Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ribbon Carousel...Color-a-licious!

Glad you could stop by! This week’s Ribbon Carousel challenge is to get colorful!  Use those bright colors you might not usually choose.  Come on…get a little sassy!  You’ll be just like our fabulous sponsor this week…. 

I have to admit that lately I have shied away from color...I tend to prefer warm, neutral tones and soft, delicate pastels. So to incorporate any color, especially this amount was really stepping out of my current creative comfort zone. (Felt good, though...)  I used some bright Crate Paper Portrait collection dp as my starting point and built off of that. The ribbon is Pink Salmon vintage seam binding and I scrunched it up a bit before adhering it under some coordinating paper/silk flowers. There are also some sweet Pearls Petal Pins by Prima tucked in the side of the floral arrangement as well. They are also available at the Ribbon Carousel. All the flowers are from my hodge-podge drawer that I keep mismatched, one-of-a-kind and odd flowers. Here's a picture of it:

I used Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try for my design:

The girls at Totally Stampalicious are giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store to this week’s winner!
Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***
We'd love for you to join us this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool.
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like Splitcoast Stampers, (use the keyword RCC49) with a direct link back to THIS post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
Before you go, I wanted to mention that Corinna has a coupon available, so in addition to already fabulous prices, there's an opportunity to save even more! Here's the code:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: Be Okay Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Portrait Collection (Crate Paper), Black, Kraft
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Groovy Guava (SU!)
Accessories: Pink Salmon Vintage Seam Binding, Pearls Petal Pins by Prima (Ribbon Carousel), CRB-04-CA-115 (Delightful - Champagne Crystal) Zva Creative, Quinn Flourish (Memory Box), paper flowers, Limitless Layers die (Papertrey Ink), Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), dauber 
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"


  1. I love your flower drawer - what fun! Wonderful card - lots of yummy details and the message is inspiring as usual! I like all the color. Whoever gets this card is going to feel a lot better about whatever they are struggling with!!!!

  2. This is so stunning, I love everything about it - especially the beautiful papers! I also love your flower drawer - makes me want to jump in!!

    Love Beth xx

  3. Love the pops of colour and gorgeous flower cluster. That is quite the drawer full of goodies...and they are the one offs - how many drawers of regular flowers do you have??!! Great card.

  4. Wait, am I at the right blog? EwenStyle, right? Wow! Those bright colors were such a surprise, and a delightful one at that. :) Glad you were able to use some color-saturated Crate Paper goodness. It's pretty stuff!

  5. As always - gorgeous! I love these colors!

  6. Love the bright colors on this card. :)

  7. Love that paper and your card! It just pops with color and beautiful design...great job! Sweet flower drawer, too...how fun!

  8. ANDREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is def. my FAV FAV FAV! I love love love those flowers and that paper--you have knocked me out of my seat (LITERALLY!)!!! LOVE:)

  9. Also--do tell and do a tutorial on how you scrunched that seam binding? It looks AMAZING:)

  10. Oh, so pretty Andrea. Love the bright colors! Fabulous embellishments. Your stash of flowers looks really good!

  11. Love the bright color scheme - it just pops right off the screen.

  12. I absolutely love this one Andrea, it's so bright and sunny. The pins and bling really add something extra and make it so cheerful.
    Hugs Linda

  13. Bright shades made the card stunning with these flowers and ribbon.

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