Welcome to the blog hop challenge! A few weeks ago, I put out a call; I offered up little handmade embellishments in exchange for a promise. And I've been overwhelmed by the response. So without further ado, I cordially invite to you hop on board!
I sent embellishments zooming (sort of) through the post to far flung places in Britain, Europe and even the USA! And in return, a whole host of wonderful ladies have put them to use in all sorts of fantastic crafting projects. To see their ideas and unashamedly steal their inspiration, you can follow through the list of blogs below.
But first, I'd like to share my projects. I used my own embellishments as features on a couple of pages. I like to scrap with lots of bits and pieces in layers and so the embellishments made a great focus point for me.
This page is all about recent trip to the seaside - I've already blogged my journalling here, and I spread it around the page in little blocks. I've found this to be a really helpful way to journal recently as I can get lots of writing on the page without having to find a big chunk of space to put it in.
The embellishment clipped neatly onto one of the layers and I added a die cut from Sassafras underneath. I used the back of the die cut because the white really made the focus embellishment stand out. And partly because I really didn't like the front. Finally, I added a bit of hand stitching for detail.
My second page is the same process, but I've kept the embellishment a little more subtle. It helps to add detail to the page and balances the design, so that there's an element in both the top right and bottom left of the page.
I also really liked the way the blue in the embellishment matched the tones in the photo. I took this picture of cupcakes at a friends house after a slightly... shall we say interesting?...baking session. But they turned out quite tasty in the end, and we really went for it with the food colouring. Anyway, when I took the picture, the light was really bad and it came out rather bluer than intended. Because the cupcakes were green. But I loved the atmosphere in the picture and really wanted to scrap the memory of the weekend, and I tried to turn the blue to my advantage!
So, that's all from me, but things don't end here. I'm passing you along to Beki's lovely blog What a Load of Scrap for the next project...
If you get derailed from the blog hop at any point because the internet elves won't stick the right picture on your screen when you click on a link, you can find the total list of the blogs below. I really encourage you to have a look at some of the amazing crafting that these talented ladies have to offer!
Kirsty of Journal of Curious Things (you are here!)
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I'm going to alternate between erratically exploring London with camera in tow, and scrapbooking. Lush :D
P.S. If all goes well, maybe we'll do the same next time I hit a blogging milestone.