Hi there! Nathalie with you today bringing you a few layouts created with the new and gorgeous "BEAUTIFUL" collection. I am in love with this collection! It is so easy to work with, and all the designs are perfect to document all those beautiful people in your lives. I think the title says it all the collection is: "Beautiful, indeed!"
Let me share with you a few layouts that I hope that inspire you, too:
It seems like my kids are growing faster than I would like them to ;( -sad emoji-, and with each passing day, I see how rapidly they are letting go of my hand. So I set out to create a page about my daughter, and her ever changing youth.
I was inspired by the small doodled flowers in the collection to create a floral background for this layout. Since I love cut files, I pulled the Behold Beauty file from Just Nick Studio to create the large cut out used behind the picture, as the flowers reminded me of the ones in this collection. A little bit of mixed media using the blush color of the paper bring out the details of the flowers in this page.
To create the background of this page, i cut two strips of paper from the "BeAmazing" paper -i made sure to save the floral edge for a future project. The b-sides of the papers in this collection are just as beautiful, so I glued the two strips so that both sides of the paper will show onto white cardstock. Then trimmed the entire mat, and glued it to the b side of "Simply Wonderful Paper". A bit of mixed media was then added to the page.
While the mixed media dried, I backed the cut file with pink and white vellum. Using a punch, I created the butterflies for this layout. I used a combination of papers from the 6x8 paper pad to obtain the cut outs, and stitched them together.
Then it came time to embellish the layout. So I searched for all the doodle flowers available in the collection's coordinating embellishments, and used them to create 3 clusters on the page. The clear gold stickers worked seamlessly in the background as they mixed nicely with the watercolor background.
All the coordinating stickers, and sentiments in the sticker sheets are perfect to layer, and cluster around the pictures. I had to restrain myself from adding more stickers to the clusters, instead, I found the black die cut "BeYouTiful" that serves as the title for this page. Here is a look at the final page:
Aren't the colors and embellishments in this collection just Beautiful! They are soft, and bold at the same time, but perfect for my teen daughter.
This second project is all about my little cousin (she was named after me!), and she is also growing up so fast, and we only get to see her when we visit our family in Ecuador, so it is easy to see how much she has changed, and I wanted to document her as she enter into her tween years.
This page started with the large heart in background. I drew two parallel hearts in a piece of white cardstock, and cut the edges of both hearts so that they formed a hollowed out heart. For the background of this layout, I used one of the papers in the High Style Paper pad -that matched the colors of the Beautiful collection-, so i searched on my stash for some thin crochet yarn that matched the paper's color, and used it to wrapped the entire heart cut out.
Once the heart was completely covered in yarn, I cut a large heart out of the mint marbled paper from the 6x8 paper pad -using the wrapped cut out as a template-, and glued it to the back of the hear cut out. I used hot glue to attached this piece to the mat ( as i wanted to completely secure it).
There are so many floral motives in this collection, so I used a pair of fine scissors to fussy cut them from different papers, and also to trim the white edges from the stickers and die cut pieces -this allows for the flowers to mixed together without much space between them-. I used a large number of them to layer behind the top of the heart and picture, along with some of the stickers and die cuts from this collection (there are so many to chose from)
The die cuts in this collection are just so beautiful, that i had to use them to create the title of this page. I affixed the two die cuts at the bottom of the heart, and added a few of the floral motives behind the words. The balloons sticker adds the little bit of whimsy to the page.
I love the end result of this page. It has texture, softness, and lots of flowers...what is there not to love!!
I hope these inspire you to create beautiful pages about all those special people in your life. Trust me, once you receive the new Simple Stories BEAUTIFUL collection, you will also be looking at those special pictures to document. AS always, let me know if you have any questions on how these came together.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!