It's Mary with Create Craft Repeat back with my final guest design project working with the gorgeous Cocoa Daisy "Comfy Cozy" kit. What an honor it has been to play with these beautiful exclusive designs.
For my last layout I wanted to have the focus be on the exclusive alphabet stamps that were included in my kit. I went searching for a fall inspired quote and found this one by George Eliot
"Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns".
As soon as I saw that quote I knew I had to use it because of the pretty birds Paige Evans designed for the Pink Paislee "Turn the Page" paper 16 that was included. Everything else from there flowed naturally. I had previously designed this world cut file for my reclaimed wood sign business that I thought would work perfectly backed by the exclusive Cocoa Daisy paper "Water-color Your World". The mixed media feel of that paper made the cut file look as though you were following the autumn colors around the globe. To take it a step further I stamped part of the quote around the entire page and added a fussy cut bird in place of the word at the top. I draped the silk died ribbon in a way that helped the eye follow the quote around the world, sprinkled in some exclusive ephemera bits as well as the "My Cozy Place" exclusive wood veneer, and ended with some Tim Holtz distress spray stain in "Tattered Rose" which matched the colors I used perfectly.
I absolutely love the way this layout turned out and hope you do too!