Stay Curious! by Niki Rowland

Stay Curious! by Niki Rowland

Hello everyone, Niki (@nikiclairecreates) here with you today with two new layouts and process videos using the Simple Vintage Lakeside collection. I really enjoy working with the Simple Vintage collections, they are so beautiful and packed full of gorgeous icons. 



I started off with a dark patterned paper with pretty foliage and butterflies. I drew a large circle centrally then cut this out. I distressed the edges of the circle and then backed it with a sheet of green paper from the Simple Vintage Lakeside Basics pack. I used foam pads around the edge of the circle to give it plenty of dimension. 



I mounted two photos on the black and white striped paper and then set about layering them onto the layout. I used two of the Chipboard Clusters, overlapped slightly, as the base for my photos. I added plenty of Bits and Pieces, Nature Bits, Foam Stickers and some Decorative Brads around this area too. I particularly love the signpost that reads ‘trail’, ‘lake’ ‘lodge’. I also totally love all the ducks!



At the top opposite corner from the photos, I added another small cluster in order to balance out the large one with the photos. I love the wooden rounds that have phrases on. I chose the one that says, ‘time to unplug’ and arranged that together with a mushroom and some leaves from the Bits & Pieces pack.



I added a chipboard title that says ‘just add water’ – how awesome is that! I finished off with splatters of white paint and I also handwrote my journaling below the title. Here is the link to the process video if you would like to watch how this layout came together: 



For my second layout today using Simple Vintage Lakeside, I started by adding my photo into one of the Chipboard Frames. I layered the frame with another frame, offset behind it. I also added a layer of patterned paper.



I chose a sheet of Simple Vintage Lakeside Basics paper for my background. I always love working with these as they are solid colours with beautiful, printed textures on them. They are my favourite thing to use for backgrounds! I trimmed it down and distressed the edges significantly. I then mounted this onto a sheet of the checked patterned paper from the Lakeside collection. I love the brown and green tones. 



I positioned the frames onto the layout and tucked in lots of leaves from the Nature Bits pack. I also added Foam Stickers, some icons from the Bits & Pieces pack and some Chipboard Stickers too. 

I love phrase stickers so added a few of these at the top of the layout. These also served to cover up a random person in the background of my photo! 



I added a few of the beautiful Decorative Brads, created another small cluster at the bottom of the layout and handwrote my journaling. 

I also added a title using the two different fonts from the Simple Vintage Lakeside Sticker Book. I outlined the letters with a fine-liner pen to make them stand out better against the background. I finished off with a few splatters of white paint. Here is the link to the process video for this layout:  



I hope you have enjoyed seeing these two layouts! Make sure to check out the Simple Vintage Lakeside collection, it is so beautiful for all your lake photos! 

Happy scrapping 

Niki xx 


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