Saturday, May 7, 2011

Woven Hydrangea

This week our hostess at Our Creative Corner, Jen Rzasa, asked us to incorporate weaving into our projects. I admit this daunted me - I didn't really know what I was going to do. Thanks to Google I found a book that described weaving ribbon through punched borders (click here) and although I'm sure my take on the idea is much simpler, I like what I ended up with.

I took a 4" square of Concord Crush card stock and wove 1/8" Marina Mist taffeta ribbon through the holes of an open-weave border punch (non-SU). The center panel is very simple: the hydrangea from Because I Care, colored with Marina Mist, Concord Crush and Pear Pizazz, stamped on Whisper White and layered on Basic Black. I brought in the pear with a designer paper background then added the sentiment from Hodgepodge Happiness. Behind the punched label is a 1 3/8" black circle, and under that I put a trimmed rectangle of Concord Crush and added pearls in the corners.

Be sure you visit the OCC blog to see what the rest of the ladies have created for this challenge - and we hope you will wow us with your own weaving ideas!

7 comments:

Sharon said...

I love how you wove the ribbon in your card! Pretty creative! And I LOVE how your flower turned out. The coloring is sooo wonderful! TFS

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I was so excited to see that you wove ribbon through your paper- a very cool look! I hope you have a great weekend!

Wendy J. said...

Wow, great color choice, Lori (heehee!) This is gorgeous! And I like that you used the weaving in a totally different way! Have a great mother's day!

Sarah Gough said...

I love the woven ribbon - it looks great!

Janie said...

It's a lovely card, but I am blown away by the beautiful coloring of the hydrangea. It's awesome!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

That was one of my ideas! I love how you alternated the rows and the hydrangea is lovely!

Vicki B. said...

Just gorgeous Lori!! Love the colors and your coloring on that flower is amazing! Love the ribbon weaving too!!