There is a new 'use any image' challenge over at The Ribbon Girl which will run for the next two weeks - make any type of project you like as long as you include an image of some kind. I made a mini zig-zag album approx 6" x 4" from scratch for the first time - I thoroughly enjoyed making it and will be making more very soon - it's a great way to use up odds and ends of ribbon, lace and trim. I was inspired by the beautiful album made by my fellow Ribbon Girl DT teamie Linda Levoir who based hers on a tutorial by the talented crafter Kay Fatula! My waste paper basket was brimming by the time I finished as I started making a completely different size to the one Linda had made and got in a proper pickle but didn't give up and I was very pleased with the end result.
I added an image to one of the tags tucked into the pocket on the inside front cover.
I used papers from Maja Vintage Spring 6x6 pad, 6mm ivory flatback and 10mm square pearl trim, Phoebe guipure lace, pink tiny ric rac, 25mm no 70 pale pink satin ribbon.
To embellish and strengthen the spine I added two strips of 6mm ivory flatback pearl trim with some 10mm square trim in the centre using 3mm and 6mm double sided sticky tape. The little butterfly and the torn and distressed blossom branch paper on the front cover are all from the Vintage Spring pad so tone in beautifully
The flower spray includes pink trellis rose, ivory and pink large rosebuds, baby pink cherry blossom, 20mm pale pink open roses, cream hip rosebud, rose leaves, pink/white beaded stamens, white/purple/pink wild rose, 7mm pale pink satin. On the inside of the album Ivory lace corner applique, Marianne Pearl Romantic Hearts
All of the papers, flowers, lace, ribbons, pearl trims, sticky tape and embellishments are from
The Ribbon Girl online store
I hope you will find time to visit The Ribbon Girl blog to be inspired by the fabulous creations made by the team and we look forward to seeing what you make - and of course, there are great prizes to win!!
thanks for visiting and I'll see you soon