In Love with Color!

In Love with Color!
Hey everyone! This is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) here with my latest layout using the very gorgeous Simple Vintage Essentials Color Palette. I LOVE gingham! And decided to use ALL the colours on my first layout!
I used the 6x8 Paper Pad and selected one sheet of each design, 12 colours in total. I trimmed them down a little and then scored at ¼” intervals, then concertina folded. Some of the pieces I scored at ½” intervals, so as to add a little extra dimension and interest.
I then arranged the concertina pieces into an uneven circle and stuck them down using a hot glue gun. This was a little tricky and took a bit of time and maneuvering of the pieces! But it was a fun process and I adore my wonky circle! It was never supposed to be uniform but it isn’t quite how I expected as I wanted more difference in the length of some of the pieces but I’m still happy with how it turned out!
I then felt I should keep the remainder of the layout quite simple, so I added my two photos to the middle without any borders or layers. I then tucked in some Bits & Pieces, and some words from the Foam Stickers. I added these embellishments in a colour-on-colour fashion, so green embellishments on the green segment of the circle, red on red, etc.
I finished off with a few heart stickers from the Foam Stickers and splatters of black paint. I love how this turned out, it is so colourful and fun!
For my second layout I decided to focus on the set of papers containing just tags! I also love working with tags, and always reach for them in all the regular collections. These ones are sightly different as they are bigger, but they are also double sided as usual.
I selected three colours to use on this layout: red, pink and turquoise. I cut tags out in those colours, as well as tags to go behind them too. I added ribbons to the three top tags and layered them onto a white cardstock background. Before sticking down the tags fully, I just tacked them in place so they were easy to lift up and tuck bits under. I then had some fun with the Rub Ons. They are so beautiful and easy to use. I cut them from the main sheet, positioned them where I wanted them, and rubbed. They transfer super easily.
Some of the Rub Ons are slightly behind the tags, some are slightly over, and some are over by a long way! There is a lot of flexibility and options!
I added my photo to the middle point of the two tags on the right and then added some additional embellishments. I aimed for a colour-on-colour effect. I added words from the Foam Stickers, some Chipboard Stickers, Bits & Pieces and Enamel Dots. I finished off with a few splatters of black paint. I love how the pops of black stand out so much, contrasting with the softer colours. I have put together a process video for this layout which can be viewed here if you would like to watch along: 
Thanks so much for joining me today and happy scrapping!
Niki xx
Products used: Simple Vintage Essentials Color Palette: 12x12 Designer Tags Kit, 12x12 Collection Kit, 6x8 Paper Pad, Rub-ons, Bits & Pieces, Floral & Bird Bits, Foam Stickers, Glossy Enamel Dots Cool, Glossy Enamel Dots Warm.

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