Saturday, May 6, 2023

All About Embellishments

   Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Paper à la Mode and the theme is 'All About Embellishments.'  That's an easy theme; simply show us some embellishments: gems, ribbon, eyelets, pearls, lace, ribbon, twine, etc!  

I was inspired to create a bunch of embellishments using embellishments!  My plan is to use these in different journals and layouts.  Many of them are for my horse and riding journals.   Most of them were created using scraps, old clothing tags, torn jeans and leftover pieces.  I even reused some gems!

Wondering about my process?  Check out the video below to see how I put these pieces together! There is also a close up of each one (and a few I missed in this photo) at the end of the video!  If you are only interested in a particular piece, there is a Table of Contents in the Description Box of this video for your convenience!  

Material List:

CTMH Cardstock
Scraps of burlap, denim, lace, twine, lace seam binding, ric rac, 
Buttons, Gems, Broken Jewelry, Paper Clip, Metal Gem, Paper Clip
Eyelets & Washers from W R Memory Keepers
Velum Inspirational  from Jo Ann Craft Essentials
Ranger Vintage Photo Ink
Embossing Folders
Embossing Ink (Versa Mark) and Powder
Old stickers, letter stickers, ephemera
Paper House Cardstock Stickers
Scrapworks Flea Market Cardstock Stickers
Cowgirl Cut from Digi Delights Lil Cowgirl (Possibly Retired: not found)
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; Multi Media Glue Ranger
Cricut Design Space: Design; Print Then Cut
Tags from CTMH Artbooking and Art Philosophy
Cricut Access:  Horse Rearing from Old West; Shapes  
Cricut Font
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:

A Place to Start:  AG with option "and another thing"  Embellish with flower(s) and one or more other things!
Crafting from the Heart:  AG (no cards)  These are all embellishments and tags made for my journals and books!
Pearly Sparkles:  Anything but a Card
Mix It Up:  AG opt Embossing (I have some embossed tags!)
CRAFT:  Recycle (I used mostly scraps, clothing tag bits, broken jewelry, old jeans
Creative Artiste:  AG Mixed Media
CYHTP:  AG using Embossing Folder
Inkspirational:  Word Prompt 'Mini'  (Lots of mini projects here!)

Be sure to visit  The Outlawz Paper a la Mode 
for all the details about the challenge and 
to check out all the creative inspiration from the DT and participants!

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  1. WOW! You certainly do have lots of mini projects, featuring embellishments as embellishments. They'll be fabulous on your various layouts/projects. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational with your mega minis!

  2. So may beautiful tags.... You did a great job!
    Lia DT CYHTP

  3. You were certainly inspired by this challenge. What a wonderful lot of embellies and what fun they will be to use in your journals! Thanks for sharing with us over at CRAFT Challenge!

  4. WOW! You Go Girl! These are awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Can You Handle the Pressure

  5. Fabulous collection of embellishments. These are great.

  6. Love your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for Anything Goes but a card challenge.

  7. What a great range of embellishments! Great idea to have them ready to use.

    Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. What a cool project! Thanks for sharing with us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Rachel DT