Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Craft-Room - Ribbons and Lace


Goodness what a frightful time people are having since December the weather around the world has  been making a nightmare of peoples lives.   I'm sure those people are not reading this they have far more important matters to be getting on with.   Even so my thoughts are with them as I'm sure are yours.

Oh yes New Zealand is still shaking as often as the tectonic plates can manage to make it.   In a few million years those mountains will be worth a visit.

Back to matters closer to home!   This week at Craft-Room it is time for Annie's  first challenge, and she has chosen a great one, Ribbon and Lace.

Our sponsor for the challenge is once again the generous Crafty Individuals.


You will used by now to my looking for a different approach to a challenge.   This one offered an opportunity to use another of the calendar holders I rescued from work at the end of last year, see picture above.

This is what I came up with.    Alcohol Inks applied over the outside of the case.   This has been covered with vellum attached using Washi Tape.    A new to me Cherry Lynn heart shaped die used to cut more vellum and this was stuck to the plastic case with glitter embossing paste.

Ribbon Lace cut into strips and folded to make 3 ribbon flowers secured with split pins.   These have been glued to the case with contact glue.    Crafty Individuals fashion ladies stamped onto card, one model cut out and coloured with ProMarkers.   The sentiment is also a Crafty Individuals stamp.   By the Way the Red flower in the centre is made of white ribbon lace coloured red with Glimmer Mists.

Unfortunately the pearl topped brads make the design to dimensional to close the case but as this is designed to be displayed it's not really a problem.   I photographed it in front of the window to show off the pretty effect of the Alcohol Inks.

Of course there are challenge's I'd like to share this with:
Pumpkin Spice - Colours Red, Pink & White
Suger Creek Hollow - Love and Adore
Crafty Calendar - Love is All Around
Divas by Design - Vintage with Lace
Altered Eclectics - Always anything Altered Goes
Crafty Individuals - A Fine Romance
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything but a Card, with Ribbon
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - New Challenge will be Always Anything Altered.

18 comments:

  1. Love the way you are using those calendar holders Zoe, Annette x

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  2. What a fab rescue & alter! Looks like you had fun making this & I absolutely LOVE those flowers ~ hugs! Christi

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  3. What a creative project - well done on your "recycling"! :-) Thank you for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

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  4. Fabulous project - love the alcohol ink background and gorgeous image.
    Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  5. Great idea to transform the calendar holder and its very nicely decorated. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Jean x

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  6. Loving the different uses of the boxes, cool flowers, beautiful project x

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  7. Beautiful altered project. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics.

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  8. Tres feminine! Love the transparency and beautiful laces;-))m

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  9. A fabulous make and a great way to use the calendar holder.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Zoe, this is so pretty, that is a lovely colour palette.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. That is just so creative Zoe! Love how you played with your alcohol inks! Thanks for your lovely comment on my post, have a great weekend, hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  12. What a stunning altered piece this is,very clever and I so love your colour choice...fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with our very first challenge here at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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  13. Gorgeous project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  14. This is really gorgeous, I love your recycling of this old calendar and your use of alcohol inks! Thank you for joining the CI challenge. Coco x

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  15. what a great project thanks for joining us at SCH
    hugs

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  16. What a great idea! love it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  17. back again to say thank you for joining us at Crafty Individuals, such a great project
    hugs

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  18. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

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