Sunday, 10 August 2008


I popped over to Ribbon Oasis and was blown away by their stock of hundreds of ribbons and accessories - so many things which I had never seen before.

You should see the work on their gallery too - just what I needed to kick start me on my Christmas present projects!

From there I went to This Thursday where the challenge for this week is Bowdacious - Ribbons and Bows.

This got me daydreaming of days gone by when the women knew how to be feminine and used lots of ribbons and bows

Amongst my collection of vintage photo images I came across this lady - she was rather faded and pale so I printed her onto paper and then painted her with water colours - and now she looks fabulous.

I mounted her onto thick card and using texture paste - and did just that - added a bit of texture - with embossing powders, paint, inks, and blue/silver/grey leafed metals.

Close up of a small part of the textured border.

A 'gal' can never have too many ribbons or bows, so I added the ribbon roses mounted onto a little pink bow and photographed her on strips turquoise ribbon.

Does she fit the title do you think?


That is the title of This Thursday's challenge and I have had some fun with this today.

I have re-discovered my vintage collection of images and photos.

This image I have coloured with water colour pencils with the aim to make it look like a dress designer's sketch.

I added some different samples of satin ribbon at the bottom - so you can choose a colour variation if you want it made up! (Joke).