Sunday, October 21, 2012

It's Ribbon Time!

Time for a new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox and this one is nice and easy -


Now I have to admit to ribbon envy - for the life of me I can't tie those big, gorgeous bows I see on so many other cards here in blogland. I am contemplating purchasing one of those bow tying contraptions I have seen out and about, does anyone recommend them?

My card this fortnight was for a special friend. I have mentioned her on this blog before, she is one of the most inspirational people I have ever known and for many months has been training for her first ever Figure Competition. Last weekend I had the pleasure of watching her compete at the Australiasian Natural Body Building Championships, where she came third in her division. I screamed and cheered myself hoarse, it was a phenomenal experience.

Regardless of whether Shereen came first or last, her sheer dedication to achieving her goal of hitting that stage made her a winner. I wanted to make sure my card said so, so using Kenny K's Scarlett West image, I made this:

 I was thrilled with how this card turned out. I coloured Scarlett with copics and computer generated the sentiment. I used mesh ribbon as well as ordinary ribbon for the challenge, and used little brass eyelets to give it that old western feel. I used Tim Holtz ink to distress the edges.

I decorated the inside of the card to match.

Our challenge is sponsored this fortnight by the Digi Garden. I hope you will play along!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Autumn colours
C.R.A.F.T - Use metal on your card
Crafty Sentiments - Bows or Ribbons
Sweet n Sassy - Use metal
Stamptacular Sunday - No rules! (woo-hoo -good thing I used a stamp that looks very 'anti-rules'!)

Thanks for visiting!



carol said...

Hello..Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT, x carol

pinky said...

Brilliant card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Margaret said...

This is fabulous! The corset paper is awesome as is your amazing image!!
I have one of the bow tying frames that has the square base and two wooden pegs that can be moved to different widths. There is no way I could make a decent bow without mine!!

Sarah said...

This is a great card! I love the image.

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Patricia Hays said...

I like the reflection effect you did with the sentiment! The eyelets are a great finishing touch. Thanks for joining in the "use metal" challenge at Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges!

Stephanie said...

I like the distressing you did on this card and the metal eyelets add such a great touch. I have a Bow Easy & love it!! Thanks for joining this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and thanks for joining us at CRAFT for our metal challenge

Unknown said...

Fab card Tracey, love the image and great backing papers. I'm like you when it comes to Bows, they're never straight lol. I bought a little plastic bow maker and although I don't use it a lot it certainly helps to make a nice even bow. Thanks for the blog hop too, I've emailed cos I won the subscription you offered! xx