Saturday, 15 July 2017

Glassy Flowers For Rubber Dance

Good morning and welcome to the weekend! It's time for our second challenge at Rubber Dance, and this time it's 'Use Ribbon'
I had an idea in my head straight away, and it sorta-kinda turned out, I'll tell you about it later. This is what I eventually made :-)

You know those Eileen Hull journal dies that everyone is raving about, those that are as hard to get hold of as hens teeth? well I got one!

I started by brayering the outsides of my covers with DecoArt Chalky paints. I really like these, they cover really well and are such lovely ice cream colours.
The ribbon comes later.
Next I added some stencilling with some stronger colours.
The ribbon comes later.

The stamps from Antique Botanicals, Textured Spring, and Coneflowers have all been stamped and embossed.
The ribbon comes later.

Then they've been coloured with DecoArt Glass Paints.
Still no ribbon...

Gentle colours, but no ribbon.

I love the shine on this one! Ooo is that a bit of ribbon I see?
After watching a couple of YouTube videos I managed to string it all together. It really is an excellent die, everything matches up where it should and fits together perfectly.

I even put some signatures in!

Now about the ribbon - yes it is a ribbon challenge remember.  I was going to tie a very shabby chic loopy ribbon for the closure. I tied it, then I re-tied it. Neil was very polite when he said it looked like a sack of potatoes! So on to  plan B. 

Of course it needed a ribbon 'thingy' and now it has one. Please don't mistake this for a 'whatsit' it's definitely a 'thingy'

And from the back as well, 'thingy' in place. 
So please join in with our ribbon/twine challenge. No-one expects you to be as 'good as what i am' but give it a go. (It really hurt me to type that as I'm rather high up in the grammar police) 
Don't forget to quote SDFreeShip if you make an order of 15 Euro's or over for free P&P.

I'm entering my covers into the Craft Stamper TIMI anything goes challenge.

If you've hung in this long thank you very much for looking, and have a wonderful weekend, I shall be spending mine watching the tennis! xx


  1. Gorgeous piece, love the way you added he ribbon whatsit-thingy to it, and what's inside. Have fun filling it now! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh Sue how lucky are you to have managed to get hold of this Die (Wel-Jel I believe the youngen's say!!) What a marvellous make. The created cover makes it look like a Botanical Artists study journal with the use of those fab stamps. The ribbon really ties it all together (no pun intended.. hee hee!) Enjoy your die and more so you weekend.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  3. A wonderful journal and pages so delicate and beautiful with amazing ideas.

    Your whatsit thingy is especially terrific adding an extra dimension to the journal

    The best bit is your sense of humour as always :)
    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. What an amazing journal!!! It looks so gorgeous!

  5. Love your ribbon thingy! A beautiful make - so envious of your die! I must be looking at the wrong times! Not surprising given the amount of time we spend away from anywhere with an internet connection! Hugs, Chrisx

  6. Gorgeous journal. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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