Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Maid of Honor" for RRR Challenge #71 ~ Sparkle, Bling, and Ribbon

Weddings are such special days, celebrated with the people closest to us. You can see the joy and sweet friendship shared by Rachel and her Maid of Honor, Amber. 

I am so excited to share my first post as a designer for Really Reasonable Ribbon. It was a delight to work with the gorgeous RRR ribbon, cording, and lace on this wedding layout. My original thought was to use some beautiful white seam binding and wrinkle ribbon for this page, but when I realized how PERFECTLY the red ribbon in the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment matched the red on the girls' dresses, I had a change of plans. 

To enter this challenge, create a card, layout, or any handcrafted project. Just be sure to follow the theme and use ribbon, lace, or trim somewhere on your project. 

"Maid of Honor"

RRR Products used for this Layout:
RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment ~ both red ribbons and white lace. 

I used this fabulous sketch from The Scrapping Stamper May Challenge:
Be sure to stop by Shannon's blog for the details of her May Challenge and to link up a project using this delightful sketch. Use Ribbon, Sparkle, and Bling to enter RRR Challenge #78 as well. 

Tips and Techniques:

Ribbons ~ I cut paper ribbon strips then wet and scrunched them to give a fabric-like appearance. I clustered them below the flowers, then topped with the red RRR ribbons. This gorgeous red metallic satin and satin/organza ribbon with the sparkling white iridescent stitching are both part of the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment. Joseph and Rachel had a December wedding so their colors were red and green. Rachel had accents of red on her gorgeous dress and Amber's maid of honor dress was this same rich red. I really couldn't believe my eyes at what a perfect match this ribbon is to the dresses. 

Distressing ~ I used my favorite scrappy tool, my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All by Zutter.

Twine Flowers ~ I enjoy creating twine flowers, so I thought I'd try making some up with the Iridescent, Metallic White Thread in several sizes. I added a large rhinestone to each as a flower center. My twine flower tutorial can be found here

Embossed Vellum Flowers ~ I created these beauties to use with my ScrapThat! May Kit and am so glad I had extras to use on this page. They make such a lovely cluster with the twine flowers. If you would like to learn how to create some for yourself, be sure to stop back for my tutorial on May 9. 

Lace ~ Not only was the red ribbon a perfect match, this white lace included in the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment is perfect for a wedding page as well. I cut a paper strip to go across the page, distressed the edges, and topped with this gorgeous ribbon. 

Title ~ I printed my title using Chopin Script (found on the internet) onto ink jet transparency paper, fussy cut to the shape of this opening so the edges would be less visible, and adhered to the page with krylon spray adhesive. 

Chipboard ~ I blinged up this chipboard from the BoBunny with Rhinestones from my stash. 

Butterfly ~ I added some black diamond stickles to the body of this Martha Stewart vellum butterfly, then rubbed a touch of black soot Distress Ink across the veins. A snippet of a Zva crystal flourish finishes it off for a butterfly trail.

I'd like to give a special thanks to Nicole Doiron. I recently won a fabulous prize over at her blog, Scrap-Utopia, that included this paper, doily and some of the bling. Thanks Nicole!! 

I hope you've been inspired to create and link up your project for this fun challenge.

Be sure to check out the RRR Blog for all the details and prize information.

I've entered this LO at:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #78 ~ Anything Goes. 
Oh, be sure to check out their Word Art this week. It is one of my favorite verses - Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward. Psalm 127:3 We home educated for 19 years and our home school was called Heritage Christian School based on this sweet verse. 

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~ 


  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors and love love love those layered pennants!!

  2. That is such an awesome use of ribbons! It looks so neat and the color is PERFECT! I'm so impressed that you made those flowers. They are GORGEOUS!

  3. I love those twine flowers and will definitely try my hand at making some similar ones. Also love the cluster of ribbon pennants. Gorgeous work, Tracey.

  4. Gorgeous!! Love how you did the butterfly.
    Beautiful work!

    Happy Crafting

  5. Absolutely Beautiful Layout Tracey!!! LOVE the colors,flowers, photo,and Ribbons you used. Beautiful Job!!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the flowers and the way you used the ribbons!! Stunning layout!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Tracey~ Beautiful layout! I love your twine flowers!! Fabulous!!

  8. Love what you did with the ribbon...and the white flowers are fabulous!
    Alison xx

  9. Pretty b & w backgrounds with the red accents!

  10. Beautiful layout Tracey. Looove those ribbons and the twine flowers are totally gorgeous. Will have to give them a try. God Bless. ox Marg

  11. WOW WOW WOW Tracey! This looks so beautiful.. I love the pops of red and those vellum flowers look like glass.. stunning elegant ans oh so beautiful!

  12. So pretty and delicate. Love it. :)

  13. Tracey,
    The page is beautiful but the smiles on the faces are priceless. The black Argyle is such a dramatic background and your hand made twine flowers are icing on the cake. Red is the perfect color ribbon.
    We appreciate and thank you, for taking time out your day to post this beautiful project at Word Art Wednesday,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  14. I love how romantic and dramatic this layout is. Absolutely gorgeous.

  15. Just GORGEOUS, Tracey. I always love seeing your creative talents at work. This is stunning, and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing it in our challenge this week. Hope you are doing well. God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. Wow Tracey is this Stunning!! I love the black and white with that pop of red ribbon. I looks gorgeous with the red on the girls dresses. The flowers are so beautiful and look so perfect with the pic also ;)

  17. This scrapbook page is awesome. Love the black and white and that doily is just perfect with the colors in the picture. Awesome job! Thank you for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Big hugs!

    JO ANN

  18. Love the Red + B&W combination! Striking page.

  19. Tracey, your page is stunning!!! The red ribbon was just perfect for this layout. I thought your vellum flowers were made of fine lace. I'll definately have to come back for the tutorial on them. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings!

  20. Love this layout! That pop of red is just gorgeous and coordinates so beautifully with their dresses and flowers!!!


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