Friday, September 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

Hello Friends!!
I am so excited to be participating in the
Hopefully you are visiting me from Cherry's Blog.
If you are just joining the blog hop, then you will want to start at the 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.
That way you can see what you can win, and not miss out on any of the Design Team's fabulous creations using this month's
Really Reasonable Ribbon Assortment!!
Here is a photo of the Ribbon Assortment below!! 
Monthly Ribbon Club, Domestic
Autumn is one of my FAVORITE times of the year...and nothing says "Fall or Autumn" better than Bonnie's beautiful assortment!! 
When I saw this month's assortment, I was inspired to Design a Couple of Autumn Digital Collage sheets!!  
I love the Banner Piece I created with my collage sheet and Bonnie's Ribbons!!  It measures a little over 7 inches wide by about 9 1/2 inches long.

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  I used GIMP to create the "Vintage Autumn Banner."  I found the music background and Little girl (which I altered quite a bit)  images at the Graphics Fairy.  You can find the collage sheet in my Etsy.
****If you would like a chance to win my collage sheet, then just leave a comment below.  I will do a random draw from the comments, and announce the winner on Friday Sept. 20th on my blog.****

Here are some close ups of the Banner with this month's fabulous Ribbon Assortment as well as some other fabby RRR goodies!  So many goodies here...I am not sure where to
The gorgeous ties at the top were created with the Olive Wrinkled Ribbon.  Below the ties you will see where I used the Autumn Confetti Dots, Flowers and Leaves Grosgrains and the Diamond Tangerine Satin and Cappuccino Ribbon from this month's Autumn Assortment.  I also used the new Chloe lace and tied bows with the Diamond Sherry ribbon from the kit.
I also tucked in the Micro orange gingham ribbon, it too was inked with Walnut stain Distress ink by Ranger.  Juliet lace was tucked in between the little brown and Green banner pieces.  I cut part of the Brown Crochet lace away, to give the edge a scalloped look, and placed it across my brown banner piece.  Topped it with a darling little button from the Vintage Button Bonanza, tied with Brown Sugar Baker's Twine.  
 I did use the Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and the Ultra fine Metal Tip to add polka dots of glue around my banner pieces.  Below you can see where I added the dots and then added the #301 Amazon glitter to the green layer and #56 Pumpkin to the orange layer.  I used a brush to apply more glue to my cardboard base egdge and applied the #9 Brown Gala Glitz.  Autumn Confetti Dots, Flowers and Leaves  Grosgrains were used again as well as another button from the Vintage Button Bonanza, tied with Brown Sugar Baker's Twine.
Here is a close up of the focal image I designed.  I just love this little girl image I found at the Graphic Fairy.  I have her in School Clothes, Halloween Dress...and the Autumn Dress below.  Again, I used GIMP to create my collage sheet.  I used the Dream Weaver:  LJ 849 Bare Trees Stencil with Vintage Brown Photo distress ink to add a little variation to my brown music layer.  I also used more Pumpkin and Amazon glitters as well as  #324 Country Red and #226 Lily of the Valley on the little girl's dress.
My focal image, text boxes and orange layer were all elevated using the Really Reasonable Ribbon Foam Tabs.  I used the Scor Tape to adhere my Orange and green layers together, and to attach my tucked in ribbons at the top of the banner piece.
I used a piece of corrugated cardboard, which I painted Dark Orange and Shaded with Cinnamon.  I used my Perfect Layers Ruler to create a 1/2 inch border out of the cardboard.  It was soooo easy!!  I used my Orange banner piece, placed a small amount of glue using a glue stick to the center of it then placed it on my cardboard.  Then I used the 1/2 inch perfect layer ruler, and was able to draw lines and cut out the piece.  I finished decorating my layers, then added them to the cardboard piece last.

One last look at the whole piece.
I just love working with this month's ribbon assortment!! 
 I hope that you have been inspired to create some fabulous projects and do a little shopping and maybe get yourself some fabulous finds from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
**Next stop on the Hop**
Time to hop on over to Tammy's blog,
 see what she has created, and leave her a little love.

I will be sharing my post with
 Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy
Make it Monday  

I will be playing along in these challenges
Aud Sentiments: Autumn (not Halloween)
Frilly & Funky Anything Goes
DreamWeaver: Autumn
 Thank you for visiting!


  1. This banner is lovely, it would make a gorgeous wall decor for autumn. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Adorable banner Heather! Loved everything about it from the ribbon use, to the image and the glitter!
    Tammy Louise

  3. Love it Heather!!

  4. This is gorgeous, Heather!

  5. What a gorgeous banner Heather and I just love your collage sheet.

  6. Beautiful Autumn banner.

  7. I've over the top in love with this banner! This is my first time visiting here and am now going to spend hours looking at your previous posts. You're a very gifted crafter.

  8. Like the banner with many layers & bee-utiful embellishments.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. What a creative design. RRR products enhance it all. Beautiful!

  10. Very cool! Love your beautiful banner.

  11. Stink AWESOME!!!!! :) :)

  12. Love all the special details on your autumn banner. Thanks for a chance to win the collage sheet.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  13. Heather, I absolutely love this! How great that you already did the sizing of the pennants on your collage sheet for quick layering!!!!

  14. What a gorgeous decoration! I love this take on banners! And the little girl is precious. . .

  15. Gorgeous banner! Love your little Autumn girl! Also love the way you added the bits of ribbon to the top...super cool!
    Great collage set!
    BOLB Hugs!

  16. Gorgeous fall project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  17. I love it! Such a wonderful fall feel. I am going to have to get my hands on that collage sheet (Hope I win it)-thanks for the opportunity! :)

  18. Stunning project. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  19. Lovely banner and collage sheet. Had a peek at your Etsy shop as well, lovely stuff.

    Anne Bennett

  20. Stunning creation! Love every little bit of it.

    Snoopy :D

  21. It is are the ribbon QUEEN! You get the crown!

  22. Too precious for words & I am green with envy. I can never think of all the layers & special embellishments of a beautiful creation like this.

  23. Banner is so pretty! Great job. Found you on MIM

  24. Wow!!! This is a real stunner, so much going on and all lovely. Don't know where to look first. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  25. I really love everything about this. Very interesting use of the stencil on the music background to help lend "atmosphere" to the piece!

  26. Fantastic Piece Heather. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  27. Anonymous11:57 AM

    this is most remarkable, so rich embellished, so well co-ordinated - simply lovely!
    best wishes, serafeena

  28. This is lovely , thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz x

  29. Wow, Heather! This is a gorgeous awesome Autumn creation. Sorry I haven't been by sooner to look at it closer. Thanks for playing along with our Awesome Autumn theme this month.


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather