Wednesday, February 15, 2012

RRR Pink & Brown Challenge

Hi everyone.  We have a fun new challenge today over at Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings.  The RRR Challenge #43 theme is Pink & Brown with Ribbon.  What a terrific color combo.

I decided to go ‘quick and easy’ for this one.  I used a Spellbinder Classic Ovals die.  I cut it out, embossed it and left the die on.  I then stamped my image with Adirondak Espresso ink while the die was still on so the border would remain white.  I then added several other oval layers.  (I love layers!!)  For the background I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and pink textured cardstock from DCWV with a white core.  I used a sanding block on the raised part to let some white show through to highlight the pretty embossing.  I printed my sentiment on my computer and I finished it off with a 1-1/2″ Brown Satin Double Ruffle Ribbon base and a crinkled Pink Seam Binding double bow.

I’m also entering my card in Card Patterns Sketch #152 challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ll join in our challenge!

~  Bonnie  ~

Monday, February 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon February Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the February Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Judy’s Blog, then you are on the right track.  If you just happened along, be sure to hop back to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing.

This month we are showcasing the RRR February Ribbon Club Assortment that is a fun mix of greens!

Can you see all the ribbon club ribbons on my card?? 

I mean besides the white bow  🙂
Yup, the background is made up a portion of all the ribbons in the assortment with the exception of the white seam binding.  I’m a quilter (among other things) and I wanted to replicate a bargello quilt pattern.  I’m very pleased with how it came out.

I made the large bargello ‘fabric’ piece below from a portion of each of the ribbons in this month’s assortment and then I ‘fussy cut’ the background square out so it would look the way I wanted it to for the background of the card above.  There was still plenty left after the first card, so I can use the rest on other projects.

I made this second card with some of the leftover ribbon background I made. 

We’ll be giving away a February Ribbon Club Assortment on the RRR Blog to one lucky random winner, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog along your way and then head back to the RRRR Blog to answer our ‘Question of the Month’ for a chance to win. 
Your next stop is Heidi’s fabulous blog. 

As a thank you for visiting my new blog, I will be giving away a ribbon club assortment and the card below to a random commenter on this blog.  I’d love to have you become a follower too, but that is not required.  The winner will be announced here on Friday, 2/17.

If you’re interested in a tutorial on how to make a fun ribbon bargello background like the one I made, let me know.  It’s easier that you’d think.  If there is any interest, I’ll show you how to do it on my next post on the RRR Blog.

~   Bonnie  ~

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon’s February Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps:  Happy Birthday Stamp- SU;  Round Floral Stamp – Inkadinkado
Paper:  Assorted papers from my stash
Ink:  Marvy Matchables #4 green
Accessories and Tools:  Assortment Spellbinder dies, pearls, rub on sentiment, Scor-Tape

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some Shabby Love

Since setting up my blog, I’ve been looking around at all the fun challenge blogs out there.  I also have come to the conclusion that it’s hard work to create a card that fits the theme for multilple challenges.  Kudos to those that can link up 15 or more challenges for one project.  I got 8 today and that was quite a production for me!! 

I started with sketch SSS145 from The Sweet Stop Sketch Blog and went from there.  I often don’t know where I’m going when I get started, and it sometimes doesn’t go anywhere good, but I’m pleased with the way this card turned out.  I tried some distressing on this card too which is not exactly in my comfort zone.  Here is a different angle to show the distressing.  I’ll get a little more aggressive with it next time.  😉
When I thought I was done, I just had creams and browns and it looked ‘blah’.  So I added some Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine over the Brown Satin w/Scalloped Edge Ribbon across the center and I made a small ribbon rose with 5/8″ Pink Satin w/Grosgrain Edge Ribbon.  I slipped a couple of moss leaves under the rose to finish it off.  I think it looks great now.

Other Challenges for this card:
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #56 – With All My Heart
Colour Create Challenge #89 – Light and Dark Browns with White or Cream
DYSU #58 – Love
ABC Challenges – Use 2 of something (I used 2 hearts)
Paper Pretties PWC192 – Add texture to your card
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes with the option to add a heart
Paper Sundaes Challenge #107 – Use two – cream, blue, distressing, pearls (I used cream and distressing)
Ribbon/Trims:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp: Large Background Script from SU
Ink: Adirondak Espresso
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Heart Die – Sizzix
Paper: Misc. from my stash
Thanks for stopping by.
~  Bonnie  ~