Monday, 2 March 2015

Ribbons and Pearls...A challenge begins...

Hello Again,

Its the 2nd of the Month so it's challenge time over at Crafting Muskateers Challenge Blog, as always it's a Monthly challenge and the theme this time is Ribbons and Pearls, so make sure you add some ribbon and pearls to your make.

Our sponsor this month is Crafty Ribbons who generously provided the DT with some gorgeous ribbons to use (total lushness!) so I have included them in my project...

Layered design to frame the central image

Gorgeous green and ivory spotted ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Here's the how's:
The image I chose to use is Balloon High by That Craft Place Etsy Shop and I have coloured her with my Copic's.
She's then matted onto the green paper I have used in the backing and then again on white to frame her.
The backing is a simple cross layer's design.  Top Tip: if you cut your card down by 1" you can then take a horizontal mat across your card and have it hang over by 1/2" either side!  This gives structure and an interesting feature to your design!
The backing papers are all from American Crafts, and the base layer is actually green foiled but it doesn't really show in the pic's.
I have used the added horizontal structure to showcase the beautiful ribbon from Crafty Ribbon and I have used a pearl slider (from That Craft Place) to add detail.
As a final 'pearl' addition I used a pearl string along the bottom of the second layer.
All other embellishments are from That Craft Place

Here's the close ups:
Matching paper inserts, I use the off-cuts when ever I can to avoid waste!

Shabby Green Frantage again!  There is nothing I won't cover in Frantage!!!

Balloon High by That Craft Place

Sentiment is also from That Craft Place Etsy Shop - scrabble tiles

Added dimension by simply gluing the sentiment at either end and pushing it up in the middle!

I rolled these embellies in Antique Silver Buff It and the rolled it in a small pile of Frantage, then heated with the heat gun!
Thank you so much once again for taking the time to visit and if you don't already follow me please click the buttons before you go.  I love reading all your comments so if you could leave one of those too that would be ace xxx

Don't forget to hop over to the Crafting Muskateers Challenge Blog to see what the other DT's have been up to and too enter this Months challenge - Ribbons and Pearls

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Sisters of Craft - March, AG
DigiDesign Resort - 28/2 Birthdays
One stitch in time challenge - #231 AG with Birthdays
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - March
Brown Sugar Challenge - #135 AG
Creative Craft Cottage - #34 include a sentiment
Creative Knockout - #78 lots of layers
Make My Monday - 2/3 Girly Birthday


  1. Love the fab image,just

  2. Fabulous Sandie, loving the colour of her hair and beautiful papers and design.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love this fantastic card xx Jan

  4. Hi Sandie, wow great card, love the image and your colouring, Great design and fab use of ribbons and pearls Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  6. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card the image is amazing. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hello Sandie, She is just gorgeous, love the image and those beautiful ribbons. Love the embellies to.

    Chrissy xx

  8. Adorable card Sandie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  9. This is awesome! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  10. Such a fabulous card. Love the image and your amazing coloring. Thanks for playing along at Creative Knockouts. Hope to see you again, and good luck. Maggie, DT

  11. Grat card design and I like all the embellishments on ths card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts.

  12. Fabulous quirky image and love the quirky embellishments to go with it. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

  13. Great tip on the added strip and cutting down your card by 1"... that is almost a Duh moment for me! I have frequently added pieces off the edge, but then I always have to make an envelope to fit it - LOL! Never crossed my mind to do it the other way around - like I said, Duh! Sandie - I love the coloring, the Frantage and especially the elevated sentiments... all very creative!

  14. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Nikki DT

  15. Fabulously fun card

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Monday!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  16. So many gorgeous things I wouldn't know where to begin

  17. This is a fabulous card, such a brilliant image.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

  18. stunning! love the colours! thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt x


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