This week's challenge is to start with any color of plain cardstock and create a background from scratch using ONLY ribbon and washi tape. You can add mixed media and whatever embellishments you'd like, but no patterned paper is allowed.
I found this pretty multi-colored ribbon in my stash and pulled more coordinating ribbon and washi tape to start. I decided to create a strip design and even cut some of the ribbon to make them look a little uneven and jagged. I added a bit of torn washi tape in the center and then added in a little bit of gelatos here and there for a "smudgy" look. The rest is chipboard, rhinestones, thread, a bit of stamping and a flair button.
I really love the colors in the the ribbon. After I glued them down, I went over them with some clear gesso. That helped cement them down and also allowed the gelatos to smooth over them. I added in some machine stitching as well as this die cut from The Cut Shoppe.
I added white and blue tissue paper under my photo instead of patterned paper and then layered some washi tape on the side. I've had this messy frame sitting on my desk for a while, and it fit perfectly under my photo. I also added in this flair button.
I knew I wanted the title to be "dorks".....because we totally are...haha :D I cut it pretty large on my Cameo and just layered it on top of the ribbon and tape.
One last close up of the ribbon and the journaling...I really loved how it all turned out.
Here's the process video of this layout being created from start to finish if you're interested. Thanks for watching!
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