2010/04/22

Fibers, floss and ribbons

I have to say that I love to use fibers in my projects =)
And Practical Scrappers offer a challenge, where fiber, floss or ribbon are to be used. I just want to share a few ideas I used in my wedding scrapbook which I've completed not so long ago =)
So, let me show off (or remind those who have seen that already) some of the fiber-ribbon ideas:
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A doodle: two fibers (yellow and green) twisted together and glued in a shape of doodle. How to make a nice doodle you may ask? Easy! =) Print out a doodle you like (there's a plenty of them in the Internet you can use for free) or draw it yourself. Then place a piece of paper with the doodle right on the place where you want to make a fiber doodle - and trace it with an embossing tool (or a crochet, a pen, a knitting needle etc). You'll have a slightly pressed trace on the place you want the doodle to be. Take the fiber, glue the trace and place it to cover the trace! There you go:


2)

Here I used ribbons to make a frame. The white ribbon is folded to support the plaits on my gown and handbag. A close-up:


3)

Embroidery on paper. Loop stitch, simple stitch and A-stitch. Tip: when embroidering on paper prick it first, from the "face" side, so that all the holes will be equal, round and neat. And only then place fiber between the holes =)


4)

Fibers and shaped satin ribbons - to make frames. =) Simple and easy.


5)

Ribbon weaving: the whole page filled with tiny ribbon net. It took a lot of time and enegry to complete it, but I love the look of it, and even more I like how it feels to touch =)


6)

I call it "fiber quilling". =) The baloons are made out of fibers. Rolled tightly in a circle and glued down. If anyone wants - I can try to make a tutorial.


7)

These layouts are connected: they are made on both sides of one cardstock page. And they both have round openings in the top corner (cut through), netted with spirella of fibers =) On the first LO I also used a fiber looped edge for the central photo and a freeform fiber connecting the bouquet parts.

And the second one has another fiber spirella and also note the corners: they are weaved with floss too!


8)

A raccoon page. Used green, golden and blue ribbons of corresponding colors to support the color scheme.

5 comments:

  1. this is just wonderful!!! thank you so much for playing with us ♥
    Спасибо, что зашла к нам в гости :)

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  2. Спасибо за комментарий ;)

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  3. wow, so many ideas how to use ribbons... thanks a lot for this inspiration!

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  4. Wowza, your "fiber quilling" is fantastic! I love all the creative uses you demonstrate on this fabby layout! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  5. Gabriele, Kim, thanks for looking and commenting! Happy to be helpful =) Good luck!

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