Monday, January 13, 2020

Embellishments - Inspired by Shape

Hello, hello - Brande here again with a little post all about how the shape of an embellishment inspired the design of my latest project for Scrap Shotz!

When flipping through all of the oh-so-pretty collectables of the Scrap Shotz December 2019 Scrapbook Kit I was really drawn to the gold and foil ornaments. I decided to play on the shape, the shine, and the texture of these ornaments for all my design decisions.

For the shape, I went through the goodies in the kit to find all the circles. In addition to the 3 ornaments - I found the 2 circle titles 'Season's Greetings' and 'Merry Christmas', wood veneer circles, the glass circle curios, and a gold die cut that resembled the shape of the wood veneer circles. Perfect! I also went through the papers and cut random circles out of any that felt especially pretty to me at that moment. Solid scrapbooker decision making at its best!

For the shine, I did a little simple packaging smoosh technique in the background with some Nuvo Mica Mist, Antique Gold from the Scrap Shotz shop. I also painted the wood veneer with the Antique Gold - compared to the foil on the papers and collectables, the wood veneer looked plain and I feel they had shine envy. (wink) I also took a little bit of Antique Gold on a paintbrush and rubbed the edges of each of the paper circles. Some splatters on the page with the Gold tied it all together.

For the texture, I was super keen to use the gold / white twine included in the kit. So I wrapped it loosely around and within the circles. This was super easy - I was able to hook it behind the ornaments that were popped up on foam and then go back and tack it down in a few spots with glue. For a little more texture I did use some Staz On Black to stamp some messy circles in the background and added some gold sequins and black enamel dots around the circles too - these last few items are from my stash.

I finished the layout off by matting the whole thing on some of the Bazzil Cardstock, Kraft in the kit (which I also used to mat my photo) and a few more Nuvo Mica Mist, Antique Gold splatters. My title is part of one of the branding strips from papers in the kit - love Kaisercraft for their branding strips. So useful!

Ever been inspired by an embellishment shape? Give it a go! If there are hearts in your kit - add way too many hearts (in a good way) all over your page or better yet, cluster your embellishments into a big background heart shape. If you are keen on florals - consider sketching and fussy cutting some black and white stems or leaves to tuck and peek from behind the florals of the kit you are working with. So many possibilities - embrace the shape ... and the shine, and the texture!

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