The Great Outdoors | Great Escape Collection by Niki Rowland

Hey again everyone! This is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) back today with another layout and process video using the Great Escape Collection. For this layout I was inspired by the banner shapes in this collection and decided to make a banner design.

I used white for my background and then made three different sized banners out of patterned papers. I chose two solid-ish patterns for the larger ones (green compasses, and orange zig zags) and then took a risk and made a stripy one for the smaller one. The reason it’s a risk, is because there are white stripes in-between the colours, and multiple colours, so it may not have looked as defined as the other two, but after distressing the edges and put some orange trim around the bottom edge, I think it looks ok!

I distressed the edges of all banners, and added strings for ‘hangings’. I usually would have used brads for them to ‘hang’ from, but I didn’t have any (I was scrapping away from home) so I just stitched them in place with a single stitch using cotton.  I also added contrasting coloured strips to the top of each banner.

I added one single photo, a landscape one, which is a bit unusual for me, but it worked perfectly with this design. I added two large embellishment clusters, comprising of Floral Ephemera from the Heart & Home collection (which goes beautifully with the colours in Great Escape by the way!) and multiple other Ephemera pieces from Great Escape. I also added chipboard, which I always enjoy adding because it gives a different texture to my layouts.

For my title I used ‘the great outdoors’ from the Puffy Title Stickers, which I positioned on the diagonal lines of the banners. Again this is a bit different for me, so I was a bit out of my comfort zone with this layout! But I love how the title looks!

I finished off with small embellishments: stars from the Puffy Title Stickers, Enamel Dots and sequins! I also added a few phrase strips from the Accessory Stickers.

I adore how this layout turned out, it’s so fun and I love the oversized banners!
Happy scrapping

Niki xx