April 12, 2010

Ric-Rac Bird for BBTB2

Hello Hello Hello! Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Here is my latest design for the BBTB2. The challenge was to use the ric-rac cut from Plantin Schoolbook. Soooo...I cut out the bird from the 50 States cartridge in black cardstock and covered it with various printed ric-rac cardstock, overlapping them, then trimming the edges. I inked the edges of the bird in white and sprayed the whole bird with bronze Ritzy Ditzy Glitz (similar to Tattered Angels spray, but I like this kind better because it dries almost instantly). I used kraft cardstock to create a card, inking the edges in white. I then added ric-rac borders to the top and bottom, scrunched up a piece of patterned paper and glued it to the card. Over the weekend I had created various paper roses (see my upcoming video on Above Rubies Studio!!!!!! eeek!) and I attached them to the card with polka dotted paper flowers beneath. I then sprayed the whole card with garnet Ritzy Ditzy Glitz. The bird was attached with foam dots and I added the silver metal words, which were on clearance for 25 cents at Michael's. Go check out the other designers take on the challenge at Bitten By The Bug2!

Miles of Smiles,


Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

So pretty! I look forward to working with you at BBTB2!

joeygirl86 said...

Wow what a great idea to use the zigzags on the birdie, super cute! I just love your paper roses too! tfs!

Heather said...

Melissa, this is just the coolest! I can't stop looking at it.

Creative Momma said...

Great idea for the rick rack...such a beautiful bird

Jeri said...

What a genius--using the rick rack to cover the bird. I love it, Melissa.
So terribly sorry to hear about your kitty. It is difficult to lose your pet. They're so much a part of your family. Hugs to you. Jeri