Have you checked out the latest inspiration photo from The Ribbon Reel Challenge? The directions this week are to use the colors from the photo and add burlap/twine/ribbon and MAKE IT SHABBY!! I loved this photo - looks like it came from the Midwest! The kind of porch scene that makes you want to sit down and set a spell! That's Indiana speak for stay a while! I took inspiration from the lamps in the photo and decided to go with the new Waltzingmouse Bright Season stamps. I think they are perfect for all year round! In the summer I have all sorts of lanterns hanging from hooks in my yard from mason jars with tea lights to cast iron with swinging doors! This is a "thank you" for lighting the way or maybe brightening my day!
I mounted my stamped image on a big square of burlap that I trimmed to size. I also distressed it with some Antique Linen to give it more of a vintage look. There's lots of ribbon, twine, burlap and lace options at the Ribbon Reel, it's really impossible to go wrong when selecting some beautiful embellishments for whatever you are working on. I used some pretty crochet lace and flowers.I hope you find some time to play. Challenges last two weeks so you can kick around ideas for a while if you like. There's also lots of inspiration from their amazing design team to get you started.Have a beautiful day!
Supplies Used: Finished Size: 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Cameo To GO, Bright Season
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Collection Union Square "Perfect" Damask Print
Card Stock Papertrey Ink: Vintage Cream, Kraft
Ink: Momento Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Versafine Onyx Black
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame Two, Spellbinders Tags Trio
Lace Ribbon Reel May Arts Crochet Ivory 1.5"
Roses and Hydrangea The Ribbon Reel
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Burlap Cord Natural 1/8" May Arts
Twinery Twine Flax