Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Publication Brag!

I had a little item published in the March issue of Scrap and Stamp Art that I wanted to share with you. Since the April issue is now out, I feel ok about sharing this.

On page 52 and 53 of the March issue there is a wonderful article by Judi Kauffman about Really Reasonable Ribbon. Some of the RRR design team were asked to make projects for the article, and I was lucky enough to be one of those designers!

We were given a package of ribbon to work with and I received a lovely green and teal ribbon set! I made this altered frame using the ribbons and Graphic 45 Bird Song papers.

Since the article is about Really Reasonable Ribbon and not about individual designers, it only shows this one small shot of the project, so I wanted to share more with you.

I as way out of my comfort zone with this project! I have never worked with the "leaf" ribbon before, plus I was altering a frame, which is not something I do very often. And I was using a paper collection that is very "theme specific"! But, I put on my big girl undies and made something that I love!

I wrapped some teal ribbon around the edges of the frame and then glued the leaf ribbon around the frame to mimic a vine.

I made a bunch of paper roses to tie the project all together!
I love the teal. The ribbon, paper, buttons...everything just clicked together!

The grosgrain ribbon has teal and green in it. I really love mixing ribbon - grosgrain, satin, sheer...all that texture makes me happy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ribbon and trim: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Frame: Michael's Craft Store
Buttons: Buttons Galore and More
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Birdsong Collection: Enlightenment, Endless Spring, Jasmine Dream
Paint and art mediums: Liquitex Black Colored Gesso, Liquitex Matte Gel Medium, Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint (beetle black)
Adhesive: Scor-tape, Beacon Fabri-tac, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Scotch 3M tape runner
Die cuts: Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Rose Creations


  1. This is so pretty. I also love that color combination. I love everything you create! You have probably shared a bazillion times how you make the paper roses. Can you tell me where to find the instructions?

  2. Woohoo for you, Gloria! I'm going to have to hunt this magazine down! Great work!...Nancy :o)

  3. Looks great, Gloria! I love the colors, and you really made that frame look good! It's good to move out of our comfort zones, right?

  4. Lovely! Those colors are wonderful!

  5. Great project, beautifully done Gloria! So glad you pulled on your "bgp" and took a leap of faith and made this gorgeous frame. It's fabulous. Hugs!

  6. Teal - a favorite color of mine - I just had to say this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

  7. Absolutely Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Congratulations on your publication! You are one of the best designers & totally deserve the honor!

    I follow your blog faithfully for the inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  9. Your work is stunning and it's beautiful and has left me speachless.LOVE it.Thanks.

  10. Congratulations! The frame is beautiful!

  11. Congratulations gloria. I believe i got into this magazine as well, but i have not received my copy yet. I will be for sure asking for it now.Lovely altered frame!!!
    See you soon!!!!
    ava g

  12. Woot woot! Congratulations crafty lady!! That leaf ribbon is really pretty and I think you did an awesome job with it! Love RRR!!!