Bloom & Grow

Bloom & Grow
Hello, Simple Stories friends! It’s Jen today with a layout created using the gorgeous, new Simple Vintage Berry Fields Collection. I love all of the vintage collections, but the colors, patterns, and graphics of this one just speaks to me. Who can relate?
Recently, I found this picture of me and had no idea where it came from or when it was taken. After speaking with my mom, we decided I had to have been around two years old and was wearing a dress my grandmother made with shoes purchased by my grandfather. It feels as if I received a gift!
There are so many patterns in this collection that I love, but the large berries and flowers are my favorite. I wanted to give dimension to my background, so I chose to fussy cut, distress, and adhere them to the wood grain patterned paper with foam tape. Doing so created just the look I was hoping for.
Continuing to build the background, I added rub-ons in various places amongst the berries and flowers, as well as behind the photo. When doing this, I added the images in “splotches” to continue with the distressed feel of the project. They are not super prominent but add discreet splashes of color on the wood pattern.
After matting the photo with distressed patterned papers and journal bits that include the date, I placed it in the middle of the layout. Next, I added die cuts, stickers, washi tape, and chipboard. There is even a tiny bit of rub-on included in the corner of the photo.
To complete the project, I added foam stickers beneath the picture to create the title. Last, I added two foam sticker bees and a chipboard butterfly along with green enamel dots.
This project turned out just as I had hoped! I love the vintage-inspired products with the older photo – it’s almost as if they were made for each other!
Here’s one last look at the completed layout.
Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope my use of the Simple Vintage Berry Fields has inspired you to create something you love!!
Have a wonderful day!
Products used:
Simple Vintage Berry Fields - Collection Kit
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – 6 X 8 Pad
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – 6 x 12 Chipboard
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Bits & Pieces
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Ephemera
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Sticker Book
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Foam Stickers
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Chipboard Clusters
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Foam Stickers
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Rub Ons
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Glossy Enamel Dots
Simple Vintage Berry Fields – Washi Tape

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