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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon Hop ~ Guest Designer

February Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop today!

I can't tell you how pleased I am to have been invited here with the RRR DT today!  Hopping along in the February Blog Hop as a Guest Designer!  Thank you Bonnie!  

Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club! This month, Bonnie's choices for the February Monthly Ribbon Club are just so lush and springy!  Reminds me of Easter Sunday! So many great ribbons to use with packages, gift boxes, baskets, cards, photo albums and even scrapbook pages!  Stay tuned this month, If you've missed my first GDT creation, check it out here but keep in touch for more creations I have made with the gorgeous RRR's throughout the month of February!

This month's Ribbon Monthly Club Assortment has some beautiful Spring colors with beautiful texture and design too!  Not to talk about the lace!  Yummy!  I hope that you will join us today and hop along!  The assortment is available now in the RRR store.  If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-9 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15+ yards of ribbon.  You will love that little surprise every month in the mail, trust me!  Tell Bonnie you heard it from Tammy Louise!  Most of all, have fun!

Let's see what I've done!!!
A bit of explanation on how this project was constructed, cut the ribbon of choice into 1.5 inch strips, apply some tacky glue, fold them in half and I clipped them together to dry. 

After covering the paper mache bodice with Guesso and Ranger Vintage Photo Crackle Paint, and mesh, the surface was ready to begin placing the dried loops in a repetative order all the way around the bodice so that the loop hits the surface of the table.  Each layer from the bottom up is placed so the bottom of the loop covers the previous layer at the top of the ribbons.  I did three rows up and went around the bodice with a contrasting ribbon then added three more layers in the same fashion. 

Using two different size flower punches I punched 125 of each flower, layered the smaller flower into the center of the large, bent the petals upward and added a gemstone to each.

Under each layer of ribbon, I added some pearl drop string from my stash and some white leaf ribbon  
The finishing touches, after the flowers were used to create the paper bust line, were some Tim Holtz baubles on the jewelry pegs and a Tim Holts knob at the top.

The little note card was made using the same process and I added the Shape EZ Pedestal tag, Pearl slides from WOC, a crystal button and a perfect sentiment from Raindrop Echo Design.

Bo Bunny Country Garden 
Shape EZ Pedestal Tag 1
Marvy, Paper Shapers, Recollections Punches
Sentiment is Friendship Ticket - Raindrop Echo Design
Ink is Victorian Velvet and Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Guesso and Ranger Vintage Photo Crackle Paint
Paper Mache' Bust from Hobby Lobby

Pearls String - Hobby Lobby
Offray Accent crystal button
Green and blue self adhesive rhinestones
Tim Holtz Baubles Curio Knob
Whimsy Pearl Slide
Really Reasonable Ribbon - February Montly club assortment

If you arrived here from Bonnie's blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened along, be sure to start at the beginning at the RRR Blog.  Don't miss out on the awesome projects, fun news, and a fabulous prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon! Our hop goes live at 7:30 AM EST.

When you're thru taking a nice long gander at my creation, be sure to visit the next blog on the hop here at Cheryl's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to comment along the way at all my amazing teammates' blogs for the awesome prizes from Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Will you choices make the world beautiful?
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