Monday, June 15, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Flower Challenge + Prize Giveaway!

I'm so happy to have been chosen for the May Arts Ribbon Flower Challenge.  Participants were allowed to choose their own ribbon and were instructed to create a flower from that ribbon.

Click this link to cast your vote for your favorite creation by leaving a comment at the May Arts Blog post here:

But guess what?  You have a chance to win ribbon for yourself!

The prize?  A $25 gift card to the May Arts Ribbon new online store, The Ribbon Resource

For my project, I chose to make a layered flower with a pin backing to wear as jewelry.  The bottom and middle layer of petals were cut in a heart shape with my Cricut Explore.  I've done some ink distressing to some of my ribbon, to give it a bit of a vintage feel, using distress ink and a blending tool.  I ironed on heat n bond to the back of my ribbon prior to trimming the petals.  The first 3 layers of petals were ironed together, then distressed.  The top layer was inked, then Mod Podged for better shaping and to give the petals some shine.

My layers begin with one of the new releases, the Garden Print.  I've hand trimmed a few white and pink leaf-like petals peeking out as well.

There's also a layer of white and pink petals between the top and bottom flower.  To give some texture, I distressed the center ribbon layer by melting it a bit with my heating tool.

I finished my flower with some pearl string accents, a button and enamel dot.  
I recommend you use a hot glue gun to better secure your pin backing.

Bonus Tip!  
I love grabbing up seasonal adhesive felt products on clearance.  They make great backings for just about any jewelry project. 

Ribbons/Accessories used:
 468-25-19 Garden Print
524-38-09 Ivory (pearl string)

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Georgiana..... happy to have won runner-up!

  2. Gorgeous! The ribbon is beautiful and I just love all your details on this!


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