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One Hot Mess | Niki Rowland July 11, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans! I'm Niki (@nikiclaire on Instagram) and I'm delighted to be back on the Just Nick team for another year.
I live in the UK with my husband and two children, Sophie aged 7 and Max aged 5 who are often the subject of my scrapbook layouts. I'm also due to have another baby, a boy, in 5 weeks time who will also, no doubt, be documented in great detail on my layouts too :)
I scrapbook nearly every day and love to use large bold elements on my layouts. I love bright colours and love to pile on the embellishments to create an interesting and dimensional look. I'm never fussy about what products I use and love to be challenged and the more random the better!
For this layout I decided to document the heat wave we are having in the UK at the moment - this is quite a rare occurance and at 32 weeks pregnant (when the photo was taken), I'm struggling a bit to cope with the heat and it just feels like it is never going to end! We aren't used to super hot temperatures in the UK so don't have any air conditioning so at the moment I really am one hot mess!!!
I used the swirly sun from the Summer cut file which I cut really big from white card. I then mounted this, raised up on foam pads, onto a patterned paper background - something that is a little out of my comfort zone as I usually go for white backgrounds.
The swirly sun was acts as the background to my layout and I then built a photo cluster on top over to the left side. I added chipboard triangles in between each of the sunrays for extra effect.
I added my title and another embellishment cluster on the right side to balance out the photo cluster and handwrote my journaling around the middle swirly part of the sun cut file.
Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed meeting me and seeing my layout. Happy scrapping xx