Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sweet Memories, CSI # 21, Elle Studio Layered Challenge and Ribbon Flower Tutorial :)

Loving the colour combination for this weeks CSI Challenge it was perfect for these photo's I took on Mother's Day :) Also I took on the Elle Studio Layered Challenge.  Again I'm only using scraps and what's in my stash, really loving how this came out!

I saw this great tutorial on making Ribbon Flowers on this blog It's in the Details and had to try it.  It was so quick and so easy!

The ribbon I used is actually a draw string from a pair of my daughters old pajama bottoms but the colour was perfect for the layout!  Please forgive my messy cutting mat ;)

First cut a length of ribbon roughly about 12 inches long.

Starting at one of the ribbon weave your threaded needle in and out of the ribbon about 1 millimeter from the edge of the ribbon.

Continue weaving your threaded needle all they way to the end of the ribbon

Once you are finished threading the ribbon, pull the thread through to make it gather as tight as possible and knot the thread.

On the other tutorial it says to glue the two cut ends together, I opted to pop dot mine (no need to wait for the glue to dry *smile*)

Flatten and re-shape gathered ribbon to your preference.

Next I punched out a 1" circle and adhered to the ribbon with Alene's Tacky Glue, I LOVE this stuff!  Great for non paper items you adhere to your page and it dries quick!

Next I attached a big brad from my stash and Voila, I had some pretty flowers for my page :)

My finished Page

Pattern Paper used is
KI Memories
Basic Grey
Mustard Moon

Brought out my Making Memories Slice used the Teen card and cut out different sized "people" to represent my Mom, Myself and my Kids. I also used it for the title. Then I doodled a bit which was fun, may need to do this on more pages :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Cindy said...

Wow great page! Love those flowers and great tutorial! I will be trying those for sure! I will be adding your scrappy palce to my favs! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Johanna said...

How cuuute! Nice embellies :) And I love those people shapes at the bottom!

Izzy Anderson said...

Your flowers - and your layout - turned out really cute!

Unknown said...

sew cute;p could help myself:)

Anonymous said...

so totally cute! loving those flowers!!!

Madeline said...

Your "people" are adorable! Great page!

Melissa said...

Cute page! Love the flowers. :)

hilde janbroers said...

great fabric rosettes!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tracy said...

Great layout.
Your ribbon flowers are so pretty :)

Kelly Roberts said...

WOW! I love it! I must try this and it looks easy, too. Great lo. Thanks Kim!

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial! Thank you!

nylene said...

Kim, this is a great layout. I love those flowers. Thanks for the tutorial. I love the way you used the CSI colors. That is such a classy layout.