Great Escape | Simple Stories | Amy Kattenbelt
Good Morning Magpies, Amy here sharing two more layouts that use the nature inspired collection by Simple Stories called Great Escape. It’s part of their Simple Vintage branding, and includes lots of layered effect elements of gorgeous earth tones and images of ferns, mushrooms and butterflies to name but a few. The collection is perfect for photos of autumnal walks in the countryside amongst other things.
The Great Mushroom Hunt
This layout features 9 2″ square photos of mushrooms we found whilst out on a long walk. I created an angled grid design, adding two cut apart 2″ squares from on of the patterned papers. I used two other papers as my background. The stunning paper called Nature Lover and the B side of the paper called Let’s Explore.
My title was created using three different letter stickers. The green tile effect tiny stickers from the Simple Stories Colour Vibes Bold alphabet sticker book, the woodgrain letters from the 6×4 sticker book from the Great Escapes collection, and the Simple Stories Foam Alpha stickers in Warm White.
I embellished all the little squares using stickers from the 6×4 sticker book, using both the stickers that featured mushrooms and some word stickers. The layout was finished off with some larger mushrooms around the title from the die cut pack.
I used one of the frames from the chipboard frames pack as the starting point for this final layout. These frames are one of my new favourite items. I love how easy layouts come together using them. Its great fun to add extra layers and stickers to build up and personalise the frames.
I used the plaid patterned paper to frame a piece of thick white card stock to create my background. I used one of the many layered effect die cut pieces in the lower left corner and added some extra stickers and the date to the cluster.
One of my favourite things to do, when working with images of butterflies, is to use foam squares to raise the wings, but stick the bodies to the page flat. It creates loads of dimension and makes them look like they are flying off the page. Next I added a few staples for extra texture, mimicking those that are imaged on the stickers. The layout was finished using some of the beautiful glossy brads from the collection.
Thanks for coming to take a closer look at my layouts. Take Care, and Stay Safe,