Monday, May 18, 2015

Be Brave and Just Keep Dancing

 Another weekend, come and gone.  I struggle with Mondays, although I am happy to have my health and the ability to get up out of bed every morning.  I made this card for a friend who is facing the unknown with some medical issues.  We're all praying for good news, but in the meantime, I hope she likes this card.  It's a reminder that no matter the struggle, you can go in two directions: let the struggle win.... or win the struggle.  So be brave and just keep dancing! 

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 I've colored some May Arts Ribbon Flowers.  All the ribbons on this project are from MAR.  You can press your flower directly onto an ink pad, or use a blending tool.  For the blue flower, I used my blending tool and Powder Puff chalk ink, also on the doily, as well.  For the pink, I pressed directly onto the pad.  Both options are presented so you can see the difference. 

I thought I'd try to make a rolled flower, using my satin ribbon and a die with my Cuttlebug.

It's all about the experiment, right?  I cut 3.5" ribbon strips and ran them through my Xyron 9" Creative Station.  I then overlapped 3 strips each, then placed the sticky side of both 3.5" strips together to form a sealed square. 

It was a little too thick and after multiple passes through my Cuttlebug, I had to finish off by fussy cutting the scalloped outline, which was actually very easy, since there was a very good impression.  I think it turned out great!

I watercolored this lovely sentiment from the ADORNit Art Play Paintables and added some Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue.  Those cute little bubbles are Skittles in the color "Stream", from DoubleClick Connections.

You can purchase the ADORNit Art Play Paintables here:


Carolee's Creations - Adornit - Art Play Paintables - 12 x 12 Paper - Be Awesome - $1.49


I'm entering my project in the challenge below:

Additional supplies: Ranger Stickles Glitter glue in Lagoon, Neon Flamingo and Yellow, Tombow Dual Brush pens, Pretty Little Studio Polka Dot paper and Flag, Flowers and Pink burlap string from May Arts Ribbon, pink iridescent gemstone (maker unknown), Spellbinders Celebra'tions Rectangle Pierced dies, Quick Quotes Powder Puff ink in Tahini, Colorbox Pinkolicious ink,  My Favorite Things Die-namic rolled scallop flower die, Marvy Le Pen black ultra fine point, white gel pen, Tombow Power Bond adhesive runner, Tulip fabric paint (for adhering flowers), Tombow adhesive dots

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