Life’s A Zoo | Into The Wild – Simple Stories | Amy Kattenbelt

Hiya, Amy here to share another layout using Simple Stories “Into The Wild” collection. As with my post a few weeks ago, I have used a sketch as inspiration. This time I am using the sketch I designed for this months Hey Little Magpie monthly challenge. Keep reading until the end of this post for more information about that!

Life’s A Zoo

I tried to limit the supplies I used to create this layout to make it budget friendly if you fancy copying my ideas. I used the Page Pieces as the basis of my layout. If you haven’t seen them before, they are a great little pack that usually contains a title piece, some phrase die cuts and some large ephemera pieces from the collection, plus a nice selection of smaller pieces too. I used the following supplies to create this layout…

Simple Stories – Into The Wild – Page Pieces
Simple Stories – Into The Wild – 6×8 Paper Pad (or you could use 3 12×12 patterned papers of the same design but larger scale)
Simple Stories – Into The Wild – 12×12 Patterned Paper “Tags”
Distress Oxide – Mowed Lawn
Vicki Boutin – Sweet Rush – Tropical Leaves Stencil
White Cardstock
EK Success – 3/16″ Circle Punch

From my own supplies I added some pink and brown wool, some small alphabet stamps, a date stamp, black ink, an ink blender tool, foam dots and a star punch.

Here is a reminder of the sketch that I am using.

I started my layout by stencilling the background area using the  green Mowed Lawn ink and the Vicki Boutin Stencil. I picked two pf the patterned papers from the 6×8 pad, and tore squares, then layered them together. I picked a 3rd paper from the pad, and I ripped lengths then pieced them together at the top and bottom of my layout. You cant easily see the join, so this is a great way to use your paper pads too.

I tucked alol the leaf ephemera around the patterned papers, and also fussy cut two of the tags from the 12×12 paper. The 3/16″ circle punch is a perfect fit for the Simple Stories tag papers. I added wool to to the tags for texture and tucked them under the papers.

I placed my three little photos, as per my sketch. I then added my favourite items, the animal ephemera pieces. I also added the title piece in the same place as my sketch shows. Instead of the banner in the top right corner I added some floral ephemera. Instead of adding word to the frames around the photos, I punched three stars out of the branding strip of the tag 12×12 paper. I used foam dots in a few places to give some dimension. Lastly I stamped my journalling under the title.

Thanks for coming to take a closer look at how I created this layout. So for more details about how you can join in with my sketch challenge, see this blog post here. It closes at midnight on 31st October 2022, and a winner will be picked at random to win 1000 Magpie Points. Also as an amazing bonus everyone who enters will receive a 10X discount code to be used once in November. Please see the blog post for all terms and conditions.

Happy Scrapping,

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