Ribbon Everywhere Friday Challenge
Jackie, Susan, and I are back with another fun challenge today. I had a lot of fun with this one.
It’s just what it says; it’s a ribbon challenge! I wanted to use lots of ribbon, because I have a lot to use. But too much ribbon on a card can be a little too much, so I have a “3-D” for you.
I used the ribbon to create a pretty embellishment or key ring. I didn’t notice until I took this photo that the watering can stands out like a sore thumb. I wanted it to be blue, because we had some blue metal items when I was a kid. But this is a little too blue, especially since the color is nowhere else on the project. It’s a good photo of my ribbon ring, though!
I decided to change the can to Mint Macaron, but we don’t have a Mint Macaron Watercolor Pencil (which is the medium I used to color the image). Wait, a minute! We can blend pencils and get any color we want.
I didn’t redo the entire notebook, or even the stamped panel. I stamped another watering can on Whisper White Cardstock with Jet Black StāzOn ink, then colored with the Coastal Cabana and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen, cut it out, and adhered over the original.
Here are the full details.
This is a notebook from a Stampin’ Up!® event. I covered the front with some Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. Tip: Use the Silicone Craft Sheet under your layers so you can add the glue all the way to the edges of the paper.
The image, from the Country Home Stamp Set, is stamped in Jet Black StāzOn, then colored with Watercolor Pencils. I used Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Rich Razzleberry with a Blender Pen. Several of those colors are from the second set of pencils that Stampin’ Up!® released for one month. I hope you ordered them, because they’re awesome.
Now, about that ribbon. I cut two pieces each of Grapefruit Grove 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (I cut it in half lengthwise, then separated the strands), Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon, and the Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Crumb Cake, and Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine. I also cut one piece of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon, then colored it with a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend.
I didn’t measure any of the ribbon; I simply “eyed it.” They’re various lengths between 4-1/2″ – 6″. Fold them over a key ring, then tie another piece of Mint Macaron Twine around the top, just under the ring, to keep it in place. That’s it. So easy.
You can use your ribbon ring for a key ring, or use it as an embellishment for a notebook as I did.
Now please head over to Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see what they’ve done with ribbon. Susan has mentioned several times that she’s on a mission to use all her ribbon this year, so I can’t wait to see what she and Jackie have done.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!