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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  1. Wowwwwwwwww Tammy,fantastic creations,you are a brilliant creative my dear^_^

  2. These are so BEAUTIFUL Tammy! I love the idea. Great to see you as the Guest DT, you did an outstanding job.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  3. WOW!Love your projects,They are awesome....

  4. Wow!! I think I'm speechless! What gorgeous projects that show off the February Ribbon club perfectly. Thanks for sharing your how-to for the dress form. Just beautiful and the card is terrific as well. I'm so glad to have you guest designing for RRR this month.

  5. Wow Tammy this is amazing!!
    XXX Heidy

  6. for lack of better words... WOW! I mean WOW! This is simply breath taking and so amazing. LOVE it!!! tfs

  7. OMG!! Just stunning how you worked with all that ribbon. Love it!!!! Only fair you are Gdt!

    Hugs marjolein

  8. Oh my gosh! Lots of detail and work went into your gorgeous project...How in the world did you think of this clever project? You are beyond creative!

  9. No word is enough. This is just absolutely fantastic. What creativity. Thanks for sharing your art.

  10. WOW! Beautiful and detailed work on this project. I love it.

  11. When you blog opened on my screen I was speechless. I took a deep breath hoping to smell all the spring time loveliness you put into this card. Great job.

  12. Beautiful dress form and note card. I LOVE all the details you have done on the dress form and card!!! Love your use of ribbon too!!! Glad to have you guest designing with us!!!!

  13. Wow Tammy; what a fabulous set! I absolutely love that dress it is so unique. Thanks for the insite on how you put your project together.

    Happy Valentines Day and congrats on your GDT spot!


  14. All I can say is fabulous!
    stamping sue

  15. Tammy, be proud of your creations!!! Everyone can see that they are made with love !!! You really did do well for Bonnie and the team at RRR. Lovely tutorial and showcasing so well!!!
    ava g

  16. awesome creation... love the color combination... thanks for the hop and sharing your creation...

  17. HOLY WOWZERS Tammy Louise! This is STUNNING! Your talent just blows me away! It would seriously take me like a month to do something like this and it wouldn't look anywhere as gorgeous as this! Beautiful job!

  18. I agree with all the previous comments.....words escape me. How absolutely gorgeous that creation is....both the project and the note card!!

  19. WHAT??!!! My jaw is on the floor! I love this so much!

  20. What a wonderful, unique and beautiful work of art! TFS God bless!!

  21. Wowowowowow! So glad you are working with RRR this month. You clearly put a lot of effort into your project and it's gorgeous! The dress form is bodacious and your card, perfectly distressed. Love the colors. -Vivian

  22. Great project..Love how u did those small flowers..will have to try that too..Hugs Regena

  23. Fabulous way to use this ribbon!

  24. gorgeous projects! love the dress form!

  25. Beyond stunning. Need to check your store, this is amazing!!

  26. WOW!! Stunning projects!! Your dress form is Amazing and your card is beautiful too!! LOVE!! ♥

  27. This is amazing! I love the ribbon colours so soft and pretty, Your dress is just gorgeous, I love it and the card to match so pretty, what a wonderful keepsake
    Hugs Julie P


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