Today's the day! It's the 13th of the month and time for a load of great ideas using the November ribbon club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon on our November Blog Hop. If you came from True's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened on to the hop here, you will want to start back at the beginning at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog so you don't miss a thing.
I decided on Christmas tree ornaments using all the beautiful blue, silver and white ribbons, along with these other supplies, including the Double Ruffles.
Of course the possibilities are endless, but here are 3 easy angels to get you started. All the pegs are first painted with silver acrylic paint, and when dry the simple faces are drawn using a black Sharpie. (My portrait skills are sorely lacking so please forgive the rather strange faces on these 3 girls!) The wings on all 3 are different and are cut with deckle-edged scissors - the first ones are cut from white pearlescent cardstock, the second ones from silver textured cardstock, and the third ones are cut from clear acetate with double-sided adhesive paper between the layers and a good sprinkling of glitter in the sandwich.
The basic design is the same for all the angels. After painting with the silver paint (you could also use spray paint), get out your amazing Scor-Tape and wrap it around 1/2" of the upper "body" of the peg (not the head). Cut your ribbons whichever way you choose (zigzag the bottom edges, double them over, curl the ends up) and adhere them to the tape around the peg to make their "skirts". Cover the same 1/2" area of the peg with more Scor-Tape, over the ribbon this time, and measure enough ribbon, lace or ricrac to go around this area, making the angel's "bodice" by sticking these bits firmly to the Scor-Taped area. Cut your wings in one piece (fold your chosen cardstock or wing material in half first and then cut - this way you get both sides equal). Put another small piece of Scor-Tape in the middle of the back, cut a loop of Baker's Twine, thread or cord for hanging loop, place the ends of the loop onto the Scor-Tape and press down, then the wings over the tape and press down firmly. Your angel's head can now be embellished with, for example, a scrap of white fuzzy fiber and a silver jewelery bead cap
or a small strip of suitable white card wrapped 2/3 of the way around the head and adhered using a piece of Scor-Tape,
or (wait for it ....!) false eyelashes from the dollar store, tinted with a dab of silver paint! You can also add a silver jump-ring to the bead-cap, making a halo.
Your next stop is Erika's amazing blog, so hop on over there and see what she has created for us today. Make sure to comment on each post along the way so you'll be entered to win a great November Ribbon Club Assortment. Be sure to check out the sale items at RRR for some great deals to spark your creativity, and why not enter the challenge too?
OK, now get out there and "ribbonify"!