Working with embellishments is one of the most enjoyable aspect of scrapbooking. If you have pieces from the same collection it should be easy to use them on a layout since these are designed to go together in terms of colour, pattern and scale. Things become more interesting when you choose to work with assorted collections or different brands. A bit more effort may be needed to bring together a variety of unrelated items but you'll be rewarded with a finished layout containing a unique combination of embellishments. And that's exactly how I approach designing pages for Memories Trend - as a creative opportunity to design with a wide range of embellishments.
So what are the embellishments I get to play with? A hot-air balloon, gold vellum leaves, fabric yoyos in primary colours, crocheted lace and a trio of black birds - a lovely selection of fun and happy items. My plan for organizing them into a coherent design is to place the photo in the middle of the page and have the embellishments swirl around it in a gentle falling motion. I also crafted some handmade pieces to help connect these elements. One example is the polka-dotted pocket. It frames the photo while referencing the colourful yoyos dancing around on the right. Another example is the striped basket made out of red and white cardstock. It's filled with delicate gold leaves and floats upward courtesy of the hot-air balloon. The little birds also get their own perch in the form of a ticket-roll banner.
Making pages like this where I have total artistic freedom to chose which supplies to work with, how to compose the layout, the mood and character of the end-product is enormously satisfying and I'm really thankful for the amount of creative licence Anna of Memories Trend gives me. If I've interested you with this post then you might like to check out my newest work for them. You'll find it over on the Challenge section of the Memories Trend blog where the theme this month is Back-To-School.
Memories Trend Supply List : Bazzill (Embossed Cardstock Peek-a-Boo Leaves, Classic White Cardstock, Classic Red Cardstock), Crate Paper Confetti (Festival, Acetate & Vellum Ephemera), Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Element Stickers, Basic Grey (Piccadilly Fabric Circle Stickers, Little Black Dress Lace Stickers, Plumeria Hearts & Flower Stamp), Ranger (Liquid Pearl Gold, Archival Ink Monarch Orange), WRMK Cropadile Corner Chomper, Fiskars Pinking Shears. Others : Echo Park Recorded Right Now, Crate Paper (Confetti Chipboard Phrases, Open Book Vellum Phrases)
Photo Credit : Pezibear