Wild & Free – Scrapbook layout

Hi hi!

Goodness I miss this little rodent. I know rats aren’t everyone’s cup of tea (oh she did love tea!) but we loved having our girls around. Every day when Luigi came in from school he would get them both out for an hour of play. They’d scamper off to explore and then come back for a cuddle, or like Cookie is here, to help read a good book.

I dug into my Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection for this layout and I haven’t lost my love for it at all. I will be so sad when it is… eventually… used up. I created the layout for the monthly challenge at Hey Little Magpie where the prompt was about learning and school. I got myself in quite a muddle and managed to use the sketch from the January challenge that I’d missed!

In a bid to use up some patterned paper, I actually avoided using white cardstock for the background, opting instead for the muted sunburst, which helps my favourite star paper to pop out. I loved the freshness of the lime green in this collection so used the sketch to help me place pops of colour in my clusters.

I inked all the edges for this one in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide, which is something I haven’t done for a while. I could have used black as there is very dark grey in a couple of areas but I thought it would be too harsh.

This is the most perfect die cut for this funny pair. I love it when a die-cut works as a title because it’s one less thing to think about! Of course I finished off with some Bramble Fox perspextives. The colours go so well and the dark grey in particular is a perfect match for this collection.

Stay safe and keep smiling x

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