Thursday, May 16, 2013

Challenge 110 - "Show Your Bow" - Handmade, Dyed or Uniquely Tied!

Hello again Ai Fans!
Welcome to a new challenge at Art Impressions! Thank you for joining us!

We're going to start off with our "Theory of Negativity" Top Spot winner ...
Congratulations Doni! We loved your negative space sentiment! Very cute with our Catching Z's stamp! You have won FOUR of our new 'Say It Loud' stamps! Send your address to to claim your prize!

We bumped our Honorable Mentions to THREE this week. Too many fabulous cards not to share! Congratulations ladies! Contact for a free 'Say It Loud' set of your choice!

Time for a new challenge! We're ready for you to Show Your Bow! You can include any kind of bow, whether ribbon or paper. If you've done something special with your bow, please make sure to include it in your description so we can truly admire your work! 

Here are the challenge rules ...
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
 Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top left of our sidebar!
 Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
 Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, May 29 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

This week, Reneé is featuring a special project for us! 
"I'm sharing a card made with the wonderful Up and Away image. This is LIMITED EDITION and only available until May 20th. That means you have just a few more days to get your hands on it!  All proceeds go to the Obediah Fund, which will support Open Arms Internationals Kambi Teso outreach in Eldoret, Kenya. Your purchase will help build a school.

Since this week's challenge is all about bows I made a fancy bow for my card.  I've included a basic tutorial if you want to give it a try!

Now that the Girlfriends have taken to the air... nothing can stop them.

The darker blue gingham ribbon is 12" long and the lighter colored one is 17" long.
Keep in mind that all of these measurements can be altered depending on how big you want your bow.
The organdy ribbon is 12" as is the solid blue.
After laying out the ribbons you want in your bow just tie the main ribbon around the rest.
On the inside of my card I used two Ai phrases...
I stamped the balloon image several times so I could add dimensional layers.
Here's a close up of my bow.

Thanks for that awesome post, Reneé! You can check out Reneé's blog here. Make sure to stop by next week for all our DT 'Show Your Bow' card inspiration! Good luck!


Unknown said...

What a beautiful bow and card!! Love the challenge this week!!

Pat K said...

Thank you so much for the honorable mention...I loved making this card.

Fabulous card by the winner and congrats to the other honorables. hugs,x