Hi PF friends! It's Ashley, and I'm here with a new layout. There is no better name for the newest collection from Pinkfresh Studio...Simple & Sweet is the perfect description! I am in love with everything from the colors, patterned papers and embellishments...so pretty much, all of it! I couldn't wait to use it when it landed on my doorstep, so I got to work the day after it arrived. The Good Company patterned paper was the first thing that caught my eye, and I hope you're inspired by how I used it.
If there was ever the perfect patterned paper for stitching, it's definitely this one! I chose 6 different colors of embroidery floss that coordinated with the collection. The stitching took several hours, but I just love the finished look. When I'm working on a project like this I always listen to music or watch some scrappy YouTube videos. I've always loved hand-stitching no matter the amount of time it takes to complete it.
When I started adding the title and embellishments to the layout, I decided to keep everything toward the outer edge of the stitching. I didn't want to cover it up, but I still wanted to be able to incorporate a lot of the embellishments from the collection, and I ended up with the perfect look. I placed my title at the bottom of the stitched hearts, and used the Puffy Alpha Stickers. Mixing the three different colors added a fun look to the title.
I completed the design of the layout by continuing a mix of chipboard, ephemera, and puffy stickers around the perimeter of the stitching. It's always fun mixing all of the embellishments to add interest to your layout or project.
If you would like to see more of my process for this layout, you can check out the new Process Video on my YouTube channel. Just click on the image below to view the video.
The Simple & Sweet collection is already showing up in some of your favorite online shops and kit clubs. Make sure you check them out, so you can pick up this fun collection!