Tuesday, November 25, 2014

There’s SNOW Buddy Like You!

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  This is weekly Anything Goes Challenge Blog and we’d love to have you come over and join the fun.

This adorable image is a digital image from Whimsie Doodles.  I just love their adorable images and they are so user friendly for newbie Copic color-ers.  Love love love ’em.

So I’m still working with my Copics.  It’s coming along…..
What, the shading is all wrong??  Nah, there is a light shining on the lettering from the right side and there is a spotlight shining directly from above the snowman….  (Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!)  Grrrr
Okay, so I just don’t have that artist eye, but I’m confident that I can learn to ‘see’ the whole light source thing with enough practice.  Practice makes perfect, right?
I went with non-traditional Christmas colors for this card so I could play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #160 – Non-Traditional colors.  I used the Cheery Lynn Designs Ribbon Eyelet Border with Piercing Die (one of my favorites!) and wove my 5/8″ Turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon through the holes.  I topped that with 3/8″ Christmas Lights Multi Satin Ribbon and a pretty little double-layer bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I also have a piece of Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinavian Doily Die above my image.  NEVER THROW OUT YOUR SCRAPS PEOPLE!!  I was messing around with this square doily trying to make a rectangle (which worked beautifully) and I had some edges left.  Doesn’t it look great topping off my snowman image?


Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a HUGE 4-day SALE through midnight eastern time on Friday, 11-28-14.  The more you buy, the more you save!!  Head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to pick up your sale codes
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and play along with our challenge this week.  We’d love to see what you are creating.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snowman Fun and a New PTT Anything Goes Challenge

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  This is weekly Anything Goes Challenge Blog and we’d love to have you come over and join the fun.

So I’ve decided I need to learn how to color well with my Copics.  This is clearly a practice run.  A few spots where I colored outside the line and the blending is not optimal, but I liked it and decided to use it.  Everyone starts somewhere, right?

I’ve accented with Metallic Silver String from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I also added some Art Glitter Diamond Dust to his hat for a little sparkle.  
I hear red is one of the hardest colors to blend, so of course I started with that……  Yup, I’m a glutton for punishment.  I will wow you with my fabulous coloring abilities really soon.  Promise!!  This way you will be even more impressed with my progress.  🙂

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and play along with our challenge this week.  We’d love to see what you are creating.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

RRR November Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR November Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Amber’s blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is made up of lots of beautiful rustic colors.  I just love that this assortment works for Autumn, Christmas and all types of vintage projects.

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today and I just love them with this color palette.  Who knew??  I used several ribbons from the assortment on this first one.  I doubled up the brown shimmer satin to make it a bit wider and topped it with the beautiful plaid across the middle of the card and tied a pretty layered bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool for the upper left corner.  Then there are a few open roses in the bottom right.  All Open Roses are 25% off at Really Reasonable Ribbon through the end of November.  Stock up now!  The image on this card is from Ephemera Vintage Garden.


For my second card, I did a little more layering across the bottom of the card.  I started with the natural crochet lace, then added the great rustic plaid and topped it off with the brown satin with gold edges.  And of course another fabby layered bow.  The image on this card is from Floozieville on Etsy.  
And I couldn’t resist a quick woven ribbon headband.  These two ribbons look fantastic together.  Look at the beautiful shimmer.  It’s even more gorgeous in person!  To view a video tutorial on making this headband, click HERE.  This headband was made with a 3/4″ Plastic Headband and 5/8″ wide ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

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