Thursday, August 25, 2011

Use of embellishments... or perhaps overuse of embellishments?

What can I say? I like lumpy and bumpy things on my page. I'd like to blame my need for texture on my friend Jenni and claim that our during our shopping adventures she expertly brainwashed me into searching out and feeling anything with a fun texture on it. Somehow though, I don't think anyone is going to buy that story!

I've been longing to make some of the pretty satin Maya Road flowers ever since they debuted them 2 CHA's ago, but just hadn't found the right opportunity yet. Plus, I've been dealing with some really old Making Memories metal strips for YEARS now. Every time I open my "metallics" bin I have to push them aside to reach the embellies underneath and then I have to carefully line them up diagonally across the bin to make sure the lid closes. So perhaps this layout was as much about removing my organizational fustrations as it was about creating a cool layout.

Anyway, enough about my organizational woes and moving on to the fun stuff... embellishments and lots of them!

When I scrapbook I like to look to the world around me, and like many, I've been addicted to Pinterest lately. That addiction inspired me to create a vintage style page with a corkboard "pinned" with photos of some favorite finds taken during a few junkin' adventures. I love the idea of "diamonds and denim" and wanted to mix textures that were blingy and fabulous, with other embellishments that had more of a simple everyday feeling. With all of that in mind I set out to create this page.

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Supplies: Patterned paper - Pink Paislee; floral vine - Prima; Scalloped boarder - Sizzix Die; Tulle - Bazzill; beaded spray - craft supply; Rhinestone button - Bazzill; cork - Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz; Chipboard Letters - Basic Grey with Sizzix Embossing folder; kraft journaling spots, pink resin flowers black ribbon flower, yellow felt flower - Maya Road; Pearl strip - Recollections; Paint, brads - Making Memories; font - Bohemian Typewriter

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