Monday, July 28, 2014

Cocoa Daisy August reveal: Modern+Vintage

It's that time again -- Cocoa Daisy reveal!
This month's kits are super happy and bright, but there's a softer quality to them, too -- it's a fantastic blend of Modern+Vintage. 

My first page, Bike Ride. All about SL's new bike last summer and her freedom -- and my angst. ;)

I used the doodled cut files from last month (they were still on my desk) and used my trusty Cocoa Daisy all-purpose hybrid ink pad to colour them black. I like the texture of the ink pad directly on cardstock.

I used the whimsical frame stamps and heat embossed in black. I cut out the patterned paper on the inside of one stamped frame, and backed it with an old book page I stamped and heat embossed with gold ZING embossing powder. The stamp is one of my very first Cocoa Daisy stamps, and still a favourite, the scattered stars stamp.

Here's a close up of that star-filled frame.

I also heat embossed a little pinking-edged circle, and set it around a metal star from My Mind's Eye, included in one of  the Cocoa Daisy add-ons this month.

My next page, Tomato Rainbow.
I used one of the exclusive Cocoa Daisy patterned papers for this page -- that white distressing on pink was perfect for these photos!

The red Thickers are in the kits this month. The RAINBOW part was pulled from my stash of past Cocoa Daisy kits --  subscribing pays off! 

That cute camera die cut is in an add-on this month. The ampersand was a cut file from a previous month -- cut files are a nice perk for subscribers!

True story. Which, sadly, seems to be repeating this year.

You are so cute.
This one started with green cardstock, some gesso, and Panda Eight printables that come with your Cocoa Daisy main kit or DITL subscriptions.

Some blue watercolour.

I sort of colour-matched embellishments from the kits this month to the printable labels. How cute is that birdie??

Another true story. :)

For more inspiration, cool stuff, and generally just really nice stuff to look at,

1 comment:

Melissa Vining said...

All of your layouts are so gorgeous and original! I especially love how you layered up all those labels, and your mixed media is beautiful!