This week's challenge over on the Club Scrap forum is to use ribbons, fibers, twine, etc. on your project. No problem there! I love using fibers to embellish. This will also be a great incentive for me to catch up on my Greetings to Go kits!
No kit today - just leftovers from my stash, which is even better. Here are the first two cards I made for the challenge this afternoon.
The first is an A2-sized card that uses a great set of sentiments. The stamp is from 50s Kitchen unmounted stamp set.
I made the background by smooshing watercolor paper onto Tim Holtz distress inks that had been spritzed with water. I'm sorry I don't remember the exact colors, but I believe it may have been Mermaid Lagoon, Sea Glass, Mustard Seed and a green. After the paper was completely dried, I stamped the sentiments onto the watercolored background and matted it onto I'll Be Gnome for Christmas green and the aqua from 50s Kitchen, also the source for the tan card base.
The beautiful shimmery ribbon, the required element for this challenge, comes from The Lakes. The finishing touch was a few sequins from my stash.
My second card is based on the beautiful papers from Love Knot Remixed. This card is 5" x 7" so I could give the pretty pattern enough room to shine. The card base is the subtle gray pattern and the main panel is a paper patterned with knots. I colored in the knots with Copic marker (FYG2) and because of the shading on the original paper, I didn't need to come in with a second color for shading.
The center flowers were colored with YR18, as was the white ribbon which came from the Big Top collection. And speaking of recoloring, so you recognize the silver sparkle glitter paper mat? That was recolored with a G05 Copic marker. Super easy and still sparkly, plus my fingers are not green!
I took the ribbon and twisted and turned it along the flourish that is part of the paper print. The staples were a big help with that chore!
The brads and beads in the center of the flowers came from an older Bistro Beaders whose name has been lost over the years, but I think it was from around 2007. See, you never know when something is going to come in handy, right? Please tell my husband that!
The die cut is from Papertrey ink, Birthday Cheer is cut from a scrap of Love Knot remixed and colored.
So there you have it - my first two entries for this week's fiber challenge.
Enjoy your weekend, and go Trish's Roses!!!!