Smile | Simple Stories | Simple Vintage Essentials

Friday 23 June 2023


Hi everyone! Here is a layout using the new Simple Stories Simple Vintage Essentials collection. I admit that this wouldn’t usually be a collection I would buy for myself because my style is typically to use bright colours…but I was delighted to find some really beautiful papers and embellishments in this collection and I’m so happy with the layouts I’ve created using it. Sometimes it is good to step outside of our comfort zones, because we might just find we like it there!!

I’ve always loved monochrome layouts because I feel that the use of grouped colours makes for layouts with big impact. This collection is packed full of beautiful monochromes, with just a little vintage sepia. I focused on the monochromes.

For this layout I selected two papers from the collection and I trimmed one down, distressed the edges and added it to the other one. This formed the base of my layout.

I had a black & white square photo which I placed onto the background. I arranged it with multiple flowers from the Botanical Bits along with some ephemera pieces from the Bits & Pieces. I distressed the edges of all the ephemera bits, and pinched the petals of the Botanical Bits. I then stuck these in place using foam pads to give the layout lots of dimension.

I finished off with ‘smile’ as my title which is an ephemera piece and some foam hearts from the Foam Stickers. I also added some splatters of black paint to finish off!

I love how different this layout is from my usual style, I hope you do too!

Thanks so much for joining me today, happy scrapping

Niki xx




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