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3 ways to incorporate found ephemera on your projects



How to incorporate found ephemera


Have you ever tried to incorporate found ephemera on your projects? It's a fun way to add interest to your project and use up some of the stuff in your "keep-it-for-a-rainy-day" stash. *winks* Allow me to show you how I incorporated found ephemera on this particular layout. :)




1. Layer elements together to create a custom embellishment.

Here I layered 2 flags [from the restaurant], tied the sticks with twine and added a heart charm [from an old brassierre].




2. Cluster similar elements together to help guide the eye.

The green suede bloom [from old shoes], the handmade fabric bloom [from remnant cloth] and the button form a cluster which help to "frame" the group of photos.



3. Add a cute intereactive element to create interest.

Here I added a bird who is perched on a popsicle stick and added a googly eye. :)


There you have it. 3 ways to incorporate found ephemera on your projects. What do you think?


Supplies: Prima canvas letters, Ranger distress inks, Maya mists, Crafter's Workshop templates, Jenni Bowlin stickers, Fontwerks stamps, 7 Gypsies stamp, corrugated board, masking tape, ribbon, buttons, thread, found ephemera.


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27 comments:

dstandard said...

This is just adorable - love the added touch of a little bird - hope you are doing well!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Definitely brilliant... Its a great thing to use our found ephemera... incorporate them into your projects... thats totally Awesome... love that chicken wire template you used... cute little birdie... its thursday eh today... :wink... have a good day my friend... I hope the thunderstorm has stopped in Singapore... be safe...hugs..xoxo

Alice Wertz said...

i think it's fabulous, Yvonne! =) it's always a treat to see your projects. the details are always amazing. love this!

snehal watwe welde said...

You are brilliant.I always knew that...Not only have you taught me to use Found Ephemera in my projects but also educated me on a new phrase.I love the way you incorporated stuff on your layout.But I just flipped over the cute bird.Super cute.Thanks for sharing and teaching us tricks so generously.
P.S.- Hey did you get my package?

Virginia L. said...

Love your tips about making this page a stand out! What great ways to use the eclectic elements for this fun dinning event! I love it!

Debbie said...

You are so creative!!!!! Love this layout and especially the cute little bird! You definitely will make me think twice before I throw something away.

Laurel said...

Gorgeous layout, love how you always incorporate so many doodads!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are amazing!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!!! LOVING how you used those goodies!!!

Blossom inch said...

definitely a stunning page love those mist and colours and beautiful indeed!

Linda R said...

I think it's a fabulous idea. Your page look wonderful.

Hugs~

papertrails leaver said...

Wat an incredibly delightful post and LO! Adore the food flags you incorporated!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I love this page--I think I need to send you all my ephemera and page ideas and pay you to make my LOs!! YOU ROCK:)

TesaB said...

Yay!!! Awesome page!!!!! Great use of stuff, old shoe!!!?! Wouldn't have thought about that! :)

Rose said...

awesome!!!! :)

Bhavana said...

its an adorable LO... loved the way u used all the found stuff..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I think this is BRILLIANT!!!!

missybossy65 said...

This is lovely!! Love all the bits and bobs, and the flags with the twine is super. Love that you save so many random things and put them to good use :0)

onecraftymama said...

I love that you save the same kind of crazy things :) I'm forever clipping off 'bits I can use' from shirts, packages, tags, etc. And those ribbons inside shirts for hanging them up! lol THe food flags are a great score - and you couldn't find a more perfect embellie for a page about their food!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I just love every little detail you put into your layouts. And you actually keep stuff to use later. Just Brilliant!

Cindy deRosier said...

I love it! Great tips and awesome layout.

sandi said...

Wow! This is just fabulous and I LOVE that background! Awesome!

Shahrul Niza said...

you are SO clever! what a special love charm *wink* :)). I'm learning a lot from you, girl!

Audrey Pettit said...

really awesome! This page is so fun and so eye catching. I just love the bits and bobs you put together. Your ephemera pieces make this truly so unique and one-of-a-kind!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is so cool - that birdie is the best!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I haven't used ephemera like yours in a while, but have stuffed stashed away 'just in case'. I'll tell ya, *too many ideas and not enough time* is my problem!

Great mix of elements, Yvonne. It has such an eclectic feel.

Miae said...

If we looked around us, we'd probably find so my "embellies" for our project! Thanks for the encouragement:) And by the way, your layering of stencils on the background turned out beautifully!

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