At the National Scrapbook Day, there were two tutorials which were make-and-takes.
The first was a cluster embellishment using scraps and little bits you may have left over from projects, given by Delia Russell. The essential thing is to make a rosette or “block” of paper flags of various sizes, and then a smaller embellishment such as a brad or a flower, or bling to bring it together. You can also place a little saying or wording on it for effect. They look really good, and this is a very clever way to use up your scraps and add an embellishment at low to no cost.
Delia started by cutting little “flags”.
Delia then started gluing them together in an uneven block, depending on what effect or shape you want.
She added a detail, and then some wording to create an embellishment that matches your project colours exactly, and matches your theme exactly. Such a clever way to use up scraps, and have a lovely embellishment that matches your page exactly without breaking the bank.
She did mention that you should use an acid-free glue if you are using the embellishment on a scrap page, but for this demonstration, she used Pritt which may not be suitable for long term storage on scrap pages as it may damage the paper.
Here, Delia placed the completed cluster onto a tag.
Here is one Delia did at the top of a scrap page:
*UPDATE* – this embellishment with the buttons was made by Lola Crawshaw. Apologies to Lola, and thanks Delia for pointing it out.
These are the embellishments made by the ladies on the day – unfortunately I didn’t get all their names. Please note: the two blue ones on the left, the brown and orange one at the bottom, and the one with the B on the right hand side are not mine – the copyright belongs to the individual creators, but I didn’t get their names.
This final black and white and red one was also on a scrap page by Delia, and I think it is THE most beautiful one ever.
This is my embellishment.
Thank you Delia for teaching us a wonderful way to use up our scraps, and a way to create something unique and exactly right for what we want as an embellishment without having to pay a fortune to buy one someone else made for us. 😀
I look forward to the next tutorial I attend – they are always so inspiring.