Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Only As Old As You Remember

Are you ready to play some Bingo?  That's what the inspiration challenge from Dude Time Doodles is this month.  This challenge is sponsored by Pattie's Creations and the winner will receive two images.  To complete my Bingo card, I went straight down on the right: Twine - Shaped Card - Ribbon.

Meet Gladys Salt from Bonibleaux Designs.  She certainly can be stern looking but she's trying to tell the recipient of this card to have a happy 39th birthday (again).  The image is colored with Copic markers and touches of Glossy Accents were used on her glasses and necklace.  My use of ribbon isn't the conventional bow: since the ribbon was only 1/8" thick, I decided to make some ribbon roses for Gladys' earrings.

If you don't know how to make a ribbon rose, it's really easy.  Just take a glue dot and start by placing the ribbon in the center and begin going around in a circle as you twist and turn the ribbon until you've gone completely around the glue dot.  Tuck the end behind the glue dot.  That's all there is to it.  Since this ribbon was so narrow, I made a small knot at the beginning of the ribbon and used that for my center.

I hand stitched pink/white twine around the outside edge of the card shape, completing my Bingo card.  I also added twine and ribbon to the inside as well.  I left plenty of room at the bottom to add my personal message to the recipient.  The sentiment and card shape are  cut with Spellbinder's dies.

Now it's your turn to play BINGO.  Which row or column will you choose?  You have one week to upload your project using the Mr. Linky button at Dude Time Doodles.  Can't wait to see what you do.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the Dudettes and Dude created for you today too.

I'm also entering this into the Creative Inspirations paints (birthdays) challenge.


Tammy said...

Super fantastic card Anne! Love her earrings! I have yet to be able to make a flower that I can use, something in the brain prohibits it.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Anne, I like the shape and those fab earrings.
Kevin xx

Dawn said...

Awesome card Anne I love that shape & those earrings are adorable!
Dawn xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is awesome! I love the coloring and how cool are the rose earrings! The shaped card with the twine stitched around the edge is great!

Michelle B. said...

So creative! The ribbon earrings and twine stitching are fab!

jimlynn said...

Om my word......this is just the cutest! love the way you did the twine and those earrings are over the top! FANTASTIC!

Cleota said...

Gladys never looked so good! Love the ribbon rose earrings! Which Spellbinder is the inside sentiment cut out with?

Patricia St Martin said...

Gladys is awesome! Great shape for your card, and the stiching around is wonderful. Gloss Accents is perfect on her glasses. Ribbon rose earring are the greatist. The dry embossing is so nice and I love the sentiment. Super job...
Hugs, Patricia

CG said...

GORGEOUS! Those earrings are so fab. Love the stitching & blue hair!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Anne. I love her hair and the stitching is gorgeous.

Linda xxx

Dawnll said...

Such a fun and creative way to use the ribbon...she is comical with her stern look.
So glad you could share with us at
Creative Inspirations Paint