It's The Simple Things In Life By Christine Meyer!
Have you ever looked at a a patterned paper and been inspired to recreate it on a larger scale? As I was looking through the 4 X 6 Elements Paper in the Summer Farmhouse Collection, I was completely inspired to recreate the pocket piece! So I set off into the collection to figure out how to do just that! Christine joining you today with a colorful Summer Farmhouse layout!
I have really been drawn to incorporating the 6 X 8 paper pads lately and today was no exception. My actual pocket for the layout was cut out from one of the papers in the 6 X 8 pad. I created a pocket template on my own and then used that to cut this one out. Then I went over the printed stitching and added actual hand stitching to the pocket.
I wanted to have lots of flowers overflowing from the pocket. But I had to approach this somewhat cautiously - not wanting to go overboard. A combination of cardstock stickers, stickers from the 4 X 6 sticker book, ephemera, and chipboard all make up this bouquet. I did use a variety of adhesives in order to add dimension as needed.
The Washi tape in this collection is gorgeous and was perfect to add as a boarder on the layout. I also incorporated lots of enamel dots throughout the layout.
Although I love the words on the original pocket - I opted to stick with what was printed on the sheet from the 6 X 8 paper pad.
Having already used words in a big way on the layout - I only added some little word stickers to the bottom of the layout. I didn't want the other elements to get lost to text. If you'd like to take a closer look at this layout you can catch my process video on my YouTube Channel
Thanks so much for joining us at Simple Stories today!