Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Get it Scrapped: Roosters and Flair

Flair badges are one of the current hot trends in the scrapbooking world. Who can resist them?!?! There are a wide variety of them available on the scrapbook market. You can use them as is, or you can find fun ways to add them to your layouts.

As with any product, there is always that one item you just aren't sure you will use. I recently got a pack of JBS Mercantile flatback flair badges and I just wasn't too sure about the rooster. I thought  I would be sharing that particular badge with a fellow memory keeper. Then I found these photos of my son visiting my friend and her new chickens.

Soft and Silky by Christy Strickler Supplies| Patterned Paper, Flair, Flashcard: Jenni Bowlin; Alphas: My Little Shoebox, Sassafrass; Die Cuts: October Afternoon; Stamp: Basic Grey; Embossing Powder: Ranger; Other: buttons, feathers; Created for Get It Scrapped

Normally, I don't hang onto items that I won't use. However, I also found a Rooster flashcard and an older stamp in my supplies. I created a country look to the layout with the soft floral paper, vintage style die cuts, feathers and old buttons. My son kept wanting to touch the chickens. This inspired my title and the desire to use the feathers. To add sound to the layout, I created a flower with the flair badge, a die cut, and some tiny type alphas. The word cluck has been used several times around the base of the flair badge.

Flair is often themed. It's easy to use it just the way it is on any layout. It can also be used symbollicaly. I could, for example, have used this rooster flair on a layout about waking my son up in the morning or maybe even a special breakfast. Many flair items are small enough to use in custom embellishments. This allows you to further unite your story with sound or texture as you build the layout.

Looking for more flair? Here are a few other recent layouts I created utilizing flair badges:
Scrapbooking a Treasured Friendship
Sour End to a Sweet Day
MultiMedia Kid
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  1. this is really fun! Good job gettin that rooster put to good use :)

  2. One of my favorite layouts, Christy!! Love the way you incorporated the Flair Button and repeated the Rooster image on your page!