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|
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!|
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
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