Following on from my previous post and your positive comments, I took the plunge and can reveal that I have already finished a finish from my Box of Shame!
I decided to work on Christmas Quacker first, featuring Souffle the Duck from the Popcorn and Friends range. Here's a reminder of how he looked all stitched up:
All I had to do was work out how I was going to "scrap" him.
I started off by choosing the background card. That bit was easy:
Then I went through my boxes of glitter and bling to find some potential matches, includng shimmer dots and sparkle fibres:
Next came the ribbon choices, lots of oranges and yellows:
And finally the lettering and other potential embellishments:
I had a lot of options to work with so it was just a case of whittling everything down as the page progressed. I usually like to keep my pages fairly simple so that the eye is drawn towards the photographs, with the embellishments complimenting rather than overwhelming the page.
Framing Souffle was the easy part:
Then came the tricky bit about what to add or not add. I decided to keep the page really simple, especially by not using the sparkle fibres I had originally intended to sprinkle over the orange card to mimic the glitter in the fabric.
So Souffle's finished page looks like this:
What do you think? Not bad for a couple of hour's work and I'm happy! I don't mind if you say you don't like it and it looks really tacky. I fully appreciate it's not everybody's cup of tea.
For now the page is safely tucked away in my album but I have had yet another idea! I already have a 12"x12" shadow box which hangs on the wall and in which I display and rotate my scrapbook pages. So why not do the same with an 8"x8" shadow box? I can choose which piece I want to display and alter it when I feel like a change. Perfect! I don't know why I didn't think of that before.
Hopefully my next completed page will not be as "simple" as this one. It all depends on what goes with the finished piece.
Oh, and I won't be blogging my picking and choosing process again - I just did it this time to show you the steps I go through.
Until next time then,