There are no Mistakes …

… just excuses to embellish, right? I hope so.

When was the last time this happened to you?

I was working on a layout based on this Studio Calico sketch and had three small triangles in that area next to the photo. They didn’t feel right there and were bothering me so much that I asked for suggestions in two separate Facebook groups. I moved them at least four times successfully and then … well, you can see the and then. I was trying to fit them into the layout simply because of the sketch. Turns out, that wasn’t a good enough reason. (Imagine!)

I decided to sleep on it, and then at Shar’s suggestion, used a tried and true Brande technique – string. (Brande would use Waxy Flax, because it’s easier to shape.) I added some black twine to each embellishment cluster and to the triangles, moved them closer to the photo mat and all of a sudden, they made sense!
I based the whole layout around a piece of paper that I had used for misting and painting in my Week in the Life album; I kept it for months because it had such great colours.  I repeated those colours on the embellishments and covered some of my “mistake” with black splatters. Despite needing to consult with my partners in paper and a few other scrappy friends, I think it turned out well! (These papers all came from my Stash Bustin’ experiment.)

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Supplies: Authentique paper (Noble), My Mind’s Eye Follow your Heart paper, Simple Stories 24/7 paper (Blue chevron/grid), discontinued Stampin’ Up! paper, Heidi Swapp colour shine (Citron, Peach, Teal, Black), Stampin’ Up! tag punch, star punch, notebook punch and pennant punch, Docrafts Papermania scrabble letters, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss alphas, We R Memory keepers thread, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Studio Calico wood veneer, Tim Holtz distress ink (Black Soot), unknown cork embellishments and cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Cher

Scrapbooker + story teller + historian = Scrapstorian. Are you a Scrapstorian?

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