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Friday, September 12, 2014

Ribbon Scraps...

Recently I was shown an idea to use up ribbon ends that are too short for a whole project. Unfortunately I have totally spaced and have no memory of the source. If you know whose idea this is, please leave a comment and I will give them the credit they deserve.  This is my version of that concept.  

I used a strip of CS covered with a strong double stick tape to lay out my ribbon pieces.  Once adhered to the front, I turned it over, added tape to the back and pulled the ends around firmly to attach them.  
Using this as my color palette, I chose to color the calf image from A Day for Daisies with Copics.  I'm not happy with my little Black Angus... I colored her so dark, her head is not well defined against her body.  Next time I will color her with more highlights.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Robyn's Fetish #228 – ATG
MarkerPOP Challenge #51 – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #35 – ATG
Papertake Weekly – Repeat Repeat [ribbon+ ribbon+ ribbon]
Crafty Sentiments – Spots &/or Stripes
Ppinkydolls #1 – ATG /optional twist -add flowers
Sweet Pea Stampers – All creatures great and Small
STAMPlorations  – Stamps & Markers
Jellypark Challenges – Pets/ Animals

IMAGES:  The focal image is from A Day for Daisies;   Sentiment is unknown.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; Base CS and the mat are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon ends are from stash.
INKS: The images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Fabulous projusect wonderful colouring Ginny x

  2. Such a cute lovely card. I love how you used the same colours for the socks and the end ribbon. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  3. Oh Ginny, this little calf is so cute! I love your color palette and I think you did an awesome job of coloring her black, I always struggle with this color. It difficult to keep the highlights and shadows but not keep it too light and then it looks grey.... I avoid black to be honest. lol Thanks for playing at Ppinkydolls hun. ~Lizzy

  4. Oh wow! I love this card, so bright and cheerful and what a great idea got those little ends of ribbon! thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  5. Very clever with the ribbon!
    I think that image is from A Day for Daisies though...

  6. How cute. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

  7. beautiful card ! Gorgeous colouring.Thanks for joining in at Sweet Pea Stampers this time. Sue x

  8. I LOVE THIS CARD! So fun and made me smile! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

  9. Oh my word.. how adorble is this! I love this cute image. Great card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  10. Adorable card Ginny! Love the ribbon idea.

  11. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 14th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. A cute one.. <3 luv this.. thank you for sharing it with us at Artby MiRan challenge #14.. good luck :D


  13. Fab image and very cool way to use up ribbon ends, of which I have tons. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

  14. I liked this one very much. Now I will have to find somewhere to use this ribbon trick ;)


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