Sunday, 1 May 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - double Dutch

I hope you are enjyongi the gorgeous spring weather, my peonies have come out into full flower, surrounded by late narcissus and tulips that seem to have come and gone in no time.  My card today has a dramatic purple peony on it, while mine are the more common pink in real life! 
The new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon is sponsored by Fred, She Said Designs and we were lucky enough to be sent a stunning selection of ribbons to work with for the challenge, which is to use two ribbons, laces or trims.  I picked a couple of the purple ribbons and added in a purplicious pre-coloured peony from the Fred She Said Shop, you can buy it here in a selection of colours and it's also available as a digi to colour, of course.  I printed off a decoupage sheet and layered it up several times, adding some Glossy Accents as dew drops, the background is brushed with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I've used a strip ribbon to edge the Basic Grey Kioshi DP strip on the card and I've looped a gorgeous dotty ribbon to the left, securing it with a brad with a metal spacer charm.
My purple peony is for the following challenges:
Basic Grey - use a charm
Fabulous Friday - spots and stripes (on the ribbons)
Simply Create - time to rock the metal
Sassy Studios - monochrome
Tuesday Throwdown - use brads or eyelets


  1. Another lovely card Anne, love these colours too. Jo x

  2. Very pretty! Love the purple and the embossed panel! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

  3. Gorgeous! Love all the purples, thanks for playing along with SSD!

  4. Very pretty peony! I just love Fred She Said!
    Thanks for joining fussy and fancy friday challenge.

  5. A stunning card Anne, wonderful colours, fabulous embossing and I love that stunning flower!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey!!

    Heather xx

  6. What a lovely card! I like the dimensional flower and your use of ribbon. Thanks for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs!

  7. Oh wow very pretty Anne, I love the dimension and detail...


  8. What a gorgeous peony on your card!! Love the ribbon too!

    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our stripes & Dots challenge!!

  9. The flower and the layering is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  10. Beautiful card. I love all the layers.

  11. Stunning card Anne!
    Thanks so much for playing with us girls over @ Really reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings!

    True :D

  12. Beautiful card! I love the layered flower.
    Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create.

  13. I love it :), thanks for joining us at Simply Create

  14. Stunning card...great ribbon treatment!!
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our Metal challenge. Hope to see more of your creative work for our next challenge.

  15. Such a pretty card, and gorgeous decoupaged flowers. Thank you for joining in the Basic Grey Challegne this time.
    Cathy xx

  16. I loved your ribbon treatment on this one...a beautimous card!! :)


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