Over at Stampotique this week the theme is bows. Here is what Jackie has to say about her choice of challenge:
Jackie is our hostess this week and here is her challenge for us:
Ribbons have been around since the Middle Ages. Merchants travelled the world, buying and selling ribbon, many of which had gold and silver in the silk. ribbons were a sign of nobility and worn only by the rich. By the seventh century ribbon was part of the fashion industry and was part of clothing.
Today ribbon has numerous uses, and it is a favourite crafting accessory, I have lots of it!
You can make fabulous bows with it to adorn your cards, scrapbook page, tags, journals etc..
So I would like to see you adding a bow to your project, if you don't have ribbons, bows can be made out of many mediums such as paper, clay, string to name but a few!
I looking forward to seeing your creations with a bow!
I don’t usually add bows to my projects but this week i have made three cards with bows on them.
I know i am only allowed one card as an entry and this will be the one.
Black Card stock for base A5 card.
Gold hammer card with a border cut out from a very old border punch.
Cogs embossing folder.
Clock and wing stamps from Paper Artsy.
Dress forms are from Creative Expressions, ribbon is from stash, flower made from hand cut shapes.
Head on dress form is Moon Girl from Stampotique.
Ribbon from stash.
Sentiment Paper Artsy.
Ruler is from an Urban Stamp set from Papermania.
Made this for a friends birthday which is coming up very soon.
The other two cards i made resulting from this challenge are:
Tatty Button has an admirer he loves the red ribbon in her hair and has been wanting to talk with her but can’t summon up the courage. She is looking out for her latest crafting purchases from the postman while he watches from afar…
Bought myself a couple of the latest Zendoodle stamps from Lindsay Mason botanics (which is the one above), Toadstools and Fillers, which are amazing and can be used as wonderful background patterns too.
Used the new Darcy Wilkinson stamp plate EDY09 to create a background, this has not worked at all, the perspective is all wrong, will know next time lol. However i do love Darcy’s new stamps, i doodled something very similar in my learning to draw journal at the beginning of 2013 and here is the stamp just as i envisaged, it was a sign i had to have this set.
Used Portfolio Pastels to colour the seed heads and the botanics stamps, used Rainbow Glazes to add a little shine and of course a little bow.
Do you see a Wizard’s hat, i do and it reminds me of Terry Pratchett stories from the magical kingdom.
The ink splats were optional but seeing as the card wasn’t working i thought what the heck and splodged away.
Thanks for taking the time to drop by, would love to read your comments.