Wednesday, 25 March 2015

You Can Sing A Rainbow

Hi everyone,

Today I thought I would have a go at this month's challenge over at Lessology - Ribbon Fantasy! The idea is to make a crafty project featuring ribbons and using at least one recycled item.

I pinched another idea from the talented Helen Allen - check out this video, where she shows you how to create a card using tiny scraps of ribbon.

Here's my version ...


This was so easy and fun to do, and very satisfying to use up some of those really tiny scraps of ribbon that you just can't bring yourself to throw away. My recycled items are some of the ribbons - you know those ones which are stitched inside the shoulders of garments and are supposed to help keep them on hangers, but really they're just a pain and they keep popping out and you end up cutting them off? Friends and relations save them for me - I often find some left on my desk at work and I have quite a collection now. They have all kinds of uses, but this one was the best so far! A couple of the ribbons were rescued form packaging - that purple one on the right has something printed all over one side but I tied it so that it wouldn't show on the card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today - check out Lessology, I love their challenges, there is loads of inspiration from their design team and there is a lovely prize to won as well :o)

See you again soon.

Annie xxx




7 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

See, what I love about this is the cleverness in the simplicity. Great play with colour and texture....& a fab way to use up those bits of ribbon. Going to have a go myself, for CERTAIN!!! And thanks so much for sharing with us at LESSology! Lovely to see you joining us:):)

Helen Tilbury said...

A totally lovely idea and you have rocked it - looks great!!

Helen Allen said...

Looks fab Annie! An oldie but a goodie - I think we both probably have enough scraps to make a few of these rainbow cards ;-) x

yyam said...

Oh yes...I know about those ribbons in garments....so glad you could put them to good use.This looks fabulous...the colours just pop!

Thank you for joining us at LESSology!

Val Thorpe said...

hahahahahaha I also have a box of the ribbons from tops and jerseys and they are a pain... This is such a fun card and pretty quick I would imagine. Love the quote.

Helen Wallace said...

Such a fun idea and a gorgeous way to brighten someone's day. TFS

Tone-Lill said...

Wow!!!!! How super cool is this.... I love your fab way of using ribbons. Thank you for playing with our challeng at LESSology :)