Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ribbon Carousel...Buttons and Twine

Good Tuesday morning! There's a brand new challenge taking place at the Ribbon Carousel blog, this week our theme is buttons and twine! Since the weather has had a bit of a chill in it, I decided to continue on with my Fall-themed cards, this one appropriately uses the Chillingsworth Manor line of papers from Echo Park:

This card embodies many Ribbon Carousel goodies...namely the Pearl Pen that makes that great dotted border around the sentiment, some Mango & Black seam binding, crochet ribbon and Natural Jute/Twine. The design behind the sentiment is a Quinn Flourish die by Memory Box. The leaves are one of Verve's newest releases, Dreamy Leaves die, accompanied by a Dream Big leaf stamp and the sentiment is also from Verve...this particular set is called Boo to You. I was inspired to do the ribbon treatment on the bottom there by Amy's card...I just loved the way she ruffled the ribbon, then added the crochet on top and then finished it off with yet another layer of ribbon.

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 RCC72) 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!)
  • Link up your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. Your image may take a little while to pop up, but don't worry, it will appear shortly.
  • Come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool!

Thanks for visiting...I'll be back tomorrow for a special blog hop with the Ribbon Carousel and a company that sticks it to ya! :) (In a good way!)

Stamps: Boo to You, Dream Big (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Chillingsworth Manor (Echo Park), Kraft, Black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories: Mango & Black Vintage Seam Binding, Crochet ribbon, Natural Jute/Twine, Pearl Pen (Ribbon Carousel), Dreamy Leaves die (Verve~A Cut Above dies), corduroy button (SU!), Olive pearl (Zva Creative), Petite Scalloped Circle (Spellbinders), Quinn Flourish die (Memory Box), dimensionals, dauber
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Very pretty. Love the green and orange together.

  2. Hi Andrea,
    I adore this card! Fabulous zesty colours that are much more inspiring on this wet windy day than the usual black and orange for Halloween.
    By the way you won the Almost White Challenge. All my followers voted for their top3 and you won. Please pop over and see the post if you can find five mins.
    Big Hugs Linda xx

  3. Gorgeous!!! Love the way you used the colors and fabulous combo of lace, ribbon, button, and twine!

  4. Such a yummy colour combo and I always love when you put that Memory Box die behind the sentiment panel. Fabulous as always you mud running Diva ;)

  5. Such a pretty Fall greeting card! I love the green with the orange and black. Your ribbon treatment is gorgeous with the lace and ruffles and I love the button and leaf you added.

  6. What GORGEOUS colors Andrea! Pretty, pretty card ~ love all of the delicate details!

  7. What a sophisticated take on the Halloween theme!! You have inspired me to try something similar.


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