Simple Things! by Niki Rowland

Simple Things! by Niki Rowland

Hi everyone, this is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and here are two new layouts and process videos using the Simple Vintage Cottage Fields collection. This collection is so pretty. I was instantly drawn to the paper with the pink gingham print and decided to make this my background. I cut a large square out of the middle and backed this with a sheet from the Simple Vintage Cottage Fields Basics Kit. 



I mounted my photo into one of the chipboard frames. These frames are always so gorgeous, and I love the details on them. I added this to the bottom left corner of the square. I then cut up the 2x2 Elements paper and picked out some of my favourite squares. 



I spent some time distressing all the edges of the squares and I also machine stitched around the edges of some with black thread. I then positioned these onto the layout, tucked inside the frame and well as some on top too.  



I then added to the frame feature with foam stickers, label stickers and Decorative Brads. I wanted a mixture of different small embellishments around all the squares. 



I added a title using one of the foam stickers ‘happiness’ and I finished off with journaling and splatters of white acrylic paint. Here is the link to my process video if you would like to watch along: 



For my second layout today using Simple Vintage Cottage Fields, I’ve picked out the blue and green colours. I started with a ‘half and half’ design. I really loved the butterfly paper, so I used that on one half of the layout and used a sheet of Simple Vintage Cottage Fields Basics paper for the other side. I distressed the edges of the butterfly paper and then arranged my photos over the middle section. 



I wanted to use the chipboard frames but there were none that fitted my photos. So, I cut one in half and sort of tucked my photo into it. My photo was a bit too narrow but after I had mounted it onto black paper it looked much better, and I was pleased I managed to use one of the frames because I love them so much. 



I then tucked items from the Bits & Pieces and Floral bits around the photos, creating a diagonal design. I mostly used flowers and hearts. I then added a few label stickers from the sticker sheet. I love these stickers which always have the loveliest phrases. Some that I used on this layout are ‘dream big’, ‘the best ever’, ‘all my heart’ and ‘one fine day’. 



For my title I used the word ‘together’ from the foam stickers. I finished off the layout with some journaling and some splatters of white acrylic paint. I also dotted a few Decorative Brads around the layout too; they are always the perfect addition.  Here is the link to the process video for this one: 



Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping, I hope you have enjoyed my layouts and be sure to check out Simple Vintage Cottage Fields, it is lovely to create with.

Niki xx 



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