I think that metal adds a special sense of gravitas to projects. However, it is a real struggle to find eco-friendly metal embellishments. I was so happy when I discovered Glass Garden Beads at a local bead show. Now I finally have a good source for metal charms and beads. If you are interested, check out the Glass Garden web site.
Supplies: metal charm (Cathy Collison for Glass Garden Beads), background paper (October Afternoon), journaling boxes and fussy-cut crowns (Echo Park), two sizes of alphabet stickers (both from BasicGrey), scalloped border sticker (Doodlebug Design), ribbon (Berwick Offray) two red patterned papers (both from My Mind's Eye), pink cardstock (Creative Memories), white cardstock (American Crafts), light blue cardstock (Core'dinations). This layout originally appeared on the Color Room.
I used my metal flower charm to add a regal (yet still fun) feel to my above layout, "If I Were a Princess." The journaling reads: "If I were a princess...I'd choose to live here, in the Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, on the bank of the Fontanka River. Why? Because it's my favorite color (red!), and it's right in the heart of Saint Petersburg--where the fun is!"
If you were a princess, where would you want to live?