Pecking Order | Simple Stories | Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden

Tuesday 27 April 2021


Hi everyone, I have a new layout to share today for Simple Stories. I’m using the Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden collection which is a beautiful new collection.

I decided to challenge myself and use a printed patterned paper that has a ‘scene’ on it. These can be challenging to use and often I wouldn’t use them as a full background but I really loved this paper and decided to go for it! I trimmed it down and mounted it onto a black and white check paper and added machine stitching around the edges.

I trimmed around some of the leaves on the left side of the paper and slotted one of my photos underneath – this helped to make the background paper come to life a little more rather than being a purely flat design. I added some pieces of ephemera, from both the Garden Bits pack and the Bits & Pieces pack around my photos to add layers of interest. I also mounted my photos onto journaling cards from one of the cut apart papers. On the right side of my photos I added more ephemera, including a fussy cut chicken from a journaling card. I specifically wanted to include chickens as my photos were of my children feeding the chickens at our local farm and the chickens in this collection were perfect!

I added some stickers from the Sticker Book at the bottom of the photo and at the bottom of the layout. I added a few gingham Ephemera hearts that I raised on foam pads and I added some of the beautiful Decorative Brads. These are adhesive so really easy to attach.

For my title I reached for the Color Vibe Alphas Basics sticker book. I really love these because they provide multiple fonts in multiple colours! I used the fark grey colour to create my title: Pecking Order. I used block alphas for the first word and tile alphas for the second word – I love how this looks!

To finish off I added some splatters of white paint to the layout – there were already white paint splatters as part of the design of this background paper so I just added a few more around my clusters. I also handwrote in my journaling.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you have enjoyed this layout using Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden.

Happy scrapping

Niki xx



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