Monday, November 8, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Use Tulle or Ribbon

The wonderfully talented Jeni is the hostess this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.  Tulle is becoming a ribbon of choice amongst some card makers and I personally like the way it looks.  A nice splash of color whicih is see through and maneuverable.  Here is Christmas Horn Bear for the Challenge this week:

I found lots and lots of tulle at my local Hobby Lobby a few months ago but knew I wouldn't really use that much for card making so I thought I would buy the white and red metalic and see if I could airbrush the white so it would match any color I wanted.  The above orange tulle is proof positive that it works.  What I did was cut the lengthh I wanted and then I folded it loosly to be about 2 inches wide and started spraying it, turning and unfolding it and refolding it until I got the color i wanted.  It does not bleed and it colored really evenly.
The image was colored with copics and the main image was sewn onto the beige layer using my new Janome Sew Mini sewing machine.  It is perfect for sewing on cards, compact and it does straight and zig zag stitching.
I thought the colors orange and green were cool fall/early winter colors and besides I had this really neat dp that i wanted to use LOL. 
The fancy corner punches with brads are just about the only embellishment except for the Tulle ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the DT has created for your viewing pleasure.
The wonderfully talented Jak Heath is the Featured Artist this week on Cheryl's blog, be sure to check out her wonderful projects.  She is really amazing.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.l



Cheryl said...

I think in the back of your mind, you must have know you would have need for it. :)
This is super cute. I love the papers and the coloring that you did on the bear is amazing!

Dawn said...

cute,cute,cute Cathy! and thanks for the airbrushing tip!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

This card is so much fun Cathy! The coloring on your bear is so awesome. He looks so cute all fluffy & white. ~jeni :)

jkreucher said...

Sweet as can be Cathy.. love your fun colors!

Ann English said...

Adorable, Cathy. And aren't you so clever! I lucked out getting my Tulle just yesterday :)

Linda C said...

Cathy precious little bear. Love the idea of airbrushing your tulle. I don't have the airbrush system, but it is also good for friends to buy different colors and then trade. One $2.99 spool does go a long long way!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card cathy, I love your colour choice.