Thankful for You | Niki Rowland November 20, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans, Niki here today to share a 'thankful' layout. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but it still gets me thinking each year about what I am thankful for. I had a baby three months ago and he took much longer to come along than we had hoped and I am therefore so very thankful for him in our lives.
I've used the absolutely gorgeous Mandalla Leaf for this layout. This amazing cut file was new to the store im September and I've been itching to use it ever since.
I cut the Mandalla Leaf out of an ombre sheet of patterned paper. The collection I've used is Indigo Hills 2 by Pinkfresh Studio. I cut the leaf from the centre of the paper and used the edge of the sheet as a page border.
I attached the very beautiful leaf to my layout and added stitched details around the edge of the layout. I wanted to keep the layout quite minimal in order for the focus to stay on the leaf, ie I didn't want to cover too much of it up!
I used a small photo of me and my baby boy framed with ephemera and layered with a chipboard frame. I clustered my photo within the leaf and added my embellishments around the photo.
I added a small title with teeny alphabet stickers from the same collection and machine stitched through them.
I hope you enjoyed this layout - definitely try out this cut file, it is so very beautiful.
Happy scrapping xx