embellishments with a purpose - new Prima goodies.

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Over at The Wholesaler's blog we are sharing some tips and ideas on how to use your Prima embellishments - so head on over to see the entire selection and order yours today

Have you seen the new Prima embellishments? Well then you are sure to have fallen in love with the old and new variety of gorgeous goodies they have released. I love embellishments but sometimes they are just too pretty to sit on a layout in an album, they tell a beautiful story that should be displayed and shared for everyone to see and enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, a beautiful embellishment on a layout is worth it’s look in gold if you use it correctly and to its full potential – embellishments thus are not for filling holes and empty spots on a layout just because you can – embellishments need to have a purpose and add to the overall story and not distract from the design.

Having said all of that I was in need of a quick little gift for a special friend and the new Life Time embellishments were just perfect. For my gift I used a 4x4 inch canvas and covered it using my Tombow glue stick and a thin handmade silk paper – this forms my backdrop. As embellishments I used a couple of elements together – Newsprint mini-frames, butterfly and mini crystals from the Life Time range. I love how the soft colours complement each other yet the statement they make is huge. My message reflects my friend – strong and delicate with lots of sparkle!

i just love these elements to frame little photos and sayings

 I also really love a good chunky necklace with a surprise element. I have often used scrapping elements together with beautiful ribbons to make custom jewellery that can be changed at a whim and re-purposed on a craft project. I used one of the metal trinkets tied with a piece of silk ribbon onto a chunky ball chain. I love the combination of soft and gentle with a vintage industrial feel. These metal trinkets are really amazing for jewellery as an accent piece, making a pretty brooch, used on a key ring and even as home décor.

 It just goes to show that embellishments can be used in a variety of ways – even the unpredictable, but they should always have a purpose. A great embellishment can stand alone quite comfortable making a statement – just like these wonderful pieces by Prima.

Products used
Life Time Newsprint Mini Frames [PM 56343]
Life Time Metal Trinkets [PM 563585]
Life Time Say it in Crystals - Mini Swirls [PM 563981]
Life Time Butterflies (24 Pieces) [PM 565589]
Tombow Colour Glue Stick [TB 01494]
Tombow Mono Multi Glue [TB 62191]

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