Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ribbon Carousel...Winter Spirit

Hi and welcome to this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge! It's a new month, a new year and a brand new challenge...this one perfect for these cold, wintry days here in the North East United States...Winter Spirit! I initially was going to go the blues, creams and kraft sort of colors, however my brain was not impressed with what my hands were crafting so I decided to take a hike in the opposite direction. Here's what I mean:

I pulled out Maja Design's Vintage Winter collection and decided to go with red/tan collections. The sentiment panel is stamped with the title track to Verve's Snowflake Splendor set. I distressed, sponged and pearl dotted the perimeter of both the sentiment panel and the larger vertical banner. The ribbons across the top are from the Ribbon Carousel and they are as follows: underneath is  7/8" Natural Cluny Lace Oval Crochet Ribbon, over that is some 5/8" Burgundy Satin Ruffled ribbon, a bow of brown Jute/Twine and finally a snowflake adorned bow of natural hemp. I tore the bottom right hand side of the paper and added a little crochet lace peeking out from behind...that corner was way to bare to just leave alone....  :)

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:
1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation
2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month
3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.

And what's the prize? Take a look:

 Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants! 
Make a card, a treat box, a scrapbook page, or anything at all to celebrate Winter and be sure to include some ribbon or twine! 
You have until January 31st to add your creation to the link on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.
The random winner of the ribbon carousel will be announced
 on the blog on Monday, February 4th! 

Stamps: Snowflake Splendor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Winter (Cozy Inside, Wishing You, Christmas is Coming, December (bs)) Maja Design, Very Vanilla, Kraft
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH), Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  7/8" Natural Cluny Lace Oval Crochet Ribbon, 5/8" Burgundy Satin Ruffled Ribbon, Brown Jute/Twine, Natural Jute/Twine (Ribbon Carousel), Scallop border punch (SU!), snowflake button, Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), paper distresser, dauber
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Какая стильная открыточка, очень красиво!

  2. Love the snowflake, twine, and ribbon! You never cease to amaze!

  3. Love the warm tones you used and that snowflake with the twine behind it is fabulous :)

  4. This is beautiful Andrea, can't wait to get this paper in the states.

  5. Andrea I REALLY like this card! Wonderful colors and your pearl snowflake is awesome!!

  6. Very pretty colors together -- love the "peek" of lace :)

  7. Wow Andrea - this is sooooo gorgeous!! I love the warm colors and beautiful twine/snowflake bow!

  8. So so beautiful! I love the bow treatment! TY for all you do. :-)

  9. Andrea I just had to drop by to breath in and gaze upon your work!!! This is gorgeous. I just love what you did with the pearls. Now I feel inspired from my visit. Thanks for sharing with me.
    Bear Hugs,


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