Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gina K Design Illustrators/Design Team Blog Hop for October!

Hey ya'll!! Welcome to our challenge and hop for this month! For this month, we were to use a favorite background technique that Gina has done a video on...and chose this one:




This is such a fun one! This is my creation with using this technique:



I added a bit of distressing too on mine. The red ribbon you see is some I hand dyed....After seeing Nina's gorgeous ribbon she did, I wanted to try doing some. (I dyed 3 different colors, but this is the only one that survived the stray kitty burglar that stole them off my back deck as they were drying, lol!!) Well, I did not use the same kind of bias tape she used apparently, lol! I love how hers is more 'gauzy' looking than mine, but this had a distressed look to it, on the folded part, so decided to use it on this creation...I also stiffened the twine a bit and made it all wrinkly/curly....I kinda like how it turned out, sorta growing on me, haha! If you want to know how I dyed mine, or curled the twine, you can email me and I will get all the details to you! Ok, ready for more fun inspiration?

For more of the design team's favorite background techniques, please visit these designer's links participating in tonight's hop:



Thanks sooo much for stopping by! Have a wonderfully creative weekend! Are you loving the cooler temps we have now?? I know I am!
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Card Details:
Stamps: Funny Farm from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: distressing tool, marbles, memento inks in summery sky, angel pink and desert sand, hand dyed bias tape, twine that has been curled, brads, pop dots, nesties tag die prisma pencils, circle nesties.

17 comments:

Giovana said...

I love this technique, it is a lot of fun, my daughter loves it too!
Your card is beautiful Cat!

Jennie said...

Lovely creation Cat and love the way you did the ribbon and twine, uber cute!

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful, Cat! The background is awesome and I love the dyed ribbon!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Tooooo darn cute!!! I love that ribbon and twine together....gotta totally "borrow" that!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

your card is fabulous with the two techniques - the marbles and the ribbon -- oh that darn cat burglar!

stampqueen said...

Cool card - love the sheeps little pink cheeks!!
So you have a kitty burgler too - I accually have 2 (of 3 cats - 1 is too lazy) - one of my burglers likes ribbon, the other likes my pencils......

Cheri said...

Love that bg Cat. I have not tried that yet, but it's moved to the top of my "to do" list of techniques to try. (Hope you catch that ribbon snatching kitty burglar soon)

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Very cute card, Cat! Love the background and the dyed ribbon and curly twine!

tlgirl353 said...

Cat- I love love love this card!

Melanie said...

cute idea love the texture that gives in theose soft colors, perfect for the wooly sheep!
hugsss

Jessica said...

Aw, how adorable, Cat my queen of Kraft!! lol! Love it!!!

Miesje said...

I love it! That is perfect!

Viola Mahr said...

what a cute AND shabby card! My fave style - shabby chic :) Always fun to find a fellow "shabby girl" :) Do drop by and visit me too!

Hugs,
Viola
www.violamahr.typepad.com

Cathy said...

Really beautiful and unique! TFS!

Lagene said...

Love your card Cat & yes I love this technique too!

redwasher1 said...

I love this!!

Valerie said...

Never seen that idea before so I am glad you used it. I think its pretty cool and your card is very cute.

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