It's A Sweet Life! by Niki Rowland

It's A Sweet Life! by Niki Rowland

Hello everyone, this is Niki, @nikiclairecreates, here with two new layouts and videos using the beautiful Simple Vintage Lemon Twist collection. This collection has been re-released because it was so popular last year! I’m very happy to see it again and I loved it then and I think I love it even more now! 

                 

                  

For my first layout I chose to use a white background. I cut apart all the elements on the Journal Elements paper. I love these papers and the Journal Elements one is often my favourite as the cards are all different sizes with a mixture of patterns and journaling spots. I thought I would feature these cards on this layout.

                      

                  

I laid down a large strip of the aqua gingham paper (oh my heart, it is so pretty!) and then layered the journal elements on top. I distressed the edges of all and also machine stitched around a few.

I added small amounts of ink to the top and bottom of the large cluster using ink pads and an ink blending tool. I like how this extends the pretty colours. 

                  

                  

I used one of the Chipboard Frames too. I backed the apertures in white paper from the Simple Vintage Basics Kit and then layered my photo on top. 

For my embellishments I’ve used lots of Foam Stickers, Floral Bits and Bits & Pieces. I’ve also used stickers from the Cardstock Stickers and the beautiful Decorative Brads. 

I finished with splatters of black paint.  Here is the link to the process video if you would like to watch along: https://youtu.be/NpWlHXVb0EU

                

                       

For my second layout today I was actually inspired by a friend who was sat next to me at the time. We were scrapbooking together, and she had cut her paper into two pieces and had them stuck to each side of her layout with a gap in the middle. For some reason this just sparked creativity for me and after asking her permission to do the same, I was off! I love it when inspiration just strikes like that! 

                    

                 

I choose one of the beautiful yellow papers from the Simple Vintage Lemon Twist collection to feature on my background. I trimmed it down and cut it up, so I was left with two pieces of equal height but different widths. I positioned them either side of the white card background. I added zig zag machine stitching to the black lines on the paper. 

                

                  

I added my photo to one of the Chipboard Frames and added a cute journaling card to the other aperture. I positioned this onto my layout and then built a large cluster to the left side. I used Floral Bits, Bits & Pieces, as well as Foam Stickers and stickers from the Cardstock Stickers. I used the Foam Sticker title ‘sweetest’ for my title which I stuck to the bottom of the frame. 

                    

                      

I felt the layout needed something to balance out the large cluster on the other side, so I used a card cut from the Journal Elements paper as the base, and then added Foam Stickers, Chipboard Stickers and Floral Bits there too. 

                      

                   

I added several of the small hearts from the Foam Stickers, a few Decorative Brads and some label stickers. I finished off with a few splatters of black paint.  There's a process video for this layout too and here is the link if you would like to watch along: https://youtu.be/Nrut1Dz5Pv8 

                    

                      

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you have enjoyed my Simple Vintage Lemon Twist layouts! 

Happy scrapping 

Niki xx 

@nikiclairecreates  

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