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Monday, May 28, 2012

Make Your Own - Embellishments

I like to have my embellishments fit the theme of my scrapbook page or card, so often that means making my own.  It's usually pretty easy to find clip art that works for this.  One of my favorite places to look for coordinating clip art is a website called "Scrapbook Flair".  They have lots of scrapbook sets - paper and embellishments - in a wide variety of themes, and that is where I got several of the elements on this page - the music border, the notes, the skates.

I used a couple of tricks on this page, rather than just printing and cutting out the clip art that I found: 
  • For the music notes, I used "Jewel Dazzles" from Hot Off the Press to spice them up.  
  • My biggest challenge came with the skates. The subject of the page called for roller skates, but all I could find were ice skates.  So, I cut off the blade, and added more of the Jewel Dazzles to serve as rollers for the skates!


Jennifer M. said...

Your layout turned out great. That was very creative how you took ice skates and made them into roller skates using the dazzles.

I hope all is well with you. :)


Cheryl said...

Thanks Jen, for both your comments & your concern. Losing my grandma has been tough, but getting back to my crafting is helping some.