Friday, June 25, 2010

The Sky's the Limit!


Never did I imagine that when I started my blog and sharing my cards a year ago that I would have so many friends, have so many places to visit for inspiration and be so very thankful to all of you! Thank you so much for your support during the 2010 Papercraft's Gallery Idol Competition! Making it to the Top 10 is an amazing accomplishment-I am so glad that I stayed true to my style, what I like and what I can do for each round. I am grateful to have gotten to know 19 other crazy talented, simply sweet ladies a bit better during this whole process!

The sky's the limit for me! 

You should have seen my hands as I dyed ribbon for this card. Both my boys told me I looked like Cookie Monster. After the ribbon dried, I sprayed adhesive on cardstock, adhered the ribbon in strips and stamped the image.


Supplies Used: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific) Stamps: You're Dandy, Look Up (Praciticing Creativity Designs) Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue Pigment (Stampin Up) Ribbon: White Satin (Offray) Pearls: Nightfall (Queen & Co.) Other: Thread

35 comments:

  1. Amazing! I cannot believe you dyed the ribbon! Awesome!

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  2. oh that's such a clever idea actually dying the ribbon. Here I was thinking you've got 6 different shades of the same ribbon. And yet it didn't cross my mind that might be excessive (or obsessive) but I'm kinda relieved to know you just altered them :-)
    Meanwhile - this is gorgeous!

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  3. omg. so fabulous.. what a beautiful work of art.. love the dyed ribbon gf.! wow!

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  4. Fab card Karen. I want to se your cookie monster hands though!

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  5. I love this Karen! What a great design! I can just see the blue hands now! Totally worth it though, by the looks of this fabulous card!

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  6. Wow that is so cool! Congratulations Karen you totally deserve it!

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  7. Wow. This card is just gorgeous.
    Congratulation for the top 10. You just deserve it.

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  8. you are just so creative, karen! beautiful ribbons, gorgeous card-love the sentiment:)

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  9. I admire your imagination! Cards very different each time.
    You have dyed ribbons! incredible!

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  10. It's a huge accomplishment to make the top 20 and you made it to the top 10 as well!

    I love this card, the gradient ribbon colors with the black image--perfection!

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  11. love the dyed ribbon! such a pretty card.

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  12. Wow! Amazing card! That ribbon, yummmmy! Cookie Monster, funny! Congrats again on the top 10, all of your ribbon cards were out of this world, it was torture for us voters! *wink*

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  13. Oooh! I LOVE this!
    So creative and unique! I really wish you would have told one of your sons to take a picture of your inky hands after all that dying! Haha... that would have been a fun picture! ;)

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  14. This is so pretty! I love the graduated shades of blue on the ribbon. Perfection!

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  15. STUNNING card, Karen! I love how you dyed the ribbons into different blue hues! You certainly are passionate about this craft and truly truly talented! So glad you are in the blog world :)

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  16. OMIGOSH, Karen! This is a knock-out!! Talk about thinking 'outside the box!?!' This is crazy-fabulous ... I love, love, love it! And that black graphic just pops ...

    So proud of you ... and so happy for you, too!! Have a great time with the 'rents, Kiddo! Sending hugs!!

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  17. Stunning, I'm duly impressed you dyed the ribbon- just like all these other great comments. Congrats!

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  18. Very original and superb design. Congrats on your top 10 place.

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  19. I'm with Natalie on assuming there were different ribbons- you are so amazing to have dyed them yourself!
    Congratulations on top 10 of the gallery idol contest- that is no small accomplishment! You're number one with me!!! :)

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  20. WOW! This is so cool! I can not believe you dyed the ribbon. So neat!

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  21. Wowie, Karen! LOVE the ribbon - I do wish I could've seen your hands!!! LOL So you stamped right on the ribbon? I'm very impressed - when I tried that it smeared everywhere! This is just perfect.

    Congrats on the top 10. You are #1 in MY book!

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  22. Gorgeous gradient ribbon technique Karen. Your work is amazing. I'm so glad I found you out here in blogland and was honored to be in that competition with you. Congrats on Top 10 - that is an outstanding achievement.

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  23. Can I just say I was extremely surprised and disappointed you didn't make the top 5! That giving tree was amazing. My heart fell to the floor when I didn't see your name. Top 10 is amazing and you're going to go places trust me. Dyeing ribbon means your not afraid to get your hands dirty in the name of art.

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  24. I LOVE your hand dyed ribbons, Karen!! beautiful shades of blue! love your fabulous design as always!!

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  25. Love the dyed ribbon, Karen -- so clever and something I don't think I would've thought to do in a million years. No time to comment on all your 7 posts that I just caught up on, but thought I should at least say that I loved your "giving tree" card (great book, by the way) and congrats on moving into the top 10 in the competition!

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  26. This is really stunning! I can't believe you dyed the ribbon! :)

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  27. This is beautiful Karen - I love the graduating effect of the dyed ribbon.

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  28. OF COURSE you dyed your own ribbon, you nut! :) Congrats on all of your idol success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are an inspiration to so many.

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  29. Karen this is divine! I am sooo in love with this card-truly stunning :)

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  30. I love the gradient effect! It's pretty and I can't believe that you actually hand dyed the ribbon! Great work! Although it's sad to see that you are not in the top 5 but I still want to congratulate you for coming this far! Being top 10 is ain't easy and it's something you should be very proud off!

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  31. What a fantastic design!! Love what you did here.. I have seen stamping on ribbon before, but nothing comes close to what you have done here.. Incredible:-)

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  32. Gorgeous card. This was worth the blue hands!

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  33. What a clever idea! You are such an amazing artist, Ms. Cookie Monster!!

    Congratulations on making it all the way to Top 10 in Gallery Idol!! You are such an inspiration and will always be one of my very favorite design idols!!!!!!

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  34. Wow, Karen, I LOVE this card! The beautiful ribbon colors & the pop of black with the sentiment & thread.

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