Tuesday, April 8, 2014

May Arts Retro Color Craft Challenge

I am so excited that I was chosen to create a project for May Arts Retro Color Craft Challenge and had so much fun! I really love how my project came out. We had such gorgeous colors and yummy ribbons to work with. This is the Pinterest inspiration we had to go on..
retro inspiration
and here are the ribbons we got to choose 4 from:
retro inspired ribbon

I chose to make this "Choose Joy" banner for my project. The ribbons/colors just say "joy/happy" to me. 

I cut the background banner pieces from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons' Simple Banner Shapes at 4" x 5 3/8", then reduced the size to 3.5" x 4.75" and cut the top pieces. I adhered the top to the bottom banner pieces with Tombow's Mono Adhesive Removable and then sewed them together. The removable adhesive held the pieces together while I sewed and doesn't gum up my sewing machine needle. I then glued each piece to some chip board (AKA cracker box) with a Mono Glue Stick.

Then using Mono Adhesive Dots, I adhered May Arts 1.5" Lace Ribbon (some I already had on hand) across the center of each banner and then adhered a strip of Faux Suede Ruffle and Elastic Sequin Center ribbons on top of the lace.

I created the rosettes with Tim Holtz large rosette die and with Mono Multi Liquid Glue added some tinsel rope behind each rosette and the Pink Pom Poms to the points of each pennant.

The rosettes were attached to the pennant pieces with Power Tabs. The letters that spell "JOY" were cut 4 times with plain cardstock and once with patterned paper using my Silhouette and Jester font. They were layered with Mono Adhesive Dots, covered the top with Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and then covered with glitter. Using Xtreme adhesive, I adhered the letters to the center of each rosette. For the "J" I typed the word "choose" on some patterned paper and then hand cut it in a banner shape and sewed to a coordinating piece of designer paper. Punched a hole in one end and tied to the "J" with Elastic Sequin Center ribbon.

To finish the banner off, I punched holes in the top corners, ran Sheer/Ruffle Edge Ribbon through and then tied some bows and adhered with Power Tabs.

Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog here to leave a comment on your favorite project for a chance to win 2 rolls of ribbon of your choice.  

I am linking this up to DL Art's April Challenge


  1. I love it! How fun to play with all of that awesome ribbon!

  2. This is so pretty I love how you used the ribbon and the vintage look of the banner is awesome.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.