Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft & May Arts Blog Hop

is going on right now over at the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog. Here's my card for this hop created with May Arts ribbons and various Design Memory Craft products.

As you can see, that I'm already in a Halloween mood. I love the colors of Halloween-all the bright greens, purples, oranges, and black. When I saw the ribbons from May Arts though, I wanted to make something a little more elegant while still keeping it mixed media.
I used:
From Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Stamper's Big White pen
Assorted ribbons from May Arts
You can recreate my card in the following steps.

On a 5.5" x 4.25" card front, attach ribbon pieces with dry adhesive. Machine stitch to secure ribbons in place. Trim off any excess ribbons extending beyond the card with scissors.

Cut off bits of Tangerine and Licorice Gelatos with palette knife and smash them down. Put Tangerine Gelato in one spray bottle and Licorice in another. Add a little water to each bottle and shake till the Gelatos are completely dissolved creating creating liquid watercolor.

Spray the Tangerine Gelato on the card making sure not to cover the entire surface.

Rub some Chocolate Gelato on the surface of the flowers.

Spray the Licorice Gelato aiming at the center of the ribbon flowers. Dry carefully with a  heat tool. The ribbon will singe a bit and that's okay, just be careful not to burn it.

Once the surface is dry, draw polka dots with the Stamper's Big White pen using its bullet tip. Also use the palette knife to rub on some gesso along the edges of the card and a bit on the surface of the flowers.

Color a strip of cardstock with Chocolate Gelato lightly and blend with a wet brush. When dry, cut the strip into two pieces and notch the ends. Write your sentiment on it with black PITT Artist pen. Attach sentiment to card.

At this stage, it looked like my card still needed something more. So I cut out to two ribbon rosettes and colored them in the same way as before. I dried them and attached them near the sentiment along with a few rhinestones and machine stitched to finish.
So, there you are! Hope you enjoyed today's post and will use Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products to give your ribbon projects a new look.
Thanks for stopping by :)


Renae McBarron said...

Such a cute card and I love the process you did to make it! Renae @ renaecreates.blogspot.com

Julie A. Shearer said...

Great card ! Love all of the pretty details . TFS .

Michelle Looi said...

Love those flowers makeover!