More Hello Today, Simple Stories | Julie Taylor

Hi Magpies, Julie back again today sharing another 2 layouts using the lovely Simple Stories collection, Hello Today. I’ve loved making layouts, with this collection, & they came together so quickly. I found it really inspiring & have plenty left, to add in my stash, for future projects.

Today & everyday

My first layout is about my love of coffee!! I drink coffee everyday & this collection is just perfect for documenting daily things as it has so many daily, monthly, yearly references.

I split my page into 3, vertically, & decided to add some messy stamping to the right part. I first gessoed the white cardstock & then stamped with different oxide inks, that matched the colours in the collection. I then went over it with a water brush & ‘bled’ some of the colours together, dabbing up if it became muddy. Once dry I added splatters in the same colours. I ripped a section of the august paper, with all the numbers on & curled the edges adding a couple of pages from the 6×8 paper pad. I then stitched that, along with some of the October paper to the white cardstock.

On top of the October paper I tucked in some of the labels, fussy cut out the papers, & a few days of the week tabs, out the sticker book. I made a photo cluster using a chipboard frame, die cuts, cardstock stickers, decorative brads, puffy stickers & chipboard stickers & added it, at the centre, going over each section.

My title came from the 6×12 foam stickers & I teamed it with a die cut & a chipboard sticker, & I found the perfect charm in my stash!!!



I wanted to make this layout different from the other 3, as those were very paper heavy so went mixed media & tried to keep it more simple!!! who was I kidding!!! not a chance, LOL!!!!

I first gessoed my cardstock, as I knew I’d be using lots of water & added some texture paste, through a stencil & then decided to see what it would look like just adding the texture paste with a spatula & I love how it turned out!!! I just did some swirls & added it like spreading butter!!! so easy & although it took a while to dry it gives great texture. I then added some colour with oxide inks & magical powders. Once that was dry I added black stamping, with both background stamps & word stamps.

I made 2 clusters, at each left & right edge adding die cuts, stickers, chipboard, papers & decorative brads & linked them together with some gauze, twine & the title.

Like I said I’ve really enjoyed this collection & hope you have enjoyed my ramblings about it.

until next time

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Simple Stories Hello Today

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