Sweet Sisters Altered Mirror For RRR Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim Challenge
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Today I have a Sweet Sisters Altered Mirror to share with you. My baby sis celebrated her birthday in August, and I wanted to give her a really meaningful gift. What could be more special than a gift made with your own hands? The finished product turned out so well that I decided to share it in the new “anything goes with ribbon or trim” challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.
Look how cute we were in January 1964! I’m on the left hand side of the photos, and my Sis is on the right. You can tell we are sisters because we both have bad bangs. My grandmother threatened to hide my mother’s scissors more than once! It seems we always sported really crooked, super short bangs. Oh, the memories this photo brings back to me!
Sweet Sisters Altered Mirror…Different Flowers from the Same Garden
I have been cleaning out closets again. Treasures always seem to reveal themselves whenever I undertake this task. This time, I found this IKEA Malma mirror tucked away in a dark corner of the studio closet. And just like that, I had the perfect plan for Sue’s birthday present!
Graphic 45 teammate Sandy Trefger recently created a gorgeous layout using this same quote. It made such an impression on me, that I decided to use it on Sue’s altered mirror.
My sis loves red, so I used a lot of it in the design. To tone down the red a little, I used black Graphic 45 washi tape, black chipboard clocks, and flowers with black centers. Black is a great color to use in design, as it helps to anchor a project. Black ribbon fit perfectly into the design plan.
Have you found this fabulous Black Bold Check Ribbon yet? It’s part of the September Ribbon Club Assortment, and I am crazy for it! Here, it was the perfect foil for all the red tones in this altered mirror, so I tucked some into my floral clusters along with a loopy ivory burlap string bow.
Now it’s YOUR turn!
You’re cordially invited to play along in this fun challenge! The details can be found HERE on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.
I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!
Just so pretty and moving card!
You haven’t changed a bit, Kathy! what a wonderful photo, suitably framed in your beautiful art! I love all those fabulous embellishments and the black and white ribbon is so pretty tied up in one of your trademark bows! I know your sister is going to treasure this! Hugs!
Oh Kathy you haven’t changed a bit. What a lovely picture of you and your sister. The flowers and ribbons are beautiful and vibrant and she is sure to love it. Xx
What a wonderful gift for your Sister. I should look through old photos and make one for my sister.
How darling – especially the little phrase “Sisters are flowers from the same garden.” Good choice of colors for the collection too!
Your sister is very lucky to have such a creative and talented sister! This mirror is so sweet!
Wow…this is beautiful Kathy and I’m sure your Sister loved her fabulous gift! Lucky her!