I was lucky enough to be sent a bunch of ribbons to participate in the 11th Crafty Ribbon Challenge entitled "Valentine." The criteria being you have to make two projects using ribbons and send them back to them so they can take them to exhibitions and display them on their blog. I think they were more after cards but we all know how I struggle with those so they are getting a duckie instead. And... it's Christmas duckie and not valentines... Ho hum...
She's made using Christmas napkins, I highlighted the white custard/cream with my white gel pen as that became a bit transparent with the Decopatch glue. I then Glossy Accented her to within an inch of her life and added blingtastic eyes and beauty spot. A ribbon and jingle bell from a chocolate Easter bunny and the love heart beaded stuff is from Crafty Ribbons.
Then, feeling guilty about the lack of valentine subject matter... I made this brooch.
I used this tutorial found via the Fiddle Farty blog. Both girls did a gorgeous job, however, I couldn't work out how they stopped their twirls from exploding in every direction. So I Glossy Accented all over and left to dry... still exploding, so PVA'd and left to dry again, not so much explosion but still some... So 2 days of drying time later (placing it on the heater, by the boiler, thought about microwaving and heat gunning it...) I glitter glued all over. No joy. In the end I raided Craig's tool box and super glued the beast.
So just to be sure I Glossy Accented AGAIN and then - because I still had a tiny bit of GA left - I attacked a black flower and attached that to the back and added a safety pin. Et Voila. Easy peasy. Good news is I love it and know to use super glue FIRST next time, it is solid now and sort of has the effect of being sculpted which I love. I just wish I had some black glitter but will get some for next time. Craig even suggested it would look pretty in clusters as a table decoration or floating in water. So I better get practising eh?
Here's hoping Crafty Ribbons like what they are getting. Thank you as always for stopping by :)