Monday, April 25, 2011


I have a love/ hate relationship with ribbon. Growing up I was the only girl and i had to wear pink and lots of ribbons and stockings and uncomfortable shoes and my brothers got to wear a navy blue blazer and no added fru fru. As a natural born lefty who was switched, I had a hard time learning to tie my shoes- no Velcro in those days.
For a long time as an artist I was proud to be a minimalist and bow deficient. Time has mellowed me and now I can enjoy embellishment and can tie any kind of bow I can think up-shameless ad-if you want to learn to make the bows of your dreams come see me at Nice Threads and we'll make you a bow queen.
This weeks Created Byhand Challenge theme is Ribbons.
I'm hanging with my simplicity theme and wanted to show you how much depth and interest you can get with one die, one stamp and one ribbon.
The Die is Spellbinders label 8- i used the three biggest to cut the first layer- some corrugated board from a candy box-inked with some Brilliance gold, gold paper embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder, and white card stock. I still use my purple Wizard. I'm waiting to see if they come out with Grand Calibur II or I get on a design team that will give me one:)
-the Quietfire Quote thermal embossed and inked with Distress Antique Linen.
The silk organza ribbon was pleated with some tape behind the dotted layer.
simple and fun.
I'm taking this card to the monthly stamp club at LSS A Stamp Artist Place, for our swap. I'm always inspirited by everyone's creativity and blessed by the sharing. Everyone has ordered Quietfire rubber and I can't wait to see the results.
Please play along with us- post your own entry and leave a comment.
to see what is on my heart, please visit Still Waters Refuge
I'm teaching a Journaling workshop at the NC Arboretum outside of Asheville if you want some hand and hearts on- June 16-here


  1. oh this turned out wonderfully. Love the colors and textures. Very striking in a subdued way. Nice job. BIG GRIN.

    Thought I'd say a bit more than just "very nice" ROFL.

  2. Oh fabulous, Robyn! And I'm your newest follower...Your work is beautiful!

  3. So gorgeous, Robyn. If you were the only girl, I'm sure you were the princess your parents dreamed of having, whether you thought of it or not.


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