I made this for todays limited supply challenge. Let me tell you, IT WAS A CHALLENGE!!!!!
OMG, I had such difficulty with this challenge. I don't do many technique challenges, because, it's not my thing, and I figure what will I do with it? Plus, I'm not good at them!
I had a hard time understanding the directions, I swear I must have read step 4, about 5 times before I understood what it was telling me to do, going back looking at the pictures, that sort of thing. I finally figured it out, about an hour later.
I used pink pirouette as my base. once everything was cut and scored, I rolled stars and swirls in pretty in pink across the whole thing, the long way. Then I went over it with my hearts roller in mambo, I did this at an angle upwards, the short way.
Once I got it assembled, I thought it was way too pink, so I grabbed my heart punch and real red and punched several hearts.
I found this ribbon I hadn't ever used I think, so I added it for a little contrasting color, it still has pink and red in it. At first I tied it in a ribbon then added my red hearts to the ribbon, but I felt it needed something.
So I grabbed my "holiday best" stamp set, and stamped Happy Valentines day in ruby red. I punched it using my scalloped punch. I don't have a larger one, so I punched twice in real red, at first I thought I would just overlap them, then I had them laying there, and lo-and-behold, I saw a heart! So I made them into a heart, and put the sentiment across the newly created heart.
I then untied my ribbon, and tied it into a knot instead, grabbed a pop dot, and planted my new heart on top of my knotted ribbon!
WOW! That was a lot of work!!! I highly doubt if I will venture with this challenge again, cuz it is very stressful for me, lol.
Enjoy your day ladies, tfl!
Date: Friday, January 29, 2010 GMT Views: 2352
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 69254
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 @ 8:43 AM
You probably don't feel like it, but it looks like time well spent. It is LOVELY! I had to make one with computer paper first so I wouldn't waste good DP. I found some of it bewildering too! You are not alone!