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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Embellish Me More

This week's challenge at Crafty Emma's is titled 'Embellish Me More' - a challenge to use at least 4 types of embellishments in a papercraft project. My submission is a 12 x 12 scrapbook page, part of an album I have been making for some friends to celebrate their wedding.

The whole album is based on a theme of black, white and claret. The embellishments I have used have mostly been made by me throughout all the pages. I started by using Photoshop to convert the colour photo to black and white then hand colouring the bouquet using Twinkling H2Os. I overlaid vellum which I patterned with superfine holes around the outline of the bouquet. I attached it using small brads. I cut a scalloped border from white paper and embellished it with tiny claret gems. A vellum sentiment accent was added to the side of the photo and a little bird (Stampin' Up!) on a branch punched from black card to highlight the top right over a scalloped mini page. I made a simple white parchment craft border for the left hand side and a mini version of a wedding dress, also from parchment which I hung on a little hanger that I twisted from purple wire. The page was finished off with a white rub-on title 'beautiful'.

Although the overall effect is quite simple, the parchment work took a long time, so the whole page actually took 12 hours! I am pleased with it though, so it was worth the effort.


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Stunning work. Just love that cut out dress on the wire hanger and the pretty way you highlighted the bouquet. Awesome!
Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week.
Caroline xxx

kaylou said...

awww this is gorgeous , thank you for joining our embellishment challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Julie said...

This is beautiful - so much attention to detail and fab embellies!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week! Juliexxx

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