sun from the main kit stamps, using gold Zing.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Great haul vid. I love that blue heart paper too. Way to go with five layouts in one night - love them all.