So, like many people I get into ruts and habits, and crafting is no exception. So, in an effort to push myself into being more creative I gave myself a challenge. To make an embellishment cluster! Normally I like things pretty symetrical, and I always use things on a page in 3's. 3 flowers, 3 brads, 3 buttons, whatever. Real simple stuff. So, I saw a video on Youtube the other day about embellishment clusters and I thought I really should try it out. I found it VERY hard.
I pushed myself even further by making myself use up some embellishments that aren't really my favorite. I figured if I couldn't make them work in a big cluster then I should just get rid of them. So, the page is a pretty far cry from my usual style and preferences, but in the end I think I like it. Not my favorite page of all time, but not something I want to trash and start over either. As an added bonus I used my Threading Water border punch too! I don't use my border punches as much as I should, and I really love this one!
So, I challenge all of you, either try an embellishment cluster, or use up some embellishments you've had sitting around for awhile!