Thursday, June 24, 2010

Try It Out "T"day #73

For TIOT this week the challenge is to "weave it". This can be done with ribbon, images, paper, anything you want, just weave and use on your creation!


I decided to use one of the Kraftin' Kimmie images Gwendolyn. First I stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black ink so that I knew it wouldn't run when I colored the image. This is my 'go to' ink for EVERYTHING now. I selected the paper I was going to use. This is the Kaisercraft Gypsy Sister and it is such wonderful colors! Then I selected the markers to use based on the paper colors. After coloring I trimmed the image, rounded the corners and sponged Momento Rich Cocoa ink over the cardstock to tone down the brightness. The Prima Flower Center just is the perfect 'jewel' in the corner and the color match was amazing!

It was then time to set to work on my weaving. I did this BEFORE I attached my finished image. I will admit that the idea for this actually came to me one night while lying in bed. My original idea, not so great, so I am glad this one showed up :). I used my ruler and exacto knife to cut slits in the patterned paper. I then wove 3 different strands of coordinating ribbon through the slits. I tied knots on the ends of the ribbon that are visible.

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8 comments:

Scatter said...

This is sweet!! Love the colors.

Alison said...

Wow! That weaving is awesome! What a tedious job that must have been! It looks fabulous! Beautiful job coloring too!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this ever gorgeous! fabulous image, stunning colors and all that patience! just gorgeous!!!!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous Alex! Love, love, love your color choices! :)

Danni said...

Beautiful card, love your weaving!

Madeleine Bouquet said...

This is gorgeous! I love the ribbon weaving!:)

hugs,
Laura

Kim said...

Beautiful card Alex...love the image you used and your weaving is amazing! love it!!! Great dp paper too! :) Awesome work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

My name is Wynneth said...

Great card Alex - what a brilliant ribbon weaving idea too :o)
hugs
wynneth
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