Friday, October 1, 2010

More Fairy Fun With Ric Rac

Last week, we began a bi-weekly challenge to use Ric Rac on your project over at Fairy Fun Friday.  The challenge still has another week to run, but we just wanted to provide a teaser to remind you that the challenge is still open.  I have been having fun with ric rac and was happy to have another excuse to use it.  I purchased a roll of this jumbo style, which I used last week on my sunflower card in its original color.  Since I had an entire roll of the light blue, I really didn't want to invest in more so I decided to try dying it.  I really like the way it turned out.  I used Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink and dyed it by blotting the ink pad directly on my craft sheet and spritzing with plain water.  Wearing a rubber glove, I mixed it up with my fingers and smooshed the ric rac around in it until every bit of it had absorbed the green.  Then I spritzed it with a mixture of water, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and two drops of Vintage Photo reinker.  You don't see it in the photo, but the ric rac has a bit of gold shimmer to it.  I stamped nautical equipment around the border of the base in Walnut Stain and then embossed the entire border with UTEE with a little gold Perfect Pearls mixed in.  I found some weathered wood digital DP in my digi stash and played with the color in PhotoShop Elements until it matched the ric rac (boy, do it get a kick out of doing that!).  You can't see much of it, but that is a piece of cardboard that I ripped the top layer off of so the ridges show, and of course it was sponged with Vintage Photo DI.  The gold corners are a piece of an element I created with a Martha Stewart corner punch and were embossed with gold EP.  The image was colored with Copics - I loved doing the sky and sea with mostly dots and blots.  

Let me know if you have any questions.  Be sure to stop over at the challenge blog to see the other designers' samples.  And we hope you will play along during this remaining week of the ric rac challenge.   Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your lovely comments.  They really do mean a lot to me.

Blessings & hugs,


Challenges Entered:
Sentimental Sundays - Let's See Some Dimension
The Crazy Challenge - No Ribbons or Buttons
Incy Wincy - I Wonder What it Could Be (anything goes)
Paper Playtime - Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain (anything water related)
Stamp Something- Something to Celebrate


nessy said...

love the way you have used the ricrac ~what a fab idea ~just love the boat image ~in fact love it all!
vanessa xx

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Linda, this is just beautiful, the work you've put into it is amazing. The colouring technique is stunning. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Suzi x

Irene said...

Hello Linda

What a fabulous card - it's gorgeous.
I love the ric rac and your fantastic stamped image. Awesome.


Margreet said...

Wow Linda, this card is absolutely stunning with that jumbo ric cost a lot of work to get this colour, but it is all worth it!
Have a nice weekend!
xxx Margreet

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love how you've changed the ric rac (might have a go myself!), love the background and the corners.

sallysbitz2 said...

I just love this image xx
It is coloured in beautifully x

Annika said...

How come the UTEE looks so much cooler the way you do it!!! Life is unfair, lol! And I SO dig the ric-rac waves!!

Christine said...

Awesome card Linda!

Marlis said...

Hi Linda, what a fabulous card !!!
Hugs Marlis

Maria Matter said...

very cool Linda! love everything about this wonderful design!!!

ellepaulette said...

SOOOOO pretty! I love this color combo, beautiful!!!

Viv said...

Wow Linda! Love the ric rac, the embossing...everything! You really do have fun! Gorgeous card! Viv xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely stunning card Linda the colours, design, image and that ric rac are so very beautiful.
Lorraine x

cheryl said...

oh wow this is incredible gosh the ric rac is so effecive a really beautiful piece love cheryl xxxxx

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Linda! What amazing detail. I absolutely love your coloring job on that sailboat image. Using dots for the sky and sea is something I would never have thought of, but looks so amazing. I am actually scared of Copics. I stay away from that stuff. ;)
Love your dyed ric-rac and the embossed corners. Really stunning work.

CarlaKH said...

wow Linda this is just how you did the water and sky. Fabulous!

HappyCrafter said...

oh wow, that is such a great image! Living on the coast, so many folks I know go out boating, that image is perfect. great colouring and accents :-)

Justine said...

This is beautiful, love your coloring. I totally forgot to tell you Happy Birthday yesterday in my comment. HAPPY BITHDAY
Was it special?

Cor* said...

Linda, this is absolutely jaw dropping phenomenol!! Such great coloring and little extras to make it vintage and rustic! Perfectly your style. Loving the ric rak treatment!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! Just stunning! Thank you for joining the “Let’s See Some Dimension” challenge at Sentimental Sundays.


Jennifer Scull said...

love the dyed ric rac! but then the entire card is just absolutely beautiful or should I say handsome.... ;)

Janis Lewis said...

What a cool card! Love the ric rac! Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Heather "Hev" said...

This is wonderful :) Well done :)

Thank you for joining us this week at Incy Wincy Designs

Would love it if you could come and visit my blog Vanilla Hevn sometime :)

Heather and the DT

Tracey Feeger said...

Wow what a great card. I love the image and your colouring is just sensational. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.

Anonymous said...

Oh linda - how I love this card!! And all of your creations are soooo fantastic!!!

Marjo said...

Hi Linda,

This is a gorgeous card! Wonderful idea using the ric rac for waves.

xoxo Marjo

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