Sizzling Summer Colors Challenge

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Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

It’s time for another great challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  It’s summer, and the heat is on for our Sizzling Summer Colors Challenge!  I created a little 7 Gypsies Altered tray using ribbon from the June Ribbon Club Assortment and Graphic 45 Typography papers.

This was a graduation gift for a young lady with a love for art, and I chose to work with the luxurious Tangerine Satin Ribbon with a Silver Metallic Edge to pick up on the colors in my altered tray.

Kathy by Design/7 Gypsies/Graphic 45 Typography TrayI just love how the ribbon pops against the bold colors of the Typography papers!

typography tray03After tying a nice loopy bow with my Zutter Bow-it-All, I topped it with a natural burlap string bow and a button.  I created a couple more of these bows, folded them in half and hot glued them behind my floral arrangements as an added embellishment.

typography tray02I painted a metal frame with Distress Paints and then layered it over the image in the largest tray.  The little bit of tangerine ribbon tied to the top of the tags really makes everything pop!

typography tray04I raided my paintbrush supply and hot glued three brushes together.  It’s such a great embellishment for an art lover.  More tangerine ribbon and burlap string here, and a nod to her grand accomplishment!

typography tray05Here’s a final look.  This was super fun to make, and will hopefully be a keepsake that she will cherish for years to come.

Be sure to visit the RRR BLOG so you can be inspired by all the other designer’s projects.  Then link your project up to the  sizzling summer colors challenge!

Don’t you just love summer?






7 thoughts on “Sizzling Summer Colors Challenge

  1. Kris

    Oh, how I love the colors and all the fun details! I’m sure the recipient will treasure your very special gift from the heart, Kathy!

  2. Judy B

    Beautiful tray Kathy. I’m sure the recipient is going to love it. I can tell you put a lot of love into it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Pattie Jns

    Hi kathy,
    This is fabulous, every artist would love to have this in there crafty cave for inspiration, each day. super creation.

  4. jenscull

    oh good golly, you don’t do anything by half measures, do you?!?! this is jaw dropping stunning! every embellishment is pure perfection. LOVE the paint brushes and nib!

    every project you make inspires me so very much. just wanted you to know that.

    have a most fabulous weekend! 🙂

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