Saturday, April 13, 2013

RRR April Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  If you've come from Bonnie, you're on the right track.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning:  RRR Ramblings

If you're a regular follower of my blog, what you're about to see is nothing like I've ever made before.   I truly fell in love with this month's Ribbon Club kit.  I adore turquoise, and lime green...yum!  You put the two together and you get fabulous fun!  So, I immediately thought I had to make a project incorporating a collection of ribbon from this kit and decided to try Mixed-Media.  YIKES!!  WAY out of my comfort zone.  I've never tried it before, and to start with bright colors?  Am I crazy!?!?!?  I'm usually more comfortable with a neutral color palette.



Well, I did it, and I have to say.  I'm pretty happy with it.  I think it's super fun and the sentiments and colors are uplifting. 

I started out with a Burlap 4" x 6" panel by Tim Holtz and put a layer of Gesso over it.  I then began playing with my new Tim Holtz Distress Paints by Ranger.  Now these are super fun!!  I first used the paints with some stencils by The Crafter's Workshop:  Mini-Ledger (Black Soot), Mini-Art (Black Soot), Mini-Chevron (Mustard Seed), Mini-Fence Frame (Spiced Marmalade),  and Mini-Splats (Fired Brick).




When I had my background completed, I added the strips of ribbon, from RRR's Monthly Ribbon Club Kit for April, to the bottom with some Scor-Tape.  I also added a flower I had made awhile back.  RRR's White Sheer Box Pleats would work beautifully for the flower also.





I then took Broken China, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress paints, splotched them onto my craft mat, and ran white cardstock through them to get the background for the butterfly (Wonderful Wings - Spellbinders) I wanted to diecut.  I think this color combination goes beautifully with the ribbons.  I then diecut the front of the butterfly from vellum and used Broken China (Ranger Distress Paint) to color it and adhere it to the back piece.  I used my Quickie Glue Pen and some glitter to add sparkle to the butterfly too.



Lastly I stamped the two fun and charming sentiments using the Waltzingmouse set Playful Pinwheels, tore them up and added some more Distress Paint.

The rhinestones are from Zva Creative and Pizzazz Aplenty.

That's it for today's project.  I hope I've inspired you to step out of your boxes and get "mixed up".  Mixing mediums can be super fun!!

Now, you'll want to continue on the hop.  Cheryl is next.


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Stamps:  Playful Pinwheels (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper:  White (PTI), Vellum
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Ribbon and Lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Wonderful Wings die (Spellbinders), Gesso, Distress Paints (Ranger), Rhinestones (Zva Creative and Pizzazz Aplenty), Burlap Panel (Tim Holtz), Stencils (The Crafter's Workshop), Scor-Tape 

30 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

Oh squeeee! This is just delightful - and yes! A new thing for you. You rocked it! I am totally intimidated by mixed media.... LOVE this, Tosh!

Diana said...

Tosh, I like what you did with the ribbon as fringe along the bottom of the canvas.Nicely done.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!This is very pretty,love how you used the ribbon,the butterfly is awesome...

Dee in N.H. said...

That turned out fabulous! I love all the bright and happy colors!

Heather said...

Your card is full of beautiful spring colors! Love your butterfly!! Love the use of ribbon!! Wonderful!! So fun that you are designing with RRR this month!!
Hugs
Heather

contadinak said...

love your project, tosha! these are some of my favorite color combos. great textures! - vivian

Mary said...

I'm also intimidated by mixed media. This is beautiful! Thanks for showing us something else to think of when we are crafting!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Such a beautiful combination of colorful ribbons and that butterfly! Stunning!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Yvonne Morentin said...

What an awesome creation...beautiful...
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Denny said...

I would say your mixed media design is a smashing success! Congrats on trying something new!

Noreen said...

The butterfly is beautiful - just as a butterfly should be!

Sue D said...

Turned out awesome and I like your use of ribbon.

Kris B said...

I've never tried mixed media either, I'm a little intimidated by it. Your project is beautiful!! Love it! TFS God bless!!

Edwina said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love your card. The butterfly and ribbon are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

D- said...

Love all the wonderful textures. Very pretty. TFS.
D-
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Ardilla said...

What a fun way to use the ribbons!

Cathy said...

absolutely adorable!

Makeesia Smith said...

Love love all the pretty colors very spring

Linda Irwin said...

Great job on your Mixed Media. I love your style. Your flower should have a tutorial, I adore it!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful! I love your strips of ribbon.

Divinity said...

very pretty!

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Mimi said...

Gorgeous! Love this ribbon set.


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JennyH said...

Great card, so much to look at and so many ideas in the one creation. . . . beautiful : )

Jean Bullock said...

Very creative card! Cool idea!

keeleykats said...

Wow! Love how you incorporated the ribbons!

Constance Bolander said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Carol S said...

Simply gorgeous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Amazing work! And welcome to the RRR family this month! So happy to see you here!

Teresa said...

Wow! Great idea using the burlap! t.igo

 
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