Fabulous | Simple Stories | Simple Vintage Essentials

Friday 23 June 2023


Hello again everyone, here is my latest layout for Simple Stories using the Simple Vintage Essentials collection. Like the first layout I made with this collection, I’ve chosen to focus on the monochrome elements. I picked out a black paper to use as my background. It has a subtle lined pattern on it. I distressed the edges.

I used three copies of the same photo, which I layered together for a slightly different look. I cut a few circles from different patterned papers and a strip too. I distressed the edges of all of these and layered them onto the background together with my photos.

I then set about adding lots of the phrases and words from the Foam Stickers. I always find these such a wonderful embellishment to use, the words are always generic enough to work for a variety of photos. I turned them into a feature on this layout. I love that they are in different styles and fonts. In this pack there are some that are black text with a white outline and some are white with a black outline – this looked great against my dark background.

I felt that my layout needed a border or something done to the background. So I took a craft knife and cut some slits along some of the lines on the background paper. I managed to distress these a little and bend them up a bit, this was the texture my background needed. I backed the layout with another patterned paper from this collection, in a contrasting white pattern.

I added foam hearts from the Foam Stickers, a few ephemera hearts raised up on foam pads and I finished off with a few splatters of white paint.

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx




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