Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ribbon, it's not just for bows!

At Stampendous it's time for another fun collaboration and this time it's with May Arts Ribbon.  If you love ribbon the way I love ribbon then you surely know May Arts is absolutely the best.  I've never seen such variety and, oh my goodness, all those glorious colors!  If you can't find a ribbon that works for your project, then you aren't looking hard enough!  Seriously, they have everything you can imagine and then some!  Here's the scrapbook page I did using some of their 2.5 inch burlap wired ribbon in a gorgeous olive green.



Like my title says, ribbon isn't just for making bows!  Here, I've used my ribbon in two different ways.  First, I've created a banner at the top of my page by taking a piece of the ribbon, dove-tailed each end, attached my sentiment, created a little "hill" on each side of the sentiment and adhered it to the page. I also used the ribbon for cutting out a couple of leaves.  I love the texture the burlap provides!  The stamp I've used is the Cling Jumbo Dahlia.  It's such a beautiful flower and so much fun to color!  One of the little tricks I've learned with this stamp if I want to use it multiple times as I have on this page, stamp it twice per flower, color the middle section of one and the outer section of the other.  When you do this, you can turn the middle section in different directions and shift it just a little, this gives the illusion of being different flowers.  Just a fun and easy way to stretch your flower!  Here's close-up of one of the flowers and the leaves:



I love this flower!  My sentiment is also a Stampendous stamp, Cling Flower Path.  It's one of my favs as well!  For a chance to win a prize, make sure you visit each of the blogs playing along today and be sure to comment to be eligible to win.

Stampendous
Jennifer Dove
Kristine Reynolds
Lea Kimmel (Me!)
Melinda Gleissner
May Arts

In case you are wondering, that's my son-in-law, Andy, and my granddaughter, Emmaline Grace, in the pictures.  These were taken at the very lovely Reynolda Gardens here in Winston-Salem.  I hope you like my page and be sure to come back by on Saturday when we do the big blog hop, you don't want to miss it!

Hugs,
Lea

22 comments:

  1. Very pretty layout. I like how you used the burlap ribbon as a banner and to make leaves and thanks for the tip on the flowers.

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  2. Gorgeous layout, so clever and creative to use the ribbon as leaves. Love the dahlias, they look so real, just popping of the page!!

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  3. This is a beautiful LO! I love the colors and the way you used the ribbon for a real ribbon banner. Thanks for the great tip for the dahlia stamps. They do, indeed, look real with the depth you added!

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  4. Great texture and dimension on this layout! Sweet photos!

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  5. Love this page! And your grandaughter is beautiful!

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  6. Had to look twice or maybe it was 3 times at this layout as I thought the flowers were made from ribbon becaus of all the great dimension in your amazing colorwork. Darling layout and I loved how used the burlap in the leaves and banner.

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  7. What fabulous stampwork and color you do. Your dahlias are amazing. Great layout!

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  8. I like the texture of the burlap. Also, great idea on stamping the flowers twice and turning one stamp a bit to make it look like they are different stamps!

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  9. Great tips with the LO. Like the burlap that adds texture to LO and the stamping - I was seening ribbon flowers at first. TFS

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  10. The Dahlia is certainly well used on this layout. Your shading is fantastic! I love how creative you got with the ribbon, too. The leaves are dynamite! Thanks for playing, Lea!

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  11. I know this is supposed to be about ribbon-and it does look good-but what I really LOVE is those Dahlias. so vibrant and colorful!

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  12. Love your use of ribbon for the leaves around the flowers!!

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  13. Great layout. Love the ribbon and stamped flowers.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  14. The earthy burlap looks great with the flowers. NICE!

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  15. Lovely layout, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Wonderful- those dahlias are gorgeous and i really like the ribbon leaves.

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  17. Oh my goodness! I've never seen that ribbon & I love it! Terrific card!

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  18. Beautiful flowers look lovely with that great burlap texture for the leaves! Fabulous coloring!
    DeniseB

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  19. Oh, how nice! That is definitely the right ribbon for the job. It gives a good texture for the leaves. Never thought of that before.

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  20. Beautiful layout, Leah! Miss you girl! How are things at the cottage????? Hope to see you soon! Love the way you used the ribbon! Very creative and oh so "elegant"! thought you'd appreciate that!

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