The Ribbon Fairies

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I forgot to mention that whilst I was on holiday a fantastic thing happened – the ribbon fairy paid me a visit! You will remember my mentioning that my ribbon stash had become a shameful bag of ribbon spaghetti and I couldn’t face sorting out. Then the ribbon fairy (aka my cousin Harriet) offered to take it all off my hands and perform a miracle. I was torn between sharing my shame in public and letting her do the deed. Well, I let her loose and my goodness what a job she did! At first I daren’t even look at it, never mind touch it. Then yesterday I used it for the first time and I was terrified of messing it up. Today I decided to take the bull by the horns and create a project for the other ribbon fairy, who supplies me with the majority of my ribbon, Really Reasonable Ribbon.


The theme over at the RRR Challenge Blog is anything but a card plus ribbon. I received my July ribbon club pack yesterday which has the most gorgeous citrus colours in it, so I thought I’d use the colour palette to create today’s butterfly project in support of Amy and Friends. I used a tiny terracotta plant pot and gave it a dry brush of white paint, then filled it with Icelandic moss,

P1040838I made a little arrangement of orange and lemon roses plus some leaf ribbon trim


I stamped the butterfly using my new Hero Arts stamps and then coloured it in with a selection of green Promarkers. I used some yellow gems for the body as I thought this went well with the citrus theme.


The little flag was printed out on my computer, attached to a cocktail stick and then coloured with Shabby Shutters distress ink. The wording hasn’t come out too well in the photos but says “butterfly kisses, magical wishes.”P1040843

The finishing touch was the orange double bow using some gorgeous tangerine satin spotty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


I found it really difficult to get a good picture of this which is a shame because in real life it looks much nicer!

Thanks for buzzing by.


The Ribbon Fairies — 4 Comments

  1. I think your project came out beautifully. Very compact, colorful and beautiful. the ribbon really sets it off. Glad you shared this. Happy summer

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