But still, there is always time for a little crafting! As promised, I want to share with you another technique for creating your own handmade embellishments - this time using paper scraps and those orphaned bits of chipboard that I think we all have in abundance - sitting unused in a drawer somewhere!
Pull out a selection of shapes and sizes, and try to pair them up. For example, with this 'motley' collection I decided to team the heart and the tag together, the small flower and circle, the 2 ovals together and I used a chipboard key (not shown here as I changed my mind at the last minute - after all - isn't that a women's perogative?!!)
To start with, I painted the base shape black, including the edges. Then I picked out some left over scraps from the Mad Tea Party and Nirvana ranges to cover the top chipboard layer.
To cover chipboard with paper, I trace the shape onto the paper, cut around it, glued to chipboard and sand the edges to get a clean look.
I then assembled the pieces together, using a good strong glue to adhere them to one another. Lastly, out came the gold patina wax to add a little age and shimmer to the pieces.
I love to keep a little stash of these embellies on hand, they are perfect to use as gap fillers on a layout or a card front. Here is a closer look at each one...
Thanks for stopping by the Marion Smith Designs blog today. Stay tuned for the third and final instalment of Handmade Embellishments!