Tuesday, November 1, 2011

RCC27 - Anything Goes

Hello!  I'm absolutely thrilled to be posting today... as a new DT member of the Carousel Crew for the RibbonCarousel.com store!  The challenge this week is an easy one - Anything Goes!


As well as a new DT, this month we're introducing a new storage product - gorgeous solid maple 2” hour-glass spools that fit on the dowels of both Carouselsoffering you a way to organize your “by the yard” (or by the metre if you're metric!) ribbon and twine.  25 yards (about 23 metres) of twine or 5 yards (4.5 metres) of ribbon wrap easily around one spool.  More details can be found on the RibbonCarousel.com website.  The prize this week is a sampling of 5 spools filled with 25 yards of gorgeous twine in fabulous seasonal colours (just added to the store as well)!

  

AND... to celebrate to new crew, Corinna is offering a 15% discount on all purchases from the RibbonCarousel.com store!  Just use the code TURKEY11.  :-)  Thanks, Corinna!

Your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items, paper crafts, paintings! *** Be sure to have ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace, thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). ***

And here's my card for the challenge...



I love this ribbon so much!  So many gorgeous colours!



I used a technique called "Cracked Glass" for 2 of the butterflies.  I die cut the butterflies out of some gorgeous Crate Paper patterned paper I'd been hoarding... c'mon, I know you all do it too!  Then I sponged the edges with Distress Inks and clear embossed each butterfly 4 times.  Then I stuck them in the freezer for a few minutes to harden - it makes cracking them easier.  I cracked the embossing on each butterfly and added more Distress Ink over the top.  It seeps through the cracks and creates a beautiful aged look.


The butterfly in the middle is a die cut of plain white card stock that I've coloured using Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Broken China.  LOVE those colours!  Aren't they a perfect match for the Turquoise Ribbon?


I'm quite taken with those butterflies actually... I think I'll be making some more!

We'd love for you to join us in the Anything Goes this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool.
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like SplitcoastStampers, (use the keyword RCC27) with a direct link back to The RCC blog post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
  • Link up your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of The RCC blog post. Your image may take a little while to pop up, but don't worry, it will appear shortly.
  • Be sure to come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool! :D
This Challenge will end on November 7, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.


And here are the other fabulous members of the Carousel Crew.  I'm so honoured to be working with such a talented team!


Danielle Daws  <-you're here!


I'm also entering a few other challenges:







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