Blue Skies & Sunshine! by Niki Rowland

Blue Skies & Sunshine! by Niki Rowland

Hey everyone, this is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and here are a couple of layouts and process videos using the beautiful Full Bloom Collection. This collection is full of gorgeous spring colours and super cute icons. It is perfect for Spring or any outdoors photos, I think! 

I have a photo of an amazing Bug Hotel which we saw in the grounds of a Country House. It was not so much of a ‘hotel’ but more like a castle!!  



The beehive paper was perfect for this, and I decided to cut away some of the squares in the centre to create an abstract shape. I wanted it to represent all the nooks and grooves that the bugs hide in. I made it a reasonable size and then added some yellow bits around the shape too. I backed the shape with orange paper. 



I added my photo together with some of the new Floral Bits. I’m so happy to have these as I love floral ephemera! I tucked several behind my photo together with a chipboard cloud. 

To make my title I used the alphabet stickers from the Full Bloom Sticker Book. I mounted them onto white card and trimmed them out. I then added the words to the layout raised on foam pads. I then used embroidery thread and two long stitches to ‘cross out’ the word ‘hotel’ and handwrote ‘castle’ underneath. I added bees buzzing around the title and stitched their little trails in gold thread. 



I added more Floral Bits around the outside of the shape together with cute chipboard snails, beehive and a sign that says ‘garden’. These are just so adorable! 

I finished off with handwriting my journaling and adding splatters of white paint!  Here is the link to the process video for this layout if you would like to watch it come together: 



For my second layout I’ve used a white background together with that gorgeous diagonal striped paper. I cut a large corner of the paper and put that in the top left corner of the layout with a smaller one in the opposite corner. I love how this looks! I added another layer of patterned paper to the corners too. 



I fussy cut lots of daisies from the paper too and tucked these into the layers. I added my photo to the top together with the Happy Day title from the Foam Stickers. The Foam Stickers also contains lots of cute icons, not just titles so I added some of those too: flowers and a bird.  



I then set about adding lots of other embellishments and I was spoiled for choice! I love all the ephemera packs: Floral Bits, Bits & Pieces and Journaling Bits! There is just so much to choose from. As well as picking out a few pieces of ephemera, I also added some stickers and labels, Decorative Brads and Puffy Stickers. I also added a few Enamel Dots because they are always a fabulous addition to any page! 



I finished off this layout with my journaling right at the bottom, and splatters of white paint. 



This collection really is the cutest, I adore the little bugs, bees and butterflies!  I really enjoyed playing with this collection, it is just so adorable and really easy to create with. Here is the link to the process video if you would like to watch: 



Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping!

Niki xx 


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