Monday, October 15, 2012

TRR Challenge #39 Shabby Naturals

Welcome friends to another fun fortnightly challenge at The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog!
 It's Fran's turn to host this week and she has chosen this beautiful inspiration photo .....

and ask that you create a card / project using the COLOURS in the photo
plus RIBBON / TWINE / BURLAP and make it SHABBY!

Here is my card....

This was such a fab challenge from Fran, I loved the photo inspiration and the requirements for the challenge.  I immediately thought, kraft, white and ink!  Then I knew it had to be a Christmas card.  This is my first Christmas card of the year, with many more to make in the next few weeks.  I decided to add a few 'shabby' elements, including paper doilies, lots of white ink and crinkled seam binding.

I based my card on to some musical note paper from Echo Park and then stamped the kraft cardstock with a script stamp in white ink.  I had an old paper doily which was a little torn but kept it, just in case I could use it, and added half to each side of my card.  I used the same musical note paper as the base of my label and inked up a WMS Seasonal Remedies stamp in white ink.  I added a few pieces of ivory woven burlap which were little pieces of off cuts which I distressed and pulled apart slightly to make wider.  The mushroom seam binding was sprayed with Glimmer Mist, scrunched and left to dry on the heater before adding a loose bow.  Then I added these beautiful white glitter chipboard stars to add a more Christmas feel.

The kraft tag was put together in a similar way to the card using a different Seasonal Remedies stamp.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the beautiful shabby cards from the rest of the Design Team - they are gorgeous!  

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Die/Punches
The Kraft Journal - Reuse/Recycle (Paper Doily/Burlap Ribbon)
Moxie Fab World - Christmas

Supplies used:-
Cardstock - Bazzill Kraft, Echo Paper
Ribbons - Mushroom Seam Binding, Ivory Button Twine and Ivory Woven Burlap from The Ribbon Reel
Stamps - Seasonal Remedies from WMS,
Other - Chipboad Stars from stash, Paper Doily from The Ribbon Reel, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Crushed Shells, PTI Fresh Snow Ink


Monday, October 01, 2012

TRR Challenge #38 'Damask Delight'

Welcome friends to another fun fortnightly challenge at The Ribbon Reel!  It's Debbie's turn to host this week and she has chosen this beautiful inspiration photo .....

and ask that you create a card/project inspired by the NEUTRAL PALETTE in the photo

Here is my card...

I wanted to have a go at creating a card without patterned paper and dug through my stamps to find this beautiful damask background stamp from Darkroom Door. 

The damask stamp was inked with Versamagic Sahara Sand on to white cardstock.  I used my trusty tape gun to stick it onto a kraft card.  The central label was created with my nesties with kraft and white cardstock.  The sentiment is from WMS also inked with Sahara Sand.  I sprayed Crushed Shell Glimmer Mist on to some Cameo Beige seam binding and tied a double bow and added a couple of mocha beige cherry blossom and an ivory tea rose.  Oh and a few pearls!

Yesterday I spent the day putting together a few gift bag sets to sell in my NOTHS shop so I had gift bags on the brain.  There were a few sweets left over which were used as props so I decided to create a little gift bag for them.  I used a large glassine bag and inked up the same damask stamp.  I've not stamped on a glassine bag before so wasn't sure if it would work.  It took a little while to dry but created a great look.  The sentiment label is also from WMS. 


Cardstock - Kraft and White Cardstock
Stamps - Damask Background from Darkroom Door from The Ribbon Reel, Rescue Remedies and Say It Loud from WMS
Ribbon - Cameo Beige Seam Binding from The Ribbon Reel
Flowers - Mocha Beige Cherry Blossoms, Ivory Tea Roses from The Ribbon Reel
Ink - PTI Fresh Snow, Versamagic Sahara Sand
Other - 3mm Snow White Self Adhesive Pearls from The Ribbon Reel, Nesties and Glassine Bag