I received a request for my advice today on the subject of embellishments, and what to use. I have been asked this question a number of times, different types of photos, but it’s the same answer I give.
Of course there are many themed embellishments out there, you know, such as dog bone brads!, but I hardly use any because they then have to be used for a specific type of page, I like to keep my options open, that’s one reason why I buy a lot of white scrapbook flowers… but that’s another story.
Here is the comment…
Thanks for sharing your life with us and for your wonderful scrapbooking information as well. I am making a scrapbook for a Habitat for Humanity home. I’ve taken pictures of the volunteers building the home – thus – you will see them roofing, shingling, framing, etc. I can never find anything of this sort on the net…just to have an idea how to do it. Other people have showed me their pages for their new home but that is not what I am looking for. Do you think you could help me out here as I am not sure what embellishments to put on my pages. Thanks so much!
And here is my reply…
Hello Phyllis, thanks for saying Hi. Many people get “hung up” with the idea that the embellishments on a page have to be themed. Embellishments are purely to add a little something to compliment the photos, etc. Therefore I suggest that with busy photos (with scenery type shots of people on roofs, frames, etc) you would be best keeping embellishments to a minimum and maybe using page accents, where the items are grouped together in one area. (Border Page Accents). At the end of the day, just a few items, buttons, ribbons, flowers, can be all you need.
If you want to send me a pic or two (don’t have to be full resolution) I can make up a quick page/sketch to give you an idea.