Hey everyone! This is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) back with two layouts and process videos and I’m super excited to be creating with the Simple Vintage Country Harvest collection. I started to really enjoy autumn collections last year and I’m really looking forward to this coming Autumn so I can use more of this beautiful collection!
For this first layout I started off with one of the papers with a large printed cluster of elements on the left side. It was on a dark background and I was concerned that was a little too dark for me to work on, so I decided to fussy cut around the large elements, and add a different background by slotting a new paper under the elements. I left the dark border and love the result.
I wanted to bring the printed elements to life rather than them being flat. Fussy cutting around them worked well but I took it one step further by cutting around the top sections of the individual elements, distressing the edges and adding foam pads. This gave the effect of all the elements being individual rather than one large printed section. I also added other chipboard pieces to this side.
I wanted to mimic the large left cluster with another cluster on the right side of the page. I added a photo to a circular chipboard frame but this ended up being slightly too big so I saved that for my second layout. I choose one of the Chipboard Elements to go on the right, added Harvest Bits, Bits and Pieces and other Foam Stickers and Cardstock Stickers.
I added a photo at the bottom of the left cluster and my title ‘Awesome Autumn’ using a combination of a Foam title sticker and a little word sticker from the Sticker Book.
I finished off the layout with some small Foam Stickers and Decorative Brads. The resulting layout is possibly a little busier than I had originally planned but I love it just the same. Here is the link for the process video if you would like to watch along: https://youtu.be/xXkALpDwU6E. Here is another look at the finished layout:
For my second layout today, I had already put a photo into one of the circular chipboard frames and wanted to feature that. I took a sheet of one of the beautiful Country Harvest patterned papers and tore off a large section for the top of the layout. My chipboard frame could then sit on there and it was perfect for a cascading design.
For my background I used a sheet from the Simple Vintage Country Harvest 12x12 basics kit. I love these papers. They are solid colours, that match the coordinating collection, and they have a very subtle print on them. I choose a white one that has subtle writing lines and notebook edges on it. These papers are perfect for a background.
Around my torn paper and chipboard frame I started to add lots of embellishments from the Simple Vintage Country Harvest collection. I began by adding one of the Chipboard Clusters and lots of items from the Bits and Pieces pack and Harvest Bits pack. I also added stickers, Foam Stickers and Decorative Brads.
At the bottom of the layout I wanted to use a chipboard border strip from the Decorative Brads, but the elements would have extended down beyond the bottom of the layout, so in order to raise it up a little, I added a narrow strip of patterned paper first and this worked perfectly.
For my title I used a mix of Foam Stickers and tile stickers from the sticker book to make it read 'Fabulous Fall'. I finished off with a few splatters of paint. Here is the link to the process video for this one if you would like to watch along: https://youtu.be/KerXBTXjVB0
Thank you very much for joining me today and I hope you like how these two turned out! The Simple Vintage Country Harvest collection really is beautiful and I’m excited to use more of it.