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Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Hazelnut
Welcome to my stop on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop! grab a cup of coffee and get ready for some fun inspiration with the current monthly ribbon kit! this is my last post as a member of the Design Team. Bonnie is one of the most gracious people I have had the opportunity to work for. thank you, Bonnie, for your kindness!
now you have probably arrived here from GINNY'S most fabulous blog. if at any time you lose your way along the hop, you can always head over to the RRR main blog for the complete list. you'll also want to stop by there at the end for a chance to win your very own ribbon kit!
as soon as I saw the maize honeycomb satin ribbon, I knew I wanted to create something with a bee theme, but wasn't sure what. then I was inspired by this beautiful altered bottle with the adorable bee skep on top, and got busy making my own.
I created the bee skep on top with the 4 mm twisted hemp rope. I wanted to keep the natural color rather than coloring it, as was done in the inspiration bottle.
the bottle took a bit of preparation, first getting a coat of gesso to get it ready for several coats of different shades of acrylic paints. stamping was done with black Staz-on ink and Prima chalk inks. stamps are from Heidi Grace and SU! honeycomb stencil is by Studio Calico.
pretty little bee charms were inked with alcohol re-inkers and Staz-on to give them a bit of age. straw sunflowers are from my stash and go so perfectly with the overall feel of the bottle. Tim Holtz distress crackle paints in 2 shades were painted over the bottle in small areas to help give an aged look.
maize taffeta ribbon from the club kit was distressed with several shades of ink and tied into a big fluffy bow along with the honeycomb satin, moss mini ric rac, and brown burlap string.
if you would like to see more detailed photos, just click on the pic. it will take you to a larger photo. I'm probably going to send this to my MIL for her upcoming birthday. I think she will like it! :)
now head on over to CHERYL'S beautiful blog for more inspiration! be sure to leave her a comment to let her know how much you love what she has made for you. :)
thanks so much for stopping by! y'all are the best!
Country View Crafts - crackle
Anything But Cute Mixed Media - birds and bees
Crafty Addicts - anything goes/summertime
Classic DT Open Ch - anything goes
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - photo inspiration
Dragonfly Dreams - say it with flowers
Eclectic Elapu - midsummer
Fashionable Stamping - beautiful blooms (stamps by SU! and Heidi Grace)
Left of Center - stenciling (honeycomb stencil)
Penny Black - flower power with stamping
Altered Eclectics - anything altered mixed media goes
Card and Scrap - altered
Let's Craft and Create - hearts and/or flowers
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Allsorts - fancy bows and ribbons
Creative Corner - shabby
Incy Wincy - alter something
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media - texture
Quick Quotes - upcycle