So diverse…

How diverse? So diverse – that’s how diverse the new ‘I am’ collection form Simple Stories is!
Usually collections have a running colour or icon theme running through them and on initial glance I would have definitely thought the same for the ‘I am’ collection too… peaches, aqua and teal colours. But no, this collection is so diverse it has totally surprised me!
I have created four very different colour and style themed layouts, so diverse from each other…
‘Sunshine’ uses a selection of three of the different Elements papers.
Inspired by the pennant banner on the 2 x 12″, more pennants were created from words and phrases on the 4 x 6″ and 4 x 4″.
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Strung onto a piece of twine from my own stash, the pennants are simply curved to create a flag ‘blowing in the wind’ effect in a very multi-coloured layout.
‘Amazing’ uses my favourite paper ‘Courageous Gold Foil’ – a stunning black lined design paper with a feature gold foiled heart.
After choosing a suitable phrase, I used my Silhouette to cut the it, alternating between white and black text.
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As the phrase was the main focus of this layout, a few chipboard frames, some die-cut bits and pieces and some self adhesive brads was all that the layout needed!
amazing cameo 1
“I am…” really shows off how diverse this collection is.
I am
The last layout was primarily black and white and yet this layout is a mixture of corals, greens and aquas!
As soon as I saw the Dreaming paper, I knew that I would want to cut out some of the blooms.
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By using foam pads, it was very easy to create a layered collection of florals.
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A selection of phrases from the Expressions stickers summarised how I consider my youngest step-daughter to be – ‘so very blessed’, ‘loving life’ and ‘surrounded by good things’…
wonderful life
‘Wonderful Life’ uses the reverse side of the Dreaming paper to frame the dotty Hurley background paper from Shimelle.
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Chipboard frames and stickers in an abundance of soft peaches, pinks and neutrals gives a very different take on what is fundamentally a collection of bold colours.
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So do you agree? Would you describe this collection as diverse?

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