Saturday, January 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Hi friends and happy Saturday to you! Today is the 13th of the month and that means it's time for our January RRR Blog Hop! If you're already hopping, you should be arriving here from CHERRY'S blog! If not, why not head over the RRR blog for details on how to hop and win!
The January Ribbon Club Assortment-Valentine Mix is up for grabs to 1 lucky random blog hopper and this is definitely one you'll want to add to your ribbon collection! It's perfect for upcoming Valentine's Day, of course, but also for other fun occasions like anniversary, child's birthday, friendship, wedding and for all the pink lovers in your life!  I love it and I know you will to! 
I made mixed media canvas art to inspire you with, an idea I've been wanting to do for a while now. This month's ribbon assortment was just right for it, too! I really like the texture the ribbon and lace trims bring to the piece. 
The process of making this canvas was really fun. For the background, I started by tearing some pretty pattern papers and arranging them, then adhering it all down with a generous layer of Mod Podge. Next, I add a layer of white wash gesso, some pink an teal spray inks and black splatters. Finally, I added a few black rub-on words and miniature butterflies. 
For the big heart, I first drew a template, then retraced it onto a piece of sturdy white cardstock and cut it out. Next, I cut a variety of ribbons and trims from the January Ribbon Assortment (I used all except the 2 grosgrains with hearts on them) and a bit of washi tape to break it up. Then I arranged them horizontally atop the heart base and adhered them down first with heat-n-bond, then added a light layer of Mod Podge to really secure it down and protect the ribbons integrity. Of course, a heavier layer of Mod Podge was put on the backside of the heart, then laid in place and allowed to set and dry. Lastly, I added a piece of black hemp cord around the entire heart to make it pop, as well as a couple smaller die cut hearts with the same cord and tied on tiny bows to make the hearts appear to be "hanging". I also added the "be mine" chipboard sentiment and a couple other smaller chipboard pieces for balance. 
And that's all for me! I hope you've been inspired by my project today! Your next stop on the hop is SHEILA'S blog! Thank you so much for visiting and hopping! Good luck on winning this gorgeous ribbon assortment and happy crafting! 

18 comments:

Bonnie Garby said...

Great card Linsey. I love this idea for the ribbon. Very creative!

Sue D said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I have been wanting to experiment with mixed media. I like all the ribbons you used.

Karen Letchworth said...

Very creative, Linsey. I love seeing all of this month's Ribbon Club Assortment. I'd love to have you link these up at Word Art Wednesday. We have fabulous sponsors, and it would be awesome to have you play along.

Have a blessed week,
Karen Letchworth

www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Rebecca Yahrling said...

That heart is just divine! A very beautiful
piece of art that I love.

Teresa said...

Love the patchwork idea! Will definitely have to use that one. tigo

Amy C. said...

Beautiful artwork. The mix of papers and materials are so lovely.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful artwork. The mix of papers and materials are so lovely.

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the heart you created!

Outi said...

Amazing card! Love the beautiful heart and the collage background.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Simply terrific combination of techniques to make a striking completed image. A miniature version of this would make a memorable greeting to receive in the mail! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

Vicki robertson said...

Fabulous MM canvas, Linsey! So many awesome details.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so fun and creative! I like all the rows of ribbons. They are all so pretty!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Shemp Howard said...

Very unique with the rows of ribbons

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Linsey, am in love with your Valentine card and these enchanting ribbons!! What a perfect mix!

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Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You have the best ideas, Sweet Girl! This is just so loaded with texture that I want to touch it. Clever you....

Sherri said...

Oh, I love this. The heart with the ribbon under it is great. Going to have to scraplift this idea!

scrappyrat said...

The ribbon heart is FABULOUS! :) Great design.