Love This Face23 August 2012 | By Katrina in Hearts, Page Layouts
Combine May Arts, Basically Bare and some fun paper, I am in HEAVEN! I am a ribbon lover and have to have some sort of ribbon, twine, etc. on every project I do. May Arts is my favorite ribbon company, so call me SUPER excited when I found out that we got to partner with them. Katrina is a happy, happy girl right here!
Our dogs had a pet modeling session with a local photographer (UTurn Studios) and I was so lucky that she gave me permission to use the pictures for my design team work and layouts to post on my blog. We only have a couple of Jetson, because he is shy and a little scared of new situations. I was happy to get the ones we did, so of course it was one of the first ones I wanted to work with.
I knew when I started that I wanted to used the Hearts #1 and Hearts #2 sets that Basically Bare has to alter. That was the only plan I had going in! I started with a chipboard heart and covered it with the hexagon pattern paper. Then I decided it needed some dimension, so I cut out a few of the hexagons and popped them up randomly. I love to use jute twine to accent areas, and this natural color from May Arts goes perfectly with the soft feel of the layout. I wrapped it a few times and then tied a bow. I did use a small glue dot behind the bow, just to hold it in place.
Next up to conquer was the canvas heart. I really wanted to have the ribbon be the spotlight on this heart. So, I folded it in half and then cut a heart out of the center. I pieced together two strips of the wide ribbon that I had and then backed my canvas heart outline with it. The ribbon color was actually a little too strong for the layout, so I misted the entire piece with Mr. Huey’s in White to tone it down a bit. I cut another, smaller heart out of the middle that I had cut out and misted with Mr. Huey’s in Piglet. Then I attached it to the edge. It still needed something, so I pulled out a trusty doily and called it good!
One fun way to use ribbon to accent is to tie it under your pictures. I just make my backing paper a little longer to accommodate the width of ribbon I am using. And I am a bow girl, so I usually have some type of bow under there. Knots work well too! I like my bows to have some “umph” to them, so a lot of times I will double strand the fiber I am working with.
I have to say, this swap was fun! Don’t be afraid to add ribbon in unusual places on your projects, I think you will see a lot of that here during the swap. Thank you May Arts for swapping with us this week, it’s been a LOT of fun!
Paper collection-Everday Eclectic (Echo Park)