You may remember I wrote an article on Page accents, then later I showed another, using straight border page accents. Well this time it’s a circle! So the basis for this page was a 12×12 peice of paper for the background with a 5 inch circle of patterned paper added, include a photo and the only other main item on the page is a large ring which has been embellished separately and then adhered to the page.
This is what I call a ‘use up’ page, in that I have used up some scraps and odd blooms (one that I made ages ago), the bird sillouette is a punched piece of paper believe it or not. I borrowed someone’s punch at a crop about a year ago and finally got to use it here.
Here are some more close ups, the cheap piece of jewellery to which the title of this refers can be more clearly seen on the last photograph…
I’ve just used a piece of brown netting wrapped around the ring which, incidentally, was cut by using an ordinary dinner plate as my template and then marking an inch or so inside the line and cutting both lines by hand. This of course doesn’t matter about being precise because of all the embellishment covering a lot of the edges of the ring anyway.
Above shows the punched line of birds more clearly and the flower to the right of the Prima flower (a pack received as a gift) with the copper colour brad in the centre is a ‘wet crumpled flower’ – a video tutorial of which I have already made.
So the piece of jewellery?… yes, it’s the metal ‘Love’ embellishment. It is one of a pair of earrings. They were £1 for the pair and I removed the tiny English Flag which was on them. They were cheap because when I bought them, the England football Team had just blown it’s chances of winning the World Cup and so all the ‘England’ stuff was being sold off cheap in the shops!
I always have a quick look at any costume jewellery sales if I pass one, with a view to taking things apart and using the various parts as embellishments. It can save you money. Card makers can benefit from that one too!