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Hello Friends! Happy New Year to all you ribbon lovin’ peeps! We’re getting 2015 off to a good start with a fresh challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Challenge #109 is titled” Looky What I Got with Ribbon!” Show us what goodies you received for Christmas (or bought for yourself–we won’t tell!) and link it up on the RRR blog. I have a Pretty in Pink Shadowbox that I made for my precious daughter-in-law Mindy’s Christmas present. It features beautiful photos of the grandgirls, pretty papers from my stash and loads of pink ribbons from the January ribbon club assortment.
Look at all that pink goodness! I put these to good use in this sweet shadowbox
This shadowbox came “nekkid.” (For those of you not from North Carolina, that’s Southern for “naked”. The first thing I did was to add a coat of DecoArt “Everlasting” Chalky Finish Paint. I love to use this on painted wood projects because it covers well, and has a great finish. I dug into my stash of papers and found this pretty pink tulip paper from Webster’s Pages…it’s probably been discontinued now because I’ve had it for so long…but it was the perfect match for my yummy RRR ribbons.
I used Scor-Tape to add Hot Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon to the outside edges of the frame. I topped this with Swiss Dots Pearl Pink with Hot Pink Dots. Scor-Tape is probably my favorite adhesive because it is easy to use, and it really holds! I don’t even buy tape runners anymore. I also used ribbon to create borders inside the frame, and I love the texture, pattern and dimension they add to the shadowbox. The Mini Hearts on Pearl Pink Grosgrain Ribbon is sooo sweet when layered with Brenda White Crochet Lace, Shocking Pink Shimmer Satin, and Hot Pink and Shocking Pink Diagonal Grosgrain. I intersecting the vertical border with a repeat of the ribbons used on the outside of the frame.
Did you know that Really Reasonable Ribbons carries the most beautiful Mulberry Flowers? Right before Christmas, I treated myself to a bunch of these pretty in pink and cream Chrysanthemums and delicate white Cosmos Daisies and used them to frame my photos. They are the perfect match for this project, and the best part is, they are very affordable!
So that’s what I got with ribbon…and now I want to see what YOU got with ribbon. So link up your project on the RRR Challenge Blog and show me! I’ll be popping by to take a peek and leave you some bloggy love!
I love starting 2015 off with a great challenge and pretty in pink ribbons, don’t you?