Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Blog Hop!


Welcome to PTI's first Blog Hop! How exciting, and what a great opportunity to share inspiration! Enough of the chit chat, I'm sure you're here to see my project (click on the picture for a larger view).


I'm not much of a scrapbooker, but every once in a while I like to do these scrappy projects. I decided that I would try stamping/journaling on my ribbon. I had this photograph that was taken in the Queen Victoria Park Rose Garden in Niagara Falls, ON where my husband proposed. The color went so well with Berry Sorbet that I sort of built the rest of the project around it. The poem was one that my husband wrote for me when we were first dating, back in eleventh grade. Yes, it is cheesy, but we were very much in love and you know how that goes... everything was sappy. Anyway :)..

The ribbon is the
Topnotch Twill in Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, and Spring Moss. This is my favorite PTI ribbon, and stamping on it is easy. I used the Simple Alphabet stamp set to stamp my poem using Palette Noir ink. I did not use a ribbon stiffener and did not heat set my ink.

To pull the whole project together, I stamped just a strip of an 8" x 10" piece of Sweet Blush with the fancy fern stamp from
Spiral Bouquet. I used Sweet Blush ink and highlighted with Berry Sorbet and a clear Sakura stardust gel pen. I layered a 6" x 6" piece of the Pink Patterns patterned paper (right out of the package!) on a piece of Berry Sorbet. I layered my ribbons on top and adhered with double-sided tape.

The photo is layered on a piece of Berry Sorbet and then on a piece of acetate. I stamped the location and date of the photo onto the acetate using Jet Black StazOn. I added some of the swirlies from the
Boxes, Bags & Tags set to the top corners and around the caption using Palette New Canvas ink. Some other embellishments were added and I put the whole thing right in an 8" x 10" frame from Pottery Barn. It is not a masterpiece, but it is a nice memento of a day I had dreamt of since the eleventh grade!

If you have time, I'd love for you to browse some of my older posts or maybe stop by later. I would love to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by and participating in PTI's Blog Hop. I am looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations as well!



Supplies:
Stamps: Simple Alphabet, Spiral Bouquet, Boxes, Bags & Tags (PTI)
Paper: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Pink Patterns patterned paper (PTI)
Ink: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Palette Noir, Palette New Canvas, StazOn Jet Black
Accessories: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss topnotch twill ribbon (PTI), acetate (Office Depot), green rhinestones (K&Company), Sakura stardust gel pen, Pottery Barn picture frame

30 comments:

  1. Wow...I'm so impressed and how wonderfully you stamped on your ribbon! Fabulous job with the challenge!

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  2. Great scrapping piece and excellent use of ribbon, Anya!

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  3. Ooh - I wanted to stamp on my ribbon but didn't think it fit my project. Very nice.

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  4. oh this is just GORGEOUS!!! Great job, thanks for sharing it with us!!

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  5. You did a great job stamping on the ribbon. I can never seem to make it not smear. Great job with the challenge!

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  6. cool idea!! your stamping on the ribbon is great

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  7. That is a fabulous idea! Your project turned out great!

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  8. Wow! I'm impressed with the quote using the alphabet. I tried with mine but gave up and used the old printer=).
    Love the framed art!

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  9. OMG!!! I Absolutely love this!!! Great Job!

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  10. Wow, what a wonderful way to preserve a memory!!! Love how you used the ribbons and that poem is too sweet!

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  11. Beautiful -- great use of ribbon!

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  12. Gorgeous! Bravo to you for having the patience to stamp on that ribbon! What a lovely keepsake you've created here!

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  13. Lovely! The stamping on the ribbon came out beautifully.

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  14. Beautiful... the journaling looks perfect with the rose picture

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  15. This is really pretty. I like how you stamped on the ribbon.

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  16. Outstanding! Not only an excellent idea, but so well done too. Love the spiral bouquet bg too.

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  17. Love the stamping on the Ribbon! Nice job!

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  18. Great idea to do your journaling on the twill. Beautiful!

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  19. Anya, this is just FANTASTIC! I love the sentiment behind this and I think the work you did is just gorgeous. Very well done!

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  20. Just gorgeous! I love how you used the ribbon to emphasize your words. And it made for such a beautiful keepsake!

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  21. You stamped ribbon looks fabulous! Great job!

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  22. Wow, your stamping on the ribbon came out great!

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  23. Great project and I love your site..

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  24. Stunning keepsake and awesome use of the ribbon!

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  25. Holy cow, you used the simple alphabet for the entire poem?!? It is beautiful! I just can't imagine doing that much prose with those little letters!! I am so impressed!

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