Friday, July 24, 2015

Scrapbook Friday: Embellishment Issues

I've been working on the last few layouts from 2014 and, as always when I'm in a rush, I think I would be happy with good photographs, nicely matted, placed on pretty paper with a little journaling. But, I also like it when my pages are nicely embellished. It's just that sometimes I struggle to make them all work in concert. I really like how this page turned out. I almost called it done before I added the stickers (photo corners, word, etc.) but I'm glad I dug around to find that little extra something.
But I never really made the embellishments work on this page:
I actually like the left hand page okay, but the stickers on the second page aren't really working for me. I think the floral border might clash too much the style of the stickers. I might go back and put a dark purple card stock border instead. Or I might just call it done. 
Thoughts? Do you ever struggle with embellishments?

9 comments:

alexa@clara.co.uk said...

Yes, I do struggle, even digitally where sticking/unsticking is a lot quicker. The purple border idea sounds a good one? If I am dissatisfied with a page, then subtraction usually works for me.

alexa@clara.co.uk said...

And I meant to say what a lovely contrast that lemony yellow is with the purple too!

nancy y said...

all the time! Seems I spend a good amount of time looking for and figuring out a good placement, and I really do like the look better with some embellishment!

Sian said...

I have a habit of piling on embellishments because I love them and can't stop..to address this, I walk away and leave it overnight and then take a few things away the next morning

scrappyjacky said...

I tend to overdo it with embellishments....start with them and just can't stop!!!

Patio Postcards said...

I think both your layouts are perfect. I like Sian's suggestion of walking away and revisiting in the morning. I constantly struggle with embellishments, I have many stickers and die cuts etc and just cannot decide where, how many. It's why my pages end up so plain.

Karen said...

Lovely pages and my struggle with embellishments is when to stop adding them - I always add some and then add some more!

Susanne said...

Fab photos and pages. I emailed you an idea.

Missus Wookie said...

I like both pages and the level of embellishment is nice. I think adding a purple border would be good but not necessary.