Tuesday, September 24, 2013

May Arts:: Faber Castle Hop



My world of things to color just opened up when Faber-Castle paired with May Arts! I love the look and soft, shiny that the creamy Gelatos gave to the stock white wrinkle ribbon. I customized the white ribbon to be a frosty mix of purple and blues to create a Binder Band for a standard notebook. No need for gift wrapping this gift-the presentation says it all!


It was so fun to have the ability to control the color on this ribbon by using the Gelatos. I simply colored strips of the purple, blue and green right onto the ribbon and then soaked the length of ribbon in water and let it dry. The end result was this dreamy, shiny ombre effect!


I found this pretty notebook that I got at a value store, but wanted to jazz it up a little bit to make the perfect gift. Sometimes it is nice to go without wrapping paper too-either I don't have it on hand or I want my gift to stand out from the others, so this Binder Band has a dual purpose. I wrapped the length of the colored wrinkle ribbon over the front of the cover and tied tight. Before tying a bow, I added lengths of the regular white (un-dyed) wrinkle ribbon and a bit of the leftover died ribbon, along with some amazing May Arts metallic string in silver. So then to make the big, puffy bow, I tied a bow in different levels of each of the ribbon, and each level was tied on top of each other. To finish the bow, I tucked in some May Arts Silver Cutout Snowflakes.

There is some amazing inspiration to be found along the Hop! Please be sure to check out the schedule below, as well as the May Arts Blog,  and leave comments for your chance to win some ah-mazing May Arts and  Faber-Castle products!

-->Monday

Tuesday 
 Latrice Murphy
  Lalo IK

Wednesday
Jessica Kephart

Thursday 
 Gini Williams Cagle

Friday 
 Christina Colón

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color! Love how you colored the ribbon.

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  2. Oh my! That ribbon is beautiful! I need gelatos now more than ever, even if it's just for colouring ribbon. lol
    It looks so pretty on the journal and I know a few of my nieces love to keep journals.
    Thanks for sharing this fun project! :)

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  4. What a great card love how you coloured the ribbon and TFS

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  5. Beautiful! I wouldn't have thought to use gelatos on ribbon.

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  6. You have definitely made this more than just a "little notebook"....very cute idea! Must get some Gelatos!!

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  7. Love the way the ribbon turned out. Beautiful !

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  8. Love the way you created the ribbon :) beautiful

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  9. Love the ombre effect, beautiful coloring.

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  10. Great idea. The book is so pretty. Love not having to wrap a present - it's already done after you decorate the book. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. You turned a value store purchase into a treasure Karen!! Pretty ribbon!!

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  12. Fabulous colour and great idea for the use of plain white ribbon! Wonderful.

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  13. Great idea. Love how it looks. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  14. Aren't you clever?! That ribbon turned out gorgeous!

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  15. Love the variegated effect!!!
    <3 J

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  16. I love how versatile the Gelatos are, coloring the crinkle ribbon to make it stand out was genius! Like you say, it is all in the presentation - and who wouldn't want to receive this beautiful gift!

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  17. The ribbon is absolutely gorgeous and I love that you didn't try to cover it all evenly, letting the Gelatos create this stunning shaded ribbon! Just beautiful.

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  18. Gorgeous! I love the gold snowflakes!

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  19. Lovely way to
    re-decorate the
    book. Very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  20. oh that ribbon....gorgeous. love the design. xox

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  21. gorgeous creation and in such unusual colors!!
    www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in

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  22. Beautiful use of the ribbon!!! Also like the book embellishments!

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